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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:32:13 -0400
A protein that helps break down lipids in the cell’s lysosome may be a key target for identifying and treating...
Tue, 29 Aug 2017 18:28:04 -0400
Does estrogen affect the way females perceive male sexual signals? That is a question a team of Yale researchers...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:49:45 -0400
New findings suggest the ancient Earth harbored a mantle that was much more efficient at drawing down pieces of the planet’s crust.  Image: MIT News
 Plate tectonics has shaped the Earth’s surface for billions of years: Continents and oceanic crust have...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:44:11 -0400
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A Stanford study finds that despite Americans knowing that smoking can lead to deadly diseases like lung cancer, they...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:50:50 -0400
Not much is known about stem cell metabolism, but a new study from the Children’s Medical Center Research...
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:33:16 -0400
New research from the Texas A&M College of Medicine points to a potential way to protect neurons
Tiny vesicles isolated from adult mesenchymal stem cells and administered intranasally can limit the damage to the...
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:21:04 -0500
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 A component of an enzyme family linked to DNA repair, stress responses, and cancer also plays a role in enhancing...
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:38:05 -0500
A new study co-authored by MIT scholars shows regions of the U.S. where medical providers are most likely to offer tests and treatments, given populations with equivalent levels of underlying health. Areas with greater “diagnostic intensity,” as the researchers call it, are in red.  Courtesy of the researchers
In some areas of the U.S., medical providers consistently order more tests and treatments for patients than providers...
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:25:35 -0500
A rat in which researchers were able to grow a mouse pancreas. Islets from the pancreases were transplanted into mice with diabetes. The transplants helped control the mice's blood sugar levels. Courtesy of the Nakauchi lab
Growing organs from one species in the body of another may one day relieve transplant shortages. Now researchers show...
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:30:17 -0500
The new material is made from an alloy of indium and gallium (eGaIn) with various particles suspended within it. When flowing, its ability to generate or modify magnetic fields is up to five times greater than that of pure liquid metal. That, along with a significant increase in electrical conductivity, means researchers can use the material to study the effects of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) — the magnetic properties of conductive fluids usually only observable in the cores of planets and stars.
Journeying to the center of the Earth, a la Jules Verne, won’t be happening anytime soon. A new material made...

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