Scientists found that fluctuating the electrical signal to the rodents' paralyzed legs can make them step higher and walk for longer. Like a severed telephone line (from back in the days when phones had
Fighting bacteria’s ability to fight Over the past decade, deadly bacteria such as MRSA, C. difficile, and even tuberculosis have developed numerous mechanisms to keep themselves alive at all cost – mostly
More than a century after their discovery, we still don’t know what blood groups like O, A and B are for. Do they really matter? Carl Zimmer investigates. When my parents informed me that my blood type
This has happened with several crop-munching insect species around the world. Crop-munching caterpillars in Brazil are no longer put off by genetically modified plants designed to kill them, Reuters reports.
Look up ‘myelin’ in any neuroscience textbook and you’ll find something along these lines: It is a fatty substance that forms a sheath around axons, and gives the fibre bundles their white appearance viewed
Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its to
A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan. The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar
Canada's oil from tar sands would be "stigmatised" by EU regulations labelling it as highly polluting, the country's natural resources minister said on Tuesday. Joe Oliver also said a new study ranking