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Immune cells called B cells battle each other to produce the best antibody. Here, green represents the B cells that are producing the “winning” antibody, which stamp out competing B cells (other colors). Credit: Carroll lab

Link to study: http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(17)30833-4
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The scan shows fibres in the brain's white matter, called axons

Credit: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40488545
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The world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring has been produced by scientists at Cardiff University.

Credit: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40488545
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New 3D Tissue Imaging Technique

Credit: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/news-events/3d-tissue-imaging

Caption: Ce3D imaging allows scientists to view multiple cell types, shown here marked with assorted colors, that make up complex tissues like this lymph node in three dimensions.
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 Biochemists Solve the Structure of Cell's DNA Gatekeeper
Caltech scientists have produced the most detailed map yet of the massive protein machine that controls access to the DNA-containing heart of the cell.
In a new study, a team led by André Hoelz, an assistant professor of biochemistry, reports the successful mapping of the structure of the symmetric core of the nuclear pore complex (NPC), a cellular gatekeeper that determines what molecules can enter and exit the nucleus, where a cell's genetic information is stored.
The study appears in the April 15, 2016 issue of the journal Science, featured on the cover.
The findings are the culmination of more than a decade of work by Hoelz's research group and could lead to new classes of medicine against viruses that subvert the NPC in order to hijack infected cells and that could treat various diseases associated with NPC dysfunction.
http://www.caltech.edu/news/biochemists-solve-structure-cells-dna-gatekeeper-50446

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Scientists say that a diverse gut microbiome is a healthy one, and it turns out that your lifestyle plays a huge role in shaping that. In a new study out of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, researchers examined specific foods and beverages that either contributed to or impaired microbiota diversity, and found that coffee, wine and tea all helped improve people’s gut bacteria.

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Very well explained, must watch. An international team working at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has captured the first high-resolution 3-D images from individual double-helix DNA segments attached at either end to gold nanoparticles. The images detail the flexible structure of the DNA segments, which appear as nanoscale jump ropes.
News link:
http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2016/03/30/revealing-the-fluctuations-of-flexible-dna-in-3-d/

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Everything you thought you knew about DNA's shape is wrong.

In recent years, scientists have made tremendous progress in reading the sequence of our DNA. But the three-dimensional shape of DNA remains mostly mysterious. In fact, it’s only recently that scientists have even begun to get a glimpse at how our DNA is folded. Today, scientists focus on the ways that gene mutations cause diseases like cancer. But totally normal genes can still malfunction if they get folded in the wrong way. It’s possible that ongoing research may eventually reveal a hidden world of “folding diseases.”

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Liam completes an iPhone disassembly process every 11 seconds, with dozens running through the system at all times. About 350 units are turned around each hour, equivalent to 1.2 million iPhones each year. About 350 units are turned around each hour, equivalent to 1.2 million iPhones each year. Apple wouldn't say when Liam started its work, but emphasized the project is still in the research and development stages.

Via @Mashable

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"The Bullshit Asymmetry Principle" formulated by Alberto Brandolini, an Italian programmer, states that:

"The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."
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