Apr 21, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
World's most spoken language is 'Terpene'
Micro-organisms communicate with each other, as well as the rest of the world, through scent. If you're small, smells are a good way to stand out from the crowd. Now, research has found that two different types of micro-organisms, bacteria and fungi, use fragrance known as terpenes, to converse.
Apr 20, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Secrets of menstrual cycle and early pregnancy
University of Cambridge scientists succeed in growing miniature functioning models of uterine lining in culture. These organoids, as they are called, could provide new insights into early stages of pregnancy and conditions like endometriosis, a painful overgrowth of the uterine lining affecting almost two million women in the UK alone.
Apr 19, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Sensory cells give hope to restoring hearing
In a first, investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital can genetically manipulate auditory hair cells to regenerate in mice. This marks an advance which may lead to treatment of hearing loss in humans.
Apr 18, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
'Lab on a chip' may reduce preterm births
In the United States, one half million babies are born preterm. Worldwide, the number is estimated at 15 million. Complications associated with preterm birth are the number one cause of death for children under 5. Survivors often face a range of continuing health problems.
Apr 17, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Game helps us understand animal camouflage
Computer games played by more than 30,000 people helped scientists understand animal camouflage and color vision.