Certain diabetes drugs with antioxidant properties promote metastasis in mice with existing tumors, researchers report.
“Ego dissolution,” and other things that happen to the human brain on LSD
An analysis of the genomes of nearly 600,000 healthy individuals reveals a handful of people who appear resistant to certain genetic disorders.
Researchers create a new tree of life, largely composed of mystery bacteria.
Two studies add to the evidence that replacements for bisphenol A affect cells and animals in the same, untoward ways as the plastic additive.
Other news in life science:
CDC: Zika Causes Microcephaly
The virus is also to blame for other birth defects, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concludes.
Zika Seeks, Destroys Developing Neurons
The virus infects and kills human neural stem cells and impedes brain tissue development, according to an in vitro study.
Human Embryos Genetically Edited Again
For the second time, researchers use CRISPR to modify the genomes of nonviable embryos.
Neuroprosthesis Restores Arm Movement
A 24-year-old quadriplegic man regains control of his arm with a neural prosthetic device.
Retracted Study’s Strategy Resurrected
Researchers replicate the methods used in a falsified 2014 study that claimed short, in-person conversations could sway attitudes on same-sex marriage, this time reporting that the technique worked on people initially opposed to transgender rights.