Diana Stroe

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Video games change the way you dream

Those hours in an alternate reality are messing with our minds<p>Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up …

Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2013 are Impressive as Ever

National Geographic has just consummated its annual photo contest and selected its roster of fine winners. The choice for its prestigious annual 2013 …

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In groundbreaking procedure, doctors transplant wombs into nine women

Temporary transplants will test potential for pregnancy<p><i>Lead researcher Mats Brannstrom during an operation in 2012.</i><p>Researchers in Sweden have begun the first major attempt to see if women with transplanted wombs are capable of giving birth. The Associated Press reports that nine women in Sweden …

9 Swedish Women Receive Womb Transplants, Will Try To Get Pregnant

Previous attempts to transplant uteri have largely failed.<p>Nine Swedish women have successfully received transplanted wombs donated by family members, and will soon try to have children, the AP reports. There have been no major complications following the surgeries, and every woman left the hospital …

Red and green show which X chromosome is turned on - Futurity

Researchers have figured out how to color code the two X chromosomes in female mice to reveal which is working and which has been switched off.

Why viruses and bacteria trigger different immune responses - Futurity

Scientists have identified a key difference in the way our immune systems respond to viral and bacterial pathogens.

Biologists uncover a new clue to messenger RNA decay - Futurity

A new discovery about chemical modifications on messenger RNA could offer insights into disorders such as obesity, diabetes, and infertility.

New DNA supercomputer promises radically cheaper genome tests

A new DNA supercomputer is promising to deliver radically cheaper genome sequencing, a shift that could spur research and broader adoption of the tests. Illumina's latest model is designed to process 20,000 samples a year, with costs potentially as low as $1,000, a milestone the genetics industry …