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Scientists have already observed that rats will voluntarily share food with other rats who are hungry. A new study now suggests that they do so not just based on what the other rat does, but also on how it smells.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Behavior, University of Bern, University of Potsdam, Animals, Odor
Cancer is a crafty foe, employing an array of tricky techniques to hide from the immune system while it grows. But now, scientists have managed to copy one of those strategies and use it for good, making new microparticles that permanently prevent transplanted tissue or even whole limbs from being rejected by the immune system.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, Transplant, Un
They mightn't seem like the most obvious places to look, but the venom of deadly creatures like spiders, snakes and scorpions are an increasingly rich source of medicines for human health. The latest example of this comes from scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, who have discovered a tiny protein in scorpion venom that could become part of a potent new treatment for arthritis.Co
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common ailments of an aging population. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute have found that a combination of two experimental drugs appears to reverse the symptoms of the disorder in rats and in human cells.
There is a tendency in nature for apex species to get larger and larger. But there is a counterbalance where... Continue Reading The post What Elephants, Rats, and Apex Predators Can Teach Us about Creating Durable Businesses appeared first on Copyblogger. is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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