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Bioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infection

How Vmem signal strengthens innate immune response: Normal tadpoles have polarized cells, with specific native amounts and distributions of melanocytes (pigment cells) and primitive...
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A flip switch for binge-eating?

This is a GIF depicting how a subgroup of neurons in the zona incerta influence binge-eating behavior in mice. Credit: Carla Schaffer / AAAS Researchers have...
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Just how old are animals?

Detail from an embryo of the scalidophoran Markuelia from the Middle Cambrian of Australia. Credit: Philip Donoghue - University of Bristol The origin of animals was...
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Tactile feedback adds ‘muscle sense’ to prosthetic hand

The Rice Haptic Rocker uses a rotating arm to brush a soft rubber pad over the skin of the arm. The more a prosthetic...
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Climate change can alter the impact of forest pathogens in trees

The researchers found that future climate changes have the potential to increase disease severity in fungal infected trees. Credit: Riikka Linnakoski New research on projected climate...
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New species of frog from the Neotropics carries its heart on its skin

The new glassfrog species (Hyalinobatrachium yaku) in life. Credit: Jaime Culebras and Ross Maynard; CC-BY 4.0 In the Neotropics, there is a whole group of so-called...
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The first genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies

Verena Schuenemann at the Palaeogenetics Laboratory, University of Tuebingen. Credit: Johannes Krause An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the University of Tuebingen and...
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‘Halos’ discovered on Mars widen time frame for potential life

A mosaic of images from the navigation cameras on the NASA Curiosity rover shows "halos" of lighter-toned bedrock around fractures. These halos comprise high...
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Interactive tool helps novices and experts make custom robots

An interactive design tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University was used to design and test in simulation two robots that were then produced using...
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Groundwater ‘pit stops’ enabled survival, migration of our ancient ancestors

Oasis in Morocco (stock image). Credit: © Laurens / Fotolia An international team led by a researcher at Cardiff University believe that the movement of our...
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Camera on NASA’s Lunar Orbiter survived 2014 meteoroid hit

The first wild back-and-forth line records the moment on October 13, 2014 when the left Narrow Angle Camera radiator was struck by a meteoroid. Credit:...