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Mapping RNA Editing

In a large-scale study of more than 8,500 human samples and hundreds of primate and mouse samples, A*STAR researchers have investigated how RNA editing...
Superconductivity

Stripes May Help Solve Riddle of Superconductivity

Imagine phones and laptops that never heat up or power grids that never lose energy. This is the dream of scientists working with so-called...
satellite

European Satellite Confirms General Relativity with Unprecedented Precision

The first results of the ‘Microscope’ satellite mission were announced this week by a group of researchers led by the French space agency CNES...
genetic switches

Study Identifies Hundreds of Genetic ‘Switches’ That Affect Height

The network of factors behind height is becoming clearer, thanks to the work of Harvard scientists. Led by Associate Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology Terence...
Narwhals

Heart Monitors on Wild Narwhals Reveal Alarming Responses to Stress

Narwhals released after entanglement in nets and outfitted with heart monitors performed a series of deep dives, swimming hard to escape, while their heart...
protein

Disease Caused by Reduction of Most Abundant Cellular Protein Identified

An international team of scientists and doctors has identified a new disease that results in low levels of a common protein found inside our...
personalized medicine

Using Artificial Intelligence to Advance Personalized Medicine

One of the eight research projects, involving personalized medicine, stands to revolutionize treatment options for cancer patients. It is being carried out by EPFL’s...
Alzheimer's

Healthy Mitochondria Could Stop Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and neurodegeneration worldwide. A major hallmark of the disease is the accumulation of toxic plaques...
placenta

How Stem Cells Form the Placenta

Trophoblasts are cells that form the outer layer of a blastocyst*, which attaches itself to the wall of the uterus. In humans, trophoblasts are...
graphene

UCLA Chemists Synthesize Narrow Ribbons of Graphene Using Only Light and...

Silicon — the shiny, brittle metal commonly used to make semiconductors — is an essential ingredient of modern-day electronics. But as electronic devices have...
cell membranes

Living Cell Membranes Can Self-Sort Their Components by ‘Demixing’

Cells — the building blocks of our bodies — are encapsulated by membranes. The same goes for the specialized compartments within our cells. These membranes...
optoelectronics

Scientists Sug­gested Using Ti­ta­ni­um Nit­ri­de In­ste­ad of Gold in Op­to­e­lec­tro­nics

An international team of scientists from Russia, Sweden and the USA suggested replacing gold and silver, which are used in optoelectronic devices, with an...
brain

Advances in Technology Provide Clearer Insight Into Brain’s Visual System

Carnegie Mellon University engineers and cognitive neuroscientists have demonstrated that a new high-density EEG can capture the brain's neural activity at a higher spatial...
graphene

Scientists Channel Graphene to Understand Filtration and Ion Transport into Cells

Tiny pores at a cell’s entryway act as miniature bouncers, letting in some electrically charged atoms—ions—but blocking others. Operating as exquisitely sensitive filters, these...
multiple sclerosis

Taurine Lends Hand to Repair Cells Damaged in Multiple Sclerosis

New research suggests that administering taurine, a molecule naturally produced by human cells, could boost the effectiveness of current multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies. Scientists...
molecular sensor

The Structure of Cool

A team of researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Duke University has made the first determination of the atomic structure of Transient...
zika vaccine

Gene-Based Zika Vaccine Is Safe and Immunogenic in Healthy Adults

Results from two Phase 1 clinical trials show an experimental Zika vaccine developed by government scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...
Lymphoma

Shut-Off Switch for Lymphoma

A safety switch that automatically stops the device for example before it overheats are built into many electrical appliances. The body's cells are also...
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Scientists Discover How Malaria Tricks the Immune System

Global efforts to eradicate malaria depend on our ability to outsmart the malaria parasite, but Plasmodium falciparum is notoriously clever. It is quick to...
Superconductors

Breaking Electron Waves Provide New Clues to High-Temperature Superconductivity

Superconductors carry electricity with perfect efficiency, unlike the inevitable waste inherent in traditional conductors like copper. But that perfection comes at the price of...