Researchers from the University of Liverpool identified a genetic variant that could improve the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids, drugs that are used to treat a range of common and rare conditions including asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Genetic variant discovery to help asthma sufferers
Wild mice living in close proximity to humans end up looking different within a decade, which could provide clues about how domestication began in other animals like dogs, according to a press release from University of Zurich (UZH).
Mice change appearance after frequent exposure to humans
Scientists have found a way to keep proteins alive outside the cell. The proteins could be used to build a range of new materials with the physical and chemical attributes of living systems.
Mat of woven proteins can soak up pollution
Nuclear fusion, the process that powers our Sun, happened when nuclear reactions between light elements produce heavier ones.
Laser-heated nanowires produce micro-scale nuclear fusion
Tens of millions of years ago, dinosaurs liked to build nests to keep their eggs warm, just like reptiles and birds today. Now we know a little bit more about how and where the nests were built.
Dinosaurs built different types of nests for their eggs
NASA's most prolific planet hunter is nearing the end of its lifespan. The Kepler space telescope, an integral member of NASA's scientific satellite fleet, is running out of fuel.
NASA's Kepler Spacecraft running out of fuel
The aurora borealis has a cousin, a related geomagnetic phenomenon, and citizen scientists helped discover it.
Citizen scientists help solve mystery of purple sky
The famous winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx was capable of flying, according to a new study.
Archaeopteryx flew like a pheasant, say scientists
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shed light on a novel mechanism that is employed by humans to estimate their relative distance from sound sources.
Study reveals how humans estimate distance from sound sources

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