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Biotechnology

Discovery broadens scope of use of CRISPR gene editing

October 12, 2022
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Combining two powerful therapeutic technologies – Spherical nucleic acids and CRISPR gene editing – may change the landscape of medical therapeutics.

Microbial Science

The thinking undead: how dormant bacteria calculate their return to life

October 12, 2022
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Scientists discovered that spores have an extraordinary ability to evaluate their surrounding environment while remaining in a physiologically dead state.

Neuroscience

Rare electrical recordings of the human brain give detailed picture of neural activity

October 12, 2022
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New study enhances understanding of how we see.

Microbial Science

Rabbit virus has evolved to become more deadly, new research finds

October 12, 2022
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Findings underscore importance of monitoring human viruses, like SARS-CoV-2, monkeypox and polio, for increased virulence.

Ecological Science

Birdsong reveals rare hybrid coupling 10 million years in the making

October 12, 2022
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Researchers discover first-ever documented hybrid of its kind.

Nanotechnology

Something’s in the air: It’s nanoplastic pollution

October 12, 2022
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Widespread pipe repair technique sends nanoplastics into the atmosphere, new study finds.

Environmental Science

Malaria spike tied to amphibian die-off

October 12, 2022
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Study reveals connections between environment, animal and human health

Geological Science

Slurping up groundwater

October 12, 2022
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Researchers find that pumping draws young groundwater to new depths, potentially with contaminants in tow.

Biomedical Science

Light-based therapy weakens antibiotic-resistant bacteria

October 12, 2022
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Researchers are using photodynamic therapy to break the dangerous cycle of fighting increasingly resistant bacteria with increasingly stronger antibiotics.

Biomedical Science

Detecting seizures and interpreting EEGs, the direct algorithmic way

October 5, 2022
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Researchers have developed an algorithm that can help decode brain scans to identify the occurrence and type of epilepsy.

Medical Science

Breakthrough in understanding of how cancer spreads could lead to better treatments

October 5, 2022
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Scientists have discovered that cancer cells ‘hijack’ a process used by healthy cells to spread around the body, completely changing current ways of thinking around cancer metastasis.

Earth Science

Seawater could have provided phosphorous required for emerging life

October 5, 2022
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The problem of how phosphorus became a universal ingredient for life on Earth may have been solved by researchers.

Neuroscience

Language learning difficulties in children linked to brain differences

October 5, 2022
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This finding is a significant advance in our understanding of DLD and these brain differences may explain the poorer language outcomes in this group.

Nanotechnology

Discovery of new nanowire assembly process could enable more powerful computer chips

October 5, 2022
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This discovery could accelerate the development of even smaller and more powerful computer chips.

Oceanic Science

Better predictions on rise of oceans on warming Earth

October 5, 2022
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Researchers detect first definitive proof of sea level fingerprints from melting of glacial ice sheets.

Evolutionary Science

What a reptile’s bones can teach us about Earth’s perilous past

October 5, 2022
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An extinct reptile’s oddly shaped chompers, fingers, and ear bones may tell us quite a bit about the resilience of life on Earth, according to a new study.

Space Science

NASA's Dart spacecraft slams into asteroid in planetary defense test

October 5, 2022
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The 1,260-pound craft collided with the asteroid Dimorphos, a successful demonstration of a mitigation technique that could be used in the future to deflect asteroids that pose a threat to Earth.

Neuroscience

Long-term memories a matter of order—not just repetition

October 5, 2022
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Findings provide a more detailed understanding of how these types of memories are formed as well as insights into what may disrupt their creation.

Physics

Physicists take self-assembly to new level by mimicking biology

October 5, 2022
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Breakthrough opens up new possibilities for creation of next generation of materials.

Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning helps scientists peer (a second) into the future

October 5, 2022
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New algorithm makes it easier to predict chaotic physical processes