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Living in the same city doesn’t mean breathing the same air
A new study found dramatic variation in air pollution's health effects among neighborhoods in the Bay Area.
Coal ash, earthquakes, and other hazards posed by fossil fuels
There seems to be no end to the ways fossil fuels can harm us.
Insulin Can Now Be Made Cheaply from Flowers
First it came from pigs, then GM bacteria. Now, the garden
Compound LJ001 Acts Like Antibiotic Against Viruses
Unlike antibiotics, which kill many different types of bacteria, antiviral drugs for the most part need to target individual, specific...
Magnetoscope Monitor Measures Heart’s Magnetic Field to Detect Problems Early
While the ECG machine, whose steady beep and jagged line TV medical dramas long ago planted into the popular imagination,...
Creating Synthetic Bacteria From Existing Genomes Easier Than Building From The Ground Up
For years, scientists have attempted to construct new bacterial genomes from scratch, in the hope of genetically engineering a microbe...
New Chip Provides Cheap At-Home Sperm Counting
As if having trouble conceiving a child wasn’t painful enough, the current method of male fertility testing adds to that...
Video: Artificial Organs Made With A Printer, Grown From Scratch
Best of What's New winner Anthony Atala explains how to whip up a useable heart on an old inkjet machine
Video: Bacteria Transformed Into Living, Blinking Clocks Could Provide Precisely Timed Drug Delivery
Simply put, pills are stupid. They don’t know what’s going on in your body when you take them, they don’t...
First Artificial Muscles Used to Control Eyelids
For victims of strokes, serious face injuries, or degenerative muscular diseases, losing the ability to blink threatens to compound their...