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Immunology wars: Monoclonal antibodies
Immunology wars: Monoclonal antibodiesOur immune systems are at war with cancer. This animation reveals how monoclonal antibodies can act as valuable reinforcements to shore up our defences – and help battle cancer. You can...From:nature vide…
- 65 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 8:49am -
Inside ALS: The neurons behind the disease
Inside ALS: The neurons behind the diseaseAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disorder that mainly affects the nerve cells (neurons), which control muscle movement. As the motor neurons degenerate, they stop...From:nature…
- 66 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 10:35pm -
Anatomy of a hunt: Speed, strategy and survival
Anatomy of a hunt: Speed, strategy and survivalAs predators chase down their prey on the open savanna it's a race for survival. Lions and cheetahs are some of the most athletic animals on the planet but strength and speed aren't everything....Fr…
- 66 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 9:45pm -
A mini, magnetic, all-terrain robot
A mini, magnetic, all-terrain robotA tiny robot is making leaps and bounds for small-scale locomotion. This soft robot really can walk the walk, as well as being able to roll, jump and swim. This could help it navigate the surprisin...From:natu…
- 66 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 9:15pm -
Pictures in the air: 3D printing with light
Pictures in the air: 3D printing with lightA glowing image resembling a futuristic hologram floats in mid-air. This is a 3D volumetric display. Using a tiny particle suspended in laser light, researchers have been able to create high...From:nat…
- 66 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 1:20pm -
Repairing the eardrum: The sound of self-healing
Repairing the eardrum: The sound of self-healingRuptured eardrums are relatively common. Fortunately, small tears usually heal by themselves. But some large tears need to be repaired by a surgeon. This animation shows how a new tissue...From:na…
- 66 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 10:05am -

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What Is the Bystander Effect?
What Is the Bystander Effect?If you suffer a heart attack in a crowd, you would be less likely to get help than if there were only one or two people around you.From:Scientific AmericanViews:1358 85ratingsTime:02:10More inScience & T…
- 64 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 8:49pm -
Polar Bear Treadmill, Eclipse Petroglyphs, and More: 60 Second Science Podcasts
Polar Bear Treadmill, Eclipse Petroglyphs, and More: 60 Second Science PodcastsDiscover how blue-bellied lizards get spooked by bright colors, how drifting sea ice forces polar bears to walk farther to stay in their range, a device that could tel…
- 64 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:41pm -
The Neuroscience of Figure Skating
The Neuroscience of Figure SkatingSkaters' brains adapt to their complex routines.From:Scientific AmericanViews:1888 72ratingsTime:02:36More inScience & Technology
- 66 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 9:22pm -
2017 Breakthrough Prize in Physics Goes to Cosmos-Mapping Team
2017 Breakthrough Prize in Physics Goes to Cosmos-Mapping TeamThis year's Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was awarded to the team behind NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, or WMAP, a space telescope that launched in 2001 to ma…
- 66 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 3:57pm -
Origami Lattice Folds between Dimensions
Origami Lattice Folds between DimensionsOrigami lattices have twofold benefits for nanotechnology and medical care.From:Scientific AmericanViews:1536 66ratingsTime:01:00More inScience & Technology
- 66 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 5:32am -
Snap, Crackle, Whop--How to Win the Wishbone
Snap, Crackle, Whop--How to Win the WishboneDon't crack under pressure! Explore the scientific—and sometimes sleazy—secrets to win a wish at this year's Thanksgiving wishbone pull.From:Scientific AmericanViews:6816 64ratingsTime:0…
- 66 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 1:12am -

NSF News - Biology

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  • The proteins that domesticated our genomes
    EPFL scientists have carried out a genomic and evolutionary study of a large and enigmatic family of human proteins, to demonstrate that it is responsible for harnessing the millions of transposable elements in the human genome. The work reveals the…
    - 8 Mar 17, 7:29pm -
  • Human kidney progenitors isolated, offering new clues to cell renewal
    In a first-of-its-kind look at human kidney development, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have isolated human nephron progenitor (NP) cells. Their results, published online in the journal Stem Cell Trans…
    - 12 Sep 16, 11:22pm -
  • Study reveals how ionising radiation damages DNA and causes cancer
    For the first time, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have been able to identify in human cancers two characteristic patterns of DNA damage caused by ionising radiation. These fingerprint patterns may now en…
    - 12 Sep 16, 11:22pm -
  • Giraffes more speciose than expected
    Scientists from the Senckenberg and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation have analysed the genetic relationships of all major populations of giraffe in the wild. The large study on the genetic makeup of giraffe, published today in Current Biology, sho…
    - 9 Sep 16, 12:41am -
  • New 'Trojan horse' antibody strategy shows promise against all Ebola viruses
    In research published online today in Science, a team of scientists describe a new therapeutic strategy to target a hidden Achilles' heel shared by all known types of Ebola virus. Two antibodies developed with this strategy blocked the invasion of hu…
    - 9 Sep 16, 12:41am -
  • Brain circuit that drives sleep-wake states, sleep-preparation behavior is identified
    Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have identified a brain circuit that's indispensable to the sleep-wake cycle. This same circuit is also a key component of the reward system, an archipelago of interconnected brain clusters crucial to…
    - 5 Sep 16, 11:38pm -
  • New genus of bacteria found living inside hydraulic fracturing wells
    Ohio State University researchers and their colleagues have identified a new genus of bacteria living inside hydraulic fracturing wells. Researchers analyzing the genomes of microorganisms living in shale oil and gas wells have found evidence of sus…
    - 5 Sep 16, 11:38pm -
  • Biochemists' discovery could lead to vaccine against 'flesh-eating' bacteria
    Biochemists at the University of California San Diego have uncovered patterns in the outer protein coat of group A Streptococcus that could finally lead to a vaccine against this highly infectious bacteria--responsible for more than 500,000 deaths a…
    - 5 Sep 16, 11:38pm -
  • New species of pterosaur discovered in Patagonia
    This is a paleoartist's reconstruction of a ptesosaur. Scientists today announced the discovery of a new species of pterosaur from the Patagonia region of South America. The cranial remains were in an excellent state of preservation and belonged to…
    - 30 Aug 16, 10:36pm -
  • More tomatoes, faster: Accelerating tomato engineering
    A researcher transfers tomato plantlets from a plate of regeneration medium. Tomatoes are already an ideal model species for plant research, but scientists at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) just made them even more useful by cutting the time req…
    - 30 Aug 16, 10:36pm -
  • Artificial intelligence expedites breast cancer risk prediction
    Researchers at Houston Methodist have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that reliably interprets mammograms, assisting doctors with a quick and accurate prediction of breast cancer risk. According to a new study published in Cancer (…
    - 29 Aug 16, 11:12pm -
  • Study finds shark fins & meat contain high levels of neurotoxins linked to Alzheimer's disease
    Cyanobacterial neurotoxin β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) and Mercury are detected in sharks from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In a new study, University of Miami (UM) scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative…
    - 29 Aug 16, 11:12pm -
  • Purest yet liver-like cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells
    This image shows induced pluripotent stem cells expressing a characteristic cell surface protein called SSEA4 (green). A research team including developmental biologist Stephen A. Duncan, D. Phil., SmartStateTM Chair of Regenerative Medicine at the…
    - 29 Aug 16, 11:12pm -
  • In some genetic cases of microcephaly, stem cells fail to launch
    In a very severe, genetic form of microcephaly, stem cells in the brain fail to divide, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center study that may provide important clues to understanding how the Zika virus affects the developing brain.
    - 25 Aug 16, 12:26am -

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