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3D printing

3D Printing Creates Super-Soft Structures That Replicate Brain and Lungs

Imperial College London researchers have developed a new method for creating 3D structures using cryogenics (freezing) and 3D printing techniques. This builds on previous research...
wolves

Lethal Management of Wolves in One Place May Make Things Worse...

Lethal management of wolves following wolf attacks on livestock may have unintended consequences, a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison suggests. When...
babies crawlvideo

Babies Stir up Clouds of Bio-Gunk When They Crawl

When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a...
sleeping

Sleeping for Longer Leads to a Healthier Diet

Sleeping for longer each night is a simple lifestyle intervention that could help reduce intake of sugary foods and lead to a generally healthier...
intoxication

Intoxicatingly Light-Sensitive

When many people hear the abbreviation THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), they immediately think of smoking marijuana and intoxication. But the substance is also of interest to...
cloud cycle

Climate Models Underestimate Cooling Effect of Daily Cloud Cycle

The researchers report in the journal Nature Communications that models tend to factor in too much of the sun’s daily heat, which results in...
carbon cycle

Earthquakes as a Driver for the Deep-Ocean Carbon Cycle

In a paper recently published in Nature Communications, geologist Michael Strasser presented the initial findings of a month-long research expedition off the coast of...
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...
battery

Evaluating Electrodes: Researchers Identify Concepts to Measure Battery Performance

How do we know if a new battery is good? Batteries that perform well are invaluable to a number of resources that we use...
corneal transplants

New Study Offers Added Hope for Patients Awaiting Corneal Transplants

New national research led by Jonathan Lass of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has found that corneal donor tissue can be safely...
visceral leishmaniasis

Viruses Exacerbate Disease Caused by Leishmania Parasite

More than a million people in tropical countries contract the parasite Leishmaniaevery year through the bites of infected sand flies. Most people develop disfiguring...
depression

Women Survive Crises Better Than Men

Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide -- in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical...
climate change

How Is the Sea Affected by Climate Change?

Oceans cover three quarters of the Earth’s surface. The temperature, chemistry, currents, and life of the world’s oceans play a crucial role in making...
multiple sclerosis

Effects of Estrogen Treatment Combat Multiple Sclerosis in Mice

Findings A study by UCLA researchers reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in women...
neurodegenerative disease

Cellular Traffic Jam Seen in ALS/FTD

A cellular traffic jam appears to affect neurons in most forms of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and...
noise pollutionvideo

Noise Pollution Causes Chronic Stress in Birds, Hindering Reproduction

Birds exposed to constant noise from oil and gas operations show physiological signs of chronic stress and—in some cases—have chicks whose growth is stunted,...
human musclevideo

Engineers Grow Functioning Human Muscle from Skin Cells

Biomedical engineers have grown the first functioning human skeletal muscle from induced pluripotent stem cells. The advance builds on work published in 2015 when researchers...