By Marvin Garcia |Staff Writer|
From boiled to unboiled (Jan. 23)
Researchers at UC Irvine have found a way to reverse a hard-boiled egg to its original state.
According to ChemBioChem, a peer-reviewed chemical biology journal, this is an innovation that could reduce costs for cancer treatment, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry.
For example, there will be further research on protein production, pharmaceutical companies will be able to advance in cancer antibody development by reforming proteins, and farmers will able to achieve more bang for their buck.
Pet rises from the dead (Jan. 27)
A Florida cat who seemed to have been hit by a car, and found in a pool of blood, clawed his way out of his buried grave, earning the name “zombie cat.”
“I open the door and my neighbor’s standing there with the cat in her hand. She said, ‘Bart is not dead,’ and he then responded, “The is impossible! We buried Bart,” said Hutson.
The cat was rushed to the animal hospital, where Bart was treated for injuries, which resulted in severe head trauma, a broken jaw, and a dead eye.
Anti-gay proposal threats with arrest (Jan. 25)
Oklahoma state officials will be prohibited from issuing marriage licenses to straight and gay couples if a proposal by state representative Todd Russ passes.
According to the Huffington Post, politicians opposing equal marriage are also threatening to ban all marriage licenses if the Supreme Court rules in favor of gay union.
Student assaults professor over use of phone (Nov. 26)
A New Jersey high school student was charged with assault after having tackled his physics professor for taking his cell phone.
A video shows the student wrapping his arms around the professor and throwing him onto the desk where they wrestled before the professor was slammed to the floor.
The student was suspended and arrested on Jan. 16 at his home and charged with third-degree aggravated assault.
Birth control can cause brain tumors (Jan. 22)
A rare form of brain cancer known as Glioma is said to be caused by the frequent use of hormonal contraceptives.
According to CBS News, a Danish study revealed that five out of every 100,000 Danish women between the ages of 15 and 49 developed the condition after using birth control pills.