“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 […]
Source: Genetic Struggles Within Cells May Create New Species | Quanta Magazinehttps://www.quantamagazine.org/genetic-struggles-within-cells-may-create-new-species-20170927/
Source: Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis : Shots – Health News : NPR
A new understanding of the physics of conductive materials has been uncovered by scientists observing the unusual movement of electrons in graphene.
In physical sciences, certain quantities appear as integer multiples of fundamental and indivisible elements. This quantization of physical quantities, which is at the heart of our description of nature, …
Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures.
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 interest for treatment within the patient’s own body. This technology may be used to repair injured tissue or restore function of aging tissue, including organs, blood vessels and nerve cells.
Aging. We all face it. Nobody’s immune and we’ve long tried to reverse it, stop it or just even slow it down. While advances have been made, true age-reversal at a cellular level remains difficult to achieve. By taking a different approach, however, researchers at Houston Methodist made a surprising discovery leading to the development of technology with the ability to rejuvenate human cells. And that couldn’t be more important for the small population of children who are aging too quickly – children with progeria.
This floating ferry terminal creates all the energy it needs.
You’ll look like a neon goddess.
“The airport, access roads, the port… all under water.”
Miami faces a scary future if we don’t take significant action on climate change. And the…
New Cancer Treatment Uses Laser To Destroy Cancer Cells : Must Watch
( via : Hashem Al-Ghaili )
A team of Russian and American scientists at Harvard University has created and tested the world’s first 51 qubit quantum computer. Mikhail Lukin, the co-founder of the Russian Quantum Center, says the new system’s capabilities make it easily the most complex computing machine of its kind.
A NIMS research team led by Yoshimi Kubo and Akihiro Nomura has developed lithium-air batteries with electric storage capacity 15 times greater than the capacity of conventional lithium-ion batteries using carbon nanotubes (CNT) as an air electrode material.
How to Digitise a Rat Brain – AI experts hunt for the secrets of intelligence in 1 cubic millimeter of brain tissue. Credit: IEEE Spectrum
A team of scientists has found evidence for a new type of electron pairing that may broaden the search for new high-temperature superconductors. The findings, described in the journal Science, provide the basis for a unifying description of how radically different “parent” materials-insulating copper-based compounds and metallic iron-based compounds-can develop the ability to carry electrical current with no resistance at strikingly high temperatures.
Anybody wanna see a Ms. Pac-Man kill screen? Okay, so the game doesn’t have a kill screen, but thanks to Microsoft we’re able to see what happens when someone, in this case something, scores one million points. Zero is what happens, as in the game flips over to a nil score. While the end result […]
Did our sun have a twin when it was born 4.5 billion years ago?
Need a little cosmic perspective? Neil deGrasse Tyson, this year’s winner of the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication and author of…