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Cells in hydrogel reverse diabetes in mice - Futurity

GEORGIA TECH / EMORY (US) — Scientists reversed Type 1 diabetes in mice in as …

Type 1 Diabetes

What Cannibals Could Teach Us About Evolution

Three recent studies provide a glimpse into nature's most gruesome diet--and what it reveals about evolution.<p>In the past few decades, scientists studying the eating habits of Earth's creatures have noticed something strange: the babies of several species, from tiger sand sharks to fruit flies, are …

New Meat-Eating Plant Species Found In Japan

"Meat-eating," not "man-eating." Still cool though.<p>According to Japan Times, a new species of carnivorous plant has been found in Aichi Prefecture, on the central-southern coast of Japan's main island. The Japan Times calls it a "pitcher plant," which it is not; as a species related to (and …

Sun's blood pressure benefits 'may outdo cancer risks'

<b>The health benefits of exposing skin to sunlight may far outweigh the risk of developing skin cancer, according to scientists.</b><p>Edinburgh University research suggests sunlight helps reduce blood pressure, cutting heart attack and stroke risks and even prolonging life.<p>UV rays were found to release a …

High Blood Pressure

University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critters. Researchers at the University of Georgia have proof: they've discovered a way to generate electricity from plants through hijacking the photosynthesis process. By altering the proteins inside a …