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‘Mozart’ technique offers 3D real-time view of cells

Scientists have many tools at their disposal for looking at preserved tissue under a microscope in incredible detail, or peering into the living body …

Nanotech

In war, ants suddenly stop killing and join forces

Ants can be aggressive toward each other, fighting to the death over their tree territories. While the consequences for losing colonies are …

University of Florida

Electrical brain stimulation could boost benefits of stroke rehabilitation

Research indicates that transcranial direct current stimulation (tCDS) during rehabilitation therapy might help stroke patients recover more movement<p>Electrical brain stimulation could benefit stroke patients by boosting the effects of rehabilitation therapy, new research suggests.<p>Writing in the …

Newly discovered Ebola-fighting antibodies could aid vaccine research

In the blood of a survivor of the recent Ebola outbreak, a team of researchers has discovered a number of antibodies that seem to successfully combat the deadly virus in mice.<p>The findings, published in the journal Science, may help point scientists in the right direction for developing a vaccine …

Gravitational waves: what breakthroughs can we expect next?

The gravitational wave detection by Ligo opens up the possibility of answering questions about other phenomena, including cosmic strings and dark energy<p>With the first success of Ligo, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, astrophysicists and cosmologists have a new kind of …

LIGO

GM worm study provides 'powerful first step' towards preventing Alzheimer's

Research is at a very early stage, but scientists are hopeful that a ‘neurostatin’ preventative drug for neurological conditions will become a reality<p>Scientists working on genetically modified worms have made what they hope are the first steps towards developing a preventative treatment for …

Dementia

What an elephant’s tooth teaches us about evolution

To prove that evolutionary change isn’t always down to the genes, just open an elephant’s mouth …<p>Long ago, perhaps even before the celebrated mists of time, there was a great family of animals that lived in Africa. The story starts some 10 million years ago and then the family grew and spread out. …

Mutations

Good news for coffee drinkers - caffeine consumption is better for your health than previously thought

Researchers have found that, contrary to prior belief, caffeine does not cause health-threatening heart palpitations<p>A new study has found that drinking coffee regularly does not lead to extra heartbeats - contrary to earlier studies that warned caffeine consumption could cause interruption to …

Improved Version Of CRISPR Gene Editing Tool Eliminates Errors

It is not called CRISPEST, however<p>From curing genetic diseases to bringing back extinct species, the applications for gene editing tool CRISPR seem as limitless as the human imagination. And though the enzyme complex is more precise and easier to use than many of its predecessors, it occasionally …

Genetics

Why CRISPR-Cas9 is being hailed as the scientific 'Breakthrough of the Year'

CRISPR is having a moment.<p>This week the gene editing system was declared the "Breakthrough of the Year" by editors of the journal Science. A day earlier, Nature named the Chinese researcher Junjiu Huang one of the 10 people who mattered in 2015 for being the first to use the CRISPR system to edit …