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First surgery conducted in the uterus on a fetus with spina bifida

The first spina bifida surgery in utero was performed by a group of doctors from Magee-Womens Hospital and Children’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh. The researchers managed to fix an open neural tube defect in the fetus even before its birth. In fact, the mother was told that her fetus was characterized by the so-called “spina […]

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Elephants know how to quantify food by smell with precision

A particular feature of elephants has been discovered by a group of researchers who published their study on Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Although well analyzed and studied, elephants have a characteristic related to their sense of smell that until now had remained unknown: they are able to quantify the portions of food […]

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Small electric shocks in the brain facilitate memory retrieval

According to a study published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, it is possible to use small electric current shocks to stimulate a particular region of the brain that is the basis of memory preservation. A small amount of electric current, in fact, according to scientists, could stimulate the left prefrontal rostrolateral cortex and improve […]

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1800 new supernovae discovered

If until a few years ago supernovae could be considered rare and difficult to detect events, today things have changed thanks to the technological advances of modern ground telescopes that make it possible to avoid the use of expensive space telescopes, not always available to all research groups. An example is the case of a […]

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Scientists discover that fish can live more than 110 years

A group of researchers from North Dakota State University confirmed that a particular species of fish, the Ictiobus cyprinellus, originating in North America, can live even more than 100 years, an estimate that quadruples all previous estimates concerning the age of this fish. One of the specimens analyzed by the researchers had an estimated age […]

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Planet found in the “neptunian desert” of a star

An international group of astronomers has identified a rogue planet orbiting its star in the so-called “Neptunian desert.” The Neptunian desert is a region close to the stars where large planets with their Neptune-like atmospheres are not expected to survive, as the strong radiation from the star would cause the evaporation of any gaseous atmosphere, […]

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