Cancer research provides clues — ScienceDaily

Can tumors teach us about animal evolution on Earth? Researchers believe so and now present a novel hypothesis of why animal diversity increased dramatically...

Activating a single gene is sufficient to change skin cells into...

In a scientific first, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes turned skin cells from mice into stem cells by activating a specific gene in the...

Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunization…

Rates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are improving, but under-vaccination remains a problem that results in vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses....

Key to willpower lies in believing you have it in abundance...

Americans believe they have less stamina for strenuous mental activity than their European counterparts -- an indication that people in the U.S. perceive their...

Paleolithic diet healthier for overweight women — ScienceDaily

Overweight women after menopause who eat a Paleolithic diet can maintain weight loss in the long term. The levels of risk factors of type...

Fragile X finding shows normal neurons that interact poorly — Science…

Neurons in mice afflicted with the genetic defect that causes Fragile X syndrome (FXS) appear similar to those in healthy mice, but these neurons...

Hunter-gatherers have a special way with smells — ScienceDaily

When it comes to naming colors, most people do so with ease. But, for odors, it's much harder to find the words. One notable...

Unexpected mutations help flu virus retain fitness by counteracting ch…

Seasonal flu viruses continually undergo mutations that help them evade the human immune system, but some of these mutations can reduce a virus's potency....

OCT-based system incorporating electrically tunable lens poised to hel…

Researchers have developed the first instrument that can provide a detailed image of the entire eye. By incorporating a lens that changes optical parameters...

New method to stop cells dividing could help fight cancer —...

Researchers at Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet, and the University of Oxford, have used a new strategy to shut down specific enzymes to stop cells...

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