Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University are working on an entirely new way to detect blood clots, especially in pediatric patients.
Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to University at Buffalo research.
A new, hair-sprouting dollop of human skin created in the lab might one day help prevent hair loss. A paper published in Nature describes the hairy creation as the first hair-baring human skin organoid made with pluripotent stem cells, or the master cells present during early stages of embryonic development that later turn into specific cell types.
The Latin name for brook trout -- Salvelinus fontinalis -- means 'speckled fish of the fountains,' but a new study by Penn State researchers suggests, for the first time, that the larger streams and rivers those fountains, or headwaters, flow into may be just as important to the brook trout.
A new study maps for the first time the evolutionary history of the world's terrestrial vertebrates: amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. It explores how areas with large concentrations of evolutionarily distinct species are being impacted by our ever-increasing 'human footprint.'
Bighorn sheep have maintained a distinctive population genetic structure in Wyoming, even with historical population losses and translocations.
Members of the Quantitative Light Imaging Laboratory at the University of Illinois recently published a paper in Nature Photonics that describes how to use harmonic optical tomography to image microscopic objects which are non-homogenous. The technique has promising applications in cancer diagnosis and prognosis.
Hydrogeologist Abe Springer contributed results and implications on springs as refugia from his research group's springs ecohydrology research and helped develop a geomorphological-based classification system for springs ecosystems.
Using a base editing technique, researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and the Broad Institute, have restored hearing in mice with a known recessive genetic mutation. Researchers repaired one single error in the Tmc1 gene known to cause a hereditary form of deafness. The one-time repair involved switching one incorrect DNA base in the gene with the correct version. This is the first time base editing has been used for a genetic sensory disorder.
The ocean is so sensitive to declining greenhouse gas emissions that it immediately responds by taking up less carbon dioxide, says a new study. The authors say we may soon see this play out due to the COVID-19 pandemic lessening global fuel consumption; they predict the ocean could take up less CO2 in 2020 than in 2019.