Want the money now or later? It may depend on your age

Want the money now or later? It may depend on your...

Imagine winning the lottery and having it payout over a scheduled period of time. Would you want the largest payments right away? Or would...
Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

The results, published today in Nature, have far-reaching implications for how we understand the ageing process, and how we might develop much-needed treatments for age-related brain...
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‘The Nemo effect’ is untrue: animal movies promote awareness, not harm

The emotive warnings were made because of global reports that its precursor Finding Nemo had inspired a surge in purchases of clownfish, which in turn...
Study questions expected link between farming and evolution of immune system

Study questions expected link between farming and evolution of immune system

Researchers have long theorized that cultural shifts thousands of years ago from hunting and gathering to agriculture and living in permanent settlements spurred an...
nipah

Deadly protein duo reveals new drug targets for viral diseases

It sounds like a plot point from a sci-fi movie: Two different and dangerous monsters merge into a hybrid that is more powerful and...
Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

Beta-amyloid plaques, the protein aggregates that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, disrupt many brain functions and can kill neurons. They can also...
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The brain inspires new type of AI algorithms

Machine learning which was developed 70 years ago is based on learning dynamics in the human brain. Deep learning algorithms have been able to...
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Researchers identify previously unknown mechanism through which sharks produce eerie glow

Unlike other creature, glowing catsharks that are present in the saline depths have a fluorescence mechanism that could be conferring some serious perks - such...
Cytoskeleton

Controlling the Shape-Shifting Skeletons of Cells

You know you have a skeleton, but did you know that your cells have skeletons, too? Cellular skeletons, or cytoskeletons, are shapeshifting networks of...
Study furthers radically new view of gene control

Study furthers radically new view of gene control

In recent years, MIT scientists have developed a new model for how key genes are controlled that suggests the cellular machinery that transcribes DNA...

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