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Scientists Create for the First Time Artificial Cells that Behave as if they were Alive

Scientists have made a groundbreaking discovery by creating artificial cells that mimic the behavior of living cells. This significant advancement, detailed in the journal Nature Chemistry, was achieved by Ronit Freeman, a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill), along with her team. By manipulating DNA and proteins—the foundational elements […]

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Researchers Demonstrate that Human Cells “Vibrate”

A research team from the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) has achieved a significant breakthrough in understanding the mechanical properties of human cells: it has successfully demonstrated that living cells, specifically human breast epithelial cells, exhibit mechanical resonances, a phenomenon previously considered unlikely due to the extraordinary viscosity and complexity of cells in physiological environments. […]

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Mystery of Why Urine is Yellow Solved by Scientists, an Enzyme Responsible

Scientists have discovered the microbial enzyme responsible for giving urine its yellow color. A team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health identified the enzyme, called bilirubin reductase, which paves the way for more research on how the bacteria in our guts impact health problems. Our bodies produce a […]

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Europe was not covered in dense forests before modern humans arrived

For decades, scientists believed that outside of ice ages, most of Europe was covered in dense forests before modern humans arrived. However, new research is revealing that the landscape had much more open and semi-open vegetation than conventionally expected. Textbooks in biology and forestry have long shown Europe as naturally covered by thick forests. The […]