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Peruvian Community Leader Inspires at Rainforest Alliance’s 2016 Summit

May 13, 2016 3:17 pm | by Anna Spiewak, Editor | Articles | Comments

Every organization, if it’s lucky, has an influential story. And the Rainforest Alliance has its own—her name is Juana Payaba Cachique.

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Bones of Ancient, Extinct Species Uncovered

May 13, 2016 1:22 pm | by Florida Atlantic University | News | Comments

Archeologists have found one of the oldest and most important archaeological digs in North America—at the Old Vero Man Site in Vero Beach, Fla.

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Size of Brain Region Associated with Response to PTSD Treatment

May 13, 2016 1:09 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

A study shows that PTSD patients with a larger hippocampus are more likely to respond to exposure-based therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder.

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New Soap to Ward Off Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes

May 13, 2016 11:29 am | by Medical Xpress | News | Comments

Researchers claim the soap they made can cut in half the number of people bitten by anopheles mosquitoes carrying the parasite that is responsible for causing malaria.

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Biopharma Firm Teams with Pulitzer-Prize Winner on Novel Cell Therapy

May 13, 2016 11:17 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

The newcomer is working on developing drugs through an antigen receptor T-cell therapy platform, which alters an individual’s immune cells in order to attack invading cancer cells.

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Scientists Test Ingestible Robot for Microscopic Surgery

May 13, 2016 10:09 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

A demonstration showed that the robot was able to safely remove a battery from a simulated stomach.

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Hay Fever's Hidden Supporting Substances

May 13, 2016 9:21 am | by Technical University of Munich | News | Comments

New study examines the components of pollen that cause allergic reactions.

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Rare Human Disease Found in Dogs

May 13, 2016 9:17 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

The discovery could be important for human medicine.

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Bioengineered Blood Vessel Shows Early Promise for Dialysis Patients

May 13, 2016 9:12 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

There was no sign of rejection one year after implantation. 

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U.N. - Rising Air Pollution in World's Cities Killing Millions

May 13, 2016 9:03 am | by Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.N. health agency said more than four out of five city dwellers worldwide live in cities that don't meet certain air quality guidelines.

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Gentle Strength for Robots

May 13, 2016 8:58 am | by Max Planck Institute | News | Comments

In interacting with humans, robots must first and foremost be safe.

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Microwaved Nanoribbons May Bolster Oil, Gas Wells

May 13, 2016 8:50 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

A small amount of the material could dramatically reinforce drills used to extract these elements. 

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Endangered Sumatran Rhino Gives Birth in Indonesia

May 13, 2016 12:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Sumatran rhinoceros has given birth at an Indonesian sanctuary in a success for efforts to save the critically endangered species.

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Scientists ID Genes Associated with Educational Attainment

May 12, 2016 2:18 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

A group of more than 200 scientists has conducted one of the largest genetic studies to date.

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Special Report: Rainforest Alliance Sheds Light on Paris Agreement Implementation

May 12, 2016 2:02 pm | by Anna Spiewak, Editor | Articles | Comments

The global nonprofit organization stresses the important roles forestry and land use play in Paris Agreement's sustainability plan.

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