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How to delete your DNA data from genetics companies like 23andMe and Ancestry

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Tech Insider Investigators say they cracked the cold case of the Golden State Killer with help from data on … Continue reading How to delete your DNA data from genetics companies like 23andMe and Ancestry

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Quiet rest contributes to retaining detailed memories

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Credit: Heriot-Watt University A brief rest can result in the retention of more detailed memories, relative to being … Continue reading Quiet rest contributes to retaining detailed memories

Cells Talk in a Language That Looks Like Viruses

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine For cells, communication is a matter of life and death. The ability to tell other members of your … Continue reading Cells Talk in a Language That Looks Like Viruses

Solar powered sea slugs shed light on search for perpetual green energy

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The sea slug, Elysia chlorotica, steals millions of green-colored plastids, which are … Continue reading Solar powered sea slugs shed light on search for perpetual green energy

Plants can use underground communication to find out when neighbors are stressed

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Cover Photo:Graphical illustration of above ground interactions between neighboring plants by light … Continue reading Plants can use underground communication to find out when neighbors are stressed

Research identifies unconventional immune cell capable of fighting viral infections

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Cover imagecredit: CC0 Public Domain Research led by the University of Birmingham has identified a novel unconventional type … Continue reading Research identifies unconventional immune cell capable of fighting viral infections

Finally, a Contact Lens That Actually Beams Lasers From Your Eyes

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert – cover image source Scientists have created an ultrathin, flexible film that can emit laser light – and successfully … Continue reading Finally, a Contact Lens That Actually Beams Lasers From Your Eyes

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert The past lives on.  The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed … Continue reading Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

Cell by Cell, Scientists Map the Genetic Steps as Eggs Become Animals

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine A fertilized egg divides first into two cells, then four, then eight and so on. Meanwhile, those cells … Continue reading Cell by Cell, Scientists Map the Genetic Steps as Eggs Become Animals

Eating Dark Chocolate Improves Memory, Reduces Inflammation and Stress, Two Studies Say

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News “For years, we have looked at the influence of dark chocolate on neurological functions from the standpoint … Continue reading Eating Dark Chocolate Improves Memory, Reduces Inflammation and Stress, Two Studies Say

This 3,000-Year-Old Horse Got a Human-Style Burial

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Cover Image: Discovered in 2011, the ancient remains of a chariot-pulling horse were found in a tomb more … Continue reading This 3,000-Year-Old Horse Got a Human-Style Burial

Human brain cells can make complex structures in a dish—is this a problem?

  Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica The premiere of the second season of Westworld is a perfect time to ponder what … Continue reading Human brain cells can make complex structures in a dish—is this a problem?

FDA-approved drugs to treat diabetes and obesity may reduce cocaine relapse and help addicted people break the habit

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Cover Image:The green fluorescent ‘dots’ above show where Exendin-4, an FDA-approved drug used to treat diabetes and obesity, … Continue reading FDA-approved drugs to treat diabetes and obesity may reduce cocaine relapse and help addicted people break the habit

Fetal immune system rejects the mother in preterm labor

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Credit: CC0 Public Domain Preterm labor, a common pregnancy complication, has long been a mystery to scientists. But … Continue reading Fetal immune system rejects the mother in preterm labor

Brain structure linked to symptoms of restless legs syndrome

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Cover image: Credit: CC0 Public Domain People with restless legs syndrome may have changes in a portion of … Continue reading Brain structure linked to symptoms of restless legs syndrome

There’s a Link Between Cannabis And Psychosis, And We Can’t Ignore It

  Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert There has been a recent global rise in “green fever”, with various jurisdictions either decriminalising or legalising cannabis. … Continue reading There’s a Link Between Cannabis And Psychosis, And We Can’t Ignore It

Researchers Find New DNA Structure in Living Human Cells

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News A team of scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Universities of New South … Continue reading Researchers Find New DNA Structure in Living Human Cells

How Many Genes Do Cells Need? Maybe Almost All of Them

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine By knocking out genes three at a time, scientists have painstakingly deduced the web of genetic interactions that … Continue reading How Many Genes Do Cells Need? Maybe Almost All of Them

5 Simple Ways to Boost Our Intelligence

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Scientific American Content: Global The ‘selfish brain’ theory of evolution describes our brains as taking the energy it needs, typically in the … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Boost Our Intelligence

Scientists disconfirm belief that humans’ physiological reaction to emotions are uniform

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Credit: Northeastern University How do you feel when you’re angry? Tense? Jittery? Exhausted? Is it the same every … Continue reading Scientists disconfirm belief that humans’ physiological reaction to emotions are uniform

Scientists Find DNA Clues That Show How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert Evolution never really stops, so it stands to reason that we humans are still undergoing evolutionary changes. Now some … Continue reading Scientists Find DNA Clues That Show How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

Researchers Create Plastic-Degrading Enzyme

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News An international team of researchers from the United States, UK and Brazil has engineered an enzyme which … Continue reading Researchers Create Plastic-Degrading Enzyme

Eating world’s hottest pepper sparks brain disorder, thunderclap headaches

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica Enlarge /Mature Carolina Reaper. Extremely hot peppers don’t just blister your mouth and bum—they can also … Continue reading Eating world’s hottest pepper sparks brain disorder, thunderclap headaches

Nanoparticles for lung cancer pass next test

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Lung CA seen on CXR. Credit: James Heilman, MD/Wikipedia The most common … Continue reading Nanoparticles for lung cancer pass next test

DNA proved this tiny skeleton wasn’t an alien—and opened up an ethical debate about testing human remains

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Popular Science The remains of a 6-inch long mummy from Chile are not those of a space alien, according to … Continue reading DNA proved this tiny skeleton wasn’t an alien—and opened up an ethical debate about testing human remains

There’s a Lot of Sperm on the International Space Station Right Now

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com This image shows bull sperm under a microscope. NASA launched bull and human sperm to the International Space Station … Continue reading There’s a Lot of Sperm on the International Space Station Right Now

Woman’s Bones Vanish Before Doctors’ Eyes

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science X-rays show a woman’s left humerus bone at 12, 15 and 18 months after she first reported pain … Continue reading Woman’s Bones Vanish Before Doctors’ Eyes

Three-month-old infants can learn abstract relations before language comprehension

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily   Three-month-old babies cannot understand words and are just learning to roll over, yet they … Continue reading Three-month-old infants can learn abstract relations before language comprehension

Spleen: Function, Location & Problems

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science The spleen is the largest organ in the lymphatic system. It is an important organ for keeping bodily … Continue reading Spleen: Function, Location & Problems

New method allows scientists to watch brain cells interacting in real time

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress An astrocyte (green) interacts with a synapse (red), producing an optical signal (yellow). Credit: UCLA/Khakh lab An advance … Continue reading New method allows scientists to watch brain cells interacting in real time

Tiny, Lab-Grown Minibrains Sprout Blood Vessels

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science In a “minibrain,” blood vessels (red) penetrate the outer layers of the organoid (blue), with some growth into … Continue reading Tiny, Lab-Grown Minibrains Sprout Blood Vessels

Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Do It Again

Your daily selection of the latest science news!   According to ScienceAlert Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night. While nighttime … Continue reading Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Do It Again

Interstitium: ‘New’ Organ Found in Human Body

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News A team of researchers from New York University School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, … Continue reading Interstitium: ‘New’ Organ Found in Human Body

Prosthetic memory system successful in humans

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of Southern California have demonstrated … Continue reading Prosthetic memory system successful in humans

A Cancer ‘Vaccine’ Cured 97% of Tumors in Mice. What’s That Mean for People?

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science A promising new cancer “vaccine” that cured up to 97 percent of tumors in mice will soon be … Continue reading A Cancer ‘Vaccine’ Cured 97% of Tumors in Mice. What’s That Mean for People?

Nasty, 3ft-long parasitic worms are on the cusp of being wiped from the planet

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica Enlarge /   A patient with a guinea worm emerging, at the Savelugu Case Containment Center. … Continue reading Nasty, 3ft-long parasitic worms are on the cusp of being wiped from the planet

See How a Single Cell Dies in Gory, Intricate Detail

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science A tail-spike cell in C. elegans nears the end of its life. The core of the cell will … Continue reading See How a Single Cell Dies in Gory, Intricate Detail

Here’s What Happens When Rural Africans Eat an American Diet For 2 Weeks

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert We all know that a diet heavy in processed foods isn’t doing us any favours, but a study from … Continue reading Here’s What Happens When Rural Africans Eat an American Diet For 2 Weeks

Drug compound shows promise against rheumatoid arthritis

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Shown are 3-D CT scans of rat paws. The image on the left shows a normal paw. In … Continue reading Drug compound shows promise against rheumatoid arthritis

A male birth control pill that dramatically lowers testosterone levels is moving forward into a 3-month trial

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Tech Insider A new kind of male birth control pill was recently tested in a month-long trial, and is moving … Continue reading A male birth control pill that dramatically lowers testosterone levels is moving forward into a 3-month trial

This Bulging Lump on a Man’s Hand Revealed a Serious Heart Infection

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science The raised, blue lump on his man’s hand was a sign of a serous heart infection. Credit: The … Continue reading This Bulging Lump on a Man’s Hand Revealed a Serious Heart Infection

Could drugs used after an organ transplant protect against Alzheimer’s?

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Credit: Wikipedia/public domain. A UT Southwestern study in … Continue reading Could drugs used after an organ transplant protect against Alzheimer’s?

Reducing HIV transmission when using hormonal contraceptives

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Mice are ‘humanized’ by an injection of human blood cells. This allows mice to help define how human … Continue reading Reducing HIV transmission when using hormonal contraceptives

Western diet depletes artery-protecting immune cells

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Cross section of an aorta from a mouse that was fed a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet, which accelerates the … Continue reading Western diet depletes artery-protecting immune cells

Complex Animals Led to More Oxygen, Says Maverick Theory

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine Approximately 540 million years ago, life rapidly diversified in an evolutionary burst — a biological “Big Bang” that … Continue reading Complex Animals Led to More Oxygen, Says Maverick Theory

Virus fished from pond cures man’s deadly antibiotic-resistant infection

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica Enlarge / Transmission electron micrograph of multiple bacteriophages attached to a bacterial cell wall. (credit: Dr … Continue reading Virus fished from pond cures man’s deadly antibiotic-resistant infection

A simple artificial heart could permanently replace a failing human one

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to New on MIT Technology Review   An artificial heart developed by researchers at Oregon Health and Science University pumps … Continue reading A simple artificial heart could permanently replace a failing human one

Scientists discover genomic ancestry of Stone Age North Africans from Morocco

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily An international team of researchers, led by Johannes Krause and Choongwon Jeong from the Max … Continue reading Scientists discover genomic ancestry of Stone Age North Africans from Morocco

Turns Out Coffee Acts on Your Brain Like Cannabis, But in Reverse

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert A new study on the consumption of coffee has revealed the world’s most common recreational drug affects our metabolism … Continue reading Turns Out Coffee Acts on Your Brain Like Cannabis, But in Reverse

We Were Totally Wrong About That Scott Kelly Space Genes Story

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Brothers Scott (left) and Mark Kelly are the only identical twin astronauts in history. Credit: Courtesy NASA Twins … Continue reading We Were Totally Wrong About That Scott Kelly Space Genes Story

Autism’s social deficits are reversed by an anti-cancer drug

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily Of all the challenges that come with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the … Continue reading Autism’s social deficits are reversed by an anti-cancer drug

Oxygen and Stem Cells May Have Reshaped Early Complex Animals

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine When Emma Hammarlund of Lund University in Sweden first reached out to her colleague Sven Påhlman for help … Continue reading Oxygen and Stem Cells May Have Reshaped Early Complex Animals