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fusion device

Superconducting Tokamaks Are Standing Tall

The Science A persistent problem has dogged the largest fusion device in South Korea. The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) device has run successfully...
genomics

Lights, Camera, Action of Genes in Development

Levine uses live-imaging and other methods to study the regulation of genes involved in the development of an organism from embryo to adulthood. He...
microtubulesvideo

Hwang Uncovers New Details About the ‘Vehicles’ Inside the Body

Similar to roadways across the country, every cell in our body has a network of paths, and a professor at Texas A&M University has...
gene expression

Rethinking Transcription Factors and Gene Expression

Transcription — the reading of a segment of DNA into an RNA template for protein synthesis — is fundamental for nearly all cellular processes, including...
molecular chain

UChicago Scientists Craft World’s Tiniest Interlinking Chains

For decades, scientists have been trying to make a true molecular chain: a repeated set of tiny rings interlocked together. In a study in...
cellular analysisvideo

How an Iconic Photograph of an Apple Inspired an Improved Cellular...

All life processes in humans, animals and plants depend on cellular activity. The human body alone contains more than 210 cell types with specific...
Human Genome

Researchers Map Human Genome in 4-D as It Folds

A multi-institutional team spanning Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Stanford University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has created the first...
DNA

Knotty Problems in DNA

If you’ve ever tried to untangle a pair of earbuds, you’ll understand how loops and cords can get twisted up. DNA can get tangled...
cancer

Freshman’s Company Uses Big Data to Improve Cancer Diagnoses

Abu Qader ’21 is just settling into his room at Mary Donlon Hall. Like any new Cornell freshman, he’s been spending lots of time...
HIV

NIH-supported Scientists Elicit Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies to HIV in Calves

Scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health have achieved a significant step forward, eliciting broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) to HIV by immunizing calves....
gold particlesvideo

Gold Remembers

Researchers from the Technion and Germany have demonstrated for the first time the phenomena of shape memory and self-healing in gold microparticles. This is...
heart regenerationvideo

Does a Tiny Sea Creature Hold the Key to Heart Regeneration?

When Mark Martindale decided to trace the evolutionary origin of muscle cells, like the ones that form our hearts, he looked in an unlikely...
Alzheimer’s

UvA Researchers Discover New ‘GPS’ Neuron

An international research team led by UvA researchers Jeroen Bos, Martin Vinck and Cyriel Pennartz has identified a new type of neuron which might...

New Strategy Produces Stronger Polymers

Plastic, rubber, and many other useful materials are made of polymers — long chains arranged in a cross-linked network. At the molecular level, these...