Spectacular Webb Telescope image reveals things scientists can’t explain

Ancient galaxies captured by the James Webb Space Telescope's MIRI Deep Imaging Survey.

The James Webb Space Telescope has allowed astronomers to see things they can’t explain. At least not yet. In the new search(opens in a new tab) from Webb – the most powerful space observatory ever built – astronomers spent 50 hours peering into the deepest cosmos and spotting some of the first galaxies ever to … Read more

Doctor reveals natural compound that helps tame chronic pain

Doctor reveals natural compound that helps tame chronic pain

When chronic pain flares up, it can be hard to focus on anything else until you find relief. Over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers may seem like an easy fix. But the side effects of both are well known and can be devastating. Fortunately, recent research has located a compound known as palmitoylethanolamide (PEA for short) … Read more

Research reveals new insights into transplant rejection and new drug development targets

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image: Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati discover cellular signatures of organ rejection that appear detectable in a urine test. The results were published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. visualization Moreover Credit: Journal of Clinical Investigation, Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati CINCINNATI — Imagine a day when a urine test … Read more

Illinois study reveals genetic secrets of America’s favorite snack

Popcorn kernels of different colors arranged in a spiral on a black background

In its simplest form, popcorn is pretty basic. Most supermarket strains offer a choice of two bean colors, yellow or white, and two bean shapes, pointed or pearly. When popped, the flake typically expands into one of two shapes: mushroom or butterfly. But there’s more to popcorn than meets the eye. New research from the … Read more

New research reveals hidden secrets of primate evolution

Primate Evolution Monkey Rainbow

An international research consortium co-led by scientists from several universities has published a series of studies detailing new high-quality reference genomes of 50 primate species, 27 of which have been sequenced for the first time. The findings offer new insights into primate evolution, speciation, genomic diversity, and the evolution of the brain and other traits, … Read more