The frigid waters of the Antarctic may yield a treatment for a deadly disease that affects populations in some of the hottest places on earth. Current medications for that scourge -- malaria -- are becoming less effective as drug resistance spreads. But researchers report that a peptide they isolated from an Antarctic sponge shows promise as a lead for new therapies.... SCIENCE DAILY · 5 months
Ancient Antarctic ice melt increased sea levels by 3+ meters—and it could happen again  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Rising ocean temperatures drove the melting of Antarctic ice sheets and caused extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years... more
Quo vadis Antarctic bottom water?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Ocean currents are essential for the global distribution of heat and thus also for climate on earth. For example, oxygen is transferred into the deep sea through the formation of new deep water around Antarctica. Weddell Sea sourced... more
Warming oceans could cause Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse, sea level rise  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study suggests the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet is less stable than researchers once thought. As in the past, its collapse in the future is... more
Robotic submarine snaps first-ever images at foundation of notorious Antarctic glacier  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
During an unprecedented scientific campaign on an Antarctic glacier notorious for contributions to sea-level, researchers took first-ever images at the glacier's foundations on the ocean floor.... more
Earth's glacial cycles enhanced by Antarctic sea-ice  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
During past glacial periods the earth was about 6ºC colder and the Northern hemisphere continents were covered by ice sheets up to 4 kilometers thick. However, the earth would not have been so cold,... more
Drugs targeting T cells may be effective in treating cerebral malaria  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found evidence that specific immune cells may play a key role in the devastating effects of cerebral malaria, a... more
An old plant virus inspires the design of novel second-generation malaria vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have demonstrated that a novel, second-generation malaria vaccine candidate based on the tobacco mosaic virus... more
Scientists discover how malaria parasites import sugar  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have established how sugar is taken up by the malaria parasite, a discovery with the potential to improve the development of antimalarial drugs. more
New research shows how the malaria parasite grows and multiplies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists have made a major breakthrough in understanding how the parasite that causes malaria is able to multiply at such an alarming rate, which could be a vital... more
Study reveals how malaria detects and shields itself from immune cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Malaria parasites can sense a molecule produced by approaching immune cells and then use it to protect themselves from destruction, according to new findings published today... more
Deep Antarctic drilling will reveal climate secrets trapped in 1.5 million-year-old ice  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An ambitious mission to drill into the Antarctic ice sheet to extract some of the oldest ice on the planet will provide vital clues... more
Scientists drill for first time on remote Antarctic Glacier  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Teams from the US and UK have successfully completed scientific fieldwork in one of the most remote and hostile areas of West Antarctica—coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the discovery... more
Discovery paves path forward in the fight against the deadliest form of malaria  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have identified a key molecule involved in the development of cerebral malaria, a deadly form of the tropical disease. The study... more
How malaria detects and shields itself from approaching immune cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Malaria parasites can sense a molecule produced by approaching immune cells and then use it to protect themselves from destruction, according to new findings. more
Clinical trial to test safety, effectiveness of mAb against malaria in healthy volunteers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A Phase 1 clinical trial testing the safety and effectiveness of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) against malaria has begun enrolling healthy adult... more
How the malaria parasite grows and multiplies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have made a major breakthrough in understanding how the parasite that causes malaria is able to multiply at such an alarming rate, which could be a vital clue in discovering how it has... more
To fight Chinese outbreak, doctors deploy drugs targeting HIV, malaria and Ebola  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
As the scientific community scrambles to find a drug that can effectively treat tens of thousands of patients sickened by a new respiratory virus,... more
Major breakthrough in understanding how malaria parasite grows and multiplies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists have made a major breakthrough in understanding how the parasite that causes malaria is able to multiply at such an alarming rate, which could be a vital... more
Why are children 'missing' from coronavirus outbreak cases?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Adults, even healthy young adults, are felled by the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV much more readily than children. Here's why. more
Quo vadis Antarctic bottom water?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The formation of deep water, which is an important component of the climate system, takes place in only a few parts of the ocean: In the subpolar North Atlantic and in a few places in the Southern Hemisphere.... more
Invasive species that threaten biodiversity on the Antarctic Peninsula are identified  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Invasive species are non-native ones that are introduced into a new habitat and are able to adapt to it, displacing indigenous species or causing them to... more
Scientists discover how malaria parasites import sugar  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The consumption of sugar is a fundamental source of fuel in most living organisms. In the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, the uptake of glucose is essential to its life cycle. Like in other cells,... more
Coral genes go with the flow further than expected  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The southern Red Sea is more readily connected with the Indian Ocean than with the northern Red Sea, according to simulations carried out at KAUST. This helps explain genetic patterns... more
Study identifies potential drug target and way to alleviate cerebral malaria  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists have identified a key molecule involved in the development of cerebral malaria, a deadly form of the tropical disease. The study identifies a potential drug... more
Researchers win 2019 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize for malaria-fighting technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A team of nine researchers based in the United States and Burkina Faso will receive the 2019 Newcomb Cleveland Prize, presented by the American Association for the Advancement... more
Counting Antarctic penguins with AI  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
the British Antarctic Survey, the world's largest Emperor penguin colony has suffered unprecedented breeding issues for the past three years, is uniquely vulnerable to ongoing and projected climate change, and could virtually disappear by the year 2100. In... more
Study identifies the first potentially invasive species to reach the Antarctica on drifting marine algae  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Drifting algae in the Austral Ocean can bring invasive species to the Antarctic coasts, according to a study... more
San Diego aquarium breeds rare weedy sea dragon in captivity  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A Southern California aquarium has successfully bred the rare weedy sea dragon, the lesser known cousin of the sea horse that resembles seaweed when floating. more
MORE SCIENCE VIDEO
LOFAR pioneers new way to study exoplanet environments
PHYS.ORG
Mating squid don't stop for loud noises
PHYS.ORG
Warming oceans are getting louder
SCIENCE DAILY
Video: Deep-sea footage helps researchers understand octopod real estate
PHYS.ORG
New all-sky search reveals potential neutrino sources
PHYS.ORG
ESO telescope sees surface of dim Betelgeuse
PHYS.ORG
Research reveals unique reproductive trait for seagrass
PHYS.ORG
Watch the winner of this year’s ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ contest
Science Magazine
Paxi on the ISS: Fun facts about the ISS
ESA
Earth from space: Bolivian highland heart
ESA
Maps of a now-submerged land help reconstruct the lives of ancient Europeans
Science Magazine
Light-activated protein restores mitochondrion function in fruit fly model of Parkinson’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL
Using digital cameras for basic health checks saves zoo animals from anesthetics
PHYS.ORG
Study uncovers new electronic state of matter
PHYS.ORG
Researchers shrink laser-induced graphene for flexible electronics
PHYS.ORG
FRESH SCIENCE