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stem cells

NUS Researchers Confine Mature Cells to Turn Them into Stem Cells

Stem cells are the blank slate on which all specialised cells in our bodies are built and they are the foundation for every organ...
brain development

Southampton Research Reveals Early Maternal Diet Affects Brain Development and Adult...

Poor protein in a mother’s diet in early pregnancy, around the time of conception, can have a lasting effect on brain development, according to...
polyethylene terephthalate

Research Enhances Enzyme That Degrades Plastic

Between 4.8 billion and 12.7 billion kilograms of plastic are dumped in the oceans every year, and if this trend continues, the volume will...
self-propelled devicesvideo

No Motor, No Battery, No Problem

Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed robots capable of self-propulsion without using any motors, servos, or power supply. Instead, these first-of-their-kind devices...
Microbes

Microbes Are Savvy When Contributing to the Common Good

Microbes vary their contribution to a community to maximise the return on their investment according to a new study led by UCL and the...
Chemotherapy

Could Reading our Circadian Clocks According to DNA Repair Optimize Chemotherapy?

We all have tiny, protein-operated clocks inside our cells that operate based upon the 24-hour day cycle. These circadian clocks are important for the...
Biophysics

Making Patterns Robust

Many of the fundamental processes observed in cells depend on proper localization of proteins. For example, the division plane at which cell division takes...
malaria vaccine

20 Year-Old Mystery of Malaria Vaccine Target Solved

The human piece of a malaria infection puzzle has been revealed for the first time, solving a long-standing mystery. A protein displayed on the...
Nicotine Withdrawal

Animal Study Suggests Common Diabetes Drug May Also Help with Nicotine...

In a mouse study, a drug that has helped millions of people around the world manage their diabetes might also help people ready to...
Gene Mutation

Scientists Discover How Gene Mutation Reduces the Need for Sleep

It’s every over-achiever’s dream: a gene mutation that allows them to function normally with just four to six hours of sleep a night instead...
thin film

Splicing Together a Thin Film in Motion

Technology reliant on thin film materials has become ubiquitous in our everyday life. Control of the electronic properties of materials at the nanometer level...
Holding Hands

Holding Hands Can Ease Pain, Sync Brainwaves

Reach for the hand of a loved one in pain and not only will your breathing and heart rate synchronize with theirs, your brain...
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Scientists Map DNA of the Elephant Family

A team of international scientists involving the University of Adelaide have today published the first map of the elephant family’s genomic history. The research...
Rock Moisture

Hidden “Rock Moisture” Possible Key to Forest Response to Drought

A little-studied, underground layer of rock may provide a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought, report scientists funded by the National...
Chronic viral infection, folic acid, diabetes, brain function, post-traumatic stress disorder, X chromosome, Maternal Fatty Acid, chronic sciatica, preemie blindness, gliomas, breast cancer, Combination immunotherapy, prostate cancer, acute heart failure, Metastatic lymph nodes, obesity, spontaneous coronary artery dissection, movement disorder, Safe-sleep, electronic cigarettes, prostate cancer, radiation therapy, neonatal disease, chemotherapy, tumor cells, X-linked disorders, autoimmune disease, neurological disorder, transplantation, tumor cells, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Nerve-damage Disorder, Mature B Lymphocytes, Alzheimer's Disease, hepatitis c infection, depression, penicillin, Leukemia, Anti-Angiogenesis, diabetes, conversion disorder, lymphoma, kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, autism, Tourette syndrome

Genetic Defect That May Cause Rare Movement Disorder

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-led research team has found that a defect in transcription of the TAF1 gene may be the cause of X-linked...
cancer

Another Piece to the Puzzle in Naked Mole Rats’ Long, Cancer-Free...

With their large buck teeth and wrinkled, hairless bodies, naked mole rats won’t be winning any awards for cutest rodent. But their long life...
alien species

New Alien Species Invasions Still Rising Globally

Up to 16% of all species on Earth could qualify as potential alien species and if they invade new regions, impacts will be difficult...
Chronic viral infection, folic acid, diabetes, brain function, post-traumatic stress disorder, X chromosome, Maternal Fatty Acid, chronic sciatica, preemie blindness, gliomas, breast cancer, Combination immunotherapy, prostate cancer, acute heart failure, Metastatic lymph nodes, obesity, spontaneous coronary artery dissection, movement disorder, Safe-sleep, electronic cigarettes, prostate cancer, radiation therapy, neonatal disease, chemotherapy, tumor cells, X-linked disorders, autoimmune disease, neurological disorder, transplantation, tumor cells, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Nerve-damage Disorder, Mature B Lymphocytes, Alzheimer's Disease, hepatitis c infection, depression, penicillin, Leukemia, Anti-Angiogenesis, diabetes, conversion disorder, lymphoma, kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, autism, Tourette syndrome

Adding Crizotinib to Radiation Therapy May Help Preserve Hearing in Patients...

Adding the targeted cancer therapy drug crizotinib to radiation therapy for tumors associated with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) may reduce the hearing...
Coesite grain

How Rock Produced by Meteor Impact or Nuclear Explosion Is Formed

Coesite is a polymorph of silica that only forms under extremely high pressure – 10,000 times more on average than normal atmospheric pressure. The...
video

Soap Opera

A pool of red dye is suspended in a coaster-sized maze filled with milk. Then liquid soap is dropped in, causing the dye to...