A Washington University-led team of researchers studying neurofibromatosis type 1, a genetic condition that causes tumors to grow along the nerves, have discovered an association between the NF1 gene and autism.
For the first time, scientists from Japan's RIKEN Center for Development Biology, along with collaborators from Tokyo University of Science and other Japanese institutions have grown skin in a lab and then transplanted it onto a mouse, where it began to produce sweat, secrete protective oils and grow hair.
Stable nuclear fusion is something that has long eluded us. Now, thanks to scientists working on the Alcator C-Mod tokamak fusion reactor at MIT, we are a step closer to harnessing it, Futurism reports. Stable nuclear fusion involves a plasma's particle density, its confinement time, and its temperature, reaching a particular value (or "triply product") that keeps the reaction going.
Researchers from City University London have developed a new electronic device to help enhance the taste of food. The "Taste Buddy" consists of a less than 1 inch tab which is attached to a processing device.