How cancer cells escape from tumors, spread

Metas­tasis. The very word evokes fear. Defined as the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another, metastasis is the cause ...

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Stem cell study finds mechanism that controls skin and hair color

A pair of molecular signals controls skin and hair color in mice and humans -- and could be targeted by new drugs to treat skin pigment diso...

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Personal cooling units on the horizon

Firefighters entering burning buildings, athletes competing in the broiling sun and workers in foundries may eventually be able to carry the...

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7 Equipment-Free Leg Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

7 Equipment-Free Leg Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Zoonar / N.Okhitin / Getty Leg day—groan. Lots of squats—groan times two. Strengthening your lower...

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Do bearded dragons dream? Reptiles share sleep patterns with mammals and birds

Brain sleep appeared early in vertebrate evolution. Researchers describe the existence of REM and slow-wave sleep in the Australian dragon, ...

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RNA splicing mutations play major role in genetic variation and disease

RNA splicing is a major underlying factor that links mutations to complex traits and diseases, according to an exhaustive analysis of gene e...

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Scientists turn skin cells into heart cells and brain cells using drugs

In a major breakthrough, scientists have transformed skin cells into heart cells and brain cells using a combination of chemicals. All previ...

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