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Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Microbiology

It’s all relative — why scientists understand time in a completely different way.

Imagine time running backwards. People would grow younger instead of older and, after a long life of gradual rejuvenation — unlearning everything …

Physics

Quantum entanglement, science's 'spookiest' phenomenon, achieved in space

Imagine you are a photon, a packet of light. You are a tiny blip of energy, hurtling through the universe on your own. But you have a twin, another photon to whom you have been intimately connected since the day you were born. No matter what distance separates you, be it the width of a lab bench or …

Quantum Mechanics

This Dark Matter Theory Could Solve a Celestial Conundrum

For years, dark matter has been behaving badly. The term was first invoked nearly 80 years ago by the astronomer Fritz Zwicky, who realized that some …

Immune system gene leads to schizophrenia clue

From the tangled web of schizophrenia biology, scientists have pulled out one tantalizing thread. Variants of a protein that helps snip connections …

Neuroscience

Five open source Big Data projects to watch

There are a lot of open source projects out there, and keeping track of them all is next to impossible. Here are five important ones in the Big Data …

Holocaust survivors pass on trauma to their children’s genes

Study finds that trauma suffered in lifetime can influence genetic make up of future generations<p>Research has found that the trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors has seen genetic changes being passed on to their children.<p>A team at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital carried out research on 32 Jewish …

Google is doubling down on biotech

The company is turning the team that develops smart contact lenses and other healthcare initiatives into a full-fledged, standalone company rather than a lab project.<p>The life sciences group will "graduate" from the Google X labs and become its own separate company under the new Alphabet corporate …

Emerging Technology

The Surprising Root Cause of Anxiety and Depression

When you think about strategies to achieve optimal brain performance, you may think about doing crossword puzzles or learning a new language… adding …

Another Amazing Connection Between Gut Bacteria And Cognitive Functioning Found By OSU Researchers

Researchers from Oregon State University have discovered a new link between cognitive functioning and gut bacteria. Science involving bacteria in the …

Diets

Big universe, big data, astronomical opportunity

The future of astronomy is not in acquiring new data, but in mining the old<p>Astronomical data is and has always been “big data”. Once that was only true metaphorically, now it is true in all senses. We acquire it far more rapidly than the rate at which we can process, analyse and exploit it. This …

Big Data