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stem cell

Clear View on Stem Cell Development

Today, tracking the development of individual cells and spotting the associated factors under the microscope is nothing unusual. However, impairments like shadows or changes...
microbiome

The Bug Hunters and the Microbiome

When we think about spreading bugs, we often focus on pathogens and disease. The truth is, there’s probably an element of spreading health through...
Huntington

Gene Editing Reverses Huntington’s in Mouse Model

Disrupting a problematic gene in brain cells can reverse Huntington's disease pathology and motor symptoms in a mouse model of the inherited neurological disorder,...
Entangled Photons

Bug-proof Communication with Entangled Photons

Due to the rapidly growing processing power of computers, conventional encryption of data is becoming increasingly insecure. One solution is coding with entangled photons....
Ophthorobotics

The Eyes Have It

In Switzerland, the most frequent cause of serious visual impairment among older people is macular degeneration, affecting one fifth of those over 80. The...
Head Impact, blood pressure, Pancreatic Cancer, Regenerative Medicine Therapies, Cardiometabolic Health, Kidney Function, Cocaine addiction, Opioid Analgesic, Asthma, Antidepressants, breast cancer

Head Impact Exposure Increases as Youth Football Players Get Older, Bigger

Youth football teams are more frequently exposed to more forceful head impacts as they move up in age- and weight-based levels of play, according...
brain scan

New Technique Makes Brain Scans Better

People who suffer a stroke often undergo a brain scan at the hospital, allowing doctors to determine the location and extent of the damage....
quantum

New Coupler Design for Quantum Annealers

Quantum annealing machines of the type manufactured by D-Wave Systems have made major advances in the last few years. A recent demonstration by Google...
jellyfish

Sting of the Jellyfish

The quantity of jellyfish worldwide and in the Mediterranean Sea is growing steadily, and as a result, we encounter large swarms on Israel’s coastline...
viral infections

Sedative Combats Virus That Can Cause Birth Defects

A common sedative may help combat common viral infections that can cause birth defects in developing babies, Yale researchers report June 19 in the...
clouds

Researchers Find Clouds Filled with ‘Ice-lollies’

On sunny days like this, a cloud full of ice-lollies sounds like the ultimate treat and researchers from the University of Manchester have discovered...
three-dimensional imagingvideo

X-Ray Eyes in the Sky

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi’s lab have given the first demonstration of three-dimensional imaging of objects through walls using ordinary wireless...
human liver tissue, Ageing, Gaucher disease, psychiatric disorder, Neuron, deuteron, DNA structure, glioblastoma

Bioengineered Livers Mimic Natural Development

An international team of researchers led by Barbara Treutlein of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and Takanori Takebe of...
Colon Cancer

Grape-based Compounds Kill Colon Cancer Stem Cells in Mice

Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers. The compounds...
superconductivity

Nickel for Thought: Compound Shows Potential for High-temperature Superconductivity

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has identified a nickel oxide compound as an unconventional but...
Mosquitoes

Researchers Use Light to Manipulate Mosquitoes

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame have found that exposure to just 10 minutes of light at night suppresses biting and manipulates flight...
Siloxane Bonds

Development of Technique for One-Pot Synthesis of Siloxane Bonds

Point AIST has developed a one-pot synthesis technique that selectively forms siloxane bonds which form the main skeleton of organosilicon materials, in order to synthesize...
gene therapy

Newly Designed Viral Vectors Could Lead to Improved Gene Therapies

For many patients, participating in gene therapy clinical trials isn’t an option because their immune system recognizes and fights the helpful virus used for...
software

How to Build Software for a Computer 50 times Faster than...

Imagine you were able to solve a problem 50 times faster than you can now. With this ability, you have the potential to come...
quantum computing

Toward Optical Quantum Computing

Ordinarily, light particles — photons — don’t interact. If two photons collide in a vacuum, they simply pass through each other. An efficient way to...