Scientists at EPFL and NTU have discovered that combining an anticancer drug with an antirheumatic produces improved effects against tumors. The discovery opens a new path for drug-drug synergy.
Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and function of the transplanted organs. The work, which used a pharmacological reagent already approved for use in humans, provides a potential road map for promoting innervation -- the supply of nerves to a body part -- in regenerative medicine.
A new University of Maryland study finds that fruit flies that take frequent naps have the strongest resistance to both a fungal infection and to Drosophila 'superbug' bacteria. The unexpected finding of dual resistance to the two different pathogens suggests genes regulating factors involved in general immune system resistance to disease played a bigger role than did the genes conferring disease-specific resistance.
More than three decades of data on the physical, chemical and biological variables in 11 Midwestern lakes show that while lake temperatures and nutrient concentrations rise within relatively expected ranges, biological organisms achieve high population extremes.
System is fastest-ever electronic switch
Physicists try to rebuild the laws of heat and energy for processes at a quantum scale.
Nature 543 597 doi: 10.1038/543597a
Ichthyosaurs were some of the largest and most mysterious predators to ever prowl the oceans. Now they are giving up their secrets.
Nature 543 603 doi: 10.1038/543603a
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
Policymakers in charge of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union have a duty to maintain benefits of collaboration, says James Wilsdon.
Nature 543 591 doi: 10.1038/543591a
The months between the Brexit vote and this week's triggering of Article 50 have been a turbulent time for scientists — and things show no sign of calming.
Nature 543 600 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21714
Researchers have found that women in methadone treatment who use cannabis are 82 per cent more likely to continue using opioids. This means that women who use cannabis are at high risk of failing methadone treatment. Tailoring treatment to the patient's sex can help to deliver more accurate, personalized treatment.
Scientists have discovered a new mechanism involved in the creation of paired light particles, which could have significant impact on the study of quantum physics.Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have shown that when photons -- the fundamental particles of light -- are created in pairs, they can emerge from different, rather than the same, location.
Workplace exposure to very low frequency electromagnetic fields may be linked to a doubling in risk of developing the most common form of motor neurone disease -- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS for short -- suggests research published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
Every £1 spent on public health returns an extra £14 on the original investment, on average -- and in some cases, significantly more than that -- concludes a systematic review of the available evidence, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
Reporting their results in the journal IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging, researchers from the MIT Media Lab now describe a new technique that makes image acquisition using compressed sensing 50 times as efficient. In the case of the single-pixel camera, it could get the number of exposures down from thousands to dozens.
New research in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters shows scientists have developed a method to track perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in the body. PFAS are potentially toxic chemicals found in stain-resistant products, nonstick cookware, fire-fighting foams and -- most recently -- fast food wrappers.
A study by an Indiana University School of Social Work associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has laid the groundwork for new strategies dealing with youth violence in five Caribbean countries
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