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Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and human origins
Analysis of mtDNA-related data suggests humans are derived from an ancient cross involving a female chimpanzee. Read more …
A more selective way to kill invasives
A new study suggests that electric shock is a better way to cull non-native fish in small streams Read more...
Lactobacillus rhamnosus: Fighting heavy metals with yogurt
A new study shows that regular consumption of yogurt containing the bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus reduces systemic mercury and arsenic. Read more …
Woman undergoes uterus transplant, has baby
A Swedish woman is the first in the world to successfully deliver a child from a transplanted uterus. Read more …
Perfect focus through thick layers: Better vision for medicine?
In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, a team of researchers has developed a powerful technique to focus laser light through even the murkiest of surroundings. Read more…
Hybrid materials could smash the solar efficiency ceiling
A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors could boost the efficiency of widely used inorganic solar cells. Read more…
More progress with GDF 11, anti-aging protein
Harvard researchers have shown that a protein, GDF 11, they previously demonstrated can make the failing hearts in aging mice appear more like those of young health mice, similarly improves brain and skeletal muscle function in aging mice. Full article >>
University of Pittsburgh study: Treatment stimulates regenerative muscle growth in humans
Damaged leg muscles grew stronger and showed signs of regeneration in three out of five men whose old injuries were surgically implanted with extracellular matrix (ECM) derived from pig bladder, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Full article >>
3D x-ray film: Rapid movements in real time
Scientists have developed a new technique that records 3D X-ray films showing the internal movements of organisms on a tiny precise scale.
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New hope against glioblastoma: Anti-psychotic medications
Researchers have discovered FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs have tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma. Full article >>
Are humans hybrids?
Many facts suggest the answer is yes. Full article >>
Lou Gehrig's Disease: A cure?
New digital camera: A bug's-eye view
A study led by University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researchers has revealed how ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) is transmitted from cell to cell, and suggests the spread of the disease can be blocked. Full article >>
A new digital camera has a lens that's based on the structure of an arthropod eye. Full article >>
Biofuel production: New advance
Biofuel processing will be more efficient with a newly discovered enzyme-free ionic liquid pre-treatment. Full article >>
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