Core Sciences

  • Can too much vitamin B cause acne?

    “I think there’s a link” between vitamin B12 and acne.

    Too much vitamin B12 may cause acne, or at least make it worse, according to a new study in the US. "I think there's...

    Biology June 30, 2015
  • PTSD may raise stroke and heart disease

    Post traumatic stress disorder puts women at risk.

    Women who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have a greater risk of future cardiovascular disease than...

    Biology June 29, 2015
  • Retina's power supply makes vision possible

    Helping provide energy required for visual processing.

    A thick band of microtubules in certain neurons in the retina help provide energy required for visual processing, res...

    Biology June 29, 2015
  • Dye crystals up close

    Biochemist Linden Gledhill creates art to dye for.

    Allura Red AC food dye, imaged using differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy – Linden Gledhill Biochemis...

    Physics June 29, 2015
  • A dying cell's last act

    Do infected immune cells shout a warning to their neighbours?

    When immune cells get sick, they will often self-destruct to protect the rest of the body from harm. New research sug...

    Biology June 29, 2015
  • Microscope shows detail of pores in cell nucleus

    The detail can help us better understand some diseases.

    A new, high-resolution image of the nuclear pore structure could help us understand better how some diseases involvin...

    Biology June 29, 2015
  • Chlorine is not making your eyes red

    Chlorine in pool water isn’t the culprit for red eyes.

    Chlorine on its own won't make your eyes red. But when it reacts with human urine it forms chemical compounds that wi...

    Chemistry June 26, 2015
  • Two proteins in foetus' lungs trigger labour

    How these proteins in a foetus’ lungs initiate labour.

    A discovery by researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center could lead to new techniques to prevent...

    Biology June 25, 2015
  • Microchip lined with human cells

    Creation that won Design of the Year.

    Human Organs-on-Chips, designed by Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, has won ...

    Biology June 24, 2015
  • Researchers flag new superbug threat

    Antibiotic-resistant superbug – a threat to human health.

    An antibiotic-resistant superbug has become an urgent threat to human health, a new study says. The bacterium – Klebs...

    Biology June 24, 2015
  • Fat and sugar may cause cognitive loss

    Can lead to cognitive loss and altered gut biome.

    Both high-fat and high-sugar diets can cause changes in gut bacteria that in turn are responsible for  significant lo...

    Biology June 24, 2015
  • Time travel and the single atom

    Researchers confirm a profound experiments of quantum physics.

    Andrew Truscott (left) and Ph.D. student Roman Khakimov have conducted an experiment that seems to show the past beha...

    Physics June 22, 2015
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