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Capinatator praetermissus: a prehistoric sea creature with spines to spare

August 3, 2017
Scientists have identified a small marine predator that once patrolled the ocean floor and grabbed its prey with 50 spines that it deployed from its head.

Good cellular neighbors combat incipient cancers

August 2, 2017
Scientists have spent decades studying the nature of tumor cells, but few have looked to see what was happening in the surrounding tissue.

With clinical trials, people can get new treatments not available to others

August 1, 2017
Besides testing treatments, research studies help doctors understand conditions so they can help future patients.

Loss of Arctic sea ice impacting Atlantic Ocean water circulation system

July 31, 2017
Arctic sea ice is not merely a passive responder to the climate changes occurring around the world, according to new research.

Sleep or sex? How the fruit fly decides

July 28, 2017
A multi-institution study has found that male and female fruit flies choose differently between sex or sleep.

Yale chemists find new approach for changing CO2 into CO

July 27, 2017
A new process for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide could potentially be used to create fuels and chemical products.

Lab-created mini-brains reveal how growing organ maintains neuronal balance

July 27, 2017
Scientists can now explore in a laboratory dish how the human brain develops by creating organoids — distinct, three-dimensional regions of the brain.