Brown tree snakes use their tails as lassos to climb wide trees

Brown tree snake

Snakes do a lot more than slither. Some swim, while others sidewind across sand (SN: 10/9/14). Some snakes even fly (SN: 6/29/20). But no one has ever seen a snake move the way that brown tree snakes do when they climb certain trees. By wrapping its tail around a tree or pole in a lasso-like […]

Wistar reports new class of antibiotics active against a wide range of bacteria

IMAGE: Bacteria image view more  Credit: The Wistar Institute PHILADELPHIA — (Dec. 23, 2020) — Wistar Institute scientists have discovered a new class of compounds that uniquely combine direct antibiotic killing of pan drug-resistant bacterial pathogens with a simultaneous rapid immune response for combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). These finding were published today in Nature. The World […]

New generation CRISPR technology lays foundation for therapeutics to treat a wide range of inherited ocular diseases — ScienceDaily

A breakthrough study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, results in the restoration of retinal and visual functions of mice models suffering from inherited retinal disease. Published today in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the paper, titled, “Restoration of visual function in adult mice with an inherited retinal disease via adenine base editing,” illustrates […]