Identification of genes responsible for sex-related differences in cancer aggressiveness
An understanding of the molecular basis of differences in the incidence and survival of cancer between men and women may allow the discovery of specific and more effective treatments. The study compares the brain tumours of male and female flies at the molecular level and identifies proteins responsible for the different degree of aggressiveness.
China’s Jielong 1 smallsat launcher successful on first flight
A solid-fueled small satellite launcher named Jielong 1 fired into orbit Saturday on its first flight from northwestern China, debuting a new rocket developed by a spinoff of China’s state-owned launch vehicle manufacturer using a “commercial business model.”
Q&A: A health official says Ebola has been 'cured.' Here's why that's not really the case
Reports that Ebola has been "cured" are greatly exaggerated. Here's what new drugs can do for those sickened in the latest outbreak -- and what they can't.
Police officers get less proactive when they feel scrutiny
When police officers and firefighters feel that the public doesn't understand what they do, they're less likely to be proactive in building community ties.
Newt Gingrich: We’re in a space race with China – We must win to protect our economic and national security
Liane Russell, Who Studied Radiation’s Effects on Embryos, Dies at 95
Her findings led to cautions against X-rays for pregnant women. She also discovered that the presence of the Y chromosome meant a mammalian embryo was male.
For ‘Diagnosis’ Show, Dr. Lisa Sanders Lets Times Readers Around the World Join in the Detective Work
China state agency successfully launches rocket for commercial use: CCTV
A Chinese government space agency successfully launched on Saturday its first rocket meant for commercial use, state television CCTV reported, as firms in the country compete to join a commercial satellite boom.
NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space
Portal origin URL: NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space Portal origin nid: 450248 Published: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 15:34 Featured (stick to top of list): no Portal text teaser: NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate small satellite technologies to improve science observations in deep space, which could help NASA develop better models to predict space weather events that can affect astronauts and spacecraft. Portal image: n thi...