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Researchers have developed a new tool -- dubbed SATI -- to edit the mouse genome, enabling the team to target a broad range of mutations and cell types. The new genome-editing technology could be expanded for use in a broad range of gene mutation conditions such as Huntington's disease and the rare premature aging syndrome, progeria.
Posted: August 23, 2019, 10:27 pm
A new study suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and online is not that bad. The study tracked young adolescents on their smartphones to test whether more time spent using digital technology was linked to worse mental health outcomes.
Posted: August 23, 2019, 6:07 pm
Researchers have identified the neural processes that make some memories fade rapidly while other memories persist over time.
Posted: August 23, 2019, 6:07 pm
Researchers have shed light on how bacteria and baker's yeast generate and use their energy to grow. Knowing about cells' energy use is essential for industrial biotech processes.
Posted: August 23, 2019, 6:07 pm
A global study comparing 2,062 birds finds that, in highly variable environments, birds tend to have either larger or smaller brains relative to their body size. Birds with smaller brains tend to use ecological strategies that are not available to big-brained counterparts.
Posted: August 23, 2019, 12:00 pm
Coordinated observations of Jupiter in early 2017 by six ground-based telescopes and Hubble allowed astronomers to study the evolution of bright plumes and connect them with cloud movements deep in the planet. They show that these plumes originate 80 kilometers below the surface cloud deck and rise up quickly into the stratosphere, where supercooled ammonia freezes to form ammonia ice clouds. The plumes create disturbances in the belts and even change their color.
Posted: August 22, 2019, 5:04 pm
Light touch plays a critical role in everyday tasks, such as picking up a glass or playing a musical instrument, as well as for detecting the touch of, say, biting insects. Researchers have discovered how neurons in the spinal cord help transmit such itch signals to the brain. The findings could help contribute to a better understanding of itch and could lead to new drugs to treat chronic itch, which occurs in such conditions as eczema, diabetes and even some cancers.
Posted: August 22, 2019, 4:55 pm
Researchers have discovered a scorpion toxin that targets the 'wasabi receptor,' a chemical-sensing protein found in nerve cells that's responsible for the sinus-jolting sting of wasabi. Because the toxin triggers a pain response, scientists think it can be used as a tool for studying chronic pain and inflammation, and may eventually lead to the development of new kinds of non-opioid pain relievers.
Posted: August 22, 2019, 3:34 pm
Australian men are now living longer than any other group of males in the world, according to new research.
Posted: August 22, 2019, 1:40 pm
If the current trend in diagnostic practices holds, the definition of autism may get too blurry to be meaningful, a research team finds.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 3:18 pm