A team of 22 researchers from nine countries – led by the Centre for Palaeogenetics (CPG) – has sequenced ancient DNA from the remains of three different mammoth species excavated in the Siberian permafrost. This is the oldest DNA to have been sequenced in the history of science. The study findings are published in the journal Nature.READ MORE
A team has developed an unusually fast and efficient method for discovering tiny antibody fragments with big potential for development into therapeutics against diseases.READ MORE
Your brain is constantly evaluating which aspects of your experiences to either remember for later, ignore, or forget. Dartmouth researchers have developed a new approach for studying these aspects of memory, by creating a computer program that turns sequences of events from a video into unique geometric shapes.READ MORE
Can our personality be changed in the short term? Researchers investigated this question using a digital intervention. In their study, around 1,500 participants were provided with a specially developed smartphone app for three months and the researchers then assessed whether and how their personalities had changed.READ MORE
It is no secret that U.S. politics is polarized. An experiment conducted by MIT researchers now shows just how deeply political partisanship directly influences people's behavior within online social networks.
Machine learning study initiated at the Wyss Institute in collaboration with Google Research enables unprecedented AAV capsid diversification with potential for improving gene therapies.READ MORE
For a drug to be effective at the right places in the body, it can help if it can be predicted accurately how the molecules of that drug will interact with human cells. For the first time, a blueprint of the neuropeptide Y receptor Y2 with one of its ligands is available, enabling the development of tailor-made drugs, for example, to treat epilepsy or cardiovascular diseases.READ MORE
A new study concludes that about half of global wastewater is treated, rather than the previous estimate of 20%. Despite this promising finding, the authors warn that treatment rates in developing countries are still very low.READ MORE