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Eco-friendly solar cells improve power generation efficiency by resolving defects

The DGIST Thin Film Solar Cell Research Center worked with Professor Kim Se-yoon of the Department of New Material Engineering at Kyungnam University to investigate the cause of pore formation, a problem in CZTS thin-film solar cells, which are eco-friendly general-purpose thin-film solar cells. The team has now developed a technology to overcome this problem. […]

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Locusts Can Smell Cancer, And It Could Give Us a Brilliant New Way to Save Lives

Scientists have demonstrated that locusts are adept at differentiating healthy human cells from cancerous cells using their sense of smell – and that could open opportunities for detecting the disease earlier, improving the chances of recovery.   Even better, the insects can actually pick out individual cancer cell lines, suggesting that the type of cancer, […]

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The Disturbing Reason a Man’s Voice Grew Mysteriously Hoarse Over a Year

Over the course of a year, a man’s voice grew progressively more hoarse and his speech became shrill and grating, but he didn’t know why. Upon examining the man, doctors discovered the reason: Fungus was growing in his throat.   According to the report of the man’s case, published Thursday (4 August) in the journal JAMA […]

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Scientists Create World’s First ‘Synthetic Embyros’ Using Stem Cells From Mice

Scientists grew “synthetic embryos” from mice cells without using sperm, eggs, or a womb.  The process, a world first, was described in an issue of the peer-reviewed journal Cell on August 1.   The technology could be a starting point to grow organs from scratch, Jacob Hanna of Weizmann’s Molecular Genetics Department, who headed the research […]

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Experiment Restores Cell And Organ Functions to Dead Pigs, Hours After They Died

In mammals, blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the body’s organs and cells. But if blood flow stops, these cells will quickly die and organs are injured. This death can be slowed in organs and tissues removed from the body, buying time for organ transplantation. However, preserving entire organ systems minutes after the heart stops […]

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Gaming

Dead Cells update 30 adds frying pan nunchucks and monster pats

Dead Cells update 30 is live on PC now, and it’s bringing a handful of welcome additions to the roguelike game. We’re torn on which we prefer the most – the long-awaited Panchaku weapon or the option (finally!) to give your adorable, terrifying pets a lil’ cuddle. Actually that’s not true. Much as we want […]

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Dead Cells’ Enter The Panchaku Update Lets You Pet Your Pets

Dead Cell’s latest update is called Enter the Panchaku, the 30th one–an impressive number for an indie game released in 2018. Players can get a Bobby skin with the pink flamehead and the Panchaku–a weapon consisting of two frying pans tied together. It crits when you hit enemies in front, but also can attack enemies […]

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Scientists revived organ cells in dead pigs | Engadget

Medical science is nowhere near overcoming death, but it might be closer to delaying harm in dying and seriously damaged organs. The New York Times reports that Yale University researchers successfully revived cells in the organs of pigs that had been dead in the lab for an hour. Hearts started beating, and the pigs’ bodies […]

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Scientists revive cells and tissues in dead pigs

US scientists have used a new procedure to restore many biological functions in pigs that had been dead for more than an hour, raising profound questions about the boundary between life and death. The project at Yale University extends a groundbreaking experiment that restored some brain functions to decapitated pigs three years ago. In the […]

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How Cancer Spreads: Cancer Cells Can Migrate Toward Certain “Sweet Spot” Environments

New research has discovered how cancer cells can gravitate toward certain mechanical “sweet spot” environments. Discovery offers insight into how cancer spreads and provides a tool for developing new treatments. Scientists have discovered that cancer cells can gravitate toward certain mechanical “sweet spot” environments, providing new insights into how cancer invades the body. The findings […]