Medicine News

You are ingesting one teaspoon of microplastic a week, study finds

At a conservative estimate, people around the world are consuming a credit card's-worth of microplastic every week, according to a new study. ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from ABC Science

Other sources: ABC Science, Nature News, TIME, Discover Magazine, show all (21) »

Uber plans to start delivering McDonald’s hamburgers by drone this summer

This week Uber announced plans to begin testing the first-ever commercial application of drone food delivery in high-density urban areas, joining companies like Amazon and Google that are seeking ...

Thu 13 Jun 19 from The Washington Post

Other sources: The Washington Post, MIT Technology Review, CNN, Engadget, CNET Cutting Edge show all (9) »

A universal control system for synthetic gene networks

Nature, Published online: 19 June 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01772-9A module for implementing robust feedback control in synthetic cellular networks has been reported. Its ...

4 hours ago from Nature News

Other sources: Nature News (2) show all (2) »

Researchers urge reduced use of PFAS chemicals in consumer products

Human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals could be greatly reduced if manufacturers add chemicals only when they are truly essential in terms of health, safety and functioning ...

Mon 17 Jun 19 from

Other sources:, Chemistry World, Mercola, ScienceDaily show all (5) »

Chemists' breakthrough in synthesis advances a potent anti-cancer agent

It's a feat three decades in the making: Harvard University chemists have achieved what a new paper calls a "landmark in drug discovery" with the total synthesis of halichondrin. Known to be ...

Mon 17 Jun 19 from

Other sources:, Gizmodo, ScienceDaily show all (4) »

Mapping and measuring proteins on the surfaces of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in cells

Sigma receptors are proteins found mainly on the surface of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in certain cells. Sigma-1 and sigma-2 are the two main classes of these receptors. The sigma-1 receptor ...

6 hours ago from

Other sources:, ScienceDaily show all (3) »

Trump Issues Executive Order that Could Reduce Scientific Advice

The president wants to terminate at least a third of all federal advisory committees by the end of September.

Mon 17 Jun 19 from The Scientist

Other sources: The Scientist show all (2) »

Gold for iron nanocubes

One of the major challenges in nanotechnology is the precise control of shape, size and elemental composition of every single nanoparticle. Physical methods are able to produce homogeneous nanoparticles ...

Mon 17 Jun 19 from

Other sources:, ScienceDaily, Eurekalert show all (4) »

Preventing drugs from being transported from cells

An international research team has investigated the transport mechanism of a bacterial membrane protein using an artificially produced antibody fragment. The transport proteins, called ABC exporters, ...

Mon 17 Jun 19 from

Other sources:, ScienceDaily, Eurekalert show all (4) »

Gold adds the shine of reversible assembly to protein cages

Protein cages—capsule-like structures made up of numerous protein molecules—perform roles in nature that have inspired their application in areas such as drug delivery. Their controlled ...

Tue 18 Jun 19 from

Other sources:, ScienceDaily show all (3) »

Show more »