Early Lumberjacks, Local Dark Matter & Heart Repair
In this NewsFlash, we explore evidence for the earliest lumberjacks, discover the dark matter lurking in our location, and find out how a nano-scaffold can help repair a broken heart. Plus, an electrical trick to stop a seizure in its tracks...
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Scientists at Tel Aviv University have discovered and analysed some remarkable stone age tools that they say are the first evidence of humans felling trees to clear agricultural land, and to use wood as a building material.
A paper published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society this week reports a detection of dark matter in the vicinity of our own Sun.
Using short, self-assembling bio-degradable protein nanofibres impregnated with a blood-vessel growth factor, scientists have been able to prevent some of the negative changes that occur in the heart following a heart attack and boost cardiac recovery...
Electrical brain stimulation triggered by the impending onset of a seizure could be used to prevent epileptic attacks, scientists have shown.
Stem cells identified which give rise to brain regions responsible for higher brain functions, a new analysis of global groundwater depletion, silicon circuitry to make surgical gloves mechanically invisible to the wearer, and why geckos don't like getting their feet wet.