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Diamond can turn flexible when made into ultrafine needles, researchers find
PHYS.ORG Diamond is well-known as the strongest of all natural materials, and with that strength comes another tightly linked property: brittleness. But now, an international team of... 4 days
Researchers discover new information related to rare form of leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL International research consortium led by researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, discovered new information related to a rare form of leukemia called aggressive NK-cell leukemia. 4 days
Birds migrate away from diseases
SCIENCE DAILY In a unique study, researchers have mapped the origins of migratory birds. They used the results to investigate and discover major differences in the immune systems of sedentary and migratory birds. The researchers conclude that migratory species benefit... 2 weeks
Molecule that dilates blood vessels hints at new way to treat heart disease
SCIENCE DAILY Americans die of heart or cardiovascular disease at an alarming rate. In fact, heart attacks, strokes and related diseases will kill an... 4 days
Birds migrate away from diseases
PHYS.ORG In a unique study, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have mapped the origins of migratory birds. They used the results to investigate and discover major differences in the immune systems of sedentary and migratory birds. The researchers... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Diabetes skin patch could abolish finger-prick tests
MNT Researchers have created a skin patch that can measure glucose levels from hair follicles, bringing us one step closer to needle-less glucose monitoring. 2 weeks
Study reports promising novel approach to treat therapy resistant pediatric brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers used an experimental molecular therapy in preclinical laboratory tests to effectively treat several types of deadly pediatric brain cancer and now propose advancing... 6 days
Viagra has the potential to be used as a treatment for rare cancers
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New biogenic dental product uses proteins to rebuild teeth, treat cavities
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Washington have designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities. 2 weeks
Japan team maps 'semi-infinite' rare earth reserves
PHYS.ORG Japanese researchers have mapped vast reserves of rare earth elements in deep-sea mud, enough to feed global demand on a "semi-infinite basis," according to a fresh study. 2 weeks
The brain fights neurodegenerative diseases by shifting resources
NEWS MEDICAL The brain continues to put up a fight even as neurodegenerative diseases like dementia damage certain areas and functions. In fact, recent findings in a Baycrest-University of Arizona study suggest that one... 2 weeks
Researchers trace biological development via CRISPER-Cas9-induced scarring on DNA
PHYS.ORG Technologies such as RNA sequencing are now revealing which genes are expressed in each individual cell. All cells can then be arranged systematically using similar expression profiles. Dr. Jan Philipp... 2 weeks
Researchers take a novel approach to snakebite treatment
PHYS.ORG Researchers at LSTM's Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit are looking at treatment for snakebite in a completely different way and have shown that it is possible to treat the bite from one... 5 days
Optogenetic study shows that male flies find ejaculation pleasurable
PHYS.ORG Researchers reporting in Current Biology on April 19 show that male fruit flies find sex—and more specifically ejaculation—to be an inherently rewarding experience. The study is the first to show... 5 days
Researchers find polyploidy has occurred many times during the evolution of insects
PHYS.ORG University of Arizona biology researchers have made a discovery that helps resolve a conundrum that has puzzled scientists for more than a century. 4 days
Could statins ease deadly heart condition in rare neuromuscular disease?
SCIENCE DAILY Decreased HDL and ApoA-l levels in the general population are associated with an increased risk of death from cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Researchers found the FA patients had... 6 days
Medical News Today: How to beat psoriasis at its own game
MNT Harnessing the power of immune cells, researchers create a compound that successfully treats psoriasis in mice. The innovative approach may also treat MS. 4 days
Scientists find new molecular target to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
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Discovery of 100 new genes may aid research into pigmentation diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A new study identified more than 100 genes that play a key role in determining the color of human hair. The findings may have important implications... 7 days
Bacterial 'gene swapping' affects emergence and spread of infectious diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by scientists at the University of Liverpool documents, for the first time, how the ability of bacteria to swap genetic material with each other can... 6 days
Researchers find manganese oxide-coated filters remove contaminants from hospital wastewater
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Penn State have developed a water filtration system that removes contaminants and reduces toxicity in hospital wastewater. 2 weeks
Brain combats dementia by shifting resources
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Japan 'rare earth' haul sparks hopes of cutting China reliance
PHYS.ORG The discovery of potentially millions of tons of valuable "rare earth" elements in sea sludge off Japan has raised hopes that Asia's number-two economy can reduce its dependence... 1 week
Medical News Today: Eczema during pregnancy: What to know
MNT Many women experience eczema for the first time during pregnancy, while those who already have eczema may experience an increase or reduction in symptoms. We look at how a woman... 14 hours
Study examines how higher-order gene combinations help maintain normal cell physiology
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Discovery could let doctors customize brain's immune response to diseases
SCIENCE DAILY The neuroscience lab that discovered that the brain connects directly to the immune system now has found evidence that doctors could load up the brain with custom blends... 2 weeks
Peptide-based biogenic dental product may cure cavities
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities. 2 weeks
New machine learning method offers better way to detect heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the U.S., one in every four deaths... 7 days
How to bend and stretch a diamond
MIT The brittle material can turn flexible when made into ultrafine needles, researchers find. 4 days
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Medical News Today: Have some humans evolved into real-life merfolk?
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Novel microscope allows real-time, 3-D visualization of cells
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Sweden's new road powers electric vehicles – what's the environmental impact?
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Researchers find that swarms of tiny organisms mix nutrients in ocean waters
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Study provides video evidence of parental infanticide in a grassland bird species
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