Bioscience Tutorials & How-Tos

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Posted by Cassandra on December 17, 2020

Does the Internet Make Our Brains Lazy?

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Posted by Jake Stones on December 13, 2018

Scientists discover genetic key to red hair

victims_of_paralysis_can_now_use_tech_thanks_to_a_new_brain-computer_interface
Posted by Tom Bedford on November 28, 2018

Victims of paralysis can now use tech thanks to a new brain-computer interface

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Posted by Jake Stones on November 28, 2018

AI shown to successfully predict changes in DNA

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Posted by Bobby Hellard on November 12, 2018

UK companies microchip employees, sparking fears from unions

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on October 22, 2018

3D printing technique could create artificial blood vessels

brains_on_the_internet
Posted by Thomas McMullan on June 7, 2018

Scientists just created a deadly human brain protein in a lab for the first time

Corneal transplants
Posted by Alex Lee on May 30, 2018

Scientists just 3D printed human corneas for the first time giving hope to thousands of people with visual impairments

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Posted by Edward Munn on May 21, 2018

Watch this creepy jelly robot walk underwater after being zapped with electricity

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Posted by Alan Martin on May 11, 2018

“Slacker” rat brains are programmed to choose an easy life

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Posted by Yunfeng Lu on May 10, 2018

A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise

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Posted by Alan Martin on May 9, 2018

Researchers teach spider to jump with one eye on the robots of the future

This simple test could reveal if you have a peanut allergy and tell you just how severe your allergy is
Posted by Alex Lee on May 3, 2018

This simple test could reveal if you have a peanut allergy and tell you just how severe your allergy is

brain_friends_scan
Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 1, 2018

Scientists have successfully inserted “false” sensations into the brain, could they one day edit our memories?

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Posted by Alan Martin on April 27, 2018

Are you genetically at risk of depression? Scientists find 30 new genes linked to the disorder

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on April 27, 2018

Golden State Killer suspect caught after relative shared DNA with ancestry website

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Posted by Alan Martin on April 27, 2018

Yale scientists claim pig brains can be kept alive without the body

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on April 23, 2018

A new “tangled” form of DNA has been uncovered in living cells

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Posted by Alex Lee on April 20, 2018

Cows could be the biggest mammal left thanks to hominins’ love of hunting

plastic eating bacteria
Posted by Emily Flashman on April 20, 2018

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work – a chemist explains

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on April 16, 2018

No more painful fillings! This dental breakthrough fixes cavities “naturally” using peptides

brain_eat_itself
Posted by Thomas McMullan on April 5, 2018

Old brains can still grow cells like young ones, study finds

stressed_rat
Posted by Thomas McMullan on March 29, 2018

Study shows that mice ‘eavesdrop’ on rats’ tears

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Posted by Alan Martin on March 23, 2018

“May she rest in peace”: The tragic origins of Ata the “alien” mummy finally revealed

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on March 21, 2018

A cure for blindness could be in reach after doctors used stem cells to restore the sight of two patients in the UK

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Posted by Alex Lee on March 19, 2018

Breakthrough stem cell therapy could provide hope to millions living with MS

what_is_gene_therapy
Posted by Thomas McMullan on March 9, 2018

What is gene therapy? The experimental technique could make untreatable diseases curable

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Posted by Alan Martin on March 8, 2018

CRISPR editing on mosquitoes could save hundreds of lives from malaria – but there’s a catch

how_a_researcher_used_the_sims_to_prove_deja_vu_is_just_a_feeling
Posted by Alan Martin on March 7, 2018

Scientists have used The Sims to recreate déjà vu in a lab

tattoo_study
Posted by Thomas McMullan on March 5, 2018

Tattooed mouse study reveals why ink is so hard to eliminate

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Posted by Alex Reis on March 2, 2018

We could soon grow computers made of DNA

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on March 1, 2018

New species of tardigrade found in a Japanese car park

cloned_dogs
Posted by Thomas McMullan on February 28, 2018

Copycat, copydog: Is it ethical to clone your dead pet?

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Posted by Edward Munn on February 22, 2018

Neanderthals – not modern humans – were responsible for the world’s oldest cave art, according to researchers

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Posted by Verity Burns on February 21, 2018

New iPhone app claims to slash hospital readmissions for heart attack patients

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on February 21, 2018

The secrets of DNA looping could give us the upper hand in the fight against cancer

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Posted by Alex Lee on February 19, 2018

Human-sheep hybrid: Scientists just engineered a human-sheep hybrid for growing organs

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Posted by Edward Munn on February 15, 2018

Humans are decimating Borneo’s orangutan population, new research shows

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Posted by Alex Lee on February 15, 2018

Cancer ‘vaccine’ could help immunise people against breast, lung and skin cancer

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on February 14, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease has been reversed in mice giving hope to human trials

dna_nanorobots_cancer
Posted by Thomas McMullan on February 13, 2018

This army of DNA nanorobots journeys through the body hunting down cancer and killing tumours

long_live_the_new_flesh_eskin
Posted by Thomas McMullan on February 9, 2018

Long live the new flesh: Researchers have made a robotic skin that can heal itself

theres_a_reason_why_people_with_ptsd_relapse_after_treatment_and_its_to_do_with_the_brain_1
Posted by Alex Lee on February 8, 2018

There’s a reason why people with PTSD relapse after treatment, and it’s to do with the brain

chimpanzee_willpower_is_directly_related_to_their_smarts_so_does_self-control_has_an_evolutionary_role_in_intelligence_1
Posted by Alan Martin on February 8, 2018

Chimpanzee willpower is directly related to their smarts, so does self-control has an evolutionary role in intelligence?

thinking_positively_about_age_could_literally_save_you_from_developing_dementia_2
Posted by Alex Lee on February 7, 2018

Thinking positively about age could literally save you from developing dementia

cheddar-man
Posted by Edward Munn on February 7, 2018

Britain’s earliest modern settlers had dark skin and blue eyes, according to new research

mobile_phone_radiation_shouldnt_harm_humans_new_study_on_rats_suggests_-_1
Posted by Alan Martin on February 5, 2018

Mobile phone radiation shouldn’t harm humans, new study on rats suggests

brain_friends_scan
Posted by Thomas McMullan on January 30, 2018

Your brain can reveal who your true friends are: Study shows how similar neural responses predict friendships

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Posted by Alan Martin on January 29, 2018

The brain systems for language learning predate both language and humans

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Posted by Alan Martin on January 29, 2018

These are the “alien” species wreaking havoc across the globe