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Researchers Show Real-Time Dialog With a Dreaming Person Is Possible

Dreams take us to what feels like a different reality. They also happen while we’re fast asleep. So, you might not expect that a person in the midst of a vivid dream would be able to perceive questions and provide answers to them. But a new study reported in the journal Current Biology on February […]

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Researchers Discover Molecular Mechanism of Long-Term Memory

Researchers at the University of Basel have discovered a molecular mechanism that plays a central role in intact long-term memory. This mechanism is also involved in physiological memory loss in old age. Many life forms, from worms to humans, have differentiated memory functions, such as short-term and long-term memory. Interestingly, at the cell and molecule […]

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From Russia With Questions: Distinctive Striping Pattern in Siberia Puzzles Researchers

September 15, 2016 Researchers are puzzling over a distinctive striping pattern in the Central Siberian Plateau. Earth science satellites are generally used to observe certain features of the planet—landforms, atmospheric chemistry, ocean patterns. But at the same time, they periodically show us things that few people have seen or even looked for. In February 2020, […]

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Genetic Predisposition to Severe COVID-19 Discovered by Russian Researchers

HSE University researchers have become the first in the world to discover genetic predisposition to severe COVID-19. The results of the study were published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology. T-cell immunity is one of the key mechanisms used by the human body to fight virus infections. The staging ground for cell immunity development is the […]

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Princeton Researchers Grow Artificial Hairs With Clever Physics Trick

Princeton researchers found they could spin liquid elastic polymers on a disc to form the kinds of intricate hair-like shapes needed to create biomimetic surfaces. Credit: Image courtesy P.-T. Brun Things just got hairy at Princeton. Researchers found they could coat a liquid elastic on the outside of a disc and spin it to form […]

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Researchers Discover How Inflammatory Molecule Contributes to Skin and Pancreatic Cancers

Pancreatic cells can become cancerous (magenta) when an inflammatory molecule called IL-33 activates signals within the pancreatic cells that promote their abnormal growth, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital have found. The research, which is published in The EMBO Journal, could lead to new strategies to prevent certain cancers. Credit: Jong Ho Park, PhD The molecule, […]

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Researchers Warn: At Least 50% of COVID-19 Infections Are Transmitted by People Without Symptoms

Analysis of spring New York City outbreak finds asymptomatic cases make up at least 80% of COVID-19 cases. A new study out of the University of Chicago has found that during the initial wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City, only between one in five and one in seven cases of the virus […]

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