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Two mechanisms underpinning how the heart influences our perception

Heart and brain communicate constantly. For example, when we encounter a dangerous situation, signals from the brain make sure that the heart beats faster....

Team identified a link between the Covid-19 cure rate and regional...

Selenium is an essential trace element obtained from the diet (i.e. fish, meat and cereals) which has been found to affect the severity of...

CRISPR-based diagnostic chips that can run thousands of tests simultaneously

Researchers have developed a new technology that flexibly scales up CRISPR-based molecular diagnostics, using microfluidics chips that can run thousands of tests simultaneously. A...

Using nanoparticles to measure cancer cell mechanics in living animals

A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle-based in vivo imaging technique that may one day be used to help diagnose and even treat cancer has been developed by...

The protein LEM2 has two important functions during cell division

To replace aging and worn cells, the body primarily uses a process called mitosis, in which one cell divides into two. When a cell...

Study reveals the most important flowering plants sources for honey bees

Trees, shrubs and woody vines are among the top food sources for honey bees in urban environments, according to an international team of researchers....

Researchers have studied the fungus that causes verticilosis disease that kills...

Researchers from the Universities of Valencia and Cordoba, as well as from the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)...

Researchers have decoded for the first time the genome of Scaly-foot...

Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have decoded for the first time the genome of Scaly-foot Snail, a rare...

The underlying transmission of Covid-19 patterns among different populations

With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in lockdowns in different parts of the world, from the US to many European nations, there have been intense...

A new classification scheme that can help make sense of the...

In November 2019 — and likely, even earlier — a tiny entity measuring just a few hundred billionths of a meter in diameter began...

The internal clock that tells our bodies when to sleep, wake,...

The internal clock that tells our bodies when to sleep, wake, and eat each day could be regulated by more than light exposure and...

A new MIT study analyzes viral contamination at biopharmaceutical manufacturing plants

Over the past few decades, there have been a handful of incidents in which manufacturing processes for making protein drugs became contaminated with viruses...

A new system for rapidly analyzing drug absorption in intestinal tissue

MIT engineers have devised a way to speed up the development of new drugs by rapidly testing how well they are absorbed in the...

Researchers found a further mystery: Crystal jellies glow green, not blue

What makes a jellyfish glow? For scientists, asking that simple question led to a powerful new tool that’s completely transformed medicine — and won...

The genome of the herpes simplex virus 1 was decoded using...

Until now, scientists had assumed that there are about 80 so-called open reading frames (ORFs) in the genome of herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1)....

Engineers develop precision injection system for plants

While the human world is reeling from one pandemic, there are several ongoing epidemics that affect crops and put global food production at risk....

Non-invasive imaging technique could reduce need for repeat cancer surgeries

A team of University of Alberta engineers is refining a new imaging technique that could reduce the number of repeat surgeries patients undergo to...

Coronaviruses and bats have been evolving together for millions of years

Bats do a lot of good for the world -- they pollinate plants, they eat disease-carrying insects, and they help disperse seeds that help...

NASA Develops COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator in 37 Days

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients passed a critical test Tuesday at the Icahn School...

Controlling ion transport for energy, environment

Understanding and controlling ion transport in porous materials and at hydrophobic interfaces is critical to a wide variety of energy and environmental technologies, ranging...

A novel method to precisely deliver therapeutics inside the body

A new way to deliver therapeutic proteins inside the body uses an acoustically sensitive carrier to encapsulate the proteins and ultrasound to image and...

U of G Develops Effective Way to Replenish Threatened Plants

From two seeds grew a thousand plants. University of Guelph researchers used advanced cloning techniques to give the threatened Hill's thistle a fighting chance. This...

Researchers identify cells likely targeted by Covid-19 virus

Researchers at MIT; the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard; and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; along with colleagues from around...

New natural gas eaters discovered at hot springs

Unlike animals, which only digest proteins, carbohydrates and fats, microorganisms also feed on a variety of other organic compounds. Even natural gas does not...

Diagnostic biosensor quickly detects SARS-CoV-2 from nasopharyngeal swabs

According to many experts, early diagnosis and management are critical for slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Therefore, the...

Unprecedented single-cell studies in virtual embryo

Researchers from EMBL Heidelberg and from the University of Padua School of Medicine have created the first complete description of early embryo development, accounting...

Unprecedented 3D images of live cells plus details of molecules inside

The insides of living cells can be seen in their natural state in greater detail than ever before using a new technique developed by...

OCT Shines with a New Type of Contrast

A diagnostic workhorse, optical coherence tomography (OCT), provides high-resolution 3D imaging of subsurface tissue structures. Most likely, for your last eye exam, the ophthalmologist...

Genetic Tracing ‘Barcode’ Is Rapidly Revealing COVID-19’s Journey and Evolution

Drexel University researchers have reported a method to quickly identify and label mutated versions of the virus that causes COVID-19. Their preliminary analysis, using...

Plastic use in pandemic contributing to global waste problem, says Baker...

The global demand for certain plastics has grown during the coronavirus pandemic while recycling efforts have suffered setbacks, according to an environmental expert at...

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