Scientists modify Salmonella bacteria to trigger a particularly powerful immune response against human cancer cells implanted in mice, shrinking the tumors and—for the first time—preventing them from metastasizing.
Irish researchers confirm that the mesentery — a fold of membrane that connects the intestine to the abdomen — is its own continuous organ, and not a series of fragmented parts like experts had previously thought, reports Yahoo News.
Wars, Trump, celebrity deaths and natural disasters and the coming of age of 90s kids all have lent to 2016’s overall gloom. This year has not been kind to many people and has left a lingering bitter taste in our mouths. However, 2016 was not all bad and to make remembering this year a little less cringe worthy, we have rounded up all the best developments in science, technology and environment:
An extraordinary fossil unearthed in southwestern China shows a pregnant long-necked marine reptile that lived millions of years before the dinosaurs with its developing embryo, indicating this creature gave birth to live babies rather than laying eggs.
Don't take this the wrong way, but your oldest ancestor was not exactly a beauty. Scientists on Monday said a tiny marine creature from China that wriggled in the seabed mud about 540 million years ago may be the earliest-known animal in the lengthy evolutionary path that eventually led to humans. It was a weird-looking beastie with a bag-like body and, for its size, a really big mouth.