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Human Leukocytes

Human white blood cells, or leukocytes, swim using a newly-described mechanism called molecular paddling, according to new research led by University Grenoble Alpes and Aix Marseille University. Five types of human leukocytes. Image credit: Syed H. Shirazi et al, doi: 10.3233/THC-161133. Cells have evolved different strategies to migrate and explore …

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Mighty Mice Spaceflight

  There are numerous risks associated with sending someone into space — it’s a completely foreign environment where even a small mistake can spell disaster. Our squishy Earth-bound bodies are so unaccustomed to space that simply being in microgravity can be dangerous long-term. The key to safer human space travel …

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Herring Gulls New Study

According to new research published in the journal Animal Behaviour, European herring gulls (Larus argentatus) — a large species of seabird in the family Laridae — notice where approaching humans are looking and flee sooner when they’re being watched. Herring gulls. Image credit: Georg Wietschorke. With an increasing human population …

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Key Enzyme In Human

Key Enzyme behind Human Underarm Malodor Identified A team of researchers from the University of York, the University of St Andrews and Unilever RD has discovered a unique enzyme responsible for the characteristic human odor. Overview of bacterial biotransformation of the odorless physiological malodor precursor Cys-Gly-3M3SH, which is secreted onto …

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Bioelectronic Devices

Researchers Use Pencil to Draw Bioelectronic Devices on Human Skin Scientists from the University of Missouri, the University of Illinois and Yale University have demonstrated that a combination of pencils and paper could be used to create on-skin bioelectronic devices that might be used to monitor personal health. They’ve fabricated …

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Foxes 42,000 Years Ago

Foxes Started Eating Human Food Remains as Early as 42,000 Years Ago A team of scientists from the University of Tübingen has studied the diet of Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) and red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) that lived during the Paleolithic period in southwestern Germany. The red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Image …

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Telomere To Telomere

Researchers Produce First ‘Telomere-To-Telomere’ Sequence of Human Chromosome A team of U.S. and U.K. scientists has generated the end-to-end gapless DNA sequence of the human X chromosome. A telomere is the end of a chromosome that protects the interior of a chromosome from damage during cell division. Image credit: Darryl …

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Unprecedented Detail

Researchers Capture Human Dental Enamel in Unprecedented Detail A research team led by Northwestern University scientists has uncovered the structural makeup of human dental enamel at unprecedented atomic resolution, revealing lattice patterns and unexpected irregularities. Enamel is made up of tightly bunched, oblong crystals that are about 1,000 times smaller …

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Genetic Variations

Researchers Identify 126,018 Human Genetic Variations A team of scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the Francis Crick Institute, and EMBL-EBI has created a comprehensive structural variation atlas for a geographically diverse set of human genomes and recovered sequences missing from the human reference sequence. Among the 126,018 structural variations discovered …

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Scientists Create Hair

Bearing Human Skin from Pluripotent Stem Cells A team of researchers from several U.S. institutions has created an organoid culture system that generates complex skin from human pluripotent stem cells. A hair-bearing skin organoid. Image credit: Indiana University School of Medicine. “This is the first study to show that human …

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