An international team of scientists discovers two potentially habitable planets orbiting a red dwarf star 137 light-years away. Continue reading Discovery of an Earth-size, potentially habitable planet
Researchers have discovered that persistent COVID infections may contribute to viral evolution and long COVID. Continue reading Long COVID and Persistent Infections and Future Re-Infections, Oh My!
by Emma Dolenfigures by Allie Elchert Imagine a dystopia where a person with diabetes needs to drive a few hours every day to get their insulin at a special insulin clinic. Let’s pretend that they only need insulin once a day. They set their alarm for bright and early and get in the car to travel to the clinic before it closes for the day … Continue reading Access Denied: Opioid Medication-Assisted Treatment and the Urgent Call for Change in Opioid Recovery
New markers for dementia risk could pave the way for the development of blood-based methods for diagnosing and screening for dementia. This provides an opportunity to identify and diagnose at-risk populations earlier. Continue reading New blood-based markers for dementia risk identified
Researchers have gathered data about how metabolism changes in the body during pregnancy and what that might mean for maternal diseases. Continue reading Maternal Monkey Metabolism: what can it teach us about human pregnancy?
Researchers find female absence is a sufficient general explanation for the longstanding mystery of why male birds chorus at dawn and dusk. Continue reading Absence makes the songbird sing
Scientists have developed a method to print brain tissue using commercial 3D printers. This technology could revolutionize our understanding of brain disorders. Continue reading Printing Human Brains – Fact or Fiction?
In a new study, researchers have narrowed in on the biological reason that women have higher rates of autoimmune disease than men: a certain molecule found only in cells with more than one X chromosome. Continue reading Researchers uncover possible cause for higher frequency of autoimmune diseases in women
Once hunted to near extinction, sea otters have returned to California. A new study reveals the key role these critters play in maintaining coastal ecosystems. Continue reading Sea otters protect coastlines from erosion
By Mara Casebeer Just like a city has highways to transport goods and people from one area to another, your cells have their own set of highways to transport important components like proteins and genetic material. These cellular highways are called microtubules, and they are traversed not by trucks and cars, but by molecular motors – proteins that can carry cargo and step along microtubules … Continue reading How Molecular Motors Harness the Power of Thermodynamic Fluctuations