Biology

Common Cold DNA Successfully Sequenced

Common Cold DNA Successfully Sequenced

A multi-institutional team of researchers has deciphered the genetic sequences of all known strains of viruses responsible for the common cold. Their research reveals the weaker spots in the virus and according to the scientists, will help develop new anti-viral ...

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Smart Bombing Cancer with a Virus

Researchers from the North Carolina State University have modified a common plant virus to deliver drugs specifically into cancer cells without harming the surrounding tissue. This discovery could increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy as well as reduce the side effects ...

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A Key to Brain Cell Vulnerability

Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered an enzymatic switch that allows some cells to live and leaves nearby cells to die. These results may be a key discovery in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.   The researchers found ...

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DNA Date

A dating agency called ScientificMatch offers its clients the service of finding their chemically, physically, and genetically correct partners. ScientificMatch bases its matchmaking on scientific studies which have shown that opposites really do attract. It aims to find matches who ...

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Tiny Cellular Antennae Trigger Neural Stem Cells

Tiny Cellular Antennae Trigger Neural Stem Cells

Researchers from Yale University have discovered evidence that tiny hairs found on mammals’ brain cells have an important role in transmitting molecular signals. The molecular signals prompt the creation of neurons in different brain areas. These findings may contribute to ...

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Seeing with Your Skin

Does seeing through skin cells sound like crazy science fiction to you? Think again. Professor Leonid Yaroslavsky, a researcher from Tel Aviv University, Israel, thinks that humans have an ability to see through their skin. This discovery may lead to ...

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Worm with Sight

Worm with Sight

A team from the University in Michigan, led by Shawn Xu, has discovered that tiny worms can sense light. This discovery may lead to further breakthroughs in the research of vision, helping researchers understand the basis of human vision diseases ...

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The Secret of Embryonic Stem Cells

The Secret of Embryonic Stem Cells

Researchers from The Hebrew University in Israel, the U.S. NIH, the Affymetrix Corporation, and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, have collaborated in discovering the mechanism in which an embryonic stem (ES) cell is differentiated into a specific cell ...

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On Lobotomy and Phantom Limbs

On Lobotomy and Phantom Limbs

Studied for hundreds of years, the brain is still a mystery in many respects and one part of it is particularly mysterious: the Frontal Lobes. One way to find out more about this large and important area of the brain ...

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Fighting Viruses with their Own Weapons

Fighting Viruses with their Own Weapons

Naama Elefant, a PhD student from the Hebrew University, was named one of this year’s winners of the Barenholz Prizes for Creativity and Originality in Applied Computer Science and Computational Biology for the discovery of a new mechanism by which ...

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