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Fast-tracking T-cell therapies with immune-mimicking biomaterials

Researchers have developed a material-based T-cell-expansion method using APC-mimetic biomaterial scaffolds, which helps achieve greater expansion of primary mouse and human T cells than existing methods…

Can Muesli help against arthritis?

It is well known that healthy eating increases our general sense of wellbeing. Researchers have now discovered that a fiber-rich diet can have a positive influence on chronic inflammatory…

Print a 200-million-year-old dinosaur 'fossil' in your own home

The digital reconstruction of the skull of a 200-million-year-old South African dinosaur, Massospondylus, has made it possible for researchers to make 3-D prints and in this…

Stingray soft robot could lead to bio-inspired robotics

Bioengineers have developed a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical…

Microbial signal recognition stems from existing building blocks

Scientists have characterized a protein that enables certain microorganisms to recognize and absorb ammonium in their environment. Ammonium is considered a toxin that pollutes ecosystems – but for these bacteria…

Expert unlocks mechanics of how snakes move in a straight line

Biologists are studying the mechanics of snake movement to understand exactly how they can propel themselves forward like a train through a tunnel. Source link…

New antifungal provides hope in fight against superbugs

Microscopic yeast have been wreaking havoc in hospitals around the world — creeping into catheters, ventilator tubes, and IV lines — and causing deadly invasive infection. One culprit species, Candida…

Northern corn leaf blight genes identified in new study

Midwestern corn growers know the symptoms of northern corn leaf blight all too well: greenish-gray lesions on the leaves that can add up to major yield losses if not…

Biologists peek into the past to see the future through tiny spider eyes

Biologists look to the past for early genetic development of tiny spider and insect eyes to find potential for research into human visual challenges. Source link…

For a banded mongoose in northern Botswana, communicating with family can be deadly

A novel tuberculosis pathogen, Mycobacterium mungi, closely related to human TB, infects and kills banded mongooses through a surprising route — olfactory communication. Now, a detailed investigation provides a window…

Dramatic decline in genetic diversity of Northwest salmon

Columbia River Chinook salmon have lost as much as two-thirds of their genetic diversity, researchers have found. The researchers reached this conclusion after extracting DNA from scores of bone…

MERS antibodies produced in cattle safe, treatment well tolerated in phase 1 trial

An experimental treatment developed from cattle plasma for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection shows broad potential, according to a small clinical trial. The treatment, SAB-301, was safe…

Parasites and hosts may respond differently to a warmer world

Organisms infected by parasites may respond differently to changes in temperature than their uninfected counterparts, according to new research. Source link…

Recreational marijuana legalization: Do more youth use or do youth use more?

Recent results indicate that the effects of recreational marijuana legalization on Oregon teens’ use depends on whether the teens were already using marijuana when legal sales began. Source link…

What species is most fit for life? All have an equal chance, scientists say

There are more than 8 million species of living things on Earth, but none of them — from 100-foot blue whales to microscopic bacteria — has an advantage over…