new drug combo could help immune cells target and destroy cancer cells

‘Like trying to hit a moving target’: Why it’s so difficult to attack cancer with targeted gene therapies

We are, it seems, still a long way off from a cure, in any ordinary sense of the term. Yet ...
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Mysterious African skull could be part of undiscovered ‘ghost population’

A mysterious but well-preserved hominid skull found nearly a century ago comes from a population that lived in Africa around ...
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Targeting cancer cells by ‘putting the brakes’ on their ability to mutate and evolve

The vast majority of cancer deaths in the US come about not because of a lack of treatment, but because ...
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Discovery of microbes under ocean floor suggests life could thrive in ‘extreme environments’ like Mars

When scientists find microbial life thriving in some of the most extreme environments on Earth, it gives them hope that ...
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Searching for signs of Earth’s earliest life more than ‘a needle-in-the-haystack’ problem

The search for signs of Earth’s earliest forms of life isn’t quite like looking for dinosaur bones protruding out from ...
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Origins of symmetry: This ancient worm-like creature may be a key to our own evolution

A worm-like creature that burrowed on the seafloor more than 500 million years ago may be key to the evolution ...
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Strange cave-fellows? Unexpected discovery suggests 3 early human species lived together in South Africa

Two million years ago, three different early humans—Australopithecus, Paranthropus, and the earliest-known Homo erectus—appear to have lived at the same time in ...
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Bronze age gender inequality? Analysis of 2,500-year-old teeth shows different diets for boys and girls

Analysing 2500-year-old teeth has thrown open a window onto life and gender inequality during Bronze Age China. The University of ...
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What’s ‘race’ got to do with it? Most of sub-Saharan Africa emerges as coronavirus ‘cold spot’, which may offer clues to finding COVID-19 vaccine

Do diseases discriminate on the basis of 'race'—or their genetic population, using more precise terminology? On the surface, this may ...
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Viewpoint: GMOs are ‘unnatural’? Evolution explodes a popular crop biotech myth

The most controversial element of biotechnology is a trick we learned by experimenting on some of the simplest life forms in ...
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Identical sex chromosomes could be key to a long life

When 109-year-old Jessie Gallan was asked about the secret to her long life, she replied “staying away from men.” Other ...
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Global plan to halt extinction criticized for failing to address species humans don’t like

A global plan to halt the loss of nature is "weak" in one key area, say scientists. The new 10-year ...
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Ancient tool technology passed down for thousands of generations by extinct human species, study says

When it comes to extinct human species, Neanderthals tend to hog the spotlight. But another group of early humans, Homo erectus, is ...
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‘Game-changer’: Europe’s ExoMars rover armed with new life-testing tool

In a new paper published in the journal Astrobiology, Jacob Heinz, my colleague at the Technical University of Berlin, and I discuss ...
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Extraterrestrial protein found inside meteorite? If true, discovery bolsters pursuit of alien life

A team of researchers claim to have found a protein inside a meteorite. It would be the first protein ever ...
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Podcast: Bird poop, pus, and the Manhattan project—the surprising origins of the genetic alphabet

Kat Arney explores the origins of the genetic alphabet: A, C, T and G - the four 'letters' that spell ...
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Visit Mars and bring back alien life? Troubles containing coronavirus should make us wary of bringing microbes to Earth

You know what? Maybe we ought to reconsider this whole thing about looking for life on other worlds. It would ...
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‘Warrior gene’: Some people may be genetically wired for aggressiveness. Should we do anything about it?

“Some people have real problems right out of the starting block. We can't dodge the responsibility for social action." ...
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Human-chimp hybrid fossil discovery rewrites human evolutionary history! Uhm, maybe not.

Does the anatomy of this ancient ape upend assumptions about how human ancestors learned to walk? ...
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Something’s fishy: We got arms, legs and other skeletal features from our aquatic ancestors

In his 20 years as an ichthyologist, [John Sparks has] seen a lot of fish—intact and not. He’s traveled to ...
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Searching for your doppelgänger: Why it’s not so unusual to find a twin

The global reach of the web has allowed people to find others who look like an identical twin, yet share ...
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Early humans may have mated with Neanderthals and Denisovans a lot more than we thought

Before we became the only remaining humans on the planet, Homo sapiens mated with Neanderthals and the closely related Denisovans. New research is now revealing ...
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Iraqi excavation rekindles debate over whether Neanderthals buried their dead

The excavation of an adult Neandertal’s partial upper-body skeleton in Iraqi Kurdistan has revived a decades-long debate over whether Neandertals intentionally buried ...
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Human brains have more in common with our ‘ape cousins’ than previously thought

Our brains could have more in common with our ape cousins than previously thought, which might require us to rethink ...
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Exploring the uneasy relationship between Charles Darwin and his skeptical publisher

Charles Darwin’s ideas about evolution shook up Britain’s Victorian establishment upon the release of On the Origin of Species, the 1859 ...
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Viewpoint: Biologist Jerry Coyne challenges view that sex is ‘a spectrum⁠, not a binary’⁠—such claims ‘undermine public trust in science’

As a biologist, I get especially irked at the repeated claim that sex in humans is “a spectrum, not a ...
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Why it’s unlikely that humans gained the ability to speak through a single gene mutation

One of the most controversial hypotheses for the origin of the human language faculty is the evolutionary conjecture that language ...
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Fossilized eggs suggest that dinosaurs were ‘decisively’ warm-blooded

The mysteries surrounding dinosaurs have fascinated generations of scholars and lay people alike. A group of Israeli scientists, led by ...
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