Jan 17, 2019 08:43 AM EST
The two largest European research organizations - Germany's Helmholtz Association and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France - are playing a major role in understanding the constant changes within cells and their relationships to one another, thus creating the foundation for the precision medicines of the future.
Jan 14, 2019 10:21 AM EST
A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women's bone density, according to new research by UC San Francisco and UCLA scientists.
Jan 14, 2019 10:13 AM EST
What does the blue whale have in common with the Bengal tiger and the green turtle? They share the risk of extinction and are classified as endangered species. There are multiple reasons for species to die out, and climate changes is among the main reasons.
Jan 12, 2019 04:52 PM EST
A new high-throughput, miniature, portable sequencing technique* has been developed in recent years, for human and animal health purposes. It uses mobile laboratories to diagnose viruses such as Ebola or Zika almost instantly, in the field. Diagnosis is both quick and early, which avoids the need to transfer contaminated samples.
Jan 12, 2019 04:38 PM EST
MADISON, Wis. -- A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher and his collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics, providing clues on how to improve existing antibiotics or develop new ones.
Jan 12, 2019 04:33 PM EST
Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species of bacteria that exist in oxygen-deprived environments, this means finding a way to breathe that doesn't involve oxygen. These hardy microbes, which can be found deep within mines, at the bottom of lakes, and even in the human gut, have evolved a unique form of breathing that involves excreting and pumping out electrons. In other words, these microbes can actually produce electricity.
Jan 12, 2019 04:14 PM EST
New technique more precisely determines the ages of stars, Embry-Riddle researchers report
Dec 11, 2018 09:46 PM EST
Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam
Dec 06, 2018 09:25 PM EST
An exoplanet inflated like a balloon
Oct 09, 2018 10:21 AM EDT
Owing to present-day armed conflicts, the general public is well aware of the terrifying effects of chemical weapons. Meanwhile, the effects of biological weapons have largely disappeared from public awareness. A project funded by a research agency of the US Department of Defense is now giving rise to concerns about being possibly misused for the purpose of biological warfare.
Oct 09, 2018 10:20 AM EDT
Children with severely curved spines may be unable to use manganese
Oct 08, 2018 05:12 PM EDT
Characterizing what's known and what's uncertain is key to managing coastal risk
Oct 08, 2018 05:10 PM EDT
International research team confirms collision of white dwarf and brown dwarf stars
Oct 08, 2018 05:09 PM EDT
A team including Berkeley Lab scientists homes in on a 'missing link' in Titan's one-of-a-kind chemistry
Oct 07, 2018 05:28 PM EDT
Rice University scientists have developed something akin to the Venus' flytrap of particles for water remediation.