“Rockefeller University now announce the discovery of a rare tumor type that is unable to synthesize cholesterol, a molecule without which cells can’t survive. “ Read more: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-02-weakness-rare-cancer-exploited-drugs.html
“More than 50 years ago, a doctor implanted the first mechanical heart pump, also known as a ventricular assist device (VAD), in the chest of a patient whose heart couldn’t pump blood on its own. Since then, the devices have saved countless lives, including that of Ismail Tursunov.” Read more: https://futurism.com/heart-pump-charges-wirelessly/?fbclid=IwAR2j_5r9Zj7RhBESlD2ugx_kiHlDVV5jabl5GQKpBwQQXhQWnms1clx67a4
“In a new study, researchers uncovered female programmers who made important but unrecognized contributions to genetics. “ Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/02/womens-history-in-science-hidden-footnotes/582472/?fbclid=IwAR2oomw27C27sd7ne6HIj9uT86PjUU3qIFPBPD0UhEz7Xp9L2yyQlxkzVp8
“More than 700,000 people around the world die from antibiotic-resistant infections annually, translating to 1,900 deaths per day. One of the most significant antibiotic resistance threats is carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative organisms (CRO). This presentation will review methods for which Nanopore sequencing and real-time antimicrobial resistance gene analysis can help to address the threat of CRO as […]
“Researchers from McGill University and the University of Oxford carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of the best existing evidence and analysed 23,317 individuals (from 11 international studies) to see whether use of cannabis in young people is associated with depression, anxiety and suicidality in early adulthood. They found that cannabis use among adolescents […]
A young girl gives her take on Climate Change.
The observable universe is a ginormous realm, whose 42.3 billion light year radius is riddled with galaxy filaments and voids. Suspended in one of the trillions of galaxies is an infinitesimal speck, a speck consisting of what humans may refer to as our neighborhood: the #solar system. Juxtaposed to the cosmic scale, the solar […]
Dark matter is one of the most accurately and least accurately named creatures in physics. The “dark” designation is not a mistake. Its noninteraction with any passing photons renders it inaccessible to optical telescopes and current scientific theories cannot yet illuminate its composition. And yet, precisely this lack of understanding is why Neil deGrasse Tyson […]
In a pre-clinical study a Canadian regenerative medicine biotech company RepliCel Life Sciences successfully regenerated skin and stimulated hair growth in pigs with burns and abrasions therapy: resulting in scarless healing, growth of hair follicles, complete wound coverage, and the progressive regeneration of all skin layers and tendons. The company focuses on the development of a cell […]
Since ancient times, astronomers have looked up at the night sky and seen the Andromeda galaxy. As the closest galaxy to our own, scientists have been able to observe and scrutinize this giant spiral galaxy for millennia. By the 20th century, astronomers realized that Andromeda was the Milky Way’s sister galaxy and was moving towards […]
The longevity field is bustling but still fragmented, and the “silver tsunami” is coming. That is the takeaway of The Science of Longevity, the behemoth first volume of a four-part series offering a bird’s-eye view of the longevity industry in 2017. The report, a joint production of the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Deep Knowledge Life Science, […]
There has long been controversy surrounding the potential benefits or hazards of fasting. On one hand, supporters of fasting point to the many benefits that they claim fasting provides. This includes promoting weight loss, normalizing insulin sensitivity, lowering triglyceride levels in the body and slowing the signs of aging. There are a number of different […]
Ageing is a regulated process in which hormones have pivotal roles. Crystal structures of two hormone co-receptors should be informative for drug discovery focused on age-related disorders. In Greek mythology, three goddesses known as the Fates govern the lifespan of each person. Klotho, Lachesis and Atropos are the spinner, the allotter and the cutter of […]
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Chinese scientists have announced a new world first. They have successfully cloned primates using somatic cell nucleus transfer (SCNT) – the cloning technique that gave us the first ever cloned mammal, Dolly the sheep, back in 1996. The two new arrivals are a pair of genetically identical long-tailed macaques, born at the Chinese Academy of […]
New research suggests life on Earth became more diverse because of a change in biology related to stem cells, not just rising oxygen levels.
The impact of Big Data on the way we work
The author, best known for works such as the Earthsea series and The Left Hand of Darkness, used her fantastic realms to grapple with difficult themes. She leaves a legacy as a literary trailblazer.
Researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered another new and unexpected physical effect in graphene – membranes that could be used in devices to artificially mimic photosynthesis.
Collaborate with peers to update, evolve and improve the cancer-immune set point framework
A new report says at least 86 people have had their genes edited in China to help cure disease.
Named after the Greek goddess who spun the thread of life, Klotho proteins play an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism. In a recent Yale-led study, researchers revealed the three-dimensional structure of one of these proteins, beta-Klotho, illuminating its intricate mechanism and therapeutic potential.
“Virtual Reality will be a superdrug.”
In this post, we’ll take a look at a recent prototype we built with Article. It shows how AR content could work across the web, from today’s standard mobile and desktop browsers, to future AR-enabled browsing environments and devices. Techies, take note: the last section of the post focuses on technical details, so stick around if you want to dig deeper.
Acoustic tractor beams use the power of sound to hold particles in mid-air, and unlike magnetic levitation, they can grab most solids or liquids. For the first time University of Bristol engineers have shown it is possible to stably trap objects larger than the wavelength of sound in an acoustic tractor beam. This discovery opens the door to the manipulation of drug capsules or micro-surgical implements within the body. Container-less transportation of delicate larger samples is now also a possibility and could lead to levitating humans.
MIT engineers have designed an artificial synapse for “brain-on-a-chip” hardware, a major stepping stone toward portable artificial intelligence devices.
‘Dark matter’ DNA influences brain development in mice
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) will open its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, the company said, moving forward on an experiment that could dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail.
The neutron star explosion confirmed the equivalence principle: gravitational waves and light travelled 130 million years and arrived at virtually the same