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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

December 8, 2013
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Aging erodes genetic control, but it’s flexible

In yeast at least, the aging process appears to reduce an organism’s ability to silence certain genes that need to be silenced. Now researchers at Brown University who study the biology of aging have shown that the loss of genetic … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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Researchers Coat Spinal Polymer Implants with Bioactive Film to Improve Bonding with Bone

Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time successfully coated polymer implants with a bioactive film. The discovery should improve the success rate of such implants – which are often used in spinal surgeries. The polymer used … Continue reading

November 3, 2012
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When People Worry About Math, the Brain Feels the Pain

Mathematics anxiety can prompt a response in the brain similar to when a person experiences physical pain, according to new research at the University of Chicago. Using brain scans, scholars determined that the brain areas active when highly math-anxious people … Continue reading

September 12, 2012
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Beacons Light up Stem Cell Transformation

In a new study, Brown University researchers demonstrate a new tool for visually tracking in real-time the transformation of a living population of stem cells into cells of a specific tissue. The “molecular beacons,” which could advance tissue engineering research, light up when … Continue reading

August 12, 2012
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Why Do Organisms Build Tissues They Seemingly Never Use?

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Why, after millions of years of evolution, do organisms build structures that seemingly serve no purpose? A study conducted at Michigan State University and published in the current issue of The American Naturalist investigates the evolutionary … Continue reading

April 25, 2012
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Inspired by Insects

For treatment of vocal fold disorders, UD researchers look to insect protein A one-inch long grasshopper can leap a distance of about 20 inches. Cicadas can produce sound at about the same frequency as radio waves. Fleas measuring only millimeters … Continue reading