Liver cells, insulin-producing cells, thymus can be grown in lymph nodes
(Phys.org)—Lymph nodes can provide a suitable home for a variety of cells and tissues from other organs, suggesting that a cell-based alternative to whole organ transplantation might one day be feasible, according to researchers ...
Research into bacterial disease could lead to natural herbicide
(Phys.org)—University of Florida scientists are researching a natural herbicide that could be used in traditional and organic farming.
Studying soil ecological processes in the name of a sustainable environment
For most of us it's just dirt, but for ecologists soil is the key to meeting some of the most daunting challenges facing our planet.
New chemistry technique reproduces nature's elusive complexity
(Phys.org)—Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have shown how to synthesize in the laboratory an important set of natural compounds known as terpenes. The largest class of chemicals made by living organisms, terpenes ...
Blind cavefish use teeth to find their way, research shows
(Phys.org)—In a single cave in Ecuador, a species of cavefish has evolved to do something perhaps unique to them, navigate with their teeth.
A short cut to billion dollar drugs
(Phys.org)—Scientists have found a highly efficient method of making hormone-based drugs which could generate billions of sales for the pharmaceutical industry.
Genomics analysis demonstrates natural selection at work
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Michigan State University has documented the step-by-step process in which organisms evolve new functions.
Weapon-wielding marine microbes may protect populations from foes
Competition is a strong driving force of evolution for organisms of all sizes: Those individuals best equipped to obtain resources adapt and reproduce, while others may fall by the wayside. Many organisms—mammals, ...
Small family size increases the wealth of descendants but reduces evolutionary success
Scientists have taken a step closer to solving one of life's mysteries – why family size generally falls as societies become richer.
Ferroelectric materials could bring down cost of cloud computing and electronic devices
A new class of organic materials developed at Northwestern University boasts a very attractive but elusive property: ferroelectricity. The crystalline materials also have a great memory, which could be very ...
UN agency calls for global action plan on drought
The worst effects of drought could be avoided if countries had a disaster management plan to confront the problem, the UN World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday.
Researchers discover how fruit flies learn to bypass already mated females
First single-molecule measurement of Van Der Waals interactions at metal-organic interface
A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering, led by Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Associate Professor Latha Venkataraman and in collaboration with Mark Hybertsen from the Center for Functional ...
New study helps predict impact of ocean acidification on shellfish
An international study to understand and predict the likely impact of ocean acidification on shellfish and other marine organisms living in seas from the tropics to the poles is published this week (date) in the journal Global Ch ...