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New laser-based compression experiments by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Bayreuth University, and the University of California, Berkeley, have recreated conditions of cores of super-Earths, planets with masses five times that of the Earth. Through a combination of laser-driven shock compression, a technique that uses lasers to send a strong […]
Sharks rank among the most feared predators in the world, but they have a surprising weakness – most cannot tolerate fresh water. Approximately forty percent of bony fish, such as goldfish and trout, live in fresh water. Sharks, on the other hand, belong to a group of cartilaginous fish called […]
Dutch researchers have synthesized an anti-metastatic drug that may be delivered in selective, tumor-targeting nanoparticles (1). Most of the time, cancer-related deaths stem from a process known as metastasis, in which mutated cells at a certain origin spread through the vasculature to other organs. These cells avoid the immune system, […]
On January 26, Rob Brewster, a postdoctoral scholar from the California Institute of Technology, gave a seminar on his research on modeling gene expression from a biophysics perspective. His research focuses on using physical laws to create models that can predict gene expression. Any model inherently overlooks certain factors, which […]
Adaptation, the gradual modification of a specie’s features, is a fundamental part of evolution. There is plenty of evidence to support this slow, ongoing process that modifies the genetic makeup of species. A new study published by Dr. Eli Eisenberg of Tel Aviv University, in collaboration with Dr. Joshua Rosenthal […]
A study conducted in France is beginning to shed light on the mechanisms by which green-eyed wasps can interfere with the neural circuit of the ladybugs they impregnate, ensuring that the ladybugs protect the cocoons of growing wasps (1). The relationship between ladybugs, or “lady beetles” to entomologists, and the […]
Time has shown that the use of nanotechnology in the medical field is on an exponential rise. One result of this progress is an innovative and effective drug-delivery system. Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have devised a capsule that uses micro-needles to inject a payload of drugs into […]