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Brown dwarf weather forecasts improved

By using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have found that the varying glow of brown dwarfs over time can be explained by...
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Motorized molecules drill through cells

Motorized molecules that target diseased cells may deliver drugs to or kill the cells by drilling into the cell membranes. Scientists at...
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Gut bacteria that ‘talk’ to human cells may lead to new treatments

Bacteria (stock image). Credit: © 7activestudio / Fotolia We have a symbiotic relationship with the trillions of bacteria that live in our bodies --...
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Bioengineering a functional vascularized lung scaffold

The key steps in lung bioengineering using a functional vascularized lung scaffold. Credit: N. Valerio Dorrello and Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University End-stage lung disease...
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Century-old seal pelts reveal changes in Ross Sea ecosystem

This is a Weddell seal swimming in McMurdo Sound, Ross Sea, Antarctica. Credit: Daniel P. Costa When scientists at McMurdo Station in Antarctica have...
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Protecting the guardians

Diabetes concept (stock image). A new study found that despite harboring a powerful guardian gene, mice developed severe inflammation of the pancreas...
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Star-formation ‘fuel tanks’ found around distant galaxies

This cartoon shows how gas falling into distant starburst galaxies ends up in vast turbulent reservoirs of cool gas extending 30 000...
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Volcanic eruptions drove ancient global warming event

Layered volcanic rocks in Eastern Greenland that are up to 4 miles thick were formed during ancient volcanic eruptions that caused a...
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Scientists recover nova first spotted 600 years ago by Korean astrologers

This image shows the recovered nova of March 11, 1437 and its ejected shell. It was taken with the Carnegie SWOPE 1-meter...
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Monkeys with Parkinson’s disease benefit from human stem cells

Monkeys show reduced Parkinsonian symptoms following a donor-matched iPS cell-based therapy. Credit: Misaki Ouchida, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University One...
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80-year-olds as street-savvy as 18-year-olds

Older people are as good as young adults at knowing when someone is potentially aggressive, and being streetwise appears to be a...