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Bioengineered human livers mimic natural development

An international team of researchers bioengineering human liver tissues uncovered previously unknown networks of genetic-molecular crosstalk that control the organ's developmental processes -- greatly...

Retinal cells ‘go with the flow’ to assess own motion through...

Think of the way that a long flat highway seems to widen out around you from a single point on the horizon, while in...

New species of bus-sized fossil marine reptile unearthed in Russia

A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') has been found in Russia and profoundly change...

How a flamingo balances on one leg

A question flamingo researchers get asked all the time — why the birds stand on one leg — may need rethinking. The bigger puzzle...

Self-renewing hematopoietic stem cells created for transplantation

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered an innovative method to make an unlimited supply of healthy blood cells from the readily available cells...

Life in the Precambrian may have been much livelier than previously...

The Garden of the Ediacaran was a period in the ancient past when Earth's shallow seas were populated with a bewildering variety of enigmatic,...

Humans rely more on ‘inferred’ visual objects than ‘real’ ones

Humans treat 'inferred' visual objects generated by the brain as more reliable than external images from the real world, according to new research published...

Cockatoos keep their tools safe

Only a few animal species such as New Caledonian crows or some primates have so far been found to habitually use tools. Even fewer...

Where you live can affect your blood pressure, study suggests

For black adults, moving out of a racially segregated neighborhood is linked to a drop in blood pressure, according to a new study. The...

Experimental technology monitors and maintains drug levels in the body

As with coffee or alcohol, the way each person processes medication is unique. One person's perfect dose may be another person's deadly overdose. With...

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