Nanotechnology Sensors for Non-Invasive Melanoma Scent Detection

A research team from The Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania, led by scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, has used a nanotechnology-based sensor to differentiate between the odors from normal skin cells and those that have melanoma. The initial findings of this team’s study indicate that this type of sensor could hold […]

A Simple Stroke of Genius

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) may be a technical term and on the face of it sound like a subject you might not be familiar with. However, I’m sure everyone’s either watched CSI or a cheesy American-type chat show where several women go on the show to take a paternity test. Well, put simply, PCR is […]

Infographic: Watch Out for DNA Evidence

So. You’ve walked into your master bedroom to discover your wife in bed with the gardener. Or you’ve just rung your beloved boyfriend’s cell and a woman with a voice like she’s smoked too many cigarettes picks up: “I’ll get him, he’s just in the shower.” Like any rational person, your mind immediately jumps to […]

Learn How Gravity Works — Again, as an Adult

I went to a science center exhibit a few weeks ago that had you step on a scale and it showed you how much you weighed on planet Earth (wake-up call that I need to return to the gym), followed by what you’d weigh on each of the other planets. The interactive exhibit explained that […]

Sequencing the Genome of Neanderthals

The human family tree explored. ‘It sounds as though it came out of the pages of a science fiction book or from the mind of Steven Spielberg. But as is often the case, reality is where all the action is and this time it’s happening in Leipzig, Germany. There, scientists from the Max Planck Institute […]