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Tardigrades

These Gummy Bear-Looking Things Will Inherit the Earth

Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are microscopic animals that live basically everywhere on earth, from the hot springs atop the Himalayas to the...
HIV

HIV Exports Viral Protein in Cellular Packages

HIV may be able to affect cells it can’t directly infect by packaging a key protein within the host’s cellular mail and sending it...
Cockroaches

How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites: Tales from Two...

This is a guest post by Coby Schal, Blanton J. Whitmire Distinguished Professor of Entomology at NC State. He and co-authors published a paper comparing the...
E. coli Strains

One-Step Production of Aromatic Polyesters by E. coli Strains

KAIST systems metabolic engineers defined a novel strategy for microbial aromatic polyesters production fused with synthetic biology from renewable biomass. The team of Distinguished...
autism

Three UNC Autism Research Studies Earn End-Of-Year Honors

Three UNC School of Medicine autism research studies led by Joseph Piven, MD, made the end-of-year top research lists of three organizations heavily invested...
gaming

Gaming to Inspire Future Generations of Health Scientists

If the United States wants to remain a leader in health sciences, it needs to interest young people from diverse backgrounds in the field....
cavendish

World-First Panama Disease-Resistant Cavendish Bananas

In the world’s first field trial with genetically modified banana plants conducted in heavily TR4-infested soil, one Cavendish line transformed with a gene taken...
Diabetes

Smart Artificial Beta Cells Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment

Treating type 1 diabetes and some cases of type 2 diabetes has long required painful and frequent insulin injections or a mechanical insulin pump...
Human Metabolism

Development of a Highly-Accurate Computational Model of Human Metabolism

A research team from KAIST developed a computational framework that enables the reconstruction of a comprehensive computational model of human metabolism, which allows for...
optical technologies

Single ‘Solitons’ Promising for Optical Technologies

Researchers are a step closer to harnessing single pulses of light called solitons, using tiny ring-shaped microresonators, in findings that could aid efforts to...
hearing loss

Callier Center Study Puts Different Tone on Hidden Hearing Loss Theory

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas tested the belief that recreational noise exposure and hidden hearing loss are related. After attending a “loud”...
fuel cells

Creating Longer-Lasting Fuel Cells

Fuel cells could someday generate electricity for nearly any device that’s battery-powered, including automobiles, laptops and cellphones. Typically using hydrogen as fuel and air...
diabetes

Designed to Treat Type 2 Diabetes, Dapagliflozin Provides Significant Benefits to...

A majority of patients with Type 1 diabetes who were treated with dapagliflozin, a Type 2 diabetes medicine, had a significant decline in their...
plants

Plants Under Heat Stress Must Act Surprisingly Quickly to Survive

In new results reported in The Plant Cell, molecular biologist Elizabeth Vierling at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues in India and China...
skin cancer

Researchers Look to Improve Detection of Skin Cancer Lacking Pigment Melanin

New findings from an international research team led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists may improve detection of skin cancer...
lubricant

New Solid Lubricant Shown to Reduce Friction and Wear on Steel...

Researchers have created a new type of non-liquid lubricant that has been shown to reduce friction and wear significantly under the extreme conditions found...
predictions

Going to Extremes to Predict Natural Disasters

Predicting natural disasters remains one of the most challenging problems in simulation science because not only are they rare but also because only few...
Fruit Fly

Variation at a Central Metabolic Gene Influences Male Fruit Fly Lifespan

The overexpression of an important gene that regulates energy metabolism can cause a severe shortening of lifespan in male fruit flies but has only...
Blood Vessels

How Blood Vessels Control Their Destiny

The endothelial cells that comprise blood vessels are uniquely responsive to cues from other organs, since their role is to integrate intimately into tissues...
solar paint

Solar Paint Offers Endless Energy from Water Vapour

The paint contains a newly developed compound that acts like silica gel, which is used in sachets to absorb moisture and keep food, medicines...