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Public Engagement: Rising Expectations in the Digital Age

Gone are the simpler days where scientists could isolate and focus solely on their work, engaging exclusively ..

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Battling COVID-19 pandemic – are we going to win?

Experts and epidemiologists warned us about the inevitability of COVID-19 going pandemic. True enough, on Marc..

Digestive System
How Celiac Disease Affects The Digestive System

Celiac disease is a condition that affects the digestive systems of many individuals all over the world, and i..

CRISPR-DIY
CRISPR DIY – biohacking genes at home

Have you ever thought of changing yourself for the better — genetically-speaking? Lately, CRISPR company..

Hallucinations – a brain glitch – apparently could occur in animals, too. At least, according to a recent experiment on lab mice using optogenetics technique. [Img credit: Rick Harris (Flickr), by CC BY-SA 2.0]
Hallucination – Are we the only ones “seeing” things or animals hallucinate, too?

Hallucination is defined as perceiving something that seems real but in fact, it is not. Some references take ..

origin of animal multicellularity
A New Theory on the Origin of Animal Multicellularity

Multicellular life, purportedly, started around 600 million years ago. From single-celled, certain organisms e..

dog rabies
Rabies pathobiology and its RNA virus agent – Lyssavirus

Having a dog as a pet presents a myriad of benefits. One of them is having a companion reputed for being chari..

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RASER proteins selectively “hack” and “shut down” cancer cells

According to World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. The record show..

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Scientists brought dead pig brain partly back to life

Death is inevitable to any entity that has life. When there is a beginning there ought to be an end.  However..

RNA world hypothesis
RNA-DNA World Hypothesis?

How did life start as we know it? In the scientific community, the “RNA World Hypothesis“ has many..

FAAH-OUT gene mutation
FAAH-OUT mutation for a life of no pain – No FAAH, no pain

A Scottish woman claims that she has not experienced pain over some supposedly painful conditions, like a seve..

Regeneration in humans
Regeneration in humans – Finding the gene switch

Regeneration in humans is much more limited compared in other animals. Say for instance when one lost a limb, ..

budgerigars on mate selection
On Mate Selection Evolution: Are intelligent males more attractive?

A study published in Science on January 11 seems to be the first to lay empirical evidence that concur with Ch..

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Blindness – Evolutionary regression? Maybe not!

The recent Netflix’s hit flick, Bird Box, surely startled the viewers with the thrilling scenarios revol..

mitochondrial dna eve
Mitochondrial DNA not just from moms but also from dads?

If one wants to trace down lineage, that person could turn to the cell’s powerhouse, the mitochondrion. ..

allergy
Pathobiology of allergy and its most severe form, anaphylaxis

When allergy season looms, some people with serious hypersensitivity to allergens tend to be apprehensive of w..