Rohit Krishnan H

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Immunotherapy: the big new hope for cancer treatment

Immunotherapy is the most exciting development in cancer treatment in years, beginning to take off at a time when much cancer drug research seems to be hitting a brick wall. More and more of the orthodox chemotherapy drugs have very small effects, buying people with the advanced disease a few …

Immunotherapy

It’s Alive! Yeast With Human DNA Raises New Genetic Possibilities

Brain implants let man control robotic arm with thoughts

A man with quadriplegia can now control a robotic arm with his mind, thanks to sensors implanted in his brain<p>A man in California who is paralysed from the neck down has had a chip implanted in his brain that allows him to control a robotic arm with his mind alone.<p>Erik Sorto, who was shot at the age …

Octopuses and other cephalopods can 'see' with their skin

Octopuses and their tentacled brethren are fascinating, and even a little scary. In addition to their uniquely alien intelligence, cephalopods are known to change color based on their surroundings. That ability is thought to rely mainly on eyesight, as the creatures can visually detect basic …

A Cellular Atlas Of The Human Body

New RNA sequencing techniques are revealing the unknown secrets of our cells<p>If science textbooks are to be believed, you have about 200 different types of cells in your body. But several teams of scientists are now debating that number, saying that the estimate is significantly larger. Using the …

Dyslexia can be overcome with nursery rhymes and music, says Cambridge professor

But keeping up rhythmic practice will eventually allow children to read properly<p>Children can overcome dyslexia by learning nursery rhymes, dancing and singing because the condition is caused by lack of rhythm in brain, a leading neuroscientists has suggested.<p>Usha Goswami, prof of Cognitive …

Autism

Researchers Say They’re Getting Closer to Creating a Dino-Chicken

Talk of a "chickenosaurus" lit up the science world last week when researchers announced they had modified the beak of a chicken embryo to resemble the snout of its dinosaur ancestors. But turning a beak into a snout is just one of many modifications needed to revert a chicken into a dinosaur.<p>Given …

The octopus can see with its skin

Octopuses are well known for changing the colour, patterning, and texture of their skin to blend into their surroundings and send signals to each other, an ability that makes them both the envy of, and inspiration for, army engineers trying to develop cloaking devices. As if that wasn’t already …

Biology

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Meet scientists' picks for the top 10 new species of 2015

Saturday is the 308th birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who took it upon himself to classify all plants and animals on Earth. Taxonomists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry celebrate the occasion by highlighting 10 fascinating species that were discovered in …

Glowing Plankton, Cryogenic Vacuum Chambers, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

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