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Gut microbiota may be the reason why cancer immunotherapy works for some but not all

2nd April 2019 by Danielle Bengsch Scientists found 11 bacterial strains and a link to a cellular process in mice that influences whether their immune system fights melanoma. A group of 40 clinicians, computer scientists and microbiome experts say they’ve found … Continue reading

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World’s First 3D-Printed Heart Made Of Human Cells Marks A Medical Breakthrough – DesignTAXI.com

Hopefully, heart transplants will be able to be performed without donors in the future. Israeli researches have produced the “world’s first printed heart” out of human tissue. The breakthrough will hopefully make it possible for full transplants to be performed … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Hearing Words, It’s a Division of Labor between Our Brain’s Two Hemispheres – ScienceBlog.com

Scientists have uncovered a new “division of labor” between our brain’s two hemispheres in how we comprehend the words and other sounds we hear—a finding that offers new insights into the processing of speech and points to ways to address … Continue reading

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Why scientists are still fascinated by Phineas Gage

Phineas Gage is considered to be Patient Zero for traumatic brain injury. The story of Gage at the time was that his damaged brain rendered him a different, monstrous person. This wasn’t true. Recent studies demonstrate that an injured brain … Continue reading

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How I became part sea urchin

As a young scientist, Catherine Mohr was on her dream scuba trip — when she put her hand right down on a spiny sea urchin. While a school of sharks circled above. What happened next? More than you can possibly … Continue reading

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Promising universal cure for the common cold targets human cell protein – New Atlas

A team of researchers at Imperial College London has developed a novel molecule that can block the development of multiple strains of the common cold. Early in vitro tests with human cells are showing exciting results and the team hopes … Continue reading

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Imagine a city lit by glowing trees instead of streetlights – Fast Company

Could genetically engineered trees that have been crossed with bioluminescent algae be the emissions-free lighting source of the future? Source: Imagine a city lit by glowing trees instead of streetlights

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Universal antibody drug for HIV-1 prevention and immunotherapy – ScienceBlog.com

A research team led by scientists at AIDS Institute and Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has developed a universal antibody drug against HIV/AIDS. By engineering a tandem bi-specific broadly … Continue reading

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Horses Remember Facial Expressions of People They Have Seen Before – Neuroscience News

Researchers reveal a horse can read and remember people’s emotional facial expressions. A study by the Universities of Sussex and Portsmouth reveals that horses can read and then remember people’s emotional expressions, enabling them to use this information to identify … Continue reading

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Slowing down ageing | João Pedro de Magalhães | TEDxGhent

His research focuses on understanding the genetic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms of ageing. On our stage de Magalhães will share with us the latest developments in his research and will answer the most heated question: What is ageing and how … Continue reading

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