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Solar System Mimics Ours; The Big Empty; Closest Human Relative?

Posted May 3rd, 2017 at 5:33 pm (UTC-4)
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Nearby Planetary System Mimics our Solar System A group of scientists using NASA’s airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy or SOFIA recently completed a study that confirmed their previous findings of a young and nearby planetary system. The researchers found that the system surrounding the star Epsilon Eridani, which is about 10.5 light years away […]

Tiny Protein Keeps Heart Beating in Time

Posted February 23rd, 2015 at 8:41 pm (UTC-4)

The simple ‘thump-thump, thump-thump’ rhythm of a heartbeat can be quite deceiving. With each heartbeat or cardiac cycle, the heart pumps in blood and then pushes it back out. One half of the heart receives the deoxygenated (venous) blood used by our body and then sends it to our pulmonary system (lungs etc.) to again […]

Needle-free Blood Test Is on the Way

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-4)
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A new device uses light instead of needles to test blood. Researchers in Israel are developing the pain-free test, which is expected to reveal similar information as traditional blood tests, providing the doctor with immediate results. Besides providing the patient with a relatively stress-free experience, the optical unit,  which is no bigger than a breadbox, […]