Biology

Frozen placentas could be the ticket to a long and healthy life

Genetics - чт, 2018-05-31 14:00
Placentas are usually discarded, yet they are packed full of stem cells. Now Bob Hariri and XPrize founder Peter Diamandis aim to harness their potential
Категории: Biology

There’s no such thing as a ‘detox’ – so let’s ban the word

Genetics - чт, 2018-05-31 13:26
Using the word detox to promote drinks such as tea as well as food and other products is essentially meaningless. Time to give it a rest, says Anthony Warner
Категории: Biology

Ambien can cause bizarre behaviour – but not racist tweets

Genetics - чт, 2018-05-31 13:25
Roseanne Barr has blamed the sleeping pill Ambien for her racial attack on a former Obama adviser. The drug is known to cause a range of strange side effects
Категории: Biology

There is only one anti-shark tool for surfers that seems to work

Genetics - чт, 2018-05-31 13:15
Magnetic bracelets, smelly wax, and electric field generators are all sold as shark deterrents, but only one of them halves the risk of getting munched
Категории: Biology

We need to grab some rocks from Mars – let’s just get on with it

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 20:00
A mission to collect samples from the Red Planet and return them to Earth is our best chance of finding life on Mars, says Joelle Renstrom
Категории: Biology

Women aren’t being told real risks of cervical cancer screening

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 20:00
Efforts to prevent cervical cancer seem so straightforward that few women question them, but unnecessary treatment can cause miscarriages and premature births
Категории: Biology

Drugs that help our cells tidy up might extend lifespan

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 20:00
Ramping up the body’s ability to remove damaged cells has been found to stave off organ damage and cancer in mice – could a drug get the same effect in humans?
Категории: Biology

The cancer-fighting multi-organ: 9 ways the placenta is amazing

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 18:30
From helping us conquer the world to curing cancer, here are nine reasons why the placenta deserves our appreciation
Категории: Biology

Papua New Guinea bans Facebook for a month in fake news blitz

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 18:30
The country is planning a month-long Facebook shutdown to conduct research on the social media network, weed out fake users and stem "false or misleading” information
Категории: Biology

I’m working on a universal language to let us speak to aliens

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 18:24
It's time to find a new way to speak across the stars, says Douglas Vakoch, head of METI, the body dedicated to messaging possible alien civilisations
Категории: Biology

H2Oh! 10 mysteries of water

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 18:00
Water has a host of unusual properties – many of which are essential for life. Here we round up ten of the most peculiar
Категории: Biology

GM golden rice gets approval from food regulators in the US

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 16:30
The genetically modified rice, designed to prevent blindness in undernourished children, was judged safe to eat last week by the US Food and Drug Administration
Категории: Biology

AI inspired by the film Spotlight could track down child abusers

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 16:00
Journalists at the Boston Globe painstakingly sifted patterns in public records to find priests who had sexually abused children. Now an AI might do the same
Категории: Biology

Mystery ghost ape species found hidden in bonobo’s genome

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 15:30
A comparison of chimpanzee genomes has found signs that a previously unknown species of chimpanzee once lived in the forests of central Africa
Категории: Biology

There’s a new kind of superfood – and it’s not what you think

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 14:30
GM foods like good-gluten bread are going on sale, with a range of health benefits to tempt consumers. Will doubters be won over at last?
Категории: Biology

See a cosmic spider caught spinning up brand new stars

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 14:22
Astronomers have use the VLT Survey Telescope to snap the sharpest ever picture of the Tarantula Nebula, the brightest star-forming region in our galactic neighbourhood
Категории: Biology

H2Oh! Water is actually two liquids disguised as one

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 14:00
Earth's most precious liquid is weird, and if it wasn't we would die. Now experiments have uncovered its secret: it's not one liquid, it's two
Категории: Biology

Pigeons can understand probabilities – just like primates can

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 13:54
We know that humans and some other primates can instinctively distinguish between high and low probabilities – now pigeons have shown they might share the skill
Категории: Biology

Wish you had perfect pitch? You may be able to learn it

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 10:00
Mozart had it, Mariah Carey has it – now you can have it too. A study suggests that some adults may be able to learn perfect pitch in just a few weeks
Категории: Biology

Facebook AI turns your idle humming into a Bach orchestra piece

Genetics - ср, 2018-05-30 09:30
Turn your whistles into sonatas with a Facebook AI that can translate between styles of music, such as converting metal riffs into symphonies
Категории: Biology