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Proof in humans of RNA interference

Researchers and clinicians have published the first proof that a targeted nanoparticle-used as an experimental therapeutic and can turn off an important cancer gene using a mechanism known as RNA interference.



Gene linked to biological ageing in humans

Scientists announced today they have identified for the first time definitive variants associated with biological ageing in humans.



How fast can humans run?

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt's record-setting performances have unleashed a wave of interest in the ultimate limits to human running speed.



How humans see in bright and low light

Ever wonder how your eyes adjust during a blackout? When we go from light to near total darkness, cells in the retina must quickly adjust.



Ants more rational than humans

A recent study shows that ants can accomplish a task more rationally than our - multimodal, egg-headed, tool-using, bipedal, opposing-thumbed - selves.



First direct evidence of substantial fish consumption by humans

Freshwater fish are an important part of the diet of many peoples around the world, but it has been unclear when fish became an important part of diets.



Humans prefer listening through right ear

We humans prefer to be addressed in our right ear and are more likely to perform a task when we receive the request in our right ear rather than our left.



Humans key to pandemic warning system

Researchers are proposing a new system that would warn of an impending pandemic before the first case of disease emerged in a given population by detecting subtle signals in human behaviour.



Making humans obsolete

Scientists are creating automated systems and devices that are able to intelligently and independently draw up new hypotheses and approaches to research based on the data they receive.



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