Category: Science

New vulnerability in kidney cancer

New vulnerability in kidney cancer

A UT Southwestern researcher led a team that identified a new vulnerability in kidney tumors, the 10th most common cause of cancer death in men and women. In their investigation of the most common...

Discovery reveals how remora fishes know when to hitch a ride aboard their hosts

Discovery reveals how remora fishes know when to hitch a ride aboard their hosts

Remoras are among the most successful marine hitchhikers, thanks to powerful suction discs that allow them to stay tightly fastened to the bodies of sharks, whales and other hosts despite incredible drag forces while...

Publisher Correction: Nanomagnetic encoding of shape-morphing micromachines

Publisher Correction: Nanomagnetic encoding of shape-morphing micromachines

Author notes These authors contributed equally: Jizhai Cui, Tian-Yun Huang Affiliations Laboratory for Mesoscopic Systems, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Jizhai Cui , Zhaochu Luo , Paolo Testa  & Laura J. Heyderman Laboratory for Multiscale...

Clothes last longer and shed fewer microfibers in quicker, cooler washing cycles

Clothes last longer and shed fewer microfibers in quicker, cooler washing cycles

Those nice new clothes you got for Christmas or in the new year sales might just last longer, thanks to advice from scientists researching the impact washing machines have on clothes and the environment....

Author Correction: H2A.Z facilitates licensing and activation of early replication origins

Author Correction: H2A.Z facilitates licensing and activation of early replication origins

Author notes These authors contributed equally: Haizhen Long, Liwei Zhang, Mengjie Lv, Zengqi Wen Affiliations National Laboratory of Biomacromolecules, CAS Center for Excellence in Biomacromolecules, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China...

Living robots built using frog cells

Living robots built using frog cells

A book is made of wood. But it is not a tree. The dead cells have been repurposed to serve another need. Now a team of scientists has repurposed living cells — scraped from...