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November 3, 2017
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What’s on Your Skin? Archaea, That’s What

Berkeley Lab study on human skin microbiome finds archaea abundance associated with age It turns out your skin is crawling with single-celled microorganisms – ­and they’re not just bacteria. A study by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory … Continue reading

June 24, 2014
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In hairless man, arthritis drug spurs hair growth — lots of it

A man with almost no hair on his body has grown a full head of it after a novel treatment by doctors at Yale University. There is currently no cure or long-term treatment for alopecia universalis, the disease that left … Continue reading

January 1, 2014
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Sinuous skeletons, glowing blue and crimson, leap from lab to art world

A scalyhead sculpin is a small, rather drab, nondescript fish. But “stripped” to its skeleton and stained, it suddenly becomes a striking specimen in vivid blues and crimson. Striking enough to be among the 14 photos by Adam Summers, University … Continue reading

November 13, 2013
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Stress makes snails forgetful

Snail study reveals that stress is bad for memory. New research on pond snails has revealed that high levels of stress can block memory processes. Researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Calgary trained snails and found … Continue reading

September 17, 2013
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Tingling sensation caused by Asian spice could help patients with chronic pain

The science behind the tingling sensation caused by eating a popular Asian spice has been explained by researchers at UCL. The study, which is published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, helps shed light on the complex … Continue reading

May 8, 2013
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Reducing arsenic in food chain

Soil may harbor answer to reducing arsenic in rice Harsh Bais and Janine Sherrier of the University of Delaware’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences are studying whether a naturally occurring soil bacterium, referred to asUD1023 because it was first … Continue reading

February 6, 2013
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Bio-inspired Fibres Change Colour When Stretched

A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter has invented a new fibre which changes colour when stretched. Inspired by nature, the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural elements, which create the bright iridescent … Continue reading

January 21, 2013
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Lack of Protein Sp2 Disrupts Neuron Creation in Brain

A protein known as Sp2 is key to the proper creation of neurons from stem cells, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. Understanding how this protein works could enable scientists to “program” stem cells for regeneration, which has … Continue reading