Zika infection may affect adult brain cells, suggesting risk may not be limited to pregnant women
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Zika infection may affect adult brain cells, suggesting risk may not be limited to pregnant women

Concerns over the Zika virus have focused on pregnant women due to mounting evidence that…

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How Mechanical Force Triggers Blood Clotting at the Molecular Scale
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How Mechanical Force Triggers Blood Clotting at the Molecular Scale

Using a unique single-molecule force measurement tool, a research team has developed a clearer understanding…

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Nanoribbons in solutions mimic nature
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Nanoribbons in solutions mimic nature

Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) bend and twist easily in solution, making them adaptable for biological uses like…

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Nuclear Puzzle May Be Clue to Fifth Force
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Nuclear Puzzle May Be Clue to Fifth Force

In a new paper, University of California, Riverside theoretical physicist Flip Tanedo and his collaborators…

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Team Identifies Strategy to Reverse the Disease Dyskeratosis Congenita
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Team Identifies Strategy to Reverse the Disease Dyskeratosis Congenita

Dyskeratosis congenita, or DC, is a rare, inherited disease for which there are limited treatment…

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CRISPR-Cas9 breaks genes better if you disrupt DNA repair
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CRISPR-Cas9 breaks genes better if you disrupt DNA repair

CRISPR-Cas9 is the go-to technique for knocking out genes in human cell lines to discover…

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User-friendly language for programming efficient simulations
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User-friendly language for programming efficient simulations

Computer simulations of physical systems are common in science, engineering, and entertainment, but they use…

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Brain’s Prefrontal Lobe Is Major Player in Parkinson’s Gait
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Brain’s Prefrontal Lobe Is Major Player in Parkinson’s Gait

A new study by Tel Aviv University researchers demonstrates that the prefrontal cortex, the part…

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End of a hydraulic shock absorber – Audi introduces electromechanical rotary dampers
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End of a hydraulic shock absorber – Audi introduces electromechanical rotary dampers

Shock absorbers in the car have a very specific purpose – keeping the car stable,…

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Robotic gait training for kids with CP—it’s cool but does it work?
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Robotic gait training for kids with CP—it’s cool but does it work?

Maggie Slessor’s friends think she’s a robot. Every two weeks, the 12-year-old goes on the…

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