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Researchers develop regenerative medicine breakthrough

1 week ago from Science Blog

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State’s College of Engineering have developed a new technology, Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), that can generate any cell type of...

Origami Organs: This 'Tissue Paper' Could Help Regenerate a Heart or Uterus

1 week ago from Live Science

Scientists have created paper-like biomaterials from organs such as the ovaries, uterus, heart, liver and muscle that are thin and flexible enough to fold into origami birds and other structures.

How an unlikely cellular 'antenna' can impair brain development

1 week ago from Science Daily

An antenna-like structure on cells, once considered a useless vestige, can cause defects in the brain's wiring similar to what's seen in autism, schizophrenia, and other disorders. In the lab,...

Poached eels: US strikes at illegal harvests as value grows

1 week ago from AP Science

BREWER, Maine (AP) -- Changes in the worldwide fisheries industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more...

France to analyze eggs after EU urges checks in 4 countries

1 week ago from AP Health

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Experts are analyzing contaminated egg products imported from the Netherlands to two establishments in France, one of four countries the...

A New View for Protein Turnover in the Brain

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Scientists have provided the first evidence that lysosomes, specialized structures found in nearly every cell in your body, can travel to distant parts of neurons to branch-like areas known as...

CRISPR study finds new genes that create T-cell resistant cancer

1 week ago from UPI

Researchers have used 2CT CRISPR gene-editing technology to identify dozens of new genes that are responsible for T-cell resistant cancer.

To combat cholera in Yemen, one scientist goes back to basics

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

As the cholera epidemic rages on in war-torn Yemen, basic hygiene is the first line of defense.

Study: Female brain is more active than the male brain

1 week ago from UPI

The results of the largest functional brain imaging survey ever conducted suggest female brains are more active than male brains.

Loud noises and water jets: Report aims to block invasive species

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

Scientists say if the carp reach the Great Lakes, they could devastate a $7 billion fishing industry by crowding out native species

5 critically endangered white lions born in Czech zoo

1 week ago from Physorg

For the critically endangered white lion, the quintuplets recently born in a Czech zoo are a vital contribution for survival, and a joy and responsibility for keepers.

MRSA survival chances predicted by DNA sequencing the superbug

1 week ago from Science Daily

Sequencing the DNA of the MRSA superbug can accurately identify patients most at risk of death and could help medics develop new treatments as we move towards personalised medicine, say...

The ocean's fastest shark is being threatened by over fishing

1 week ago from Science Daily

Study using satellite-tagged shortfin mako sharks shows mortality rates have been dramatically underestimated.

Engineering and Medicine Combine to Fight Brain Cancer

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

A collaboration between two laboratories - one in Engineering and the other in Medicine - has led to a promising drug delivery system that uses nanoparticles to fight a particularly...

Chicago Bears waive kicker Phillips, sign wide receiver Howard

1 week ago from UPI

The Chicago Bears waived kicker Andy Phillips and signed wide receiver Alton Howard.

New approach makes it easier to find novel drugs

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have created a new way of screening compounds that is more sensitive than existing methods, opening up the possibility of finding new drugs for many diseases.

Manipulating brain network to change cognitive functions: New breakthrough in neuroscience

1 week ago from Science Daily

When an electric circuit breaks down, we can repair it by restoring connections in the circuit. Is it possible to restore the connections in our brain? And by doing so,...

Afforestation with non-native trees alters island soils

1 week ago from Science Daily

A healthy global debate has occurred concerning the benefits of using non-native trees for restoring some aspects of ecosystem function in degraded habitats. In many cases, the stresses associated with...

Neurobiology: Lessons by post

1 week ago from Science Daily

Learning involves constant restructuring of nerve-cell connections. This requires specialized transport systems to ensure that these specific synapses can structurally and functionally be modified. One such delivery mechanism has now...

Bacterial plasmids readily pick up new genes and spread them to new species

1 week ago from Physorg

New research from the University of Sheffield has found that bacterial plasmids readily pick up new genes and spread them to new species – something which is an increasing concern...

A new snake in Europe: The Barred Grass Snake is described as a separate species

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists identified a new species of snake in Europe. Based on more than 1,600 snakes, the researchers were able to show that the “Barred Grass Snake,” whose range includes Western...

Monarchs make the most of a mild summer, biologist says

There are more monarch butterflies in Ontario this summer, but University of Guelph population biologist Tyler Flockhart says that shouldn't stop people from reporting sightings, especially as the butterflies travel...

New AI algorithm monitors sleep with radio waves

1 week ago from Science Blog

More than 50 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s can also disrupt sleep. Diagnosing and monitoring these conditions usually requires attaching electrodes and a...

Synthetic Genomics unveils digital-to-biological converter using digital DNA to print biologics

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of researchers at Synthetic Genomics (SG) has unveiled a machine they call a digital-to-biological converter—it sends digitized information describing DNA, RNA or a protein to a device that...

Research Finds Milk Proteins Are Higher-Quality Than Plant Proteins

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

When it comes to protein, research continues to suggest milk has some of the highest quality protein available, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Researchers describe protein previously unknown in biology

1 week ago from Physorg

University of Georgia researchers have discovered a new way that iron is stored in microorganisms, a finding that provides new insights into the fundamental nature of how biological systems work....

Never too old to code: Meet Japan's 82-year-old app-maker

1 week ago from Physorg

When 82-year-old Masako Wakamiya first began working she still used an abacus for maths—today she is one of the world's oldest iPhone app developers, a trailblazer in making smartphones accessible...

Janitorial system in red blood cells discovered

1 week ago from C&EN

Enzyme helps trash most of the proteins inside cells that are transforming into red blood cells