biology

Understanding new resting phase of stem cells could help put glioma tumors to sleep

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

"That was an interesting finding from our results, that quiescence itself could be a different biological process," Plaisier says. "It's also a potential point where we could look for new drug treatments. If we could push more cells into that quiescent state, the tumors would become less aggressive."

Rebel Cell: Book Review

Posted in Medicine, Reviews, Science on 27th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Geneticist and award-winning science writer Kat Arney takes the reader back to the dawn of life on planet Earth right up to the present day to get to the heart of what cancer really is and how by better understanding it we might one day overcome it. There is PTN's review of the book.

Life on Mars could be Hidden Underground

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2021
by Alex Muller

With technologies like transient electromagnetic sounding, Tarnas says, researchers can get an idea of where and how much water is hiding beneath the surface.

As the planet warms, tropical plants and animals are moving northward

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

New research looks at the northward trek of a variety of tropical species in North America.

Could Life Be Hiding in Our Galaxy’s Ocean Worlds?

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

Scientists hope to send landers to these moons too and more directly sample the oceans below. And although detecting exomoons is still a challenge, more sensitive instruments and creative new methods may, in the future, yield insight into how frequently they occur and what they're made of.