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Researchers identify animal with the ability to regenerate all of its organs

Researchers from Tel Aviv University have discovered a species of the ascidian, a marine animal, capable of regenerating all of its organs even after it has been broken into three fragments. The study was led by Professor Noa Shenkar, Professor Dorothee Huchon-Pupko, and Tal Gordon of TAU’s School of Zoology at the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences and the Steinhardt Museum of Natural […]

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With a zap of light, system switches objects’ colors and patterns

“Programmable matter” technique could enable product designers to churn out prototypes with ease. When was the last time you repainted your car? Redesigned your coffee mug collection? Gave your shoes a colourful facelift? You likely answered: never, never, and never. You might consider these arduous tasks not worth the effort. But a new colour-shifting “programmable […]

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Researchers confront major hurdle in quantum computing

Quantum science has the potential to revolutionize modern technology with more efficient computers, communication, and sensing devices. But challenges remain in achieving these technological goals, especially when it comes to effectively transferring information in quantum systems. A regular computer consists of billions of transistors, called bits. Quantum computers, on the other hand, are based on […]

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Researchers successfully use 3-D ‘bioprinting’ to create nose cartilage

A team of University of Alberta researchers has discovered a way to use 3-D bioprinting technology to create custom-shaped cartilage for use in surgical procedures. The work aims to make it easier for surgeons to safely restore the features of skin cancer patients living with nasal cartilage defects after surgery. 3-D printed cartilage is shaped […]

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COVID-19: Why Do Some Die?

Researchers ID protein “signature” in severe COVID-19 cases. Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have identified the protein “signature” of severe COVID-19, which they describe in a new study published in Cell Reports Medicine. “We were interested in asking whether we could identify mechanisms that might be contributing to death in COVID-19,” said Marcia Goldberg, HMS […]

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Single dose of COVID-19 vaccine can help people who already had the disease

COVID-19 pandemic has put us on our toes. It feels like it’s been bothering us for a very long time and the end is not in sight yet. However, vaccines may end this pandemic rather soon if we are efficient at vaccinating people. Now scientists from UCL say that it is a good idea to […]

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Ultraviolet light could make common disinfectants safer for people and the environment

During the COVID-19 pandemic we started using more disinfectants. That is a good precautionary measure that definitely helps to avoid surface contaminants. However, a lot of commercial disinfectants can be harsh for people and the environment. Now scientists from the University of Waterloo found that ultraviolet light can make common disinfectants safer to use, even […]

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Researchers wirelessly record human brain activity during normal life activities

Researchers are now able to wirelessly record the directly measured brain activity of patients living with Parkinson’s disease and to then use that information to adjust the stimulation delivered by an implanted device. Direct recording of deep and surface brain activity offers a unique look into the underlying causes of many brain disorders; however, technological […]

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How one SARS-CoV-2 protein keeps cells from fighting back

Findings may explain why people can produce high levels of the coronavirus and spread infection before symptoms appear. New research has uncovered a way SARS coronaviruses delay an immune defence against them. The coronavirus responsible for the SARS outbreak of 2003 and the one causing the current pandemic may prevent cells from responding to infection in a […]

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Continuing Arecibo’s Legacy

Millions of people have seen footage of the famed Arecibo radio telescope‘s collapse in December 2020. What they would not have seen from those videos was Arecibo’s data center, located outside the danger zone. It stores the ‘golden copy’ of the telescope’s data — the original tapes, hard drives, and disk drives of sky scans […]

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