Cosmonaut blood reveals that our immune systems grind to a halt in space

This is definitely Not Good™.

What is gluten and why some people have gluten intolerance

Gluten Morgen!

Cells nudge each other with proteins when moving to keep your body in one piece

Knowing how cells coordinate could let us improve healing speeds and fight cancers.

Sea slugs can’t remember their dreams — and here’s why you can’t, either

At least we have notebooks to write them down. Sea slugs? Not so much.

Bad news for cancer cells — your immune system immunity has been revoked

Scientists discovered how cancerous cells hide from immune system — and how to make them targets again.

Research team grows “dinosaur legs” on a chicken for the first time

Researchers have manipulated the genome of chicken embryos so that they develop dinosaur-like bones in their lower legs.

Evolution selects the most effective genes — even by a hundredth of a percent

A new study measuring the forces that shape bacterial genomes determined that a difference in efficiency of hundredth of a percent is sufficient to determine the winners and losers in the evolutionary race.

Key findings help unravel journey from inanimate chemistry to life

In the beginning, the Earth’s surface was a lifeless, hot, but chemically rich place. In these harsh conditions, the first amino acids synthesized from inorganic compounds, and from them, proteins formed. They built the first single cells, which went on to form plants and animals. Recent research helped us understand the process that created amino acids, and there is a widespread consensus in the scientific community as to the path cells took to evolve to complex life as we know it today.

Magnets could help make less foamy beer

There isn’t a less dreaded sight in any respectable bar than a beer bottle gushing foam. It’s not the bartender’s fault though (not necessarily), since different assortments of beer have their signature foam – some make more, some make less. Breweries nowadays use all sorts of anti-foaming agents, and now food scientists in Belgium – the country with the most breweries