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Understanding the iliotibial band

For many people, it's the source of a nagging—and painful—injury, but for Carolyn Eng, the IT band is an intriguing mystery, one she may be close to solving.

dateAug 27, 2015 in Other
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60 days and 60 nights in bed

On 9 September, the first of 12 men will go to bed for 60 days as part of important research into stopping the wasting effects that spaceflight has on the human body. Although they may be putting their feet up, it is set ...

dateAug 28, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Transforming living cells into tiny lasers

In the last few decades, lasers have become an important part of our lives, with applications ranging from laser pointers and CD players to medical and research uses. Lasers typically have a very well-defined direction of ...

dateJul 28, 2015 in Optics & Photonics
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Human cell death captured for first time

Scientists based at the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science have discovered that some molecules which are central to the body's defence and immune system are ejected from inside the decomposing cell to form long beaded ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Cell size regulation mechanism discovered

Every cell in the human body has to be a particular size in order to function correctly. The research group led by Markus Hengstschläger of the Institute for Medical Genetics at the Medical University of Vienna has now discovered ...

dateJul 14, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Why roundworms are ideal for space studies

Humans have long been fascinated by the cosmos. Ancient cave paintings show that we've been thinking about space for much of the history of our species. The popularity of recent sci-fi movies suggest that the human mind ...

dateMay 25, 2015 in Space Exploration
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