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.
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.
Research on obesity and related diseases is always a top demanding area in science. Although we all know the golden rule to reduce fat, which is working out or eating less, how this fat is actually reduced or what drives the motion is still unclear.
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.
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.
The coronavirus vaccine trial run by the University of Oxford has raised hopes, as it shows results of neutralising antibody development against SARS-CoV-2. According to the report published on The Lancet today, the trial which involved 1077 participants indicates that the new Vaccine is safe and has developed SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibodies and T-cells effectively!
According to a study published on the Nature Communications, it is possible to detect 5 types of cancer, 4 years before a conventional diagnosis does! All with a single Blood test!
A group of scientists in Hungary accidentally procreated two totally different endangered fish species which resulted in the birth of a never-seen-before fish!
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.
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 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.
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The Chinese tech company Xiaomi has unveiled its latest transparent TV experience, the Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition as part of their 10th anniversary. This will be the world’s first commercially available mass-produced transparent TV version for a price of RMB 49,999 (about £5500).