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Researchers Discover a New Gatekeeper Role for Thymic Dendritic Cells in Controlling T Cell Release into the Bloodstream

A team of scientists led by Julie Saba, MD, PhD at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, has unveiled a novel role of thymic dendritic cells, which could result in new strategies to treat conditions such as autoimmune diseases, immune deficiencies, prematurity, infections, cancer, and the loss of immunity after bone marrow transplantation.

Good News, Ghost Spiders Can Fly

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

2016 was a difficult year and 2017 doesn’t stand to get any better, so here’s the bad news—the ghost spiders have flown over to a remote island, evolving into new species scientists were previously unaware of. In order to fly, spiders use a technique called ballooning, turning their silk into a sort of kite that takes… Read more...

TSRI Scientists Find Mechanism Behind Side Effects in Vision-Loss Treatment

A common class of drugs for vision loss may actually add to the problem in some patients, according to new research co-led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

Scientist designs lamp light operative photodynamic molecules for tumor therapy

UMass Medical School scientist Gang Han, PhD, and his team have designed a new class of molecules used in photodynamic therapy that are able to direct lamp light deep into tissue to kill cancer tumors.

Powerful new technique reveals the mechanical environment of cells in their natural habitat, the living embryo

Whether building organs or maintaining healthy adult tissues, cells use biochemical and mechanical cues from their environment to make important decisions, such as becoming a neuron, a skin cell or a heart cell. Scientists at UC Santa...Show More Summary

Researchers develop a simple processing technique that could cut the cost of organic photovoltaics

With a new technique for manufacturing single-layer organic polymer solar cells, scientists at UC Santa Barbara and three other universities might very well move organic photovoltaics into a whole new generation of wearable devices and enable small-scale distributed power generation.

Brains of people with autism spectrum disorder share similar molecular abnormalities

(University of California - Los Angeles) Autism spectrum disorder is caused by a variety of factors, both genetic and environmental. But a new study led by UCLA scientists provides further evidence that the brains of people with the disorder tend to have the same 'signature' of abnormalities at the molecular level.

#ReignTheSwamp: Scientists Defend Swamps Against Trump

The #DrainTheSwamp hashtag has inspired a new online movement to reclaim the real swamp's good image.

UMMS scientist designs lamp light operative photodynamic molecules for tumor therapy

(University of Massachusetts Medical School) UMass Medical School scientist Gang Han, PhD, and his team have designed a new class of molecules used in photodynamic therapy that are able to direct lamp light deep into tissue to kill cancer tumors.

Experts identify mummified knees as belonging to Queen Nefertari

15 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Who did these knees belong to? That's a question scientists have been trying to figure out for decades. And according to a new study, they might have finally found the answer. The mummified leg bones were first discovered in 1904 inside Queen Nefertari's royal tomb in Egypt. Show More Summary

Safer, less vulnerable software is the goal of new NIST computer publication

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) We can create software with 100 times fewer vulnerabilities than we do today, according to computer scientists at NIST. To get there, they recommend that coders adopt the approaches they have compiled in a new publication.

Efficiency of insect biodiversity monitoring via Malaise trap samples and DNA barcoding

The massive decline of over 75% insect biomass reported from Germany between 1989 and 2013 by expert citizen scientists proves the urgent need for new methods and standards for fast and wide-scale biodiversity assessments. If we cannot...Show More Summary

Safer, less vulnerable software is the goal of new NIST computer publication

We can create software with 100 times fewer vulnerabilities than we do today, according to computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). To get there, they recommend that coders adopt the approaches they have compiled in a new publication.

New study of water-saving plants advances efforts to develop drought-resistant crops

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) As part of an effort to develop drought-resistant food and bioenergy crops, scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered the genetic and metabolic mechanisms that allow certain plants to conserve water and thrive in semi-arid climates.

NASA captures disturbing image of Antarctica ice rift

19 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

A new finding by NASA is troubling scientists -- and it may lead to the biggest ice event since 2000. On November 10, NASA's IceBridge mission -- which is the largest ever airborne surveillance of the Earth's polar ice -- captured a look at what they're calling a "massive rift" on Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf. Show More Summary

Plant scientists propose new classification system for european vegetation

Experts have presented a new classification system for vegetation in Europe that aims to standardize classifications across the continent and aid the European Union Nature Information System, which brings together data for nature resource management and conservation, land planning, education, and environmental policy implementation.

Map of drugs reveals uncharted waters in search for new treatments

(Institute of Cancer Research) Scientists have created a map of all 1,578 licensed drugs and their mechanisms of action -- as a means of identifying 'uncharted waters' in the search for future treatments. Their analysis of drugs licensed...Show More Summary

Quantum dots offer new platform for fingertip terahertz devices

Scientists from Russia and the U.K. have developed an antenna that can aid in reducing sources of terahertz radiation down to the size of a fingertip. The antenna is a "sandwich" of semiconductor layers combined with quantum dots. The...Show More Summary

Neural stem cells serve as RNA highways too

Scientists have caught the first glimpse of molecules shuttling along a sort of highway running the length of neural stem cells, which are crucial to the development of new neurons. This new view has given them an intriguing clue that...Show More Summary

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