Friday, August 15, 2014

Science of the Week, 8/15/14

Here are some of the most interesting science news articles I read this week:

Keeping filler ingredients out of your cup of coffee

Pairing old technologies with new for next generation electronic devices

Salk scientists uncover new clues to repairing an injured spinal cord

The evolution of PMS: It may exist to break up infertile relationships

Clinical trial evaluated safety of stem cell transplantation in spine

NIH: Bioengineers create functional 3D brain-like tissue

Tattoo biobatteries produce power from sweat

"Shape-shifting" material could help reconstruct faces

Running on waste heat

Bypass commands from the brain to legs through a computer

New frontiers of fecal microbiota transplantation

Treating cancer with bacteria shows real promise

Japanese farmers just got a new pesticide: the flightless ladybug

That should be plenty of links for everyone. Have a good weekend, and see you Monday!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I keep filler stuff out of my coffee - I don't drink it.

Sandra Almazan said...

Alex, I think they're talking about filler that's put into the coffee to bulk it up. If I remember the article correctly, the coffee harvest wasn't good, so some people are adulterating the product to compensate.

Stephanie Faris said...

I just wrote a news item for a site about how scientists have found something in bee venom that can stop cancer from spreading. I hope one of these discoveries leads to a cure.

Sandra Almazan said...

It's amazing where all these new medicines are coming from, Stephanie.

Site Meter