A major risk of being hospitalised is catching a bacterial infection. Hospitals, especially areas including intensive care units and surgical wards, are teeming with bacteria, some of which are resistant to antibiotics—they are infamously known...
These are CT scan images of the skull roof (front bone in pink, parietal in green) and brain (in blue) of, top to bottom, a chicken, the birdlike dinosaur Zanabazar, the primitive dinosaur Herrerasaurus, and Proterosuchus, an ancestral form...
"Take with food" is a common warning for people using antibiotics, but a discovery announced this week in the scientific journal Nature may create a path to more targeted drugs. This advice for taking antibiotics is...
Photosynthesis is how plants 'make their food' and feed the rest of the planet. The key ingredient in that recipe is carbon. So, the process captures energy from the sun, which is then used to tear away carbon from...
Researchers at Stanford University have reworked CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology to manipulate the genome in three-dimensional space, allowing them to ferry genetic snippets to different locations in a cell's nucleus. The new technique, dubbed CRISPR-genome organization or simply CRISPR-GO, uses a...
Microbes vary their contribution to a community to maximise the return on their investment according to a new study led by UCL and the University of Bath. Scientists made the discovery while investigating one of the fundamental questions in biology...
This is Lucy Kivlin and her baby Ginny. Credit: University of Cambridge When a parent and infant interact, various aspects of their behaviour can synchronise, including their gaze, emotions and heartrate, but little is known about whether their brain activity also...
A rose by any other name is still a rose. The same, it turns out, can be said for cannabis. Newly published research from UBC's Okanagan campus has determined that many strains of cannabis have virtually identical levels of tetrahydrocannabinol...
Water bear. Moss piglet. Tardigrade The gentle teddy-bear features of this polyonymic animal belie its hardy nature. Capable of withstanding dehydration and cosmic radiation and surviving temperatures as low as -450 degrees F and as high as 300 degrees F, this...
The Canadian boreal forest is dominated by the 10-year snowshoe hare cycle. Credit: University of Toronto Scarborough Rudy Boonstra has been doing field research in Canada's north for more than 40 years. Working mostly out of the Arctic Institute's Kluane Lake...
Cells undergo natural aging and death, processes that impact a multitude of cellular factors. A new Stony Brook University-led study, to be published in PNAS, provides a biophysical model that reveals how damage accumulates in the shapes of...