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Intractable Depression

Brain Stimulation Relieves Depression Symptoms

Patients with moderate to severe depression reported significant improvements in mood when researchers precisely stimulated a brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex...
bacterial cells

The Protein with the Starting Gun

Bacteria are capable of extremely rapid growth, but only when the conditions are right. If they lack nutrients, or if it is...
solar panels

Microscopic “Sunflowers” for Better Solar Panels

The pads of geckos’ notoriously sticky feet are covered with setae – microscopic, hairlike structures whose chemical and physical composition and high flexibility allow...
cancer cells

Measuring Cancer Cell “Fitness” Reveals Drug Susceptibility

By studying both the physical and genomic features of cancer cells, MIT researchers have come up with a new way to investigate why some...
DNA repair and genome stability, computers, spintronic, antiferromagnetic, stem cells, fatty liver disease, schizophrenia, Multiple sclerosis, collaboration, RNA modification, multiple sclerosis, spin Seebeck effect, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, Endocrine cells, short-sightedness

German Research Foundation Approves Collaborative Research Center to Investigate DNA Repair...

From January 1, 2019, the German Research Foundation (DFG) will be funding the new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1361 on Regulation of DNA Repair...
Intractable Mood Disorders

Breakthroughs Inspire Hope for Treating Intractable Mood Disorders

Four years ago, DARPA announced the start of a “journey of discovery” toward understanding and treating networks of the brain. The Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies...
roboticsvideo

Insight Into Swimming Fish Could Lead to Robotics Advances

The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they...
ribosomes

Shape-Shifting Ribosomes “Tune” the Cellular Response to Stress

Ribosomes help your cells build proteins, based on the instructions provided in genes. So, when ribosomes malfunction, disease is not far behind. To better understand...
oxidative stress

Scientists Find Potential Path for Countering Oxidative Stress in a Range...

Scientists at Scripps Research have made a surprising discovery in their mission to understand how cells stay healthy, uncovering an important connection between a cell’s sugar...
gene repair

By Solving a Mystery of Gene Repair, Scientists Uncover an Exception...

About 15 years ago, UNC Lineberger’s Dale Ramsden, PhD, was looking through a textbook with one of his students when they stumbled upon a scientific...
rechargeable batteries

Building Better Batteries by Borrowing from Biology

A research team at Osaka University has reported a new advance in the design of materials for use in rechargeable batteries, under high humidity...
nanomachines

Nonstop Transport of Cargo in Nanomachines

Moving around, sensing the extracellular environment, and signaling to other cells are important for a cell to function properly. Responsible for those tasks are...
solar panelsvideo

Solar Panels for Yeast Cell Biofactories

Genetically engineered microbes such as bacteria and yeasts have long been used as living factories to produce drugs and fine chemicals. More recently, researchers...
whales

Whales Use the Sonic Equivalent of a Flashlight to Focus in...

A new study, led by the University of St Andrews and the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies in Denmark, reveals that whales, dolphins and porpoises...
organ chips

FDA Expands Award to Wyss Institute for Radiation Treatment Studies Using...

Although only one chromosome determines the genetic differences between men and women, scientific evidence suggests that this small change has a significant impact on...
genetic switchvideo

Single Genetic Switch Changes Butterfly Wing Color

Heliconius butterflies are a diverse and colorful group of species that live throughout tropical regions of Central and South America. Many of them have wing...
Respiratory Effects

When It Comes to Respiratory Effects of Wood Smoke, Sex Matters

Exposure to wood smoke can have different effects on the respiratory immune systems of men and women – effects that may be obscured when...
bacterial infection

Can an Exhausted Lung Cell of a Smoker Fight Bacterial Infection?

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how lung cell exhaustion affects a patient’s ability to fight diseases. Their findings are published in the American Journal...
Archaeopteryx fossil

New Species of ‘Missing Link’ Between Dinosaurs and Birds Identified

Known as the ‘Icon of Evolution’ and ‘the missing link’ between dinosaurs and birds, Archaeopteryx has become one of the most famous fossil discoveries in Palaeontology. Now,...
Organ Chips

Fewer Steps in the Lab, One More Leap for Organs-On-Chips

Organs-on-Chips (Organ Chips) allow scientists an unprecedented ability to study the physiology of human organs in a lifelike environment in vitro, and have been shown to...