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Monthly Archives: November 2016

New gene edited, fluorescently tagged human stem cell lines released

The Allen Institute for Cell Science has released the Allen Cell Collection: the first publicly available collection of gene edited, fluorescently tagged human induced…
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New strategy may drop cancer’s guard

A drug used now to treat Type 2 diabetes may someday help beat breast and ovarian cancers, but not until researchers decode the complex…
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It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s the tiniest asteroid!

A research team has characterized the smallest known asteroid using Earth-based telescopes: Asteroid 2015 TC25 measures just 6 feet across, they report.

Physics, photosynthesis and solar cells

Researchers have combined quantum physics and photosynthesis to make discovery that could lead to highly efficient, green solar cells, outlines a new report.

Thinning of Brain Tissue Remains in College Football Players, Five Years After Play

Even college-level athletes may be vulnerable to the effects of head trauma, new research has found. Even several years after graduation, college football players…
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Imaging technique can see you think

Fast fMRI has been used to image rapidly fluctuating brain activity during human thought. fMRI measures changes in blood oxygenation, which were previously thought…
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New imaging method can detect, monitor and guide treatment for, prostate cancer

An international group of researchers report success in mice of a method of using positron emission tomography (PET) scans to track, in real time,…
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Human ancestor ‘Lucy’ was a tree climber, new evidence suggests

Since the discovery of the fossil dubbed Lucy 42 years ago this month, paleontologists have debated whether the 3 million-year-old human ancestor spent all…
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Surgeons remove thyroid gland through hidden incision underneath the lip

A team of surgeons has performed the first endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy in New York, and one of the first of its kind in the…
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Online insomnia program can improve sleep for many, study finds

An online program designed to help people overcome insomnia significantly improves both the amount and quality of sleep, a new study has found. The study…
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Cloud in a box: Mixing aerosols and turbulence

Cleaner clouds also have a much wider variability in droplet size, new research indicates. And the way those droplets form could have serious implications…
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An eye for fashion: Researcher finds optical illusion garments can improve body image

Optical illusion dresses have the power to change how women see their bodies, suggests the author of a new report. The research has implications…
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