Hubble spotlight on irregular galaxy IC 3583

Credit: Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA This delicate blue group of stars -- actually an irregular galaxy named IC 3583 -- sits some 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin)..

Advanced imaging of intact brains during ischemic stroke reveals a new role for pericytes

Credit: Andy Y. Shih, Ph.D., and Robert Underly, Medical University of South Carolina. Pericytes are the primary locus of matrix-mellaproteinase-9-dependent (MMP-9) capillary damage and blood leaka..

Map of drugs reveals uncharted waters in search for new treatments

Scientists have created a map of all 1,578 licensed drugs and their mechanisms of action - as a means of identifying 'uncharted waters' in the search for future treatments. Their analysis ..

Exotic insulator may hold clue to key mystery of modern physics

Experiments using laser light and pieces of gray material the size of fingernail clippings may offer clues to a fundamental scientific riddle: What is the relationship between the everyday world of cl..

Polypharmacy in psychiatric practice, etiology and potential consequences

Psychiatric polypharmacy is defined as the use of two or more drugs in the treatment of a psychiatric condition. Although, a lack of consensus has been reported among researchers globally about the nu..

New study describes 200 million years of geological evolution

Credit: Giulio Viola, University of Bologna Tectonic plates, big sections of Earth's crust and blocks underneath them, are constantly moving. The areas where these sections meet and interact a..

Bactericidal activity of usnic acid-loaded electrospun fibers

The development of antibiotics generated a revolution in the way we look and treat bacterial infections. In spite of the initial success, new problems came along and raised allergic reactions, bacteri..

Yo-yo dieting might cause extra weight gain

Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages, new research by the universities of Exeter..

Detective work across dingo fence reveals new factor in woody shrub invasion

Credit: Ben Moore Extermination of dingoes and the consequent loss of small mammals - not just overgrazing by livestock - have led to a rapid spread of woody shrubs across semi-arid Australia, a ne..

Family member with special connections

Credit: University of Konstanz Through the collaboration of the teams of Professor Elke Deuerling and Professor Christine Peter within the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 969 "Chemical and Biolog..