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Biology

How genetics influences our body weight beyond the genes

October 19, 2022
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Researchers have now shown that microRNA molecules play a central role in the regulation of body weight.

Neuroscience

Too much motivation affects our decision-making

October 19, 2022
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Researchers reveal how motivation influences the neural circuits of perception and impacts decision-making.

Medical Science

When dangerous toxins teach fundamental biology

October 19, 2022
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Exploring the mechanics of anthrax infection, scientists have discovered two proteins that are involved in controlling the levels of cholesterol in the membrane of our cells.

Chemical Engineering

Researchers invented interactive mouthguard that controls electronic devices

October 19, 2022
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Affordable, lightweight, compact, and easy-to-use, this ground breaking invention is sensitive in detecting bite forces, enabling users to control devices such as computers, smartphones etc.

Evolutionary Science

Study addresses the causes of eye colour variation in primates

October 19, 2022
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Scientists discover that this diversity is partly due to lighting differences in their habitats.

Engineering Science

Discovery of exciton pairs could enable next-gen technology

October 19, 2022
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Researchers have demonstrated how to create exciton pairs in a new type of semiconductor structure, paving the way for next generation technologies required for high-speed computing.

Biomedical Science

Exoskeleton walks out into the real world

October 19, 2022
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After years of careful development, engineers have created a boot-like exoskeleton that increases walking speed and reduces effort outside of the lab.

Astronomy

Black hole burps up shredded star

October 19, 2022
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For first time astronomers see black hole spewing stellar remains years after consuming star.

Material Science

Graphene boosts flexible and wearable electronics

October 19, 2022
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Researchers demonstrate that graphene can greatly improve electrical circuits required for wearable and flexible electronics such as smart health patches, bendable smartphones etc.

Geological Science

New insights into the ocean's oldest carbon

October 19, 2022
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Using a newly developed technique, researchers have ruled out a potential source of ancient dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the world's oceans.

Biochemistry

Lipid expansion microscopy uses the ‘power of click chemistry’

October 19, 2022
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Researchers have discovered a way to apply expansion microscopy, which expands cell components to make them more visible, to lipids using click chemistry, recognized with the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Medical Science

Gene duo protects blood vessel health

October 19, 2022
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The findings could lead to new approaches treating cardiovascular disease or other inflammatory conditions.

Robotics

With morphing limbs, a robot that travels by land and water

October 19, 2022
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The robot features morphing limbs that can adapt their shape, stiffness, and behavior to the environment.

Biology

A high-sugar diet decreases sweetness in rats

October 19, 2022
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Study of rats, researchers discovered that a diet of high sugar does lower the ability of the taste system to sense sweetness.

Quantum Science

Seeing electron movement at fastest speed ever could help unlock next-level quantum computing

October 19, 2022
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New technique could enable processing speeds a million to a billion times faster than today's computers and spur progress in many-body physics.

Robotics

The burrowing mole crab robot with real-world applications

October 19, 2022
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Robot inspired by burrowing crustacean that may someday help evaluate the soil of agricultural sites, collect marine data and study soil and rock conditions at construction sites.

Robotics

Chemistry flexes robotic arm without electronics

October 19, 2022
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Researchers have discovered a way to create slow movements using just chemistry and applied it to microrobotics.

Biomedical Science

3D printed nano electrodes for customized treatments of disease

October 19, 2022
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It holds the potential to transform how doctors can treat neurological disorders.

Material Science

Smart plastic material is step forward toward soft, flexible robotics and electronics

October 19, 2022
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Inspired by living things from trees to shellfish, researchers create a plastic much like many life forms that are hard and rigid in some places and soft and stretchy in others.

Medical Science

A potential target for developing broad-spectrum antiviral therapies

October 19, 2022
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Researchers have identified a promising strategy for development of broad-spectrum antiviral therapies that centers around promoting a strong immune response.