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May 18, 2018
Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies triples known genetic risk factors for stroke
An extensive genetic dragnet uncovers novel risk factors for stroke, offering both biological insights and potential disease-prediction tools
May 18, 2018
Memory impairment in Down syndrome linked to inhibition in the hippocampus
Experiments in live mice provide strong support for a theory that explains how Down syndrome impairs memory formation
May 11, 2018
New single-cell RNA sequencing methods could lead to better regenerative therapies
An improved method for analyzing the expression of genes by single cells promises to enhance regenerative medicine therapy as well as disease research
May 11, 2018
Dynamical Casimir effect within reach of optomechanics
Mirrors vibrating at very high frequencies could create photons from nothing
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Apr 27, 2018
Structural insights into a protein-modification mechanism that boosts bacterial virulence
The molecular structure of a bacterial enzyme reveals how a sugar is added to a protein that supports the growth of pathogenic bacteria
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Apr 27, 2018
Massive Japanese genetic analysis links genes, cell types and disease
A huge genetic study could lead to diagnostic tests customized to people in Japan
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Apr 27, 2018
Three transcriptional circuits found between hematopoietic stem cells and B cells
B cells pass through three distinct gene expression networks on their way from stem cell to B cell
Apr 20, 2018
Genetic network fine-tunes the growth of plant root hairs
A trio of genes ensures that cells in plant roots grow to the optimal size
Apr 20, 2018
Electrical pulses shift the boundaries between magnetic patterns
Electricity can be used to control magnetic patterns in an alloy, opening up the possibility of using them in high-performance devices
Apr 20, 2018
Material defects hinder the dynamics of magnetic skyrmions
A model of the interactions between magnetic vortices and material impurities could aid the development of low-power magnetic memories
Apr 13, 2018
Anomalous and topological Hall effects can be controlled by an electric field
Controlling the anomalous and topological Hall effects by applying an electric field could lead to new types of memory and logic devices
Apr 13, 2018
New simulation method allows for more accurate assessment of regional climate
A new model demonstrates the importance of factoring in changes to tropical storms when modeling local climate
Apr 13, 2018
Organisms may use second-order optimization when foraging
A mathematical model predicts that organisms mix both directed and random search patterns to find nourishment sooner
Apr 06, 2018
Investigating the interaction between systems of different dimensions
The interaction between a 2D system and a 3D one has been explored using a special system made up of two helium isotopes
Apr 06, 2018
Gamma-ray burst comparison reveals a new standard candle for astronomers
Blasts of gamma rays could give astronomers a way to measure the Universe’s first billion years
Apr 06, 2018
Genetically engineered E. coli can make industrial chemicals from feedstock
Specially engineered bacteria can produce an industrially significant chemical from renewable sources in a much gentler process than the one currently used by industry
Mar 30, 2018
Anxiety is infectious
Being sick could be making you more worried say researchers, who have linked changes in mice immune cell metabolism to altered brain chemistry and behavior
Mar 30, 2018
Using a titanium hydride compound makes it easier to remove nitrogen-containing impurities from crude oil
A multimetallic framework makes an essential step in petroleum refining much easier
Mar 30, 2018
High-resolution x-ray analytical technique probes oxidation states of car exhaust catalyst
A laser-like x-ray beam has been used to look under the hood of a catalyst employed in car exhaust systems
Mar 23, 2018
Turning off cellular signaling offers new drug hopes
A surprisingly powerful inhibitory mechanism could lead to potent new drugs aimed at almost an entire class of essential signaling proteins