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Monday, October 27, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Science News

ScienceDaily: Top Science News

Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere

Posted: 25 Oct 2014 12:27 PM PDT

Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere. A new study reveals another equally important factor in regulating the earth's climate.

Toxin-secreting stem cells treat brain tumors, in mice

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 09:46 AM PDT

A new way to use stem cells in the fight against brain cancer has been devised by researchers. A team led by a neuroscientist who recently demonstrated the value of stem cells loaded with cancer-killing herpes viruses now has a way to genetically engineer stem cells so that they can produce and secrete tumor-killing toxins.

Sunshine may slow weight gain, diabetes onset, study suggests

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

Exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of obesity and diabetes, a study in mice suggests. The researchers showed that shining UV light at overfed mice slowed their weight gain. The mice displayed fewer of the warning signs linked to diabetes, such as abnormal glucose levels and resistance to insulin.

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