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A new study out of Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center suggests that precision medicine can provide vital care in treatment and diagnosis of pediatric brain t…
01.19 / 19:05
news.harvard.edu
A duo of researchers from the United States and Australia has used an imaging technique to reconstruct the brain architecture and neural networks of the thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus), the most iconic animal of Tasmania. The thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger or the marsupial wolf, was a carnivorous marsupial and the apex predator in…
01.19 / 18:46
sci-news.com
by Ian K. Quigley, Chris Kintner Cooperative transcription factor binding at cis-regulatory sites in the genome drives robust eukaryotic gene expression, and many such sites must be coordinated to produce coherent transcriptional programs. The transcriptional program leading to motile cilia formation requires members of the DNA-binding forkhead (Fox) and Rfx transcription factor families and these factors co-localize to cilia gene promoters, but it is not clear how…
01.19 / 18:43
plosgenetics.org
Measuring with high precision, physicists at CERN found a property of antiprotons perfectly mirrored that of protons. There is little wiggle room for disparities between matter and antimatter protons, according to a new study published by the BASE experiment at CERN. Charged matter particles, such as protons and electrons, all have an antimatter counterpart. These antiparticles appear identical in every respect to their matter siblings, but they have an opposite charge…
01.19 / 18:25
symmetrymagazine.org
The current average fuel capacity for most trains is between 4,000-5,000 gallons, which only lasts for approximately 1,000 miles It takes a little over an hour to fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco, The same journey with Hyperloop would take half that time The post A View of the Future: Hyperloop Plans to Connect All Europe appeared first on…
01.19 / 17:51
fromquarkstoquasars.com
Livestock farming contributes to 14.5 percent of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, meaning 7.1 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide are released from the practice. Lab-grown meat could drastically alter these numbers, especially considering the cost of cultivating meat in a lab has dramatically decreased in the last few years. The post The Future of Protein: Here’s How Lab-Grown Meat is Transforming Our Future appeared first on…
01.19 / 17:51
fromquarkstoquasars.com
Health There's an app for that? This $500 device enables a smartphone to identify DNA…
01.19 / 17:32
popsci.com
Synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products bind to the receptors that govern our biological clocks researchers have found. …
01.19 / 17:32
sciencedaily.com
Novel mechanism in bacterial-fungal symbiosis could have biodiesel production…
01.19 / 17:20
newswise.com
They are famed for their highly developed work ethic ... now a study shows ants' navigational skills are more sophisticated than was previously…
01.19 / 17:07
phys.org
Astronomers have discovered a cosmic one-two punch unlike any ever seen before. Two of the most powerful phenomena in the Universe, a supermassive black hole, and the collision of giant galaxy clusters, have combined to create a stupendous cosmic…
01.19 / 17:07
dailygalaxy.com
A grid of small polygons on the Martian rock surface near the right edge of this view may have originated as cracks in drying mud more than 3 billion years ago. The post Possible Signs of Ancient Drying in Martian Rock appeared first on Astrobiology…
01.19 / 17:03
astrobio.net
Using a scanning tunneling microscope, researchers detect coupled vibrations between two molecules.[Physics] Published Thu Jan 19,…
01.19 / 16:52
physics.aps.org
HEK293 cells are easy to grow in culture and commonly used for transfection to produce recombinant protein or gene products. Transfection of HEK293 cells is prevalent due to the fact that they are easy to transfect with high efficiency, and in the right culture environment, can achieve high levels of expression quickly. Two applications with […] The post Cool Tool – A Complete System for Viral Vector and Recombinant Protein Production in HEK293 Cells appeared first on Cell Culture D…
01.19 / 16:48
cellculturedish.com
Psychologist Alan Baddeley on his own model of working memory, its capacity and location in the…
01.19 / 16:25
serious-science.org
A while back, I attended a Fox preess event where they showed the first act of Logan, the third and likely final solo outing of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. For me, who was not sold on giving this character another movie, the 40 minutes I saw more than proved this movie’s worth.Read mor…
01.19 / 16:03
io9.com
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) The research team developed software that uses motion data gathered from the movements of a person's wrist to identify the writer during the signing process. This information, compiled from accelerometer and gyroscope sensors, senses changes in rotational motion and orientation, and trains a machine learning algorithm to distinguish between genuine or forged…
01.19 / 15:58
eurekalert.org
South Korean biometrics company Suprema has said it plans to showcase the “world’s fastest” face recognition…
01.19 / 15:57
planetbiometrics.com
Brooks HaysJan. 19 (UPI) -- More than 60 percent of Earth's non-human primate species are now facing the threat of…
01.19 / 15:46
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(Umea University) The views among physicians and the general public when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of terminally ill patients differ greatly. However, in a hypothetical case study at Umeå University in Sweden of a clearly hopeless medical case, great unanimity among physicians' and the public's assessments could be seen with regards to cancelling treatment or offering relief at the final stages of…
01.19 / 15:33
eurekalert.org