A team of researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra (IBILI-FMUC), Portugal is developing a bioartificial pancreas, a microcapsule with insulin-producing cells, those that are destroyed in type 1 diabetes or are dysfunctional in type 2 diabetes.
The world's attention moved from Ebola Virus Disease to Zika Virus, even before the EVD outbreak in West Africa had been declared over. Now with the upcoming Olympic Games, attention torks to the mosquito, the vector for Zika. But what about those two deadly viruses, Avian Flu and MERS-CoV?
Living in the XXI century, we can not even imagine that some of the technologies, without which life seems already impossible, used to be considered hopeless. Today, forecasts from such "authoritative" experts of the past can only make one giggle. High-speed trains, electric light bulbs and even astronomic discoveries were considered unreal
Global warming, the greenhouse effect and the squandering of natural capital to meet the standards of production of a type of economic behavior that is increasingly aggressive in relation to nature, are issues that, today, occupy a certain position of prominence in the agenda of the main world leaders.
The Russian Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation has declared about its plans to release TVS-Kvadrat nuclear fuel, in the US nuclear power plants market. Namely the American energy companies initiated such project. Aleksandr Uvarov, President of the Atominfo-Centre, commented Pravda.Ru on the situation.
Bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres continue to puzzle researchers. When recently a team of astronomers led by Paolo Molaro of the Trieste Astronomical Observatory in Italy, conducted observations of these features, they found out something unexpected. The scientists were surprised to detect that the spots brighten during the day
Shamanism is the national religion in many regions of the Earth, including Yakutia. The ancient belief has survived the Soviet persecution of the religion. During those atheist years the Yakut shamans were hiding their abilities. The remaining oyuuns, as they were called by the local population, and Udege (female shamans) soon found a loophole
Some effects of Cannabis can improve the consumption of energy by the brain, which is deficient in Alzheimer's Disease, according to the results of a study led by Cellular Neurosciences and Biology Center (CNC), University of Coimbra (UC), Portugal and the Cajal Institute - Centre for Biomedical Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, in Spain.
We are accustomed to the fact that the Moon is Earth's satellite. But will it always be the case? According to Gennady Raykunov, General Director of the Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering, the Moon may eventually leave the Earth's orbit and become an independent planet. In this case, the Earth will turn into a lifeless desert
USA's first space shuttles could be used as carriers of strike weapons. Soon afterwards, the Soviet Union unveiled the most powerful and most expensive space ship with a unique automatic landing system. The spacecraft was called Buran. On 15 November 1988, the Buran blasted off into space on board a unique carrier rocket Energia
Chinese and European astrophysics admitted the possibility of a solar superflare that may become deadly to many living beings on the planet. However, Russian experts believe that we have nothing to be afraid of. The most recent solar superflare did not cause massive deaths. There were periods of global extinctions in the history of the Earth
It is generally believed that mankind of the XXI century is much more progressive than our predecessors, who lived hundreds and thousands of years ago. However, in ancient times, there were technologies that could come in handy in our days. However, the secret of those technologies has been irretrievably lost
Asteroid 2004 BL86, slated to swoosh by Earth on Jan. 26, is the largest known body to pass near our home planet until 2027. The asteroid will miss Earth at a velocity of about 15.7 km/s. This January is a busy month for near-Earth asteroids. Only this week, two space rocks passed by our planet at a very close distance of less than 2 LD