Vaccine attacks breast cancer in mice

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona (http://www.mayoclinic.org/arizona/) and the University of Georgia (UGA) have developed a vaccine that dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model … Read more

Small step for lungfish, a big step for evolution of walking

Small step for lungfish, a big step for evolution of walking

The eel-like body and scrawny “limbs” of the African lungfish would appear to make it an unlikely innovator for locomotion. But its improbable walking behavior, newly described by University of Chicago scientists, redraws the evolutionary route of life…

Why humans see clearly

Why humans see clearly

A transparent cornea is essential for vision, which is why the eye has evolved to nourish the cornea without blood vessels. But for millions of people around the world, diseases of the eye or trauma spur the growth of blood vessels and can …

New model fosters drug development for pain, epilepsy

New model fosters drug development for pain, epilepsy

Drawing on X-ray crystallography and experimental data, as well as a software suite for predicting and designing protein structures, a UC Davis School of Medicine researcher has developed an algorithm that predicts what has been…

Researchers discover new shapes of microcompartments

In nature and engineering, microcompartments — molecular shells made of proteins that can encapsulate cellular components — provide a tiny home for important reactions. In bacterial organelles, for example, microcompartments known as carboxyso…

Words help people form mathematical concepts

Language may play an important role in learning the meanings of numbers, scholars at the University of Chicago report.
A study based on research on deaf people in Nicaragua who never learned formal sign language showed that people who communicate …

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