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Researchers develop new method to study gene function

Researchers develop new method to study gene function

A new method has been developed to produce the tools for figuring out gene function faster and cheaper than current methods.

Vaginal birth makes baby healthier, says study

Opting for a vaginal birth can make your baby healthier as researchers have found that this practice is beneficial for inter-generational transfer of the microbiome from mother to infant, which is crucial for the newborn to build strong immunity.

New heat-tolerant algal species discovered in Abu Dhabi corals

A new species of algae has been discovered in the coral reefs off United Arab Emirates' (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi, an organism that helps corals survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius, temperatures that would be lethal to corals elsewhere in the world.

Mystery of last universal common ancestor solved

Scientists have solved a four billion-year-old mystery surrounding the one common ancestor of all life on Earth.

Mexican researcher claims to detect Ebola using microfluidics

Ebola can be quickly detected using microfluidics, the study of very tiny volumes of liquids, according to Juan Pablo Agusil Antonoff, a specialist in biomedical engineering at the Ibero-American University in Mexico.

Serotonin can reduce sensitivity to pain

Researchers at Portugal`s Champalimaud Foundation said Friday that the molecule of serotonin in the organism can diminish sensitivity to pain.

Hospital elevator buttons dirtier than toilets: Study

The next time you take an elevator in a hospital, get a little cautious while pressing the buttons. A new study reveals that hospital elevator buttons may be dirtier than toilets.

Scientists unearth over 500-mln-year old rare fossilized embryos

Researchers at the University of Missouri have unearthed rare fossilized embryos which they believe is more than 500 million years old.

Even an organism `can create memory`

Even an organism can create a biological memory of some variable condition, such as quality of nutrition or temperature.