June 27, 2017

Month: June 2017

Arp 299: Galactic Goulash

  • by CindyLawson
  • 2 Months ago
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What would happen if you took two galaxies and mixed them together over millions of years? A new image including data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals the cosmic culinary outcome. Arp 299 is a system located about 140 million light years from Earth. It contains two galaxies that are merging, creating a partially blended […]

Mapping how words leap from brain to tongue

  • by CindyLawson
  • 2 Months ago
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When you look at a picture of a mug, the neurons that store your memory of what a mug is begin firing. But it’s not a pinpoint process; a host of neurons that code for related ideas and items — bowl, coffee, spoon, plate, breakfast — are activated as well. How your brain narrows down […]

Bioengineered human livers mimic natural development

  • by CindyLawson
  • 2 Months ago
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An international team of researchers bioengineering human liver tissues uncovered previously unknown networks of genetic-molecular crosstalk that control the organ’s developmental processes — greatly advancing efforts to generate healthy and usable human liver tissue from human pluripotent stem cells. The scientists report online in Nature on June 14 that their bioengineered human liver tissues still […]