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Stream traces of airflow around the flapping wing of a mosquito

Mosquitoes are born to buzz

Mosquitoes have unique wing motions with a very high flapping frequency and a small stroke angle. A study, recently…

A novel regeneration technology offers a boost for genome editing in agricultur

A novel regeneration technology offers a boost for genome editing in agriculture

Plants possess a high regenerative potential that allows them to regenerate new tissues or organs upon damage or…

Mucus defects in obese mice are caused by gut bacteria

Mucus defects in obese mice are caused by gut bacteria

The intestinal mucus layer protects the body from its own gut microbiota, and microbiota-mediated mucus defects have…

The healing touch

Social touch promotes communication via oxytocin

Gentle somatosensory stimulation activates parvocellular oxytocin neurons that drive the activity of the much larger…