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Nicotine-like Insecticides Found in Half of Sampled Streams Across U.S.

USGS discovered insecticides known as neonicotinoids in a little more than half of both urban and agricultural streams sampled across the United States and...

Copper clusters capture and convert carbon dioxide to make fuel

Capture and convert: This is the motto of carbon dioxide reduction—a process that stops the greenhouse gas before it escapes from chimneys and power...

Octopus shows unique hunting, social and sexual behavior

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said marine biologist Roy Caldwell, a University of California, Berkeley, professor of integrative biology. “Octopuses typically pounce on...

Scientists Pioneer Method to Track Water Flowing Through Glaciers

Researchers for the first time have used seismic sensors to track meltwater flowing through glaciers and into the ocean, an essential step to understanding...

Genetic Adaptation Keeps Ethiopians Heart-Healthy Despite High Altitudes

​Ethiopians have lived at high altitudes for thousands of years, providing a natural experiment for studying human adaptations to low oxygen, a condition known...

Nanoluminous pearls developed by scientists at UMMS

A microscopic crystal created by researchers at UMass Medical School brings the potential use of persistent luminescence nanoparticles for bioimaging one step closer to...

Scientists Successfully Edit Human T Cells

In a project spearheaded by investigators at UC San Francisco, scientists have devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T cells using the...

Crystal clear images uncover secrets of hormone receptors

Many hormones and neurotransmitters work by binding to receptors on a cell’s exterior surface. This activates receptors causing them to twist, turn and spark...

Identifying a key growth factor in cell proliferation

Mitochondria are well known for their role as powerhouses in our cells, using respiration to release the energy in the food we eat and...

Finding Link Between Autism-Like Behaviors and Genetic Mutation

Scientists at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have identified the mechanisms behind a genetic mutation that produces certain autistic...

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