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  • Eye surgeon uses stem cells to repair damaged corneas

    PITTSBURGH In Hyderabad, India, Sayan Basu is using stem cells in a pilot project to restore the eyesight of patients with damaged corneas. If proven successful, the procedure could mean that Indian citizens can avoid long waiting lists for cornea...
  • Antibacterial soap under fire for potential risks

    Source: Steve Tokar, University of California-San Francisco whatdoctorsknow.com Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by...
  • L.A. Basin methane emissions found up to 61% higher than estimates

    A new study that used a mountaintop sensor to measure air pollution in the Los Angeles Basin found emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, are up to 61% higher than government estimates. The study published Monday in the journal Atmospheric...
  • Few heed restaurant calorie postings, but numbers are growing

    Few heed restaurant calorie postings, but numbers are growing
    Two years after the calorie content of menu items first started appearing on the menus of Seattle chain restaurants, just 1 in 4 customers who frequented those establishments said they used that nutritional information to guide their consumption choices,...
  • New business aims to float away pain, stress

    New business aims to float away pain, stress
    Carolina Begglo looked like a sleeping princess as she lay on her back, her long, dark hair billowing around her while 10 inches of water cradled her body and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts kept her from sinking. Begglo, 31, is a new convert to an old form...
  • Liberia's Ebola epidemic could be eliminated by June, researchers say

    Liberia's Ebola epidemic could be eliminated by June, researchers say
    A new analysis of Ebola cases in West Africa predicts that the epidemic in Liberia could be eliminated by June if medical workers can hospitalize 85% of those infected. "That's a realistic possibility but not a foregone conclusion," wrote lead author...
  • Ebola vaccine trials set to begin in Rockville

    Ebola vaccine trials set to begin in Rockville
    Another Ebola vaccine trial is set to begin in Maryland by the end of the month, as a Rockville company conducts research on behalf of Johnson & Johnson. Optimal Research LLC said Tuesday it was recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial and planned to...
  • JPL scientist killed in Van Nuys plane crash aided 'extreme' exploration

    Alberto Enrique Behar dedicated his career to the idea that there was no place too hot, too cold or too remote for science. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Arizona State University, he developed robotic instruments that investigated...
  • Using X-rays, scientists read ancient, volcano-charred scrolls

    Using X-rays, scientists read ancient, volcano-charred scrolls
    Talk about reading between the lines! Scientists wielding X-rays say they can, for the first time, read words inside the charred, rolled-up scrolls that survived the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius nearly two millenniums ago. The findings,...
  • Thrill-seeking geese? Birds ride Himalayas like a roller coaster

    Thrill-seeking geese? Birds ride Himalayas like a roller coaster
    If you think riding a roller coaster is scary, how about flying one through the Himalayas? Scientists who tracked bar-headed geese across their mountainous seasonal migration have discovered that the birds won’t take a straight path to their...
  • New study says rain primed slope for Washington state mudslide

    The Oso, Wash., landslide that killed 43 people originated from a relatively mild slope but still managed to gain deadly speed and power, a phenomenon that a new study attributes to a two-step process that unfolded in about a minute's time. An initial...