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Life lessons: The tiny neuro-gadgets rebuilding our bodies

Genetics - сб, 2018-02-10 12:00
Nature's designs are helping to build amazing new devices that link to the body and each other, reveals a fascinating book called Bioinspired Devices
Категории: Biology

Life lessons: The tiny neuro-gadgets rebuilding our bodies

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - сб, 2018-02-10 12:00
Nature's designs are helping to build amazing new devices that link to the body and each other, reveals a fascinating book called Bioinspired Devices
Категории: Science and society

How the microbiome challenges our concept of self

PLOS Biology (new articles) - сб, 2018-02-10 00:00

by Tobias Rees, Thomas Bosch, Angela E. Douglas

Today, the three classical biological explanations of the individual self––the immune system, the brain, the genome––are being challenged by the new field of microbiome research. Evidence shows that our resident microbes orchestrate the adaptive immune system, influence the brain, and contribute more gene functions than our own genome. The realization that humans are not individual, discrete entities but rather the outcome of ever-changing interactions with microorganisms has consequences beyond the biological disciplines. In particular, it calls into question the assumption that distinctive human traits set us apart from all other animals––and therefore also the traditional disciplinary divisions between the arts and the sciences.
Категории: Biology, Journals

Primitive human eggs matured in the lab for the first time

Genetics - пт, 2018-02-09 20:01
Human eggs have been removed in their most primitive state and brought to maturity in the lab for the first time, potentially boosting fertility treatments.
Категории: Biology

Primitive human eggs matured in the lab for the first time

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - пт, 2018-02-09 20:01
Human eggs have been removed in their most primitive state and brought to maturity in the lab for the first time, potentially boosting fertility treatments.
Категории: Science and society

Primitive human eggs matured in the lab for the first time

HIV and AIDS - пт, 2018-02-09 20:01
Human eggs have been removed in their most primitive state and brought to maturity in the lab for the first time, potentially boosting fertility treatments.
Категории: Healthcare, Science and society

Birds ‘dream sing’ by moving their vocal muscles in their sleep

Genetics - пт, 2018-02-09 19:30
Zebra finches sing during the day, and at night while they sleep their vocal organs act out the motions of singing, a bit like a sleepwalking person
Категории: Biology

Birds ‘dream sing’ by moving their vocal muscles in their sleep

HIV and AIDS - пт, 2018-02-09 19:30
Zebra finches sing during the day, and at night while they sleep their vocal organs act out the motions of singing, a bit like a sleepwalking person
Категории: Healthcare, Science and society

Birds ‘dream sing’ by moving their vocal muscles in their sleep

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - пт, 2018-02-09 19:30
Zebra finches sing during the day, and at night while they sleep their vocal organs act out the motions of singing, a bit like a sleepwalking person
Категории: Science and society

We should use nukes to deflect asteroids, says astro algorithm

Genetics - пт, 2018-02-09 19:03
We've never had to deflect an incoming asteroid before it hits Earth, so how do we know the best way to do it? An algorithm says nuclear weapons are the most effective
Категории: Biology

We should use nukes to deflect asteroids, says astro algorithm

HIV and AIDS - пт, 2018-02-09 19:03
We've never had to deflect an incoming asteroid before it hits Earth, so how do we know the best way to do it? An algorithm says nuclear weapons are the most effective
Категории: Healthcare, Science and society

We should use nukes to deflect asteroids, says astro algorithm

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - пт, 2018-02-09 19:03
We've never had to deflect an incoming asteroid before it hits Earth, so how do we know the best way to do it? An algorithm says nuclear weapons are the most effective
Категории: Science and society

SpaceX’s rocket test wasn’t a complete success – but was close

Genetics - пт, 2018-02-09 18:42
SpaceX's historic launch wasn't 100 per cent successful, but there is now a Tesla Roadster floating on an orbit between Mars and Jupiter
Категории: Biology

SpaceX’s rocket test wasn’t a complete success – but was close

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - пт, 2018-02-09 18:42
SpaceX's historic launch wasn't 100 per cent successful, but there is now a Tesla Roadster floating on an orbit between Mars and Jupiter
Категории: Science and society

SpaceX’s rocket test wasn’t a complete success – but was close

HIV and AIDS - пт, 2018-02-09 18:42
SpaceX's historic launch wasn't 100 per cent successful, but there is now a Tesla Roadster floating on an orbit between Mars and Jupiter
Категории: Healthcare, Science and society

Is Elon Musk’s playboy space odyssey really the future we want?

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - пт, 2018-02-09 16:35
The Falcon Heavy rocket’s first launch has put a red Tesla Roadster into space. The images are beautiful and fun, but the wider implications aren’t great
Категории: Science and society

Is Elon Musk’s playboy space odyssey really the future we want?

HIV and AIDS - пт, 2018-02-09 16:35
The Falcon Heavy rocket’s first launch has put a red Tesla Roadster into space. The images are beautiful and fun, but the wider implications aren’t great
Категории: Healthcare, Science and society

Is Elon Musk’s playboy space odyssey really the future we want?

Genetics - пт, 2018-02-09 16:35
The Falcon Heavy rocket’s first launch has put a red Tesla Roadster into space. The images are beautiful and fun, but the wider implications aren’t great
Категории: Biology

The truth about what downing energy drinks really does to kids

Genetics - пт, 2018-02-09 13:00
Campaigners in the UK want energy drinks banned for under-16s. The latest scientific evidence suggests they are right – these drinks are uniquely bad for children
Категории: Biology

The truth about what downing energy drinks really does to kids

HIV and AIDS - пт, 2018-02-09 13:00
Campaigners in the UK want energy drinks banned for under-16s. The latest scientific evidence suggests they are right – these drinks are uniquely bad for children
Категории: Healthcare, Science and society