Scientists Create Xenobots That Can Reproduce
Scientists at the University of Vermont, Tufts University, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have discovered an entirely new form of biological reproduction—and applied their discovery to create the first-ever, self-replicating living robots.
Downstream Effects of High-Risk Autism Gene Uncovered
Scientists have demonstrated that rare variants in the ANK2 gene, consistently found in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), can alter the architecture and organization of neurons, potentially contributing to autism and neurodevelopmental comorbidities.
Stem Cell Memories May Drive Wound Repair
Epidermal stem cells derived from the hair follicle are almost indistinguishable from stem cells native to the epidermis. But the memory of their journey to the surface changes their approach to wound repair.
How Obesity Damages the Skeletal Muscle Metabolism
A research team has uncovered a new mechanism to explain how obesity jeopardizes the functions of skeletal muscle and provides a potential treatment against the disease.
SARS-CoV-2 Does Not Appear To Infect Olfactory Sensory Neurons
It is now widely known that COVID-19 is associated with the transient or long-term loss of olfaction (the sense of smell) but the mechanisms remain obscure. Scientists report that SARS-CoV-2 does not appear to infect the sensory neurons of the olfactory epithelium in COVID-19 patients.
Jelly-Like Material Can Withstand Being Run Over by a Car
Researchers have developed a jelly-like material that can withstand the weight of a car and completely recover to its original form, despite it being comprised of 80% water.
Use of E-Cigarettes Linked to Dysregulation of Genes
A study shows that, like smoking, the use of e-cigarettes is linked to the dysregulation of mitochondrial genes and immune response genes.
A New Mechanism Involved in Early Melanoma Metastasis
A paper has described how exosomes released by tumors manipulate the tumor microenvironment to favor metastasis.
Relationship Between Intestinal Cells, Gut Bacteria and Diet Could Be Key in Preventing Systemic Inflammation
A study has found that mice fed a diet high in fat, cholesterol and calories, akin to the Western diet, had higher measures of blood lipids associated with elevated levels of inflammation.
Previously Unknown Cell Components Revealed by AI-Based Technique
By combining microscopy, biochemistry techniques and artificial intelligence, researchers have revealed previously unknown cell components that may provide new clues to human development and disease.