Cell-based therapy may be used to treat obesity and diabetes

Cell-based therapy may be used to treat obesity and diabetes

Obesity is the main cause of type 2 diabetes and related chronic diseases that will be the cause of death for more people across the globe this year than Covid-19.

Viruses Can Steal Our Genetic Code to Form New Genes

Viruses Can Steal Our Genetic Code to Form New Genes

Viruses have the ability to inflict their hosts with a multitude of dreadful, and often deadly, diseases. Humans have dealt with deadly viral diseases for millennia ranging from smallpox to the Spanish flu and the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

New Tomatoes Engineered for Urban Gardens and Outer Space

New Tomatoes Engineered for Urban Gardens and Outer Space

Humanity have a massive problem: feeding our future selves. As a result of rising population, continued destruction due to climate change, and the fact that sustainable land use is becoming ever-more challenging, learning how to grow enough food for everyone...

Foot: An Engineering Masterpiece

Foot: An Engineering Masterpiece

The foot is a limb that is not given much importance when compared to other vital organs such as the brain or heart. However, the foot is a very complex mechanical structure that is made of 26 bones, 33 joints,

Science Stands Behind Bilingual Children

Science Stands Behind Bilingual Children

A new study shows that bilingual children use just as many words while telling a story in either language as do children who only speak one language.

Truffles: An Underground Treasure

Truffles: An Underground Treasure

Truffles are potato-shaped underground mushrooms that grow in all kinds of different environments ranging from high-rise forests of pine, oak, linden, fir and wild hazelnut to scrubs, under bushes, and in steppes and deserts.

Bioengineering Transplantable Kidneys

Bioengineering Transplantable Kidneys

Kidney failure is a common medical problem in many parts of the world and there is no available cure. The only possible treatments for kidney failures are dialysis and organ transplantation.

Come-back for a traditional remedy?

Come-back for a traditional remedy?

The evening primrose, oenothera spp., is not in fact a primrose but is related to the garden flowers clarkia and gotedia and also to the rose bay willow-herb. It has a two year growth cycle; during the second year it...

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