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3D Printed Device Shows Superconductivity

3D printing is so versatile that it has now been used to fabricate superconducting devices.

Blood Test Predicts Premature Birth Risk From As Early As 18 Weeks

The blood test can identify women who are at risk of having a premature birth but are not displaying symptoms—as early as 18 weeks as into their pregnancy.

Peanut Genome Insights May Help Design Hypoallergenic Peanuts

These findings may not only help to prevent allergic reactions, but also boost peanut crop productivity and nutritional value.

Smoking Weed Linked To Gene Mutation Risk

Smoking weed may lead to DNA mutations that can be passed on to one's children, says this study.

Plants Are In Touch With Their Surroundings

Something to consider the next time you pluck a flower: wind, water droplets or shadows are all enough to set off an elaborate reaction in plants, suggesting that they possess a ‘touch response.’

Blocking MicroRNAs To Prevent Osteoporosis

Targeting the microRNA miR-214-3p, which is found at elevated levels in elderly females, could help to treat osteoporosis.

Gene Linked To Osteoporosis Found

Loss of the non-coding gene EN1 has been linked to reduced bone mineral density and increased risk of fractures, hallmarks of osteoporosis.

Type 2 Diabetes Linked With Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists have established an association between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease biomarkers.

Join The Hunt For Supermassive Black Holes

Ever fancied yourself an astronomer? Well, now anyone with an Internet connection can help play a part in identifying supermassive black holes with the Radio Galaxy Zoo!