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Cancer cells.

Epigenetic Changes Alone Can Cause Cancer

A research team including scientists from the CNRS has discovered that cancer, one of the leading causes of death worldwide, can be caused entirely by epigenetic changes.
Dividing cells.

Capturing Cell Division in Embryos With Timelapse Photography

With the help of medaka fish, CRISPR and new imaging techniques, researchers have set a new standard for studying cell division at the very earliest stages of life.
A ginger haired woman leaning over the arm of a chair.

Scientists Identify Brain Circuit That Suppresses Appetite During Nausea

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence now identified the circuit in the brain that prevents mice from eating when they feel nauseous.
An amoeba cell infected by Naegleriavirus.

Discovery of Giant Viruses Infecting Deadly Parasite

The single-celled organism Naegleria fowleri ranks among the deadliest human parasites. Researchers have discovered viruses that infect this harmful microbe.
Cartoon viruses.

Unraveling the Impact of Parasites on Complex Food Webs

A new study published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B sheds light on how parasites influence the intricate relationships between predator and prey populations.
A watercolor painting of viruses.

Novel Hydrogel Therapy Impedes Invading Pathogens

A novel hydrogel therapy could be a first line of defense against viruses and other biological threats.
Immunotherapy attacking a cancer cell.

Immunotherapy Combination Approved for Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

FDA approves immunotherapy drug combo for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer after UCLA-led research shows improved outcomes for patients.
Two white mushrooms.

Psilocybin Shows Promise for Treatment-Resistant Depression – But Is It Safe?

Commonly referred to as “magic mushrooms,” psilocybin is a promising alternative treatment for people with medication-resistant depression and anxiety.
Blue and white jellyfish.

Animal Bioluminescence Evolved 540 Million Years Ago

Bioluminescence first evolved in animals at least 540 million years ago in a group of marine invertebrates called octocorals, according to the results of a new study.
A close-up photo of a squid.

Male Spear Squids' Birthdays Affect Their Mating Styles

The day a male spear squid hatches determines which mating tactic he will use throughout his life, reports a new study into "consorts" and "sneakers".