Study: Bacteria made a meal of gulf spill

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A study says following a disastrous 2010 oil rig explosion and spill, bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico consumed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas.

Doctor gets 7 years for plot to kill wife

DAYTON, Ohio, March 23 (UPI) -- An Ohio doctor was sent to prison for seven years Wednesday for trying to arrange the killing of his ex-wife.

Methane levels in oil spill worry experts

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say more than just oil is leaking from the Deepwater Horizon gulf oil spill, as methane gas levels a "million times" normal have been detected.

Nanotechnology may help spinal cord injury

EVANSTON, Ill., April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they have created a nano-engineered gel that can enable severed spinal cord fibers to regenerate and grow.

Mistrial ruled in baby's microwave death

DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A judge in Ohio Monday declared a mistrial in the case of a Dayton mother accused of killing her infant daughter in a microwave oven.

Nano World: Nano for stem-cell research

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Cutting-edge nanotechnology is beginning to help advance the equally pioneering field of stem-cell research, with devices that can precisely control stem cells and provide self-assembling biodegradable scaffolds and magnetic tracking systems, experts told

Self-assembling fibers help nerve repair

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- New, self-assembling, biodegradable scaffolds could help repair and regrow damaged nerve cells, possibly bringing new hope to victims of paralysis, scientists told United Press International.
CHARLES CHOI, United Press International

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