Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania may have finally found an answer from nature against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. They have been able to successfully turn highly toxic Wasp venom into powerful antimicrobial molecules. A major breakthrough, which would hopefully develop into highly efficient medicines that are lethal to strong antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
A novel technique to manage diabetes non-invasively using static electric and magnetic fields has been developed by a team of scientists at the University of Iowa. Their new discovery has already successfully managed “2 major hallmarks of type-2 diabetes” in mice.
A team of scientists have discovered that stem cells can regenerate nerves to support old damaged nerves and repair their motor functions in Parkinson’s disease. Although their study was based on a mouse model with Parkinson’s, it gives a solid direction as to how stem cell treatment could tackle this unfortunate degenerative disease.
This is Stan, one of the most complete, largest and broadly studied Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons. Stan had been a very popular exhibit at the Black Hills Institute in the USA for decades and it is now being listed to auctioned by Christie’s the Art company.
Using novel gene-editing techniques, a team of scientists successfully turned infertile livestock into carrying fertile sperms of other animals in the same species by becoming, ‘surrogate sires’. In their study sterile mice, pigs, goats and cattle were made to produce sperm that has only the donor’s genetic traits.
A recent study has shown promising results in anti-ageing and in increasing the healthspan of mice. Researchers from the Buck Institute for research on aging in the USA have discovered that a natural metabolite called, alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) is capable of decreasing the morbidity rate in older mice and making them healthier in their late life.
A team of scientists from Duke University made a breakthrough in ‘combination drug therapy’ for type 2 diabetes. They tethered two existing, type 2 diabetic treatments into one molecule which slowly releases in the body that works better than the two drugs.
A team of scientists found a certain molecule in our cells behaving abnormally in growing tumours that cause a rare liver cancer called, “Fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC)”. This molecule is called “cyclic AMP” usually acting as a second messenger on glycogen around the liver.
A miniature model of a human heart has been grown for the first time in a laboratory setting. Scientists from the Michigan State University achieved this milestone. This mini heart has the vascular tissue and all primary heart cell types with a functioning chamber structure.
Scientists from the Stanford University made a breakthrough in regenerating cartilages in the joints, by navigating skeletal stem cells. The study is now published in the journal, Nature Medicine and it is a followup research on skeletal stem cells from the same University.
A reusable mask which has a filter paper made from Titanium oxide nanowire has been proven to trap and kill pathogens that may also be used against SARS-CoV-2 and EBOLA. Once used, this mask can be disinfected under ultraviolet (UV) light. EPFL laboratory led the research.
This mind-boggling revelation came to light with a novel analysis of ancient human genomes. The study suggests that ancient hominins from different branches in evolutional history may have interbred several times in the history and that some of us carry DNA of an unidentified ancestor.
The genome sequencing of a rare nocturnal animal (Sphenodon punctatus) only found in New Zealand has amazed scientists. The genomic results have placed it as neither a reptile, a mammal nor a bird but a combination of all! Its genomic architecture is so uncommon, similar to no other previously recorded.
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