In this NewsFlash from the Naked Scientists, news of a novel way to neutralise HIV, researchers uncover how brains gauge the passage of time, and agriculture on the microscale: scientists have found the world's smallest farmers, they're just one cell wide. Plus, how a contagious tumor repairs itself by stealing genetic material from it's host.
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A new study this week has found that, in order to keep track of time, our minds exploit as many clues in the environment as they can get hold of. This means that our internal clock isnít solely controlled by pre-programmed cells in the brain...
A mouse given a human immune system has enabled scientists to take the first steps in testing a new treatment for HIV, the immune-disabling agent that causes AIDS...
Researchers at Imperial College in London have discovered an unusual process which is happening in a contagious form of cancer that infects dogs called canine transmissible venereal tumour or CTVT. This cancer spreads via physical contact and the study found that the cancer cell...
Researchers this week have found that, for fact-based subjects, practising a retrieval exercise produces better test results than concept mapping.
There are many examples of organisms engaging in agriculture in the natural world, ranging from humans that grow wheat to leaf-cutting ants that nurture edible forms of fungi. But now scientists have discovered what is possibly the smallest of nature's farmers - a single-celled ...