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‘Invisible tweezers’ use robotics and acoustic energy to achieve what human hands cannot

Undergoing surgery is seldom a pleasant experience, and it can sometimes be highly invasive. Surgical procedures have evolved steadily over…

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Imperceptible sensors made from ‘electronic spider silk’ can be printed directly on human skin

Researchers have developed a method to make adaptive and eco-friendly sensors that can be directly and imperceptibly printed onto a…

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Sequencing of the developing human brain uncovers hundreds of thousands of new gene transcripts

A team led by researchers at UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania has produced a first-of-its kind catalog of gene-isoform…

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Scientists map networks regulating gene function in the human brain

A consortium of researchers has produced the largest and most advanced multidimensional maps of gene regulation networks in the brains…

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Birdsong and human voice built from same genetic blueprint

Humans have been long fascinated by bird song and the cacophony of other avian sounds — from coos and honks…

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Biological puzzles abound in an up-close look at a human brain

It’s a bit like seeing a world in a grain of sand. Except the view, in this case, is the…

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Ancient viruses in the human genome linked to mental health conditions

Human endogenous retroviruses are remnants of viral genes in the human genome NICOLLE R. FULLER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Ancient viruses embedded…

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Human body lice could harbor the plague and spread it through biting

Rats and their fleas take the rap for spreading the plague, but lice that infest people may share the blame.…

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Every human testicle examined in new study contained microplastics

Harmful microplastics aren’t only detectable in lungs, bloodstreams, and placenta—they can be found in human testicles, as well, according to…

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Frozen human brain tissue can now be revived without damage

Thawed brain organoids shown via an imaging technique called immunofluorescence staining Weiwei Xue et al. A new technique has allowed…

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