Articles by Amir Khan
Scientists Restore Sight In Night-Blind Mice
April 19 2012 11:02 AM
Researchers restored sight to night blind mice by transplanting immature light-detecting cells, giving hope that the treatment may one day help restore sight in humans.
Laying Eggs May Have Contributed To Dinosaur Extinction
April 18 2012 4:25 PM
Laying eggs put dinosaurs at a distinct advantage compared to mammals and contributed to their extinction 65 million years ago, according to a new study.
Blood Test Diagnoses Depression In Teens
April 18 2012 3:21 PM
Researchers developed a blood test that may make screening for depression as easy as testing for diabetes.
Deformed Fish, Eyeless Shrimp Linked To BP Oil Spill, Researcher Says
April 18 2012 1:17 PM
Deformed fish and eyeless shrimp being caught in the gulf is a result of the BP oil spill, a researcher said
Brain Cancer Vaccine Extends Life Expectancy: Other Cancer Vaccines In The Works
April 18 2012 11:43 AM
A new vaccine aimed at treating an aggressive form of brain cancer extended the expected survival rat by almost 50 percent.
Children Exposed To Pollution In The Womb More Likely To Be Obese
April 17 2012 3:58 PM
Children exposed to a common pollutant in the womb are more likely to be obese by age 7, according to a new study
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise As U.S. Economy Recovers
April 17 2012 3:08 PM
U.S. greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2010, ending a two-year decline. The EPA attributed the increase to an upturn in the economy.
Sound Waves Destroy Prostate Cancer And Other Conditions, Study
April 17 2012 1:37 PM
Using sound waves to destroy tumors may be an effective way to eliminate prostate cancer, according to a new study.
Genetic Link Of Osteoporosis Found: How To Prevent Bone Loss
April 17 2012 11:13 AM
Researchers identified a genetic link for osteoporosis, and hope the finding can lead to better treatment of the disease.
Child Deaths From Accidental Injuries Decline 30 Percent
April 16 2012 4:55 PM
The number of children who die from accidental injuries is on the decline, even though suffocation and poisoning deaths are on the rise.
Brides Use Feeding Tubes to Lose Weight: Why Are Crash Diets Unsafe?
April 16 2012 2:44 PM
A new crash diet has women putting feeding tubes into their nose in order to lose weight quickly.
Cleveland Students Fix Potholes With Silly Putty-Like Liquid [VIDEO]
April 16 2012 1:59 PM
An engineering contest asking students to use simple materials to create a novel product may have led to a new fix for the scourge of drivers everywhere -- potholes.