Bacterium Destroys Tumors' Heart
Kids' Brains Make Shift To Learn Math
Ebola Treatment Made in Tobacco
Math Prize Has First Female Winner
Unproven Ebola Drugs 'Ethical'
A mutant form of a bacterium that lives in soil and thrives in low-oxygen environments appears to be a precise and aggressive killer of malignant tumors as well as an activator of the body's immune system.
Sometime in school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why and how the brain works as it learns math.
It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories, a process called "pharming."
For the first time in history, the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics, has been awarded to a woman: Maryam Mirzakhani, who was born and raised in Iran.
A World Health Organization panel has advices that it was ethical to use experimental, non-approved drugs to combat the ongoing Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. But who gets the treatments?