Articles tagged: biology
Scitech — February 6, 2017 (Encompass)
Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have created human-pig hybrid embryos by inserting human stem cells into existing pig embryos. The human cells not only survived the implantati...
Scitech — January 30, 2017 (Housing)
DNA is an incredible thing, carrying precious information in a small space to make you who you are — genetically, at least.
Scitech — March 28, 2016
When your stomach starts to rumble, and you feel a pit inside your stomach, you’re experiencing a biological drive: hunger. Your body is running out of food to break down, and it wants more, so it mot...
Scitech — October 6, 2014
Why is one able to feel pain and excitement? How does one listen and see? Behind our eyes and ears, there is an extremely complicated neuron system. Information is believed to be encoded in the form o...
Scitech — February 20, 2012
When multiple children died of an E. coli outbreak that stemmed from a Jack in the Box restaurant in 1993, the bacteria made national headlines. Millions of people around the world continue to die fr...
Scitech — September 17, 2012
Computer learns objects in poorly drawn sketches
Scitech — March 26, 2012
People often complain about the inevitable wrinkles, body aches, and memory loss that accompany old age. Many scientists believe that DNA and proteins play important roles in the aging process. That’s...
Scitech — February 27, 2012
When scientists revealed the structure of a DNA molecule in 1953, many people took this discovery to mean that the “secret of life” had been found. However, almost 60 years later, diseases still go un...
Scitech — September 19, 2011 (BOC/TOC/EOC)
Cells inside our body come in a wide variety of sizes, ranging from billionths of meters to meters in length. Since cells need to transport molecules in different parts of the cell to survive, it is e...
Scitech — September 12, 2011
People often separate the fields of science and art from one another with a metaphorical brick wall; scientists on one side may not even consider the possibility of working with the artists on the oth...