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Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Aid In Future Transplant Therapies
2013-10-10 14:38:50

A new method for creating stem cells for the human liver and pancreas, which could enable both cell types to be grown in sufficient quantities for clinical use, has been developed by scientists.

2013-10-03 08:57:15

Scientists have discovered that Crohn's disease, the inflammatory bowel disorder, can originate from specialized intestinal cell type called Paneth cells.

Computers Keeping Our Minds Alive After We Die? Stephen Hawking Says Yes
2013-09-22 08:02:19

Stephen Hawking does not believe in the conventional version of the afterlife, but he does believe that technology could someday allow our minds to live on once our bodies are gone.

2013-09-19 13:22:40

A new, highly-accurate temperature sensor could save manufacturers millions in maintenance costs, lower fuel consumption, and prolong the lifespan of jet engines, nuclear reactors and other types of large gas turbine engines.

Functioning 'Mechanical Gears' Observed In Nature For The First Time
2013-09-13 13:15:26

The juvenile Issus - a plant-hopping insect found in gardens across Europe - has hind-leg joints with curved cog-like strips of opposing 'teeth' that intermesh, rotating like mechanical gears to synchronize the animal's legs when it launches into a jump.

Honeyguide Birds Destroy Their Own Species' Eggs To Eliminate Competition
2013-08-21 09:19:04

Like cuckoos, honeyguides are parasitic birds that lay their eggs in other birds' nests and dupe them into raising their young.

Researchers Study Allergic Reactions To Cat Dander
2013-07-25 11:16:22

New research from the University of Cambridge has helped unlock some of the long-standing mysteries behind allergic reactions to cat dander.

Android App Lets You Track Your Mood
2013-05-13 12:07:14

Researchers have now developed an Android app that continually measures data relating to the user’s mood. This data can then be stored and used later for psychological therapy or other treatments.


Word of the Day
quotha
  • Forsooth! indeed! originally a parenthetical phrase used in repeating the words of another with more or less contempt or disdain.
The word 'quotha' is an alteration of 'quoth he'.
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