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Salmonella flags cancer to the immune system when injected into tumours, scientists find

The food poisoning bug salmonella can be injected into tumours to flag cancer to the immune system so that it can be quickly cleared from the body, scientists have shown.<p>Cancer is extremely good at evading the body’s immune system, largely because a tumour is normal tissue which has gone awry, so …

Cancer

Scientists Use Invasive Plant to Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

In a new study published this week in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>, scientists found that an extract from the berries of the invasive Brazilian …

Physics

The First Human-Pig Hybrid Embryo Has Been Created in the Lab

A big step towards lab-grown organs.<p>For the first time, researchers have successfully grown human cells inside early-stage pig embryos in the lab, …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity but Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Materials Science

Surgical robot makes highly precise eye injection possible

For the first time ever, a team of eye surgeons were able to inject a thrombolytic drug directly into a patient's retinal vein to dissolve a blood clot. It was a success despite the fact that the vein is as thin as human hair thanks to a surgical robot developed by researchers from KU Leuven, a …

Medicine

Cellular Reprogramming Rejuvenates Old Mice and Boosts Lifespans 30%

The quest for the fountain of youth is as ancient as humanity itself. Now, it appears scientists may have found the source.<p>Using a process designed …

Biology

Scar-Free Healing Is Almost Here

Scientists have figured out how to make scars heal like regular skin.<p>Scars have been a persistent problem for people healing from injuries and surgery for all of human existence. But that might be about to change. New research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, …

The 12 key science moments of 2016

Our panel of leading scientists pick the most significant discoveries and developments of the year – from the Zika virus to the planet Proxima B – and a surprising secret of marriage<p>1 World Health Organisation declares a public emergency of international concern over Zika<p>1 February<p>In global health, …

Scientists Find Legendary Sea Blob After Century Of Searching

B. charon is a deep sea Godzilla compared to normal larvaceans.<p>After more than a century of searching, scientists have rediscovered a relatively …

Cool Stuff

Life’s subatomic secret: How we’re cracking the Hoyle state

YOU are made of carbon. So are your pets and all your houseplants. Every living thing on Earth owes its existence to carbon atoms’ ability to join up …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA Is About to Test a Plane with Bendable Wings

When you look out the window of an airliner and see the flaps moving up and down, you’re really watching the wing change shape. The flaps change the …

Two-Dimensional Materials Combined to Produce “Quantum LED”

An all-electrical quantum emitter brings quantum computing one step closer Image: Mete AtatüreOne of the many scientific and engineering challenges …

Quantum Mechanics

Golden Cubes and Gravitational Waves - Sixty Symbols

Fifth fundamental force: fact or fiction?

The strong, weak, electromagnetic and gravitational forces probably aren’t all there is. Did we just find evidence for a fifth?Continue reading on …

Physics