Seeing RNA at the nanoscale

Seeing RNA at the nanoscale

Cells contain thousands of messenger RNA molecules, which carry copies of DNA’s genetic instructions to the rest of the cell. MIT engineers have now developed a way to visualize these molecules in higher resolution than previously possible in intact tissues, allowing...
Conspicuous consumption may drive fertility down

Conspicuous consumption may drive fertility down

Competition for social status may be an important driver of lower fertility in the modern world, suggests a new study published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. “The areas were we see the greatest declines in fertility are areas with modern...
Brain to foot: Come in, foot!

Brain to foot: Come in, foot!

A strange sensation, but familiar to anyone who has ever been given local anaesthesia and watched while a doctor operated on their leg or arm: in that moment, your own body part seems foreign, as if it doesn’t belong to your body. One reason for this is that the...
Women are winners when it comes to crowdfunding

Women are winners when it comes to crowdfunding

Research conducted in part by a Berkeley-Haas School of Business professor shows that women in the business world may struggle to keep up with their male counterparts when it comes to jobs and financing, but come out ahead with crowdfunding. Andreea Gorbatai, an...
Atherosclerosis is Alzheimer’s of blood vessels

Atherosclerosis is Alzheimer’s of blood vessels

In atherosclerosis, plaque builds up on the inner walls of arteries that deliver blood to the body. Studying mice and tissue samples from the arteries of patients, researchers atWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest this accumulation is driven,...
1 in 4 kids sexually harassed by friends online

1 in 4 kids sexually harassed by friends online

It’s not just strangers who target children online. Kids’ own friends are sexually harassing them over the Internet, finds new research led by a Michigan State University cybercrime expert. About 1 in 4 children said they were pressured by their friends online to talk...

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