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viruses

Viruses and Aphids That Help Crops? ISU Scientists Think It May...

Farmers often go to great lengths to keep viruses and aphids out of their fields, but Iowa State University scientists are imagining a future...
memoriesvideo

Researchers Show How Particular Fear Memories Can Be Erased

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have devised a method to selectively erase particular fear memories by weakening the connections between the nerve...
antsvideo

Smells Like Queen Spirit

Queen ants spend most of their time having babies. To reign supreme in a colony, they exude a special scent, or pheromone, on the...
Bacterial Infectionvideo

Drug-Delivering Micromotors Treat Their First Bacterial Infection in the Stomach

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach....
Parkinson’s Disease

Telemedicine as Effective as In-Person Care for Parkinson’s Disease

New findings from a nationwide program that links neurologists with patients with Parkinson’s disease in their homes via video conferencing shows that telemedicine can...
animal coloration

The Biology of Color

Scientists are on a threshold of a new era of color science due largely to an explosion of technologies, but key questions remain for...
neurological diseases

Getting Therapeutic Sound Waves Through Thick Skulls

Ultrasound brain surgery has enormous potential for the treatment of neurological diseases and cancers, but getting therapeutic sound waves through the skull and into...
surgery

Engineers Harness the Power of 3D Printing to Help Train Surgeons,...

A team of engineers and pediatric orthopedic surgeons are using 3D printing to help train surgeons and shorten surgeries for the most common hip...
insectsvideo

Infected Insects Cause a Stink

Tiny eel-like creatures called nematodes are surrounding us. While they can be free-living (a cup of soil or seawater contains thousands), the most well-known...
galaxies

Scientists Get Best Measure of Star-forming Material in Galaxy Clusters in...

The international Spitzer Adaptation of the Red-sequence Cluster Survey (SpARCS) collaboration based at the University of California, Riverside has combined observations from several of...
video

Low-cost Smart Glove Translates American Sign Language Alphabet and Controls Virtual...

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smart glove that wirelessly translates the American Sign Language alphabet into text and...
wireless implantable

UC San Diego Part of International Team to Develop Wireless Implantable...

Engineers at the University of California San Diego are part of an international collaboration led by Brown University to develop a wireless neural prosthetic system...
stem cells

Neural Stem Cells Steered by Electric Fields in Rat Brain

Electric fields can be used to guide neural stem cells transplanted into the brain toward a specific location. The research, published July 11 in the...
antsvideo

Decoding Ants’ Coat of Many Odors

Ants are covered with a “coat of many odors.” It’s a waxy layer that covers their bodies and is the source of the complex aromas...
gene expressionvideo

Scientists at the UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation Invent...

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have invented a new method for controlling gene expression across bacterial colonies. The method involves engineering...
metamemory

Brain Changes Accompany Development of Metamemory from Childhood to Adolescence

Being able to assess our own memories helps us to avoid errors and prompts us to collect more information to fill the gaps. Psychologists...
peanut allergies, ovarian cancer

New Studies Show Molecular Make-up of Ovarian Cancer May Determine Speed...

When it comes to ovarian cancer, 60 percent of patients are diagnosed in stage III, meaning the cancer has already metastasized, or spread, throughout...
dragonfliesvideo

Dragonflies Reveal How Biodiversity Changes in Time and Space

An ecological filter in a pond, such as voracious fish that feed on dragonflies and damselflies, can help ecologists predict how biodiversity loss may...
autism

Mice Provide Insight Into Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders

While the definitive causes remain unclear, several genetic and environmental factors increase the likelihood of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, a group of conditions...
clathrates

Breaking the Rules to Make Electricity from Waste Heat

The Science In cage-structured compounds, the atoms surround a large open space that can be filled with other atoms or molecules, making these materials very...