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  • February 14, 2016
  • 04:13 PM

‘Jaws’ may help humans grow new teeth, shark study suggests

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

A new insight into how sharks regenerate their teeth, which may pave the way for the development of therapies to help humans with tooth loss, has been discovered by scientists. The study has identified a network of genes that enables sharks to develop and regenerate their teeth throughout their lifetime. The genes also allow sharks to replace rows of their teeth using a conveyer belt-like system.

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  • February 14, 2016
  • 04:00 PM

Methods Matter: Getting Started with the Skin Microbiome

by Geoffrey Hannigan in Prophage

The field of microbiome research has been hugely popular in the past few years. It has forced us to rethink our approaches to various medical practices, and has captured the imaginations of both amateur and professional scientists...... Read more »

Meisel JS, Hannigan GD, Tyldsley AS, SanMiguel AJ, Hodkinson BP, Zheng Q, & Grice EA. (2016) Skin microbiome surveys are strongly influenced by experimental design. The Journal of investigative dermatology. PMID: 26829039  

  • February 14, 2016
  • 12:25 AM

Week Six In Review: Open-Access Science | 8 to 14 Feb

by TakFurTheKaffe in Tak Fur The Kaffe

Migrants to ancient Rome, more advanced Mesolithic Swedish communities, delayed transatlantic flights, expanding bird populations, and greener deserts thanks to climate change. Here are five of the latest scientific studies published open-access this week.... Read more »

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