Biology

Scientists and Engineers from Zuckerberg’s Organization Answer Questions on Reddit

Scientists and Engineers from Zuckerberg’s Organization Answer Questions on Reddit

A group of researchers, scientists, and engineers are taking to Reddit to field questions about saving the world. Seriously. A team from the Chan...

Drinking Two Pints of Beer Is More Effective for Pain Relief Than Taking Paracetamol

Drinking Two Pints of Beer Is More Effective for Pain Relief Than Taking Paracetamol

Reaching for a beer to cure a hangover might be a smarter choice than you think. New research indicates drinking two beers is more...

Researchers Successfully Hack a Computer Using DNA They Bought Online

Researchers Successfully Hack a Computer Using DNA They Bought Online

In a world first, scientists have used a strand of DNA to hack a computer. The malware was encoded into a gene and then...

This Tiny Microchip Can Heal Live Tissue with a Single Touch

This Tiny Microchip Can Heal Live Tissue with a Single Touch

We might truly be living in the future, with the advent of a new nanochip technology which can instantaneously heal live tissue, and which...

Atomic Gardens: How Plants Were Bred With Gamma Radiation

Atomic Gardens: How Plants Were Bred With Gamma Radiation

We often think of gardening as a wholesome and natural process that results in only the freshest type of fruits and vegetables. As it...

Scientist Accidentally Invents ‘Origami Organs’ That Can Help Regenerate Human Tissue

Scientist Accidentally Invents ‘Origami Organs’ That Can Help Regenerate Human Tissue

A scientist experimenting in a laboratory in Northwestern University accidentally invented a breakthrough biological material dubbed as ‘origami organs‘. These origami organs, or biological...

This Breakthrough In Gene-Editing Could Potentially Enhance Humanity’s Future

This Breakthrough In Gene-Editing Could Potentially Enhance Humanity’s Future

A team of scientists from the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) has recently demonstrated how they changed the DNA of a once-cell embryo...

This New Test Can Screen for 13 Types of Cancer Using a Single Drop of Blood

This New Test Can Screen for 13 Types of Cancer Using a Single Drop of Blood

A team of Japanese researchers has found an easy way to detect 13 types of cancer in one go. Now, just one drop of...

Scientists Edit Human Embryos For the First Time Ever

Scientists Edit Human Embryos For the First Time Ever

The scientists led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, changed the DNA of a one-cell embryo, using the gene-editing technique CRISPR....

Breakthrough Vaccine for Type 1 Diabetes Will Start Human Trials in 2018

Breakthrough Vaccine for Type 1 Diabetes Will Start Human Trials in 2018

Scientists will start to test a new prototype vaccine for preventing type 1 diabetes in 2018. The vaccine is the result of a long...