Category Archives: New Research

New Chip Could Replace Contraceptive Pill

There is an ongoing effort to improve the range of contraceptive options available for women, but is there a need? The pill, which is taken daily, is thought to be one of the most reliable options, but with it goes the daily responsibility to make sure you take it. With something more permanent, like the [...]

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Higher risk of heart disease during Winter

Researchers have reported to have completed a cross-sectional research with 107,090 participants to establish whether there was a particular seasonal pattern in the risk of heart disease. The study, conducted by researchers at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Lausanne (IUMSP), confirmed that the pattern exists and that there is [...]

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Scientists to re-create synthetic yeast

Biologists and scientists from all over the world are gathering together to create, for the first time, synthetic yeast. Just like builders, they will construct the genome “brick by brick”. They will start by creating the DNA and then assembling the DNA together to form the essence of the cell, which will then be inserted [...]

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New research might aid prediction of neurodegenerative diseases

Research conducted by Stephen Morairty, Ph.D., and Simon Fisher, Ph.D. might help understand exactly what is going on before the onset of the symptoms of a neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. The researchers have found certain biomarkers, through conducting an electroencephalography in a mouse with Huntinghton’s, that might map how the disease [...]

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New research on fingernails and its effects on limb research

Just yesterday the journal Nature has published a research by Takeo, M. et al on how fingernails regenerate. You might ask yourself: why would I ever want to know about fingernails? The answer: because this research shows that nail growth could be a step towards limb growth. Some mammals, we know, can grow limbs. An [...]

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