Scientists find potential diagnostic and therapeutic target for lung cancer – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Chinese scientists recently reported the key role of long non-coding RNA regulated by histone acetylation referred to as lysosome cell death regulator (LCDR) in tumor survival, providing a potential diagnostic and therapeutic target for lung cancer. Chinese scientists recently reported the key role of long non-coding RNA regulated by histone acetylation referred to as lysosome … Read more

Scientists Identify Specific Gene Variant That Protects Against Severe COVID-19

Researchers have discovered a variant of the protective gene that seems to protect people from severe cases of COVID-19, and the discovery could lead to new discoveries in the fight against coronavirus. Since much earlier in the pandemic, scientists have been eagerly investigating how patients’ genetics affect the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection, exposing hereditary factors … Read more

Strange and hidden Jupiter-size exoplanet spotted by astronomers and citizen scientists

A group of astronomers and civic scientists have discovered a hidden planet the size of Jupiter in the distant solar system and should be seen again soon. The planet, designated TOI-2180 b, is relatively close to us here on Earth, only 379 light-years away. But what makes this world special among a sample of famous … Read more

Scientists report the second supermoon beyond our solar system

Credit: Helena Valenzuela Widerström. Astronomers have reported another, super-large moon orbiting a planet the size of Jupiter outside our solar system. If confirmed, observation could mean that exo-moons are just as common in space as exoplanets, and that large or small such moons are a feature of planetary systems. But it could be a long … Read more

Virginia Tech, Temple University scientists awarded grant to research lipedema, an under-studied disease of fat tissues – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Most of us want to get rid of fat. Jennifer Munson and Evangelia Bellas just want to understand that. Most of us want to get rid of fat. Jennifer Munson and Evangelia Bellas just want to understand that. Munson, an associate professor at the Fralin Institute for Biomedical Research at the VTC, and Bellas, an … Read more

Scientists find three planets that will be swallowed by their stars

An artistic depiction of what a planetary system similar to discovered planets might look like. Credit: University of Hawaii / Institute of Astronomy / Karen Teramura. Astronomers have recently discovered three planets orbiting dangerously close to the stars approaching the end of their lives. Of the thousands of extrasolar planets found so far, these three … Read more

Scientists Found a Healthier Way to Cook Broccoli, But There’s a Catch

In recent years, broccoli has gained a reputation as an excellent vegetable due to its high level of a particularly beneficial compound called sulforaphane. With some early-stage studies showing how this compound plays a role in controlling blood sugar and potentially even having anti-cancer benefits, it’s no wonder broccoli pills are on the rise. However, … Read more

Scientists find the leading cause of multiple sclerosis

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a new study from Harvard, scientists found that multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive disease that affects 2.8 million people worldwide and for which there is no definitive cure, is likely caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. The hypothesis that EBV causes MS has been investigated for several years, but this … Read more

Scientists wielded giant lasers to simulate an exoplanet’s super-hot core

The molten nuclei of larger rocky exoplanets should stay hot longer than those within small worlds, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. This is good news for interstellar explorers – because a molten core is probably needed to develop life on the planet. Determining this feature of the exoplanet required experimenting … Read more

Scientists Have Detected a Faint Hint of The Background Hum of The Universe

Ever since scientists first discovered gravitational waves from a pair of black holes in a 2015 collision, there is growing evidence that the universe should be full of them. Every major event — every fusion of a black hole or neutron star, every supernova — was supposed to send gravitational waves echoing through space-time. The … Read more