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How Does the Heart Suddenly Start Beating?

Becoming a full-fledged organism out of a handful of cells, complete with functioning tissues and organs, is a messy yet highly synchronized process that requires cells to organize themselves in a precise manner and begin working together.
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Real-Time Inspection of Defects on Fuel Cell Surface by Artificial Intelligence

AI has been used in the real-time inspection of hydrogen fuel cell surfaces to detect damage, ensuring their safety and productivity.
A chip-based ring resonator that operates in the ultraviolet and visible regions of the spectrum and exhibits a record low UV light loss.

Chip-Based Optical Resonators With Record Low UV Losses Created

Researchers have created chip-based photonic resonators that operate in the ultraviolet (UV) and visible regions of the spectrum and exhibit a record low UV light loss.
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"Radar" Detects Active Cellular Destroyers

Molecular machines, called cullin-RING ligases, destroy specific proteins to keep our cells healthy. A new radar system enables them to be detected when they are activated.

A Glimpse Into the Central Nervous System Wins the 13th Annual Nikon Small World in Motion Competition

Nikon Instruments Inc. today unveiled the winners of the 13th annual Nikon Small World in Motion Video Competition. This year’s first place prize was awarded to Dr. Alexandre Dumoulin for his 48-hour time-lapse video of developing neurons.
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How Do Cells Dispose of Toxic Substances and Fats in the Human Body?

The “Pex” group of proteins (peroxisomes biogenesis factors) keep the cell's “detox units” functioning properly – and a team of researchers have now been the first to show, at the atomic level, how these highly complex processes proceed.
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Gene Modification May Explain How "Immortal" Jellyfish Live So Long

Researchers have made an exciting breakthrough in understanding how we age. They focused on "transposable elements" (TEs), which are parts of DNA that can move around in our genetic code.
Transmission electron microscopy image of supramolecular hydrogelator filaments bearing lamivudine.

Could This New Hydrogel Make HIV Therapy More Convenient?

A new injectable solution that self-assembles into a gel under the right conditions could help manage HIV unlike any currently available methods, researchers have found.
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Chronic Caffeine Consumption Led to Increased Solid Sleep in Mice

A new study finds that chronic caffeine consumption has surprising effects on sleep patterns and brain blood flow in mice, increasing brain blood flow during sleep.
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There Is Much To Improve in Identifying All the Chemicals Around Us

Non-targeted analysis (NTA) is an emerging field of analytical science that aims to identify all chemicals around us. According to a meta-analysis of NTA results published over the past six years, it is estimated that less than 2% of all chemicals have been identified.