The DNA structure MIT engineers created were coated with HIV proteins and brought out a strong immune response in cells.June 30, 2020MIT researchers might have brought us one step closer to finding an HIV vaccine, but also a vaccine that could be used for a widespread number of viral diseases.The team folded DNA into virus-like structures that provoked a strong immune system response from human cells grown in the lab.
Harvard University researchers looked at the nervous system and stem cells to notice how stress affects hair pigment.January 23, 2020The old adage that stress causes hair to turn gray has now been confirmed by Harvard University scientists.The reason the French Queen, Marie Antoinette& 39;s, hair turned gray after she was captured during the French Revolution may have been because her pigment-regenerating stem cells that color hair follicles & 34;switched off.
At the time of writing Wuhan in China has been put on lockdown due to a recently detected coronavirus that is taking lives and has infected many.As always, when something of this magnitude happens, there will be a lot of information doing the rounds. While it is always important to keep informed, it is also important not to panic.
Our brains allow us to process the world, understand everything around us, learn new things, and paradoxically, we& 39;re still very unaware of how much of our own brains function. However, modern neuroscience and cognitive sciences have made great strides in understanding the effect our brains have on our everyday functions.
Something of a coprophile we see? Well, you& 39;ve come to the right place traveler.Here we explore some of the most interesting and characteristic animal poops from around the world. But before you read on, please note that we have included videos and images of real-life animal poos.If that sounds too disgusting to look at or watch, then please click off now.
Dubbed & 34;Thunder Lizard Handstands,& 34; the surprising tracks were discovered in Texas.January 29, 2020Sauropods were the largest animals to ever walk on Earth. With massively long tails and necks, these behemoths needed four sturdy, well-proportioned legs to support them. Or did they?A 2007 discovery of these dinosaurs& 39; tracks near Austin, Texas, showed only tracks of their two front legs, and none of their hind legs.
The new treatment activates an external geomagnetic field.February 01, 2020Co-developed by KAUST researchers, these experts have conceived drug-coated iron nanowires that can be guided to the site of a tumor. They do so by using an external magnetic field before activating a three-step cancer-killing mechanism.
If you& 39;re like me, you probably catch at least one cold every winter. And, when that happens, you may feel as if your throat, nose, or head are about to explode. Actually, though, it is not those parts of the body that hurt. Rather, it is your brain that hurts.Let me explain. Your brain, rather than external factors like viruses and stimuli, determines how painful or pleasurable something is.
The findings reveal information about gene mutations that increase tumor growth.February 06, 2020Scientists have been researching and studying cancer treatment for years. Cancer, where autonomous and uncontrolled tumors spread into tissues, has killed countless people worldwide.The largest study of its kind, the Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG) project, published its findings in the journal Nature on Wednesday.
Not yet tried and tested on animals or humans, the promising study is still in its early stages.February 07, 2020Ultrasound methods to eradicate tumors have been used for some time now. However, these target and destroy both cancer cells and healthy cells.Now, a team of researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the City of Hope Beckman Research Institute has come up with a new ultrasound method, which targets only the cancer cells.
Epidemics and outbreaks have long been a problem that can bring societies to a standstill and cause panic throughout the world. The Wuhan coronavirus, which has been officially named Covid-19 and declared a global emergency by the WHO, is currently doing just that.Though the figures and the nature of the Wuhan coronavirus are worrying, it& 39;s important to put them in perspective.
The drug is combined with a therapy that helps people overcome traumatic events.February 15, 2020A Montreal researcher may have a cure for your broken heart that comes in a pill, according to a report by the BBC. Using therapy and a beta-blocker, Dr. Alain Brunet believes he can solve much of people& 39;s emotional pain.
Scientists Discover Gigantic Bacteria-Eating Viruses That Blur the Line between the Living and Non-Living
It turns out there are hundreds of these bacteriophages.February 16, 2020Did you know that some viruses can blur the line between the living and non-living? That is what researchers at the University of California, Berkeley discovered.BacteriophagesIn fact, it turns out there are hundreds of these bacteriophages (entities that eat bacteria).
For the first time ever, a genome can reproduce itself like a natural one.February 19, 2020One main part of life is the ability for processes to reproduce themselves. This means that a chemical system has to be maintained. Up until now, this was only ever possible naturally.Now, a team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry has found a way for a system to regenerate parts of its own DNA and protein building blocks, all on its own.
It turns out your sperm is what you eat.February 23, 2020Over the past 40 years, men have been facing an infertility crisis seeing their sperm counts plunge. No one knows what is causing this circumstance but a new study is revealing diet may play a role.A Western dietThe study, reported by Inverse, is finding that eating a so-called Western diet results in a lower sperm count (109 to 138 million).
It may be the first-ever animal on Earth to not require any oxygen in order to live its entire life.February 25, 2020Breathing oxygen is rather fundamental for life on Earth, it& 39;s something that you may even take for granted. All multicellular animals on this planet require oxygen in order to survive.
The new finding is offering a totally new motivation for whales& 39; migration patterns.February 23, 2020Researchers have been studying whales for a long time, but it turns out they may have missed an important element in their migration patterns. Now, new research is revealing that the large mammals may just migrate such long distances to shed their skin.
The team also uncovered its efficacy in mice against a resilient family of bacteria.February 27, 2020Cannabis is slowly becoming legalized under specific regulations in certain parts of the world. Since then, many researchers have jumped at the opportunity to uncover the plant& 39;s medical potential.
This new strategy converts human stem cells into insulin-producing ones.February 25, 2020Clusters of insulin-producing betacells, which cured the mice of their diabetesMillman LaboratoryDiabetes is a worldwide chronic disease that in the U.S. alone affects just under 30 million people, and that& 39;s not even counting those that are unaware of their condition.
The cause for these gory views was not due to dramatic reasons, but climate change.February 27, 2020Scientists based at Ukraine& 39;s Vernadsky Research Base in Antarctica awoke to a frightful view just a few weeks ago. The ice surrounding them was drenched in red, offering blood curdling images and assumptions.
Perhaps you have seen the word pop up across social media? Or, maybe you have a friend who throws the word around randomly in conversation. Today we are going to explore the exciting world of biomimicry, examine how it is already changing the world around us, and explore how it could help tackle some of the world’s current issues.