Did you know that, before the advent of photography, many scientists, especially biologists, had to either hire great illustrators or be great artists themselves?Charles Darwin, for example, worked closely with illustrators in order to document, and further study, his findings.Perhaps one of the greatest examples of a naturalist and biologist who was also a great artist and illustrator, is Ernst Haeckel, the German naturalist, philosopher, and artist.
The new research is indicating that the condition may be reversible with weight loss.December 25, 2019Diabetes is a troublesome disorder that can cause havoc on the body. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 463 million adults were living with diabetes in 2019 and by 2045 this number is set to rise to 700 million.
The researchers analyzed the heart scans of 3,407 people.December 21, 2019Just when it looked like marijuana was about to get legalized in many places as a result of being deemed harmless, a new study emerged that may change all that. A team of researchers from the United Kingdom found that the substance has some pretty negative effects on one crucial organ: the heart.
The biologists studied CT scans of the lizards& 39; entire lung labyrinth.December 14, 2019In what may be the oddest news this week, biologists have discovered that Savannah monitor lizards have a mammal and bird-hybrid system for breathing. What is even weirder is that the reason for this strange breathing apparatus is still unknown.
A new study explores the impressive capacity of the brain to feel contact on a foreign object.December 26, 2019We have all experienced it before. You are holding some kind of tool that comes in to contact with something else and you feel that contact as if it were with your own skin.We never think much of this process because it is so instinctive but it is an impressive feat of the brain.
The treatment was tested on 1,439 adult patients.December 27, 2019Migraines are serious headaches with intense throbbing or pulsating pain often accompanied by visual disturbances that can last for hours and even days. Up to now, most of the treatments for migraines have been preventative and most of the regular treatments for headaches have failed to provide relief.
The treatment called ALPHA DaRT delivered total tumor destruction in over 78 of cases.January 01, 2020Israeli firm Alpha Tau Medical has developed a new cancer treatment that attacks tumors while sparing healthy tissue. The treatment is called Alpha DaRT (Diffusing Alpha-emitters Radiation Treatment), according to The Jerusalem Post.
The research could lead to a treatment for one of the world& 39;s most common form of blindness.January 03, 2020Macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision loss in the Western world. It affects most notably those aged 50 and over and there is no cure for it.Artificial retina implantsHowever, recent advancements in artificial retina implants have the potential to lead to effective treatment.
The new formulation could be both preventative and curative.January 05, 2020New research has developed a vaccine designed to prevent the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and researchers hope this will be the & 34;breakthrough of the decade,& 34; according to ABC News Australia. The researchers believe that this treatment is now ready for human trials.
The Heslington brain, discovered back in 2008, has perplexed scientists for years.January 08, 2020In 2008, an amazing discovery was made in the UK. A man& 39;s 2,600-year-old body was found with a piece of his brain perfectly preserved.Oldest specimens of human neural tissueToday it is one of the oldest specimens of human neural tissue ever to be discovered in the UK and it has scientists perplexed.
Cuttlefish use stereopsis to perceive depth just like humans do.January 09, 2020Sometimes science is fun and sometimes it is just plain adorable. A University of Minnesota-led research team equipped cuttlefish with little 3D glasses to test their eyesight and the end result is too cute for words.RELATED: AUGMENTED REALITY HELPS THE RESEARCHERS TO UNDERSTAND THE ACTIVE SENSING IN FISHStereopsisWhat the interesting experiment found was that cuttlefish use stereopsis to perceive depth just like humans do.
Today& 39;s standard temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit may not be correct.January 09, 2020Today& 39;s standard body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit was established by German physician Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich in 1851. It& 39;s a standard that for the most part has served us well, however, more recent studies have indicated that our body temperatures may actually be colder.
In mice, the compounds were able to eradicate cancer and make sure it did not return.January 12, 2020An interdisciplinary team of scientists from KU Leuven, the University of Bremen, the Leibniz Institute of Materials Engineering, and the University of Ioannina have successfully eradicatedcancer in mice using nano-sized copper compounds together with immunotherapy.
The virus only infects mosquitoes.January 13, 2020A group of scientists led by Jana Batovska of the AgriBio Centre for AgriBioscience in Victoria, Australia, has found a rather unusual name for their newly discovered virus and it comes from a catchphrase in the TV show Seinfeld. The phrase is Yada Yada and it refers to boring talk.
The switch activates the regeneration of myelin.January 13, 2020Curing disorders such as multiple sclerosis could one day be as simple as turning on a molecular switch thanks to new research by Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Her work finds that by genetically switching off a receptor activated by blood proteins, named Protease Activated Receptor 1 (PAR1), the body switches on regeneration of myelin.
The woman was born with ovaries but no uterus.January 13, 2020Jennifer Gobrecht was born with a congenital condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome. This means she had ovaries but no uterus.RELATED: 26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN GIVES BIRTH TO BABY FROM EMBRYO FROZEN 24 YEARS AGOA miracle trialFor the longest time, Gobrecht believed she would never be able to have children.
436-Million-Year-Old Scorpion Reveals a Lot About Animals' Migration from Aquatic to Terrestrial Habitats
The ancient scorpion is remarkably similar to today& 39;s species.January 18, 2020New research is describing one of the oldest scorpions in the fossil record called Parioscorpio venator and is revealing much about early animals& 39; migration from aquatic to terrestrial habitats. The scorpion is estimated to have lived sometime between 437.
However, women in general still prefer a bearded man, as per the study.January 15, 2020There& 39;s been a long-lasting question and debate among the females of this planet: do women prefer men with or without beards?Now, a study has proven that women, in general, do lean more towards a man with a beard.
Their discovery questions the long-standing belief that dogs only learnt to play fetch after domestication.January 17, 2020Playing fetch with dogs is always great fun. Up until now, scientists believed that only dogs as canines could play fetch with people. It turns out that wolf puppies also enjoy the stick- or ball-fetching game.
Researchers from Cardiff University say this could be a & 34;one size fits all& 34; cancer therapy.January 21, 2020Scientists have discovered a new part of our immune system, one that could be used to treat all cancers.Researchers from Cardiff University in Wales have discovered a new way of killing cancers ranging from the prostate to lung, and breast, among others, during lab tests.
You might have noticed that most animals& 39; eyes are very different from our own. From vertically slit to horizontally w-shaped, there is a massive variety of eye shapes.But why? How many different types are there and what purposes do these different shapes serve?Let& 39;s find out.RELATED: 7 FASCINATING ANIMALS YOU& 39;VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OFWhat animals have the best vision?