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Novel approach keeps liquids from freezing at very low temperatures for extended periods

1 week ago from Physorg

Investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine (MGH-CEM) have developed a simple method to maintain water and water-based solutions in a liquid state at temperatures far...

Amazingly 'green' synthesis method for high-tech dyes

1 week ago from Physorg

Dyes that are also of great interest for organic electronics have recently been prepared and crystallised at Vienna University of Technology. All that is required is water, albeit under highly...

Watch: Goats, sheep escape New Jersey auction

1 week ago from UPI

Police in New Jersey were called to handle an unusual situation when more than 75 goats and sheep escaped from a livestock auction.

Evolutionary changes to brain may be cause of psychiatric disorders

1 week ago from UPI

Evolutionary changes in the human brain may be responsible for psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, new research suggests.

Evolutionary changes may be cause of psychiatric disorders

1 week ago from UPI

Evolutionary changes in the human brain may be responsible for psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, new research suggests.

Is CRISPR gene editing doomed, even as gene therapy enters the clinic?

1 week ago from Physorg

Anyone watching the recent 60 Minutes segment on CRISPR would conclude that the gene editing technology is on the brink of pouring forth a cascade of cures. But a recent...

Repairs in the basement membrane

1 week ago from Physorg

Basement membrane (BM) is an evolutionarily ancient sheet-like scaffold that wraps around most animal tissues. BM protects and provides mechanical stiffness to tissues and regulates development, function, and repair. But...

Research on homemade mosquito repellants finds interesting alternatives

1 week ago from Physorg

What do burning coffee, eating bananas and drinking gin and tonic have in common? They are among the unconventional mosquito repellents people say they use.

Tbx6 revealed as crucial to heart and skeleton formation from stem cells

1 week ago from Physorg

Many studies have attempted to identify a single transcription factor that can induce formation of the mesoderm, an early layer in embryonic development, without help from other cellular proteins. None...

A new, highly effective and selective molecule to fight malaria

1 week ago from Physorg

A novel laboratory-synthesized molecule, based on natural compounds known as marinoquinolines found in marine gliding bacteria, is a strong candidate for the development of a new antimalarial drug.

Methyl marks on RNA discovered to be key to brain cell connections

1 week ago from Physorg

Methyl chemical groups dot lengths of DNA, helping to control when certain genes are accessible by a cell. In new research, UCLA scientists have shown that at the connections between...

We live in a populist age -- but who are 'the people'?

1 week ago from UPI

Populism is seemingly sweeping the globe, threatening the established status quo.

Meet Iceland’s Whaling Magnate. He Makes No Apologies.

1 week ago from NY Times Science

Kristjan Loftsson’s company is the last one in the world still hunting fin whales. His credo: “If it’s sustainable, you hunt.”

Ask Well: Can You Screen for Early Pancreatic Cancer?

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Pancreatic cancer is best treated at the earliest stages, but it is hard to detect.

Research on homemade mosquito repellants finds interesting alternatives

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

What do burning coffee, eating bananas and drinking gin and tonic have in common? They are among the unconventional mosquito repellents people say they use.

Coral reefs 'weathered dinosaur extinction'

Researchers have found that the algae living in coral reefs may have evolved 160 million years ago.

Machine learning technique reconstructs images passing through a multimode fiber

1 week ago from Science Daily

Through innovative use of a neural network that mimics image processing by the human brain, a research team reports accurate reconstruction of images transmitted over optical fibers for distances of...

Recording every cell's history in real-time with evolving genetic barcodes

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new method uses evolving genetic barcodes to actively record the process of cell division in developing mice, enabling the lineage of every cell in a mouse's body to be...

In apoptosis, cell death spreads through perpetuating waves

1 week ago from Science Daily

In a cell, death is akin to falling dominoes: One death-inducing molecule activates another, and so on, until the entire cell is shut down, a new Stanford study finds.

New technology improves CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mosquitoes, other species

1 week ago from Science Daily

A technology designed to improve CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mosquitoes and other arthropods succeeds with a high degree of efficiency, while eliminating the need for difficult microinjection of genetic material,...

Ebola virus experts discover powerful, new approach for future therapeutics

1 week ago from Science Daily

A one-two punch of powerful antibodies may be the best way to stop Ebola virus, reports an international team of scientists.

Why do some microbes live in your gut while others don't?

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a new computational approach to identify the genes that may be important to help microbes live successfully in the human gut.

Primate study offers clues to evolution of speech

1 week ago from Science Daily

New research examining the brains and vocal repertoires of primates offers important insight into the evolution of human speech.

Scientists Discover How to Protect Yeast From Damage in Biofuel Production

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison to the yeasts that turn the plant sugars into fuel. Researchers from...

Watch: Gio Gonzalez leads Washington Nationals over Atlanta Braves

1 week ago from UPI

Gio Gonzalez allowed one run in seven innings, leading the Washington Nationals to a 6-3 win against the Atlanta Braves Thursday at Nationals Park.

A Weird Water Behavior That Intrigued Da Vinci Finally Has an Explanation

1 week ago from Live Science

You don't need to go far to see water behave this way.

Icelandic wildlife group calls for hybrid whale killing probe

1 week ago from Physorg

Icelandic conservationists have asked prosecutors to probe whether the killing of a rare hybrid whale was illegal, a lawyer said on Thursday.

New nuance in thalidomide’s mechanism revealed

1 week ago from C&EN

Drug degrades transcription factor involved in limb development, but animal studies are still needed to determine how it causes birth defects