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Estrogen-Mimicking Compounds in Foods May Reduce Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Treatment

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that two estrogen-mimicking compounds found in many foods appear to potently reverse the effects of...
clawed frog

With Interspecies Hybrids, It Makes a Difference Who’s the Dad and...

With the occasional appearance of coydogs, pizzlies and ligers, it’s clear that different species can often interbreed, even if the offspring are infertile. But why...

Researchers Map Genetic ‘Switches’ Behind Human Brain Evolution

Findings UCLA researchers have developed the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells turn into brain cells...
Dengue Virus

Dengue Takes Low and Slow Approach to Replication

A new study reveals how dengue virus manages to reproduce itself in an infected person without triggering the body’s normal defenses. Duke researchers report...
biolarvicides

Researchers Identify Bacteria Capable of Killing Aedes Aegypti Larvae

Researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Botucatu, Brazil, have identified six species of bacteria with the potential to be used as biolarvicides...
cell biology

Positioning the Cleavage Furrow

Cell division is a fundamental biological process which ensures that, following the replication of the mother cell’s genome, the two sets of chromosomes are...
hydrogen fuel

Photosynthesis-Inspired Hydrogen Fuel Production

Over the past few decades, research groups from around the world have been addressing the challenge of splitting water in order to produce hydrogen....
gyroscope

‘Gyroscope’ Molecules Form Crystal That’s Both Solid and Full of Motion

Molecular machines, much smaller than single cells, may one day be able to deliver drugs to kill cancer cells or patrol your body for...
heart disease

Pioneering New Technique Could Boost Understanding of Causes of Heart Disease

Researchers from the Universities of Exeter, Leeds and Cambridge have harnessed an innovative new method to gain a greater understanding of signalling stations within...
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...
medical scanning

Researchers Unlocking Potential for Next-Generation Medical Scanning

While still in the early stages, research reported today in the journal Science Advances has made significant steps towards a new MRI method with the potential...
electronic pills

Electronic Pills of the Future

For centuries, medicine has been taking the same approach to treatments: when we feel ill, we go to the doctor, who then prescribes us...
molecular motor

How Bacteria Turbocharged Their Motors

The discovery, by a team from Imperial College London, provides insights into evolution at the molecular scale. Bacteria use molecular motors just tens of nanometres...
quantum bits

What’s the Noise Eating Quantum Bits?

The Science Super powerful quantum computing relies on quantum bits, aka qubits, which are the equivalent of the classical bits used in today’s computers. SQUIDs...
hormone

Leptin Hormone Spurs Body’s Shift from Burning Carbs to Fat

To keep the human brain supplied with energy when food was scarce, mammals evolved the ability to switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat...
Fluorescent proteins

Bright and Stable: New Acid-Tolerant Green Fluorescent Protein for Bioimaging

Visualizing cellular components and processes at the molecular level is important for understanding the basis of any biological activity. Fluorescent proteins (FPs) are one...
solar materials

Laser Evaporation Technology to Create New Solar Materials

Materials scientists at Duke University have developed a method to create hybrid thin-film materials that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to make. The...
cancer

Unraveling the Mechanisms That Control Cell Growth and Size

All living cells, from simple yeasts to human brain cells, regulate their rate of growth and their ultimate size and shape. How they do...
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...
Bone Marrow Transplant

Penn Engineers: Bone Marrow Transplant Stem Cells Can ‘Swim’ Upstream

When a cancer patient receives a bone marrow transplant, time is of the essence. Healthy stem cells, which can restart the production of blood...