Tag: Nature Communications

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Life’s Ingredients Found to Have Existed on Earth 4 Billion Years ago

Scientists have come up with a new theory suggesting that key chemical reactions may hold the answer to the origin of life on Earth and that life's ingredients were likely present as early as...
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Instead of Vascular Surgery, Researchers can now Grow new Blood Vessels for VEGF

Scientists have found the key to angiogenesis, or how blood vessels regenerate, paving the way for new treatments for conditions that cause a restriction in our blood supply. Ischemia is the critical decrease in oxygenated...
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Breakthrough Neuropathic Pain Treatment Discovered

New research opens the way towards safer and more effective treatments for neuropathic pain. More than one in four patients with diabetes suffer from chronic nerve pain, or what’s known as diabetic painful neuropathy, which...
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How Biochar Gets its Miraculous Soil Amendment Properties

New research has shed light on the chemistry that creates an organic carbon coating around biochar and how that significantly improves its fertilizing properties.  Biochar isn't new, but new insights make it commercially viable and...
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Watch CRISPR Edit DNA in Real Time

Edgy Labs weighs in on the recent CRISPR footage that has stunned researchers and the public alike. The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique has taken the biological community and the Internet by storm. Due to the...

Cool Roofs Would Save Los Angeles 83 Million Gallons of Water per day

As a product of their energy and temperature saving advantages, cool roofing also has water-saving properties according to new research. In warm climates, especially during summertime, you may have noticed that light-colored clothes keep you...
Gene Therapy Could Cure Muscular Dystrophy

Gene Therapy Could Cure Muscular Dystrophy for Dogs and Humans

There is new hope for muscular dystrophy patients as researchers, using gene therapy, successfully reversed the disease in dogs. Gene therapy aims to replace missing or defective genes in the DNA of a given cell. The...
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Free Energy Watch: Artificial Leaves for Solar, Hydrogen Fuel Production

Artificial photosynthesis is a promising way to produce clean, inexpensive energy. Scientists are exploring different concepts for the creation of energy-efficient "artificial leaves." Renewable energies, mainly solar and wind, are touted by proponents as a healthy way forward...
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Rhodium Photocatalyst Speeds Conversion of CO2 to Methane

Researchers discovered a way to transform CO2 into methane, using nanoparticles as a catalyst and ultraviolet light as an energy source. This technique could help combat climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere at...
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Light-absorbing Graphene to Expose Electrical Signals Between Nerves

Scientists have developed a new method to visualize electric fields at the micrometer scale using an infrared laser and a plate of graphene. The study may have an impact on the medical field, allowing...