Important submarine canyons ecosystems are at risk

A recent review of studies of submarine canyons has identified that they are at risk from human activities, and require better protection. The review was...

Cancer drug could promote regeneration of heart tissue

An anticancer agent in development promotes regeneration of damaged heart muscle 0- an unexpected research finding that may help prevent congestive heart failure in...

Sleep research high-resolution images show how the brain resets during sleep

Striking electron microscope pictures from inside the brains of mice suggest what happens in our own brain every day: Our synapses -- the junctions...

Sleep deprivation handicaps the brain’s ability to form new memories, mouse study shows

Studying mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning...

Unhealthy gut microbes a cause of hypertension, researchers find

Researchers have found that the microorganisms residing in the intestines (microbiota) play a role in the development of high blood pressure in rats. The...

New Zika vaccine candidate protects mice and monkeys with a single dose

A new Zika vaccine candidate has the potential to protect against the virus with a single dose, according to a research team led by...

Dwarf planet Ceres may have vanishing ice volcanoes

A recently discovered solitary ice volcano on the dwarf planet Ceres may have some hidden older siblings, say scientists who have tested a likely...

Baltic hunter-gatherers began farming without influence of migration, ancient DNA suggests

New research indicates that Baltic hunter-gatherers were not swamped by migrations of early agriculturalists from the Middle East, as was the case for the...

Myth busted: No link between gigantic asteroid break-up, rise in biodiversity

Some 470 million years ago, during the middle part of the geological period known as the Ordovician, an asteroid collision took place somewhere between...

Cosmic dust that formed our planets traced to giant stars

Scientists have identified the origin of key stardust grains present in the dust cloud from which the planets in our Solar System formed, a...

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