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Cellular Energy

Unearthing the Secrets of Cellular Energy

Everything the body does—your brain thinking, your heart beating, your cells growing—requires energy. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that disruptions in energy production...
Osteoporosis

Researchers Make Progress Towards a “Natural” Drug to Treat Osteoporosis

BGU researchers have shown that a natural protein in the body can be tailored to function as a multi-targeting drug to treat osteoporosis, a disease in which...
autonomous terrestrial robotvideo

“Robat” Uses Sound to Navigate and Map Unique Environments

The "Robat" is a fully autonomous terrestrial robot with bat-like qualities that uses echolocation to move through novel environments while mapping them based only...
Heart Disease

AI Beats Doctors at Predicting Heart Disease Deaths

The study, published in PLOS One, adds to the growing evidence that AI could revolutionise healthcare in the UK and beyond. So far, the emphasis has been...
Tree Species

Tree Species Richness in Amazonian Wetlands Is Three Times Greater Than...

Throughout the alluvial plains of Amazonia, there are immense forests that are flooded for almost half the year. These Amazonian wetlands encompass a wide...
electromagnetic, metabolism

How Do Muscles Know What Time It Is?

Circadian clocks are present in all cells of the body, and have a pervasive influence on all aspects of human physiology. This is because...
Dengue Virus

Mechanism That Affects Multiplication of Dengue Virus Lineage Is Discovered

A lineage of type 1 dengue virus found in Brazil is able to prevail over another even though it multiplies less in vector mosquitoes...
fertilizers

Can We Grow One of the World’s Largest Food Crops Without...

In the United States, more than 90 million acres of corn are planted every year. Corn uses more land than any other crop. It...
genetic diversity

Genetic Diversity Impacts Disease Severity

New research offers clues as to why some diseases are highly variable between individuals. The phenomenon is apparent in people with retinitis pigmentosa, a...
Placozoa

Outwardly Identical, yet Distinct

Up until quite recently, the animal phylum Placozoa enjoyed a unique position in animal systematics. It was the only phylum to which only a...
Oropouche Virus

Study Shows How Oropouche Virus Replicates in Human Cells

The strategy used by the Oropouche virus to replicate in human cells has been described for the first time by researchers at the University...
Liver cancer cells

Liver Cancer Cell ‘Switch’ Found That Could Improve Future Therapies

The newly discovered ‘switch’ controls the activity of two proteins – ‘deleted in liver cancer-1’ (DLC1), a tumour suppressor, and talin. Both proteins control whether or...
soft roboticsvideo

A Soft, On-The-Fly Solution to a Hard, Underwater Problem

The deep ocean – dark, cold, under high pressure, and airless – is notoriously inhospitable to humans, yet it teems with organisms that manage...
Dyslexia

Link Found Between Resilience to Dyslexia and Gray Matter in the...

Dyslexia, a reading disorder, is characterized by a difficulty in "decoding" — navigating between the visual form and sounds of a written language. But...
litigation

Fear of Litigation Is a Key Factor in Decision to Perform...

Fear of litigation and perceived safety concerns and are among the key factors influencing the decision to perform a caesarean section, according to a...
Brain trauma

Brain Trauma Detected by a Drop of Blood

Every year in Europe, three million people are admitted to hospital because of a suspicion of mild traumatic brain injury. However, 90% of these patients...
Palmyra Atoll

Study Finds 50 Times More Native Trees on Rat-Free Palmyra Atoll

Researchers have documented dramatic positive benefits for native trees after the removal of invasive rats from Palmyra Atoll, a natural research laboratory and preserve...
plant life diversity

Campo Rupestre, Brazil’s Montane Savanna, Is a Hotspot of Plant Life...

In Serra do Espinhaço, a Brazilian mountain range that extends from Minas Gerais State in the Southeast to Bahia State in the Northeast, it...
antibiotic resistant infections

UBC Researchers Create Matchmaking Service to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Infections

UBC researchers have matched small proteins, called peptides, with antibiotics so they can work together to combat hard-to-treat infections that don’t respond well to...
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BCG Vaccine Leads to Long-Term Improvement in Blood Sugar Levels in...

Long-term follow-up of participants in clinical trials of a generic vaccine to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes finds significant clinical benefits, including restoration of...