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See a Single Stem Cell Grow Into a Complete Creature

Scientists have created a genetic roadmap for how lone cells develop into complex life.<p>Your life is a result of many, many choices. School, career, relationships; each decision is made in sequence, building upon the past to create a traceable map of what led you to your current state of …

Biology

Neuro-Parasites Exerting Mind Control Reveal Nature's 'Imperius Curse'

This is far more horrifying than anything you'd see in the Harry Potter universe.<p>In the ‘Harry Potter’ universe, one of the worst things you can do …

Insects

Free Tools Students Can Use to Produce Animated Videos

Creating an animated video can be a great extension to many writing projects. Students can use video creation tools to animate short stories that …

Education Technology

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Biology

Cytochrome b5 protects photoreceptors from light stress-induced lipid peroxidation and retinal degeneration

Altmetric: 36<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Xinping Chen,<br>• Hana Hall,<br>• Jeffrey P. Simpson,<br>• Walter D. Leon-Salas,<br>• Donald F. Ready &<br>• Vikki M. Weake ORCID: …

PhD student makes find that may help prevent spread of cancer

A PhD student in Ontario has made a groundbreaking discovery that may have the potential to prevent cancer cells from spreading.<p>Caitlin Miron, a PhD …

See these first-of-a-kind views of living human nerve cells

The human brain is teeming with diversity. By plucking out delicate, live tissue during neurosurgery and then studying the resident cells, …

Israeli researchers discover Alzheimer’s trigger

Israeli researchers have discovered that the amount of a specific protein is severely reduced in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.<p>Alzheimer’s is …

White Matter and Your Brain

White Matter Function and Disorders<p>The brain's white matter is situated under the surface gray matter or cerebral cortex of the brain. White matter …

Our Mind Can Protect Us from Diseases: Researchers Find A Link Between Brain and Immune System

In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined …

The lecture that changed biology

<b>Sixty years ago this week, one of the greatest British scientists, Francis Crick, gave a lecture in London in which he accurately predicted how genes work, setting the course for the genetic revolution we are now living through. Here, evolutionary biologist Professor Matthew Cobb from Manchester</b> …

Genetics

This resume got me internship offers from Google, NSA and more

A resume is the most important document in a job search process. It's the calling card, the hype man, the well-crafted record of your skills and …

Employment

Medical school places to increase next year

<b>An extra 500 medical school places in England have been confirmed for next year by the government.</b><p>The Department of Health announced in October it planned to add up to 1,500 more places each year - a boost of 25% on current student doctor numbers - and says it will hit that target by 2020.<p>It is …

Radiation Therapy

Big Data Shows Big Promise in Medicine

Computers are already outperforming doctors in some ways (though their bedside manner leaves something to be desired).<p>In handling some kinds of life-or-death medical judgments, computers have already have surpassed the abilities of doctors. We’re looking at something like promise of self-driving …

Cancer

It takes a village (of extracellular matrix proteins) to raise an endothelial cell - Scope

The saying "it takes a village" usually refers to the many different kinds of people — parents, grandparents, neighbors, teachers and care providers …

Folliculitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Folliculitis is a relatively common skin disorder caused by inflammation and infection in the hair follicles. Types of folliculitis include razor …

10 Of The Most Frightening And Deadly Diseases

Any illness can be frightening, but some are arguably scarier than others. For example, those that cause great pain or physical deformation, or whose …

The FDA Just Approved a First-Of-Its-Kind Drug That Targets Cancer's Genes

Targeting A Cancer Biomarker<p>This week the FDA granted approval to the cancer drug Keytruda, an immunotherapy drug. This is a milestone — the first …

What is botulism, and how does it kill?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Botulism is a paralyzing nerve toxin, considered to be one of the most potent and lethal substances in the world.<p>It's produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and sometimes by strains of Clostridium butyricum and Clostridium baratii. The rod-shaped bacteria are commonly found in soil …

Medicine

5 smart tuition hacks to cut the growing cost of college

Today's college students are more cost-conscious than ever. More than half are worried about financing college, according to a recent survey from the …

Harvard Scientists Discover How to Repair DNA Damage and Reverse Cellular Aging — What It Means for Skin-Care

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you your skin is aging. (I don’t care if you’re 20 — your skin has taken some hits since infancy.) But it does take one heck of a geneticist to figure out how to throw that whole chain reaction into reverse. Scientists have known for a while that the …

Skin Care

14 Doctors Who Deserve A Round Of Applause

Without them, we wouldn't have open heart surgery, blood banks, syphilis testing, automatic defibrillators, laser cataract removal, and the list keeps going...

Medicine

Want a Bright Financial Future? Do These 5 Things in College

Managing Your Money While in College<p>Five habits that will shape your financial future<p>Updated March 22, 2018<p>If you are still a student then your …

Personal Finance

The Best Colleges for Financial Aid | Investopedia

With the cost of higher education expensive and continuing to rise, it makes sense to ask which are the best colleges for financial aid. The sad fact …

College & University

A surprising number of people can't recognize faces — sometimes even their own

I've seen a lot of faces that I can't forget.<p>No, I'm not talking about being in love, as The Beatles lyrics might imply. Instead, I may be a super-recognizer, meaning that other peoples' faces get strangely seared into my brain — even those of complete strangers. It's not that I necessarily want to …

I Thought You Could Only Get This Look With Knitting!

Connect with Us<p>On Pinterest<p>I Thought You Could Only Get This Look With Knitting!<p>Admittedly, as much as I love a simple, basic stitch, some of my …

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

10 apps everyone should have on their computer

Mobile apps are far more popular than their desktop counterparts, but most people still rely on laptop or desktop computers, either for work or just browsing the web at home.<p>Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to …

WhatsApp: 16 tips and shortcuts to make the most of the messaging app

WhatsApp needs little introduction. A constant presence on Google Play and the App Store’s top apps charts, it’s one of the first apps you’ll …

How to produce beautiful, artistic photos on Android

Going somewhere? Packing is tough enough. The last thing you want to do is have to worry about whether you have all the proper hardware to produce …

Mobile Photography