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Denisovan DNA found in sediments of Baishiya Karst Cave on Tibetan Plateau
2020-11-01 13:48 One year after the publication of research on the Xiahe mandible, the first Denisovan fossil found outside of Denisova Cave, the same research team has now reported their findings of Denisovan DNA from sediments of the Baishiya Karst Cave (BKC) on the Tibetan Plateau where the Xiahe mandible was found. The study was published in Science on Oct. 29. The research team was led by Prof. CHEN Fahu from the Inst...
The ancient Mayans used zeolite and quartz to filter drinking water
2020-10-26 18:11 Tikal-an ancient city in what is now Northern Guatemala, is one of the largest political, economic and military centers of the pre-Columbian Mayan civilization. It was inhabited from the 6th century BC to the 10th century ad, and during its heyday the population was up to 90,000.A large reservoir, called reservoir Mariental, was an important source of drinking water for the city. A team of archaeologists fr...
Real-time tracking of serotonin and dopamine opens up a new perspective on the brain
2020-10-13 20:12 Dopamine and serotonin are brain chemicals that affect a range of neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease and depression, so understanding how they work could be key to developing more effective treatments for these conditions. The new tool offers an unprecedented look at these neurotransmitters in action, allowing scientists to track their activity in real time for the first time. Both ...
Scientists have developed a technology for printing personalized neuroprostheses on a 3D bioprinter
2020-08-24 17:34 Researchers from Saint Petersburg state University have developed a 3D printing technology for soft neuroprostheses called NeuroPrint, which in the future can help literally put a person on their feet after a spinal cord injury. The new development has already shown its effectiveness in studies on mammals and fish Danio-rerio. The results are published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Biomedical...
UNESCO expert: traditional education is becoming different
2020-08-17 21:29 Over the past six months, a unique experiment has taken place – millions of children around the world have switched to digital education overnight. What problems did the pandemic reveal in this area, how to solve them, will countries return to traditional education, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of online education? About Nargis Sheki told Alexander Molchanov – expert of UNESCO Institute for...
New method to fight cancer with molecular fibers
2020-08-14 20:12 According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, cancer is one of the most frequent causes of death, accounting for almost 25% of all deaths cases. Chemotherapy is often used as a treatment, but also brings side effects for healthy organs. Scientists around David Ng, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, are now trying to take a completely different approach: By means of targ...
Paleontologists have tracked the migration and extinction of mastodons
2020-08-09 14:50 DNA analysis from the remains of mastodons from all over North America showed that these majestic animals could make long journeys, mastering the Northern territories, but as a result, they only died out faster. As the climate warms, some species may expand their range, moving further North: this was the case with American mastodons, relatives of our mammoths, during the interglacial periods. However, this...

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