$60 Lightbulbs: Philips Introduces Bulb That Won $10 Million Contest
How much would you spend on a light bulb that lasts 20 years and barely sips electricity? Dutch manufacturer Philips is banking on $60 each bulb, at least for now.
Antidepressants For Hot Flashes: Mixed Messages
New findings suggest that the antidepressant Lexapro might make hot flashes a little less of a nuisance to women -- adding to the mixed bag of results regarding that drug's effect on menopause symptoms.
FDA Drafts Additional Safety Tests For Nanotech
U.S. health regulators said consumer products that use nanotechnology may have unknown effects on the human body, and advised food and cosmetic companies to further study the safety of these tiny particles.
Faster Than Light Neutrino: More Fall Out From Overturned Experiment
The Italian professor who led an experiment which initially appeared to challenge one of the fundaments of modern physics by showing particles moving faster than the speed of light, has resigned after the finding was overturned earlier this month.
Exploding Dinosaur Carcasses? Didn't Happen Concludes One Research Group
Dead dinosaurs likely didn't explode after purification, leaving scattered bones for archeologists to find millions of years later, according to one research group.
Cancer Killing More Younger People In India, Tobacco Main Cause
Cancer is killing younger people in India and affecting far more poor and less-educated villagers than wealthier, better-educated urban people, researchers reported on Wednesday.
Wanna See Einstein's Brain? Brain Exhibit Shows Sliced of Genius Brain
We've pickled it, desiccated it, drilled it, mummified it, chopped it and sliced it over centuries, yet as the most complex entity in the known universe, the human brain remains a mysterious fascination.
New Antidepressant Research Halts, Research Shows No Difference In Patients
The development of a novel antidepressant ground to a halt this week when researchers found it did not make patients feel any better than the pills they were already taking.
Tuberculosis Infections Reach Lowest Levels In US Since 1953
Tuberculosis reached its lowest levels in the United States since 1953, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.
Pharmacies Accused Of Profiting From Drug Shortages
Lawmakers are investigating three pharmacies in Maryland and North Carolina accused of passing critical drugs in short supply directly to wholesalers, who are likely to profit from the scarcity of life-saving medicines, rather than to the patients that need them.
Medical Test Patents Rejected By Supreme Court
The Supreme Court rejected two patents on a method for monitoring a patient's blood to determine the best dosage for a drug, a decision that may affect the profitability of personalized medicine.
Aspirin A Day Can Keep Cancer At Bay, Studies Show
Three new studies published on Wednesday added to growing scientific evidence suggesting that taking a daily dose of aspirin can help prevent, and possibly treat, cancer.
Anti-Smoking Cigarette Labels Legal, Court Issues
A U.S. law requiring large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising does not violate the free speech rights of tobacco companies, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.
Faster-than-Light Neutrino Experiment Shown To Be Erroneous, Report
New research suggests neutrinos that appeared to break a basic law of physics by travelling faster than the speed of light kept within the universal speed limit after all.
Pfizer, BYU Go To Court In May Over Celebrex, Millions Of Dollars At Stake
Pfizer, the world's largest drug maker, is scheduled to appear in court in May over Celebrex, a drug Bingham Young University and researcher Dr. Daniel Simmons claim royalties that could amount to millions to a billion dollars.
Wolly Mammoth Clone, Korean, Russian Scientists Announce Plans
Wolly mammoths last roamed the Earth 10,000 years ago, but a team of Korean and Russian scientists announced their plan to bring the giant mammal back to life, like the fictional 1993 film that brought back dinosaurs.
$330,000 Burger Made Of Test Tube Meat, Expected In October
Burger aficionados will be able to sink their teeth into a $330,000 burger by October, if researchers have their way
Seeking The Roots Of A US Soldier's Shooting Rampage
In the search for an explanation of why a U.S. soldier left his base in Afghanistan at night and killed 16 civilians in their homes, some experts have raised the possibility that mental illness or a brain injury played a role in the massacre.
Medically-Prescribed Heroin Reduces Addiction Treatment Costs, Study
The fight against drugs got a little more interesting after a Canadian research group found that prescribing heroin to junkies may be more cost effective than standard methadone treatments.
Chemotherapy Side Effects Could Be Reduced, Research
Chemotherapy - a grueling treatment of cancer-busting chemicals - could become less toxic for patients based on new research into how cells shuttle the drugs inside.
Over The Counter Drugs May Become More Prevalent, US Regulations Considered
Prescription drugs to treat some of the most common chronic diseases, such as high cholesterol and diabetes, may become available over the counter under a plan being considered by U.S. regulators.
Angry Birds Space Enters The Cosmos In Game's Newest Twist
Angry Birds Space, a video game based on the popular Angry Birds franchise, is the latest tool NASA is using to teach people about space all while flining birds to crush green pigs.
Firefighters Battle Barn Fire, Then Parasitic Outbreak
Firefighters need to lug heavy equipment, brave scorching fires and rescue trapped people, but one group of firefighters in Indiana and Michigan faced an unusual complication from a barn fire in June - an outbreak of intestinal parasites.
Asteroid 2012 DA14: Upcoming Close Calls For Earthlings
Asteroid 2012 DA14 made headlines and set panic worldwide this week after NASA astronomers announced the 15-story-wide asteroid is expected to nearly skim the Earth on Feb 15.
Earth’s Magnetic Field Crucial For Keeping Atmosphere In Place
The Earth's magnetic field protects against solar winds that would otherwise wipe away the atmosphere from our planet, researchers announced Thursday.
Did the Moon Sink the Titanic? Researchers Ponder Evidence
A century after the Titanic disaster, scientists have found an unexpected culprit for the sinking: the moon.
Antimatter Measured For First Time, Physicists Say
Antimatter - long a staple of science fiction - has been measured for the first time, a team of physicists announced Wednesday.
iPad Health Apps: Half of Doctors to Use Them, How You Can, Too
Apps aren't just for consumers interested in losing weight, monitoring their blood sugar or maintaining an exercise regime, but by the end of 2012, half of U.S. doctors are expected to use apps for their own medical practices, according to a November survey.
1 in 10 Britons Expected to Die from Smoking; 50 Years Since UK Warning
Fifty years after top doctors issued their first stark warning about the dangers of cigarettes, more than 20 percent of Britons still smoke -- and unless they quit, half of them will die from the habit, health experts on Tuesday.
Cholesterol Drug Trials: FDA Rejects Combo Drug MK-0653C
Cholesterol drug options won't include an updated combination drug from Merck & Co. after federal regulators rejected a proposed drug that included a generic version of Lipitor.