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Stratifin Inhibitor Blocks Lung Cancer Progression

Combining experimental data with a computer-based drug screen, scientists in Japan have found two inhibitors that could slow or stop lung adenocarcinoma tumor growth.

Arthritis Drug Breathes New Life Into Heart Repair

Scientists in Japan have discovered that an anti-inflammatory drug commonly prescribed for rheumatic diseases can promote the reprogramming of fibroblasts into cardiac muscle cells.

Watching Plaques Form In Real-Time

A team of researchers in Japan has developed a method to image the progression of atherosclerosis in mice.

‘Dino’ Bone Turns Out To Be From An Extinct Sea Cow

Japanese paleontologists have identified an uncatalogued ‘dinosaur’ bone as belonging to an extinct sea mammal.

The Goldilocks Zone For Graphene-Coated Nanoparticles

Scientists in Japan have identified the precise number of graphene layers that would help to stabilize nanoparticles without compromising their catalytic ability.

Taurine Required To Keep Sperm In Tip-Top Shape

A lack of taurine changes the shape of sperm, impairing their motility and resulting in infertility.

Holey Graphene Boosts Hydrogen Production

Graphene riddled with holes can protect metal electrodes from acid degradation, thereby increasing the efficiency of hydrogen production during electrolysis.

Gene Flow Halted By Fragmented Forests

Scientists have used landscape genetics to determine how to better conserve river floodplain ecosystems and maintain the genetic diversity of endangered maple trees.

A Bright Way To Detect Dangerous Gases

Researchers in Japan have developed a fluorescent sensor that allows solvent vapors to be detected by the naked eye.