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Pancreatic Cancer Test; Bonobos Talk Like Babies; Yeast Cleans Toxic Waste

Posted August 5th, 2015 at 8:10 pm (UTC+0)
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Simple Urine Test for Pancreatic Cancer Possible Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that high levels of three specific proteins in urine can indicate early-stage pancreatic cancer. They say that their discovery could lead to an inexpensive and noninvasive test to screen people who are at high risk of developing the disease, which is […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted August 29th, 2014 at 6:55 pm (UTC+0)
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GROVER Robot Provides New tool for Exploring Greenland

Posted May 3rd, 2013 at 8:01 pm (UTC+0)
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NASA‘s newest rover could help scientists better understand changes in the massive Greenland ice sheet. Last summer, higher-than-normal temperatures caused surface melting across about 97 percent of the ice sheet. Scientists expect the robot to detect the layer of the sheet, which is buried beneath two miles of ice, that formed after last year’s extreme […]

NIH Urged to Retire Lab Chimps

Posted January 23rd, 2013 at 7:35 pm (UTC+0)

An advisory group has called on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to retire most of the nearly 700 chimps it owns or supports. NIH’s Council of Councils also recommended the medical research agency drastically cut back on the various medical studies involving the use of chimpanzees, while making certain those chimps that are still being studied are kept in […]