Memory gene goes viral

Two independent teams of scientists from the University of Utah and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have discovered that a gene crucial for...

Hubble weighs in on mass of 3 million billion suns

In 2014, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope found that this enormous galaxy cluster contains the mass of a staggering three million billion...

Truth Decay: Declining trust in facts, institutions imposes real-world costs on US society

Americans' reliance on facts to discuss public issues has declined significantly in the past two decades, leading to political paralysis and collapse of civil...

Being bilingual may help autistic children

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make...

Putting Probiotic Supplements to the Test

It’s a great time to be a bacterium. For more than a century, bacteria have been typecast as villainous bodily invaders in the stomach-churning, fever-inducing...

Starting very small on the long path to rebuilding broken bodies

When he was a boy, Alex Dunn, an associate professor of chemical engineering, looked at trees and wondered how they knew where to put...

Novel 3D printing technique yields high-performance composites

Nature has produced exquisite composite materials—wood, bone, teeth, and shells, for example—that combine light weight and density with desirable mechanical properties such as stiffness,...

Changes in fat metabolism may promote prostate cancer metastasis

Prostate tumors tend to be what scientists call “indolent”—so slow-growing and self-contained that many affected men die with prostate cancer, not of it. But...

Genes that repair spinal cord in fish are also in humans

Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Associate Professor Ona E. Bloom, PhD, along with colleagues at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), published today...

New application for acoustics helps estimate marine life populations

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego were part of an international team that for the first time...