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human embryo

Genome Editing Reveals Role of Gene Important for Human Embryo Development

This knowledge will be essential to develop new treatments against developmental disorders and could also help understand adult diseases such as diabetes that may...
organismsvideo

Running Roaches, Flapping Moths Create a New Physics of Organisms

Sand-swimming lizards, slithering robotic snakes, dusk-flying moths and running roaches all have one thing in common: They're increasingly being studied by physicists interested in...
vaccine

‘Exciting’ Discovery on Path to Develop New Type of Vaccine to...

Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses...
fluctuating temperatures

Adjusting to Fluctuating Temperatures

The duration of the vegetation period – i.e. the time that elapses between leafing out (the emergence of the first leaf) in spring and...
Earth’s atmosphere

Changes in Earth’s Crust Caused Oxygen to Fill the Atmosphere

Scientists have long wondered how Earth’s atmosphere filled with oxygen. UBC geologist Matthijs Smit and research partner Klaus Mezger may have found the answer...
antibiotic

Antibiotic Resistance: Hope May Come from Small Biotech Companies

“Every antibiotic in use today is based on a discovery made more than 30 years ago”. This is a worriedly observation done by the Pew...
foam

A Dream of Foam

Oktoberfest is an exciting cultural event, but it is also a source of inspiration for materials scientists and engineers. Not the beer itself, but...
black sea

Black Sea Water Temperatures May Buck Global Trend

The study used a model to simulate possible temperature changes and predict long term trends in the Black Sea’s hydrodynamics. While the surface showed no...
thirdhand smokevideo

Thirdhand Smoke Exposure Effects on Liver and Brain Found to Worsen...

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found that thirdhand-smoke (THS) exposure has a significant effect on health as early as one month...
regenerative medicine

How Does a Cell Maintain its Identity During Replication?

Prior to cell division, chromosomes are seemingly a jumbled mess. During cell division, parent cell chromosomes and their duplicates sort themselves out by condensing, becoming...
climate change

Climate Change Challenges the Survival of Fish Across the World

Climate change will force many amphibians, mammals and birds to move to cooler areas outside their normal ranges, provided they can find space and...
Kidney Stones, Parkinson’s disease, retinal vein, obesity, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, thyroid, malaria vaccine, HIV, Cushing Syndrome, pregnancy, sports concussions, obesity, HIV-infected people, dust mite allergies, HIV infections, COPD patients, wound healing

Researchers Turn to Creative Approaches to Battle Kidney Stones

Can a high-tech water bottle help reduce the recurrence of kidney stones? What about a financial incentive? Those are questions researchers funded by the...
optical switch

Nanotechnology Experts at Sandia Create First Terahertz-Speed Polarization Optical Switch

A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has for the first time used optics rather than electronics to switch a nanometer-thick thin film device from completely...
cancer detection

Test Strips for Cancer Detection Get Upgraded with Nanoparticle

The most common test strip people might think of for diagnosis is a home pregnancy test. Pregnant women have steadily increasing levels of the...
climate change

Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change Would Be at Least...

Like other coastal cities, Santos, at the shore of São Paulo State, Brazil, is experiencing a situation reminiscent of Aesop’s fable of the ant...
climate change

How Antarctic Ice Melt Can Be a Tipping Point for the...

Melting of Antarctica’s ice can trigger rapid warming on the other side of the planet, according to our new research which details how just...
Arctic temperature

Ancient Tree Reveals Cause of Spike in Arctic Temperature

A kauri tree preserved in a New Zealand peat swamp for 30,000 years has revealed a new mechanism that may explain how temperatures in...
asthma

Respiratory Experts Urge Rethink of ‘Outdated’ Asthma Categorisation

The team, which includes researchers from the University of Oxford and Imperial College London, says the current approach is outdated and does not reflect...
hypothermia

Boosting a Lipid Fuel Makes Mice Less Sensitive to the Cold

When grandpa nudges the settings on the thermostat, there’s likely a good reason. Humans, like other animals, become more sensitive to cold with age....
dementia

Does Improving Cardiovascular Health Reduce Risk of Dementia?

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are recruiting volunteers for a national study that is exploring whether strategies to improve...