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Growing electricity. — Hmmstudio

Sometimes you watch or read something that makes you go, wow. Sorry humans, but we did not invent electrical networks. These living growing multi-cellular micro-organisms are literally electricity and it doesn’t stop there, these 2cm tiny electrical pulses can link … Continue reading

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First pictures of enzyme that drives new class of antibiotics – ScienceBlog.com

Understanding how antibiotic scaffolds are constructed in nature can help scientists prospect for new classes of antibiotics through DNA sequencing and genome mining. Researchers have used this knowledge to help solve the X-ray crystal structure of the enzyme that makes obafluorin … Continue reading

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Scientists discover antidote for the world’s most venomous creature

An antidote to the sting of the world’s most venomous creature has been discovered by scientists. The Australian box jellyfish carries enough venom in its tentacles his to kill more than 60 people. A single sting from can cause excruciating pain, scarring and even cardiac arrest … Continue reading

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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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