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Fused genes found in esophageal cancer cells offer new clues on disease mechanisms

Scientists have characterized structurally abnormal genes in esophageal adenocarcinoma, the findings of which could pave way for developing new biomarkers in this fatal disease, they say.

Hard to Handle: Trolling Denial vs. Legitimate Skepticism

In an interesting new paper, two pairs of authors bring their unique viewpoints to bear on a hard to handle subject – how should scientists and the public interact to ensure the accuracy of scientific studies? How can scientists tell the difference between politically motivated trolls (deniers) and genuinely interested non-academics (skeptics)?

Scripps Florida scientists shed new light on the role of calcium in learning and memory

JUPITER, FL - August 25, 2016 - While calcium's importance for our bones and teeth is well known, its role in neurons--in particular, its effects on processes such as learning and memory--has been less well defined. In a new study published...Show More Summary

New movie "Hidden Figures" highlights work of NASA scientist Katherine Johnson

Acting as a sort of human computer, African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson made many of NASA's first missions possible.

Probing how CRISPR-Cas9 works

WORCESTER, MA - A study in The Journal of Cell Biology by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School reveals important new details about the inner workings of the CRISPR-Cas9 machinery in live cells that may have implications for the development of therapeutics that use the powerful gene editing tool. read more

Microplastics discovered in the deep, open ocean

A unique study will provide valuable new insights into the concentrations of microplastics in the open ocean from surface to the sea bed, say scientists.

Scientists shed new light on the role of calcium in learning, memory

While calcium’s importance for our bones and teeth is well known, its role in neurons—in particular, its effects on processes such as learning and memory—has been less well defined. A new study offers insights into how calcium in mitochondria -- the powerhouse of all cells -- can impact the development of the brain and adult cognition.

A First: Israeli Scientists "Have Used the Human Mind to Control Nano Robots Inside a Living Creature"

Researchers at Bar Ilan University and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, both in Israel, have developed new technology that allows tiny bots to release drugs into the body controlled by human thought alone. The test involved a man using his...

Study finds biofuels worse for climate than gasoline

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Years of number crunching that had seemed to corroborate the climate benefits of American biofuels were starkly challenged in a science journal on Thursday, with a team of scientists using a new approach to conclude that the climate would be better off without them. Based largely on comparisons of...

Scripps Florida Scientists Shed New Light on the Role of Calcium in Learning and Memory

In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute offer new insights how calcium in mitochondria--the powerhouse of all cells--can impact the development of the brain and adult cognition.

USF Contemporary Art Museum presents: Extracted

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Growing consensus among scientists suggests that we live in a new geological epoch characterized by humankind?s impact on Earth: the Anthropocene. This impact is evidenced in part by remainders of fossil fuel production and consumption, petrochemical use, industrial agriculture and mining. Show More Summary

Harvard scientists develop first autonomous soft robot

Meet the octobot, a unique new creation out of Harvard that the university says could be the first step in a new kind of bot. This totally soft robot has eight movable legs, just like its flesh-and-blood marine cousin, which was theShow More Summary

New research reveals cancers need a 'perfect storm' of conditions to develop

SCIENTISTS have demonstrated for the first time the 'perfect storm' of conditions that cells need to start forming cancer, helping to explain why some organs are more susceptible to developing the disease, according to a new study published in Cell today (Thursday). read more

New method creates endless supply of kidney precursor cells

LA JOLLA--Salk Institute scientists have discovered the holy grail of endless youthfulness--at least when it comes to one type of human kidney precursor cell. Previous attempts to maintain cultures of the so-called nephron progenitor...Show More Summary

Newly discovered 'multicomponent' virus can infect animals

Scientists have identified a new 'multicomponent' virus --one containing different segments of genetic material in separate particles -- that can infect animals. This new pathogen was isolated from several species of mosquitoes in Central and South America. Show More Summary

New method in synthesis and development for pharmaceuticals

Scientists have developed a new synthetic methods that facilitate the design and synthesis of bioactive compounds and chemical tools for pharmacological studies, the team reports.

New map shows alarming growth of the human footprint

Scientists says a new map of the ecological footprint of humankind shows 97 percent of the most species-rich places on Earth have been seriously altered.

Electron Microscopy Reveals How Vitamin a Enters the Cell

Using a new, lightning-fast camera paired with an electron microscope, Columbia University Medical Center scientists have captured images of one of the smallest proteins in our cells to be "seen" with a microscope.

Lack of sleep increases breast cancer risk: study

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A new study supports what many scientists have suspected — that missing sleep puts women at a greater risk of the disease.

Our EV policies are a patchwork of confusion and silliness, study shows - Roadshow

The new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists also shows how hard it is to buy an electric vehicle in the middle of the US.

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