Emulating the natural form of water-based locomotion, an international team of scientists has unveiled a novel robotic insect that can jump off of water’s surface. In doing so, they have revealed new insights into the natural mechanics that allow water striders to jump from ground or water with the same amount of power and height.
Scientists have discovered how a gene linked to leukemia functions, a finding that may have...
At first glance, the eyes of mammals and those of insects do not seem to have much in common....
The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds...
Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention. But the estimate proved to be off. Way, way off.
A ‘brain training’ iPad game developed and tested by researchers may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently, according to research published today.
Researchers have reconstructed an ancient virus that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies to the liver, muscle, and retina. The discovery, published in Cell Reports, has the potential to advance gene therapies that are not only safer and more potent than available therapies, but also to help a greater number of patients.
A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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A new blood test could help emergency room doctors quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury and determine its severity.
Researchers design cheap prosthetic knee that mimics normal walking motion.
Researchers have found that human cells use viruses as Trojan horses, transporting a messenger that encourages the immune system to fight the very virus that carries it. The discovery could have implications for the design of new vaccines.
Although they look very similar, the “golden jackals” of East Africa and those of Eurasia are two entirely different species, life scientists reported in the journal Current Biology.
More than half of all children and adolescents in the United States are under-hydrated — probably because they’re not drinking enough water — and that could have significant repercussions for their physical health and cognitive and emotional functioning, according to the first national study of its kind.
Researchers discover that aspartate is a limiter of cell proliferation.
A new technology reveals that immune system genes switch on and off differently in women and men, and the source of that variation is not primarily in the DNA.
Delirium, an acute state of confusion, often affects older adults following surgery or serious illness. Now, a study confirms that inflammation—an immune response that develops when the body attempts to protect itself from harmful stimuli—plays a role in the onset of delirium.
Following several years of research and collaboration, physicians and engineers say they have developed a computer platform that provides rapid, real-time feedback before and during facial transplant surgery, which may someday improve face-jaw-teeth alignment between donor and recipient.
A team of researchers has identified more than 40 new “imprinted” genes, in which either the maternal or paternal copy of a gene is expressed while the other is silenced. The findings, described in a recent paper in eLife, reveal how genomic imprinting can dramatically expand biological diversity, and could have important implications for understanding the brain.