Author: Shweta Ramdas
Beginning life as a grad student studying human genetics.

Shweta Ramdas has written and can be contacted at shweta@techie-buzz.com.
[Image Credit: http://www.public-domain-image.com/animals/reptiles/snake/slides/snake-reptile.html]

A fossil of an ancient snake has been discovered which tells us that snakes evolved on land. This is the most primitive snake discovered till date.

Read More

 

[Image Credit: Getty Images]

There are cells in our skin that can respond to the time of the day and regulate the function of the skin.

Read More

 

BLT 'humanized' mice may play an important part in biomedical research. [Image Credit: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill]

Researchers have engineered mice to display the human immune system. This could be lead to considerably faster biomedical research.

Read More

 

Image Credit: http://terencechoong.blogspot.com

For the first time, scientists at Stanford University have sequenced single sperm cells.

Read More

 

dolphins blowing bubbles

Dolphins may use complex mathematics to locate their prey in the ‘bubble nets’ they create to capture fish.

Read More

 

How two viral vaccines could combine to form a new deadly strain. Image Credit: Australian Science Media Centre

Vaccines that have been used in poultry have been found to combine to produce an ew strain of the virus that is more virulent than the original strains.

Read More

 

Credit: http://drjohnconlin.blogspot.com

Two chemicals in the brain have been found to be involved in keeping our muscles inactive while we are asleep.

Read More

 

elegans

Researchers sent worms aboard a space shuttle and foudn that these worms actually have an increased lifespan.

Read More

 

Credit: PLoS One (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038986.g005)

One reason for the malignancy of cancer cells could be their response to physical pressure in their environment, upon which they produce 5 daughter cells compared to the normal 2.

Read More

 

Photo Credit: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Researchers working on the syphilis disease are using a novel way to extract samples of this tricky customer- by looking for them in ancient fossils.

Read More

 

 
Copyright 2006-2012 Techie Buzz. All Rights Reserved. Our content may not be reproduced on other websites. Content Delivery by MaxCDN