When two lung transplant surgeons were looking for an innovative solution to a long-standing problem—not enough lungs available for patients who need them—they approached Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D., the Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a professor of medical sciences (in medicine).
A species of small fish uses a homemade coral-scented cologne to hide from predators, a...
Using a gene-editing system originally developed to delete specific genes, researchers...
Anyone who has experienced Los Angeles gridlock likely can attest that traffic may cause one's blood pressure to rise. But researchers have found that, beyond the aggravation caused by fellow drivers, traffic-related air pollution presents serious heart health risks.
Mate choice is often the most important decision in the lives of humans and animals. Now, scientists have found the first evidence that birds may choose their mate through odor.
A team of researchers have created the world’s first enzymes made from artificial genetic material. The synthetic enzymes, which are made from molecules that do not occur anywhere in nature, are capable of triggering chemical reactions in the lab.
It's a robot unlike any other: inspired by the world's fastest land animal, controlled by video game technology and packing nifty sensors — including one used to maneuver drones, satellites and ballistic missiles.
In a new study, scientists found that a particular set of cells in a small region of the brain are responsible for memory problems after sleep loss. By selectively increasing levels of a signaling molecule in these cells, the researchers prevented mice from having memory deficits.
A new, low impact low energy laser treatment for patients with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has produced positive results by reducing indicators of the disease.
Cleveland Clinic surgeons have replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident, the hospital announced.
In a new study looking at mice, researchers have investigated a local clock found in another part of the brain, outside the SCN, known as the tuberomamillary nucleus (TMN).
A new study from geneticists has found that the DNA replication plan— including where the origin points are and in what order DNA segments get copied- varies from person to person.
New research in flies shows how cells in adult reproductive organs maintain their sexual identity. The study also identified a mutation that can switch the cells’ sexual identity.
In a long-term study of interactions between chimpanzees in the famous Gombe National Park in Tanzania, researchers have found that males who consistently bully females tend to father more babies with their victims.
Ki-Bum Lee has developed patent-pending technology that may overcome one of the critical barriers to harnessing the full therapeutic potential of stem cells.
There’s a cast of characters deep inside your ears- many kinds of tiny cells working together to allow you to hear. Hair cells, the lead actors, play the crucial role. But new research shows that when it comes to restoring lost hearing ability, the spotlight may fall on some of the ear’s supporting actors.
Humans, like many animals, are accustomed to seeing objects pass behind us as we go forward. Moving backwards feels unnatural. In a new study, scientists reveal that moving forward actually trains the brain to perceive the world normally.
Researchers are collaborating and innovating in ways that are transforming health care as we know it. They're also looking ahead at the trends and influences that are reshaping and accelerating translational science.
A new study from Tel Aviv University found that an "enriched environment"— specially enhanced surroundings— led to rehabilitation of mice following traumatic brain injury.
When munched by grazing animals (or mauled by scientists in the lab), some herbaceous plants overcompensate– producing more plant matter and becoming more fertile than they otherwise would. Scientists say they now know how these plants accomplish this feat of regeneration.
Researchers have developed the first gene network to be operated via brainwaves. Depending on the user’s thoughts, it can produce various amounts of a desired molecule.
Scientists have come a step closer to understanding how cartilage senses injury-causing mechanical strain at the cellular level: a pair of channels that work together to cause cartilage cells to die off in droves.
Imagine being able to recognize your car as your own but never being able to remember where you parked it. Researchers have induced this all-too-common human experience– or a close version of it– permanently in rats.
Cats and humans have shared the same households for at least 9,000 years, but we still know very little about how our feline friends became domesticated. An analysis of the cat genome reveals some surprising clues.
Researchers have launched SugarScience, a groundbreaking research and education initiative designed to highlight the most authoritative scientific findings on added sugar and its impact on health.
For hibernating mammals, the pre-winter months are a race against time to accumulate enough energy reserves to last until spring. Offspring born late in the year have much less time to achieve this. New research shows that power-napping can help late-born garden dormice overcome these unfavorable odds.
Bacteria in colonies don’t reproduce sexually and are genetically identical, yet they can prepare in advance for changing environmental conditions. Researchers have shown that bacteria carry out this strategy by producing cells with differing amounts of specific proteins that govern their response to chemical signals.
Most cancer deaths occur because of metastasis, yet progress in preventing and treating migratory cancer cells has been slow. Scientists have now identified a cellular culprit that should help researchers better understand how metastasis begins.
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