Gene-editing Reduces Triglycerides, Cholesterol by Up to 50 Percent, Finds Penn Animal Study

Dr. Musunuru shows blood plasma samples from a mouse that received the ANGPTL3 CRISPR treatment (right) and a mouse that was untreated (left). The cloudiness of the sample on... Read more »

Slime Mold in Residence | The Scientist Magazine®

One side of a Petri dish is coated in sugar; the other in protein. The slime mold Physarum polycephalum fares better without a border between the two sides, the... Read more »

Fluid flow around a starfish larvae

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Method for Predicting Dirac Points Developed, Helping Next-Generation Electronics Research

Figure 1: This diagram reveals the electronic band structure of palladium ditelluride. Band crossings are suggested in red, and Dirac points are viewed as sharp peaks. © 2018 RIKEN... Read more »

Ammonium dichromate volcano

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A New Way to Combine Soft Materials

An unmodified hydrogel (left) peels off easily from an elastomer. A chemically-bonded hydrogel and elastomer (right) are tough to peel apart, leaving residue behind (Image courtesy of Suo Lab/Harvard... Read more »

[Biology] Macrophage engulfing bacteria – from Science Photo Library

[Biology] Macrophage engulfing bacteria – from Science Photo Library Read more »

Cancer-fighting Nanorobots Programmed to Seek and Destroy Tumors

Thrombin can block tumor blood flow by clotting the blood within the vessels that feed tumor growth, causing a sort of tumor mini-heart attack, and leading to tumor tissue... Read more »

The right kind of pessimism can have a positive effect on your life

How many times have you been told that something great will happen as long as you believe it is possible? From pop psychology books to self-improvement seminars and blogs,... Read more »

Fat Cells Travel to Heal Wounds in Flies

Formerly thought about stable, these cells swoop into seal epithelial holes and tidy up cellular sediment. Lethal cells (intense red nuclei), are swept to the injury periphery by inbound... Read more »