Seven Hard Facts We All Need To Swallow About Antibiotics | IFLScience

The global public health crisis of antibiotic resistance is in the spotlight. What’s at stake is the impending loss of antibiotics that threatens modern medicine as we know it.

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Researchers Use Electrical Field To Remove Nanoparticles From Human Blood | IFLScience

Nanotechnology covers a huge range of disciplines, ranging from developing enhanced night vision contact lenses to building “thirsty” water filtration devices. Drug delivery systems also employ nanotechnology, such as using genetically modified algae to imprison chemotherapy drugs and send them to different parts of the body. Now, scientists have managed to use an electric field to quickly isolate these nanoparticles, allowing them to be removed from laboratory samples of human blood with ease, as reported in the journal Small.

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What Makes Our Brains Unique? | IFLScience

Our brains are arguably one of evolution’s greatest achievements, composed of many regions that each have unique configurations of cells and patterns of connectivity that together bestow us our mental prowess. But what is it about our genes that makes this organ so distinct from those of others? New research from scientists at the Allen Institute is offering us some insight, discovering that a relatively small number of gene expression patterns seem to predominate in the brain, and that these appear to be common, or conserved, among humans.

Source: What Makes Our Brains Unique? | IFLScience