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Surgical Glue Seals Wounds in 1 Minute (Watch Video)

S u m m a r y : An elastic surgical glue can seal wounds in arteries, lungs, and the heart within 60 seconds only. The new invention can be used for emergency situations to save lives. The findings are documented in a paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. MeTro, the New Surgical

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Biological Clock in Your Muscles Linked With Diabetes

S u m m a r y : Your muscles can tell the time thanks to a biological clock in their cells, says a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A Clock in Your Muscles Biological clocks, also known as circadian clocks, are found throughout the body. Regulated by

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Man Wakes Up from Coma After 15 Years Thanks To Nerve Stimulation

S u m m a r y : Through vagus nerve stimulation, a man who has been in a vegetative state for 15 years, has woken up. The findings are published in the journal Current Biology. A Miracle After 15 Years of Sleep A 35-year-old man from France was locked in a vegetative state in

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Humans & Jellyfish Are The Same: They Both Need Sleep

S u m m a r y : Humans and jellyfish are fundamentally different, but they are both susceptible to sleep, says a new study published in the journal Current Biology. This finding might help scientists understand the origin of sleep. Sleeping Beauties You could think of a million differences between humans and primitive jellyfish

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What Keeps You Young Also Makes You Age, Says Science

S u m m a r y : Genes promoting health and survival in the young do the opposite for the old: they drive ageing in later years, says a new study published in the journal Genes & Development. Killer Genes What causes ageing? From where does it start? The new research, conducted by a

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Resisting Yawning Causes More Yawning!

S u m m a r y : The more you resist yawning, the more you feel like yawning! New findings shedding further light on the contagious action might be used to design individualised treatment procedures for patients of neural disorders like dementia. The paper is published in the journal Current Biology. All About Yawning

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Winter Temperatures Trigger Heart Attacks!

S u m m a r y : Cold air temperatures might be an external trigger for heart attacks, suggests a new study presented today, August 30, at European Society of Cardiology Congress. ‘Freezing Hearts’ “Nothing burns like the cold”. Apparently, (one of the characters of) George R.R. Martin was right. Cold air temperatures might

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Self-Healing Heart Cells Triggered by Molecule Singheart

S u m m a r y : A newly-discovered molecule named Singheart might trigger damaged heart cells to self-repair and regenerate themselves. The findings are published in the journal Nature Communications. What is Singheart? Singheart constitutes a long piece of non-coding RNA. It appears to be involved in the regulation of genes responsible for

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Your Gut Bacteria Choose Your Food & Your Offspring’s Traits!

S u m m a r y : Gut bacteria have a whole array of effects on the body, and two new scientific papers show that food choice and reproduction also bear the impacts therefrom. Gut Bacteria & Its Many Effects Gut bacteria, also known as gut microbiota, constitute the bacteria living in the alimentary

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Movie Encoded in DNA Replayed by Scientists!

S u m m a r y : A race horse movie has been encoded in DNA in living cells, and then replayed—thus has the new study, recently published in the journal Nature, brought into existence the ‘world’s first molecular recorder’. Making a Molecular Recorder DNA encodes genetic data—all about what makes you up, or

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Humans Self-Domesticated Themselves in the Distant Past

S u m m a r y : Instead of humans domesticating animals, humans were domesticating humans, back in the day. The Selection Process Before we domesticated animals, we, humans, domesticated ourselves: this was done through a process of selecting ‘tame’ humans over aggressive ones. Choosing tameness over its opposite trait has been suggested by

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