Nuclear Aurora kinase A switches m6A reader YTHDC1 to enhance an oncogenic RNA splicing of tumor suppressor RBM4

A non-canonical function of nuclear AURKA in driving RBM4 aberrant RNA splicing To further investigate the tumor-promoting mechanism of AURKA, we firstly examined the localization and expression of AURKA protein in lung cancer and adjacent normal tissues. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining showed that AURKA was highly accumulated in the nuclei of cancer tissues compared to adjacent… Continue reading Nuclear Aurora kinase A switches m6A reader YTHDC1 to enhance an oncogenic RNA splicing of tumor suppressor RBM4

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Rocket Lab, SpaceX launching missions Friday: Watch them live

Rocket Lab and SpaceX both plan to launch missions on Friday (April 1), and you can watch the space doubleheader live. A Rocket Lab Electron vehicle is scheduled to loft two Earth-observing satellites for the American company BlackSky on Friday at 8:35 a.m. EDT (1235 GMT) from Rocket Lab’s New Zealand site.  Nearly four hours… Continue reading Rocket Lab, SpaceX launching missions Friday: Watch them live

The Defiant helicopter made its longest flight yet

Last week, a fascinating experimental helicopter from Sikorsky and Boeing made its longest flight yet: It flew from West Palm Beach, Florida to Nashville, Tennessee—a distance of some 805 miles. The two companies behind the futuristic chopper announced the March 21 flight in a press briefing today, saying it was the first time that this… Continue reading The Defiant helicopter made its longest flight yet

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In mice, zinc helps thymus of the immune system regrow and immune-cell recovery after bone marrow transplant — ScienceDaily

Zinc’s immune-boosting properties are well-established, but scientists haven’t known exactly how it works. In a new study published online March 25 in the journal Blood, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists reveal two ways the mineral supports immunity and suggest how it could be used to improve health. Using mice, the team discovered that zinc… Continue reading In mice, zinc helps thymus of the immune system regrow and immune-cell recovery after bone marrow transplant — ScienceDaily

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A longer-lasting alternative to conventional deicers — ScienceDaily

Airports are busy, especially during the winter. As passengers wait to board, delays get longer when airplanes need to be dowsed with thousands of gallons of deicing fluids that help them fight the frigid winter. But as soon as the plane takes off, most of the liquid is gone from the surface of the aircraft… Continue reading A longer-lasting alternative to conventional deicers — ScienceDaily

Scientists publish the first complete human genome

The face of a girl is seen daubed in colours as she takes part in Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 18, 2022. REUTERS/Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) – Scientists on Thursday published the first complete human genome, filling in gaps remaining after previous efforts… Continue reading Scientists publish the first complete human genome

Giant ice volcanoes found on Pluto, hint at possible life

Images of Pluto captured by NASA’s New Horizons mission while on a flyby of the dwarf planet in July 2015 are still yielding new previously unheard-of details and insights about Pluto and its moons. In 2006 the celestial body was given dwarf planet status by the International Astronomical Union which developed a new definition for… Continue reading Giant ice volcanoes found on Pluto, hint at possible life

New Genetic Test Rapidly IDs Over 50 Difficult-to-Diagnose Disorders

Only a few decades ago, people suffering from genetic disorders were left to wonder what was causing their health problems. It may have taken years or even decades of testing and waiting before receiving a diagnosis, which didn’t always reveal much about their condition. But things are changing dramatically, as the cost of genomic sequencing… Continue reading New Genetic Test Rapidly IDs Over 50 Difficult-to-Diagnose Disorders

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NASA astronaut comes home to Houston after record-setting 355-day space mission

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei soon after landing in Houston, Texas after landing in Kazakstan from a nearly year-long mission in space.  (Image credit: NASA) NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is finally home. Vande Hei, who lived in space for 355 consecutive days, setting a new record for the longest single spaceflight by an American… Continue reading NASA astronaut comes home to Houston after record-setting 355-day space mission