Day: July 17, 2015

Finally A Seaweed-Based Food Tasting Like Bacon

Scientists from the Oregon State University (OSU) have recently patented a new variety of seaweed called dulse that has been used to create several types of foods, one of which is said to taste like bacon. The seaweed variety, dulse, from which a food item has been created that tastes like bacon when fried. Photo

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Using Progesterone In Breast Cancer Treatment

A new study suggests that progesterone might be added to the treatment program of breast cancer patients. The findings have been published in the journal Nature. Scientists observed in the past that patients whose tumours bore progesterone receptors had a certain advantage. This occurrence was not completely understood until now as the researchers of the

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Laughing Gas As A Potent Anesthetic? Yes According To New Study

The effects of the laughing gas on humans have always gained attention from both the public and from scientists. How it actually modifies the brain though has remained much of a mystery. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have attempted to shed light on the changes it brings on one’s brainwaves, and concluded that it

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Close-Up Of Image Of Pluto’s Largest Moon, Charon, Revealed By NASA

NASA is slowly releasing the unique images of Pluto and its moons captured by spacecraft New Horizons. The latest one that has been revealed is that of Pluto’s biggest moon, Charon, depicting an area of around 240 miles from top to bottom. New image of an area on Charon, Pluto’s largest moon. A depression can

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Presence of Buckyballs Confirmed in Space

After years of study, scientists have finally confirmed the presence of buckyballs in space. The findings have been published in Nature. Buckyballs are molecules made up of 60 carbon atoms. The arrangement resembles a football as the bonds between the atoms are pentagonal and hexagonal in shape. They were discovered in laboratory back in 1985

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Scientists from MIT Turns Bacteria Into Health Monitors

Biologists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have modified gut bacteria to render them “more useful”: they have succeeded in turning the microorganisms into intestinal health monitors which can even alert of any anomaly. MIT researchers have managed to switch on and off the genes of the abundant gut microorganism known as Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron.

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