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One Protein, Two Personalities: New Mechanism of Cancer Spread

Cancer involves a breakdown of normal cell behavior. Cell reproduction and movement go haywire, causing tumors to grow and spread through the body. A new...

Researchers Show Optimal Framework for Heartbeats

The heart maintains a careful balancing act; too soft and it won’t pump blood, but too hard and it will overtax itself and stop...

Argonne Lab: Cheap new solar panel material could be game changer

A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper, more efficiently, and requiring...

Researchers Develop a Dynamic Model of Tissue Failure

The idea of growing replacement tissue to repair an organ, or to swap it out for an entirely new one, is rapidly transitioning from...

Activating Pathway Could Restart Hair Growth in Dormant Hair Follicles

A pathway known for its role in regulating adult stem cells has been shown to be important for hair follicle proliferation, but contrary to...

Why Blood Stem Cells Live So Long

The blood stem cells that live in bone marrow are at the top of a complex family tree. Such stem cells split and divide...

Memories Are ‘Geotagged’ With Spatial Information, Researchers Find

Using a video game in which people navigate through a virtual town delivering objects to specific locations, a team of neuroscientists from the University...

Broken cellular ‘clock’ linked to brain damage

A new discovery may help explain the surprisingly strong connections between sleep problems and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Sleep loss increases the...

Graphene Nanoribbons With Nanopores Help Fast DNA Sequencing

The instructions for building all of the body’s proteins are contained in a person’s DNA, a string of chemicals that, if unwound and strung...
Weird new frog species found in New York

Evolution Can Select for Evolvability

Evolution does not operate with a goal in mind; it does not have foresight. But organisms that have a greater capacity to evolve may...

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