Scientists might have accidentally found a cure for cancer

Scientists might have accidentally found a cure for cancer

Scientists might have accidentally made a huge step forward in the search for a cure for cancer — discovering unexpectedly that a malaria protein could be an effective weapon against the disease. Danish researchers were hunting for a way of protecting pregnant women from malaria, which can cause huge problems because it attacks the placenta. But they found at the same time that armed malaria proteins can attack cancer, too — an approach which could be a step towards curing the disease.

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TD9 Development up to 2016-08-31, then +5 Day Forecast.

TD9 Development up to 2016-08-31, then +5 Day Forecast.

This animation models surface winds of the development of TD9 up to the current day, 2016-08-31, then seamlessly shows the +5 day potential path of the storm, up to 2016-09-01. The entire sequence is then repeated showing wind power density. Data from the GFS 2016-08-31T06:00Z run. Hurricane Gaston makes an appearance then spins out of the frame harmlessly.

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Researchers discover how human immune receptors become activated in the presence of harmful substances

Researchers discover how human immune receptors become activated in the presence of harmful substances

In George Orwell's classic dystopian novel Animal Farm, as the barnyard devolves into chaos the slogan "all animals are equal" quickly becomes "all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others". The same might be true for the tiny immune receptors scattered across the surface of our T-cells. Before now, it was unclear how these complex molecular receptors recognised harmful invaders (or antigens) and sent warning signals into the cell. It was largely assumed that "all receptors were equal".

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New Published Results on the ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Propulsion Expected Soon

New Published Results on the 'Impossible' EmDrive Propulsion Expected Soon

New results on the controversial, “impossible” EmDrive propulsion system could be soon published in a prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journal, according to credible rumors. “It is my understanding that Eaglework’s new paper has been today accepted for publication in a peer-review journal, where it will be published,” said high-reputation poster José Rodal, Ph.D, on the NasaSpaceFlight forum, which is often the primary source of updates for all things EmDrive. “Congratulations to the Eagleworks team!” The poster added that the sources of the leak are not employed by NASA.

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People enhanced the environment, not degraded it, over past 13,000 years

People enhanced the environment, not degraded it, over past 13,000 years

Human occupation is usually associated with deteriorated landscapes, but new research shows that 13,000 years of repeated occupation by British Columbia’s coastal First Nations has had the opposite effect, enhancing temperate rainforest productivity. Andrew Trant, a professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, led the study in partnership with the University of Victoria and the Hakai Institute. The research combined remote-sensed, ecological and archaeological data from coastal sites where First Nations’ have lived for millennia.

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