3-D-printed minifactories

Researchers have developed a biocompatible ink for 3-D printing using living bacteria. This makes it possible to produce biological materials capable of breaking down toxic substances or producing high-purity cellulose for biomedical applications….

Researchers have developed a biocompatible ink for 3-D printing using living bacteria. This makes it possible to produce biological materials capable of breaking down toxic substances or producing high-purity cellulose for biomedical applications….

Why do we see similarities across languages? Human brain may be responsible

For years, researchers have been interested in the similarities seen across human languages. New research suggests that those similarities may stem from the brain’s preference for efficient information processing….

For years, researchers have been interested in the similarities seen across human languages. New research suggests that those similarities may stem from the brain’s preference for efficient information processing….

Fighting myocardial infarction with nanoparticle tandems

How can damaged cardiac tissue following a heart attack best be treated with replacement muscle cells? A research team is now presenting an innovative method on mice: Muscle replacement cells, which are to take over the function of the damaged tissue, are loaded with magnetic nanoparticles. These cells are then injected into the damaged heart muscle and held in place by a magnet, causing the cells to engraft better onto the existing tissue….

How can damaged cardiac tissue following a heart attack best be treated with replacement muscle cells? A research team is now presenting an innovative method on mice: Muscle replacement cells, which are to take over the function of the damaged tissue, are loaded with magnetic nanoparticles. These cells are then injected into the damaged heart muscle and held in place by a magnet, causing the cells to engraft better onto the existing tissue….

Cancer drug leads to 'drastic decrease' in HIV infection in lung cancer patient

The first evidence that a cancer drug may be able to eradicate HIV-infected cells in humans has now been revealed by researchers. They report that while treating an HIV-infected lung cancer patient with the cancer drug nivolumab, they observed a ‘drastic and persistent decrease’ in the reservoirs of cells in the body where the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is able to hide away from attack by antiretroviral therapy….

The first evidence that a cancer drug may be able to eradicate HIV-infected cells in humans has now been revealed by researchers. They report that while treating an HIV-infected lung cancer patient with the cancer drug nivolumab, they observed a ‘drastic and persistent decrease’ in the reservoirs of cells in the body where the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is able to hide away from attack by antiretroviral therapy….

What gives poetry its aesthetic appeal? New research has well-versed answer

New psychology research points to the factors that explain why we find particular poems aesthetically pleasing — results that enhance our understanding of ‘why we like what we like.’…

New psychology research points to the factors that explain why we find particular poems aesthetically pleasing — results that enhance our understanding of ‘why we like what we like.’…

Targeted treatment could prevent spread of pancreatic cancer, heart damage

A new targeted treatment could benefit patients with certain pancreatic tumors by preventing spread of the cancer and protecting their heart from damage — a direct result of the tumor. Higher levels of serotonin among other tumor secretions can cause injury to the valves of the heart over time, leading to cardiac impairment — a condition referred to as cardiac carcinoid disease — in these patients….

A new targeted treatment could benefit patients with certain pancreatic tumors by preventing spread of the cancer and protecting their heart from damage — a direct result of the tumor. Higher levels of serotonin among other tumor secretions can cause injury to the valves of the heart over time, leading to cardiac impairment — a condition referred to as cardiac carcinoid disease — in these patients….

Anti-aging protein could be targeted to rejuvenate immune cells

An anti-aging protein called SIRT1, commonly known for being activated by red wine, has been shown to protect against age-related diseases, such as cancer, neurodegeneration, and cardiovascular disease. A study now reveals that it could also be targeted to rejuvenate cells in the immune system….

An anti-aging protein called SIRT1, commonly known for being activated by red wine, has been shown to protect against age-related diseases, such as cancer, neurodegeneration, and cardiovascular disease. A study now reveals that it could also be targeted to rejuvenate cells in the immune system….

Brain activity mapped to improve prosthetic design

High-tech prosthetics allow amputees to engage more fully in everyday life, even to compete in sporting events. Researchers have demonstrated how brain activity is used to identify different terrains — level ground and stairs, for example — a key step in developing prosthetics that allow the user’s prosthesis to automatically adjust to changing ground conditions in real time….

High-tech prosthetics allow amputees to engage more fully in everyday life, even to compete in sporting events. Researchers have demonstrated how brain activity is used to identify different terrains — level ground and stairs, for example — a key step in developing prosthetics that allow the user’s prosthesis to automatically adjust to changing ground conditions in real time….

Conspiracy thinking less likely with greater news media literacy, study suggests

The more you know about the news media and how it works, the less likely you are to believe conspiracy theories – even ones you might find politically tempting. The connection held true overall even where conspiracy theories resonated with an individual’s political beliefs….

The more you know about the news media and how it works, the less likely you are to believe conspiracy theories – even ones you might find politically tempting. The connection held true overall even where conspiracy theories resonated with an individual’s political beliefs….