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drug delivery

Life-Saving Medicines Grow from Fundamental Chemistry, Win Gates Foundation Backing

But Gates Foundation officials posed a new challenge: They wanted to use the technology to produce pediatric drugs to combat widespread killers in the...
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...
3D Film

Real and Artificially Generated 3-D Films Are Nearly Impossible to Distinguish

For viewers it seems to be very difficult to tell the difference between real and artificially rendered 3-D films. Psychologists at Johannes Gutenberg University...
spinal cord injury

Cellular Hitchhikers Aid Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury

The healing effects of stem cells in spinal cord injury can be aided by their ability to hitch intercellular rides to specific anti-inflammatory cells...
baby teeth

Do Baby Teeth Matter? Researchers from Dental School Seek to Change...

Do children really need their baby teeth? Many believe that primary teeth aren’t all that important. After all, they typically fall out by age...
zika virus

Immune Response to Zika Virus Contributes to Fetal Harm

The same proteins that mount a potent immune response to Zika viral infection can also harm the placenta and fetal development, according to a...
cosmic events

Computational Astrophysics Team Uncloaks Magnetic Fields of Cosmic Events

The development of ultra-intense lasers delivering the same power as the entire U.S. power grid has enabled the study of cosmic phenomena such as...
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...
overweight

Overweight Children More Likely to Underestimate Their Size

Estimating your own body size and weight can be difficult. It turns out that this is true not only for adults, but also for...
sepsis

Macrophage Nanosponges Could Keep Sepsis in Check

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has developed macrophage “nanosponges” that can safely absorb and remove molecules from the...
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Curbing Climate Change

Scientists widely agree that humans are the dominant cause of rising global temperatures. Now, a new study shows that people’s perceived risk from extreme...
Scleroderma

Study Shows Stem Cell Transplant Is Better Than Drug Therapy for...

Scleroderma with internal organ involvement is a debilitating and lethal autoimmune disorder with few effective treatments. But a study led byDuke Health researchers has...
two dimension

Four-Dimensional Physics in Two Dimensions

For the first time, physicists have built a two-dimensional experimental system that allows them to study the physical properties of materials that were theorized...
parasitic plant

Agricultural Parasite Takes Control of Host Plant’s Genes

Dodder, a parasitic plant that causes major damage to crops in the U.S. and worldwide every year, can silence the expression of genes in...
stem cells

Cellular Barcoding Helps Scientists Understand the Behavior of Stem Cells

By tagging bone marrow cells of mice with a genetic label, or barcode, researchers were able to track and describe the family tree of...
atmospheric oxygenvideo

Which Came First: Complex Life or High Atmospheric Oxygen?

We and all other animals wouldn’t be here today if our planet didn’t have a lot of oxygen in its atmosphere and oceans. But...
asthma

Uncovering Asthma’s Genetic Origins

The statistics about asthma are staggering. According to a recent Global Burden of Disease Study, more than 334 million people worldwide may suffer from this...
desalination

New Desalination Method Offers Low-Energy Alternative to Purify Salty Water

Providing safer drinking water to those in need may be a little easier. According to Penn State researchers, a new desalination technique is able...
stem cell therapy

NIH Discovery Brings Stem Cell Therapy for Eye Disease Closer to...

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, report that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells...
brain function

Can ‘Sleeping’ While You’re Awake Boost Brain Function?

Mimicking sleep processes in the awake brain of elderly people could prevent age-related decline in brain function. The University of Queensland’s School of Health and...