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2,000 new species of gut bacteria discovered

Researchers at the European Molecular Biology  Laboratory Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Wellcome Sanger Institute have identified 2,000 new species of bacteria living in the human gut, which as of now have not been cultured in a lab. It can be difficult …Continue reading

Scientists grow primate brains in dishes

In an effort to better understand the evolutionary shift which led to the expansion of the human brain which led to homo sapiens being able to form languages and engage in complex thoughts, scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) …Continue reading

One-third of Himalayan ice caps to be lost by 2100

Scientists at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) — a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing center serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas based in Nepal – have warned in a report that 33 percent …Continue reading

GM chickens to lay pharmaceutical eggs

Researchers at Roslin Technologies in Edinburgh have genetically modified chickens which can lay eggs containing drugs that can combat certain cancer types as well as arthritis. The researchers believe that in time this kind of poultry farming can be scaled up to …Continue reading