Deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the Pescadero Basin emit scalding liquids that form light-colored carbonate spires. These vents have been colonized by the largest and densest colonies of Oasisia alvinae tubeworms ever observed. Credit: © 2015 MBARI An article just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes two remarkably different hydrothermal vent fields

This is EVE, the artificial womb. Credit: Women and Infants Research Foundation An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature babies. The long-standing collaborative Western Australian-based program, involving

The cosmic velocity web is represented by surfaces of knots in red and surfaces of filaments in gray. The black lines with arrows illustrate local velocity flows within filaments and toward knots. The Laniakea Supercluster basin of attraction that includes our Milky Way galaxy is represented by a blue surface. The region being displayed extends

This is an artist’s reconstruction of combat between two Daspletosaurus. Credit: Copyright Luis Rey A new study documents injuries inflicted in life and death to a large tyrannosaurine dinosaur. The paper shows that the skull of a genus of tyrannosaur called Daspletosaurus suffered numerous injuries during life, at least some of which were likely inflicted

Researchers from Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology have identified a small RNA molecule that helps maintain the activity of stem cells in both healthy and cancerous breast tissue. Above, the microscopic image shows different cell types in the normal mammary ducts of a mouse. The luminal cells (red) are milk-producing cells and the basal

It can be disadvantageous to have too much vitamin D. Credit: © Le Do / Fotolia The level of vitamin D in our blood should neither be too high nor to low. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen are the first in the world to show that there is a connection between high levels of

The source of new hair: For the first time, researchers have been able to take human dermal papilla cells (those inside the base of human hair follicles) and use them to create new hairs. Credit: Claire Higgins/Christiano Lab at Columbia University Medical Center. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a hair restoration

Female fruit fly, Anastrepha fraterculus, over an artificial lek. Credit: M. Laura Juterez et al.; CC-BY 4.0 Fruit flies mating compatibility studies have been examined by an international team of researchers to assess the usefulness of walk-in field cages in studying the sexual behavior within fruit fly species complexes and recognition of taxonomically misplaced flies.

Professor of Biological Science David Houle’s new study examines the links between mutation and evolution. Credit: Bill Lax/FSU Photography Services Small, seemingly insignificant mutations in fruit flies may actually hold clues as to how a species will evolve tens of millions of years in the future. That’s the focus of a new study by a

This image represents synthetic lethal wiring of a cancer cell, with previously known interactions in red and newly discovered interactions in gray. Credit: UC San Diego Health In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of

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