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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..

COVID-19 pandemic
Pandemic coronavirus disease COVID-19 feared inevitable

When we thought we are spared by the dreadful coronaviruses, like SARS-CoV, here we are again in a pandemonium..

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 ..

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Genetically “curing” an infertile crop plant into fertile again

Modifying plant mitochondrial DNA could improve genetic diversity and thereby increase fecundity and survival ..

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..

breast cancer cell
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, ..

measles vaccine
Measles vaccine hesitancy leads to outbreaks, deaths of unvaccinated

Many people are afraid of getting measles vaccine these days. The fear arises from the allegedly adverse effec..

intermittent fasting
Fasting boosts human metabolism, has anti-aging effects

In the advent of 2019, we are inspired to set new goals, pursue life-long dreams, or simply make better choice..

Antarctic realm
Lurking beneath the ice

Scientists found dead tardigrades beneath Antarctica, particularly the Antarctic realm, based on their report ..