Source: Ryohichi Sugimura, et al. Haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells from human pluripotent stem cells. Nature, 2017.
discovermagazine.com – Researchers didn't know if animals without a brain needed to sleep. Jellyfish, with their decentralized nervous system, provided the answer.
Source: Ravi D. Nath, et al. The Jellyfish Cassiopea Exhibits a Sleep-like State. Current Biology, 2017.
zmescience.com – Yet another sign that the two species from the same Homo genus were very similar to one another.
Source: Antonio Rosas, et al. The growth pattern of Neandertals, reconstructed from a juvenile skeleton from El Sidrón (Spain). Science, 2017.
theguardian.com – Stimulation of the vagus nerve allows patient who has been in a vegetative state for 15 years to track objects with his eyes and respond to simple requests
Source: Martina Corazzol, et al. Restoring consciousness with vagus nerve stimulation. Current Biology, 2017.
popsci.com – Plus a heaping portion of decayed wood for fiber.
Source: Leonardo Salgado, et al. A new primitive Neornithischian dinosaur from the Jurassic of Patagonia with gut contents. Scientific Reports, 2017.
geek.com – While it’s easy to think that humans are knee-deep in the wilds of genetic engineering, but we’re actually only in its nascent stages with new milestones coming all the time. That said, a …
Source: Norah M. E. Fogarty, et al. Genome editing reveals a role for OCT4 in human embryogenesis. Nature, 2017.
eurekalert.org – La rÃ©gion prÃ©sentant un excÃ¨s de rayons cosmiques est entourÃ©e. Le centre galactique est au centre de lÂellipse.
discovermagazine.com – By cross-referencing where drugs are found with where people are, researchers get a better idea of what drug use looks like.
Source: Kevin V. Thomas, Arturo Amador, Jose Antonio Baz-Lomba, Malcolm Reid. Use of Mobile Device Data To Better Estimate Dynamic Population Size for Wastewater-Based Epidemiology. Environmental Science & Technology, 2017.
sciencedaily.com – A new hermit crab species can live in a walking coral's cavity in a reciprocal relationship, replacing the usual marine worm partner, according to a new study.
Source: Momoko Igawa, Makoto Kato, Erik V. Thuesen. A new species of hermit crab, Diogenes heteropsammicola (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura, Diogenidae), replaces a mutualistic sipunculan in a walking coral symbiosis. PLOS ONE, 2017.
zmescience.com – Tricksy hobbitses!
Source: Leore T. Geller, et al. Potential role of intratumor bacteria in mediating tumor resistance to the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine. Science, 2017.
livescience.com – New fossils preserve the trilobite digestive tract in exceptional detail.
Source: Melanie J. Hopkins, Feiyang Chen, Shixue Hu, Zhifei Zhang, Steffen Kiel. The oldest known digestive system consisting of both paired digestive glands and a crop from exceptionally preserved trilobites of the Guanshan Biota (Early Cambrian, China). PLOS ONE, 2017.