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Sarah Schwartz

  • Typhoid toxin aids survival in mice

    by - Apr 7, 2016
    Bacterial protein prolonged life of infected host animals with no increase in cancer TOXIN TANKS  The bacterium Salmonella enterica Typhi causes typhoid fever in humans and produces a DNA-damaging protein called typhoid toxin. Typhoid toxin appears...
  • Ants’ antennae both send and receive chemical signals

    by - Apr 4, 2016
     Your daily roundup of research news Science News Staff Science Ticker 10:00am, April 4, 2016 Meat ants, Iridomyrmex purpureus, use their antennae to send and receive chemical signals.   Steve Shattuck/CSIRO (CC BY 3.0) Sponsor...
  • Ancient arachnid was a spider in all ways but one

    by - Mar 29, 2016
    SPIDERLIKE  The ancient arachnid Idmonarachne brasieri was a close cousin of spiders. Researchers used CT scans to create a 3-D visualization of the 305-million-year-old fossil.  R.J. Garwood et al/Proceedings of the Royal Society B 2016, Museum...
  • Cancer killers send signal of success

    by - Mar 28, 2016
    LIVE REPORT  New lab-made nanoparticles deliver cancer drugs into tumors, then report their effects in real time by lighting up in response to proteins produced by dying cells. More light (right, green) indicates a tumor is...
  • Eat your stinkbugs

    by - Mar 7, 2016
    YUM! BUGS!  Before Encosternum delegorguei stinkbugs are cooked, their defensive stench is washed away. The bugs can become contaminated, however, with a fungus toxin when kept in reusable grain bags (left); clean ziplock bags are better....
  • Psychologist probes possible link between prodigy, autism

    by - Feb 19, 2016
    EARLY GENIUS  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, depicted at age 6 in this 1763 portrait, is one of the best known child prodigies. A new book examines a possible link between prodigy and autism.  Mozarteum Univ. of Salzburg/Wikimedia...
  • New carbon cluster has high storage capacity

    by - Feb 18, 2016
    GAS GRAB  Carbon honeycomb is a three-dimensional cluster of carbon sheets. If researchers can succeed in creating a neat orderly honeycomb structure (illustrated above), the material might be able to store unusually high amounts of gas...
  • After 75 years, plutonium is still NASA’s fuel of choice

    by - Feb 18, 2016
    AGLOW  A pellet of plutonium-238 gives off a warm glow. The radioactive element is used to power spacecrafts on long-distance missions, and helps fuel nuclear generators in Europe. United States Department of Energy Plutonium’s 25th year —...
  • This roach-inspired robot can wiggle through tight spaces

    by - Feb 8, 2016
    SQUISH  A new, collapsible robot can squeeze into tight spaces like its living inspiration, the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. Tom Libby, Kaushik Jayaram and Pauline Jennings; Courtesy of PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley View the video A...
  • Pill measures gut gas

    by - Feb 5, 2016
    CAPPED  This 3.5-by-1.2-centimeter capsule can be swallowed to measure gut gases and send its findings to a smartphone. Researchers in Australia tested the device in pigs fed different amounts of fiber. K. Kalantar-zadeh et al/Gastroenterology 2016...

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