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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park
PHYS.ORG A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday. 2 hours
Do Giraffes Get Struck by Lightning More Than Other Animals?
LIVE SCIENCE They can reach 19 feet tall, meaning giraffes tower over the savannah they live in. So do they get struck by lightning more than other, shorter animals? 5 hours
The Lives of Weird 500-Million-Year-Old Creatures Revealed
LIVE SCIENCE With no identifiable body parts, it's hard to know how these fossilized creatures lived. A new approach models how the ocean's water would interact with their unique shapes – hinting at their lifestyle. 6 hours
Medical News Today: Pictures of cute animals may boost marital satisfaction
MNT Learning to associate spouses with unrelated positive stimuli - such as pictures of puppies - could help to improve marital satisfaction, study suggests. 11 hours
Pictures of cute animals may boost marital satisfaction
MNT Learning to associate spouses with unrelated positive stimuli - such as pictures of puppies - could help to improve marital satisfaction, study suggests. 11 hours
Scientists find lack of experimental evidence detailing biologic roles of leptin in metabolism
NEWS MEDICAL Discovered more than two decades ago, the hormone leptin has been widely hailed as the key regulator of leanness. Yet, the pivotal... 19 hours
Why Do Some Animals Eat Their Own Poop?
LIVE SCIENCE Why do some animals poop, and then turn around and eat their own droppings? 1 day
Newly discovered antibiotic could help treat drug-resistant tuberculosis
NEWS MEDICAL A newly discovered antibiotic, produced by bacteria from a cystic fibrosis patient, could be used to treat cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). This is the finding of a team of scientists from... 1 day
Experimental drug benefits some patients with advanced kidney cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Some patients with a form of advanced kidney cancer that carries a poor prognosis benefited from an experimental drug targeted to an abnormal genetic pathway causing cancerous growth, according to research led... 2 days
Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School
NEWS MEDICAL Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick,... 2 days
Combined effect of genetic change and ozone exposure could increase risk for autism
NEWS MEDICAL A new analysis shows that individuals with high levels of genetic variation and elevated exposure to ozone in the environment are at an even higher risk... 2 days
Chicken models may shed light on how humans develop sensitive daytime vision
NEWS MEDICAL Humans belong to a select club of species that enjoy crisp color vision in daylight, thanks to a small spot in the center of... 2 days
Chickens may illuminate how humans developed sharp daylight vision
PHYS.ORG Humans belong to a select club of species that enjoy crisp color vision in daylight, thanks to a small spot in the center of the retina at the back of... 2 days
Top stories: How cats conquered the world, stratospheric balloons commercialized, and bird eggs explained
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Fungal toxins easily become airborne, creating potential indoor health risk
SCIENCE DAILY Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled. The findings likely have implications for 'sick building syndrome. 2 days
New insight into a central biological dogma on ion transport
SCIENCE DAILY New research results show how active transport of potassium can be achieved by a membrane protein complex that has roots in both ion pump and ion channel super-families.... 2 days
Genes, ozone, and autism
SCIENCE DAILY Exposure to ozone in the environment puts individuals with high levels of genetic variation at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected just by adding the two risk factors together, a new analysis shows. The study... 2 days
Fungal toxins become easily aerosolized, leading to potential indoor health risk
NEWS MEDICAL Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled. 2 days
Research provides insights into how light may interact with the brain to affect sleep
NEWS MEDICAL Humans are diurnal animals, meaning that we usually sleep at night and are awake during the day, due at least... 2 days
The effects of external cues on individual and collective behavior of shoaling fish
Science Magazine Collective animal behavior is an emergent phenomenon arising from the local interactions of the members of animal groups. Considerable progress has been... 2 days
Plants sacrifice 'daughters' to survive chilly weather
SCIENCE DAILY Plants adopt different strategies to survive the changing temperatures of their natural environments. This is most evident in temperate regions where forest trees shed their leaves to conserve energy during the cold season. In... 2 days
Medical News Today: Plant fats alter gut bacteria to ease Crohn's symptoms
MNT A diet high in coconut oil and other plant-derived fats may alter gut bacteria diversity, reducing gut inflammation for patients with Crohn's disease. 2 days
Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit
PHYS.ORG A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety. 2 days
CHESS mission will check out the space between stars
PHYS.ORG Deep in space between distant stars, space is not empty. Instead, there drifts vast clouds of neutral atoms and molecules, as well as charged plasma particles called the interstellar medium—that... 2 days
Plant fats alter gut bacteria to ease Crohn's symptoms
MNT A diet high in coconut oil and other plant-derived fats may alter gut bacteria diversity, reducing gut inflammation for patients with Crohn's disease. 2 days
Tiny nanoparticles offer significant potential in detecting, treating disease new review of work on exosomes
SCIENCE DAILY Exosomes - tiny biological nanoparticles which transfer information between cells - offer significant potential in detecting and treating... 2 days
Combined molecular biology test is the first to distinguish benign pancreatic lesions
SCIENCE DAILY When performed in tandem, two molecular biology laboratory tests distinguish, with near certainty, pancreatic lesions that mimic early signs of cancer but are completely... 2 days
Fungal toxins easily become airborne, creating potential indoor health risk
PHYS.ORG Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled. The findings, which likely have implications for "sick building syndrome,"... 2 days
Ancient Egyptians to modern humans: Coronary artery disease genes benefit reproduction
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that genes for coronary heart disease (CAD) also influence reproduction, so in order to reproduce successfully, the genes for heart disease will also... 2 days
Microbe generates extraordinarily diverse array of peptides
MIT In marine bacteria, evolution of new specialized molecules follows a previously unknown path. 2 days
Two-test combination accurately identifies benign pancreatic lesions
NEWS MEDICAL When performed in tandem, two molecular biology laboratory tests distinguish, with near certainty, pancreatic lesions that mimic early signs of cancer but are completely benign. 2 days
Dune ecosystem modelling
SCIENCE DAILY Acacia longifolia, which is native to Australia, is a species which was cultivated in Portugal primarily to stabilize dunes and as an ornamental plant; now it has spread out uncontrollably in Portugal and into many ecosystems around the world. Using... 2 days
Dune ecosystem modelling
PHYS.ORG Acacia longifolia, which is native to Australia, is a species which was cultivated in Portugal primarily to stabilize dunes and as an ornamental plant; now it has spread out uncontrollably in Portugal and into many ecosystems around the world. This... 2 days
New research reveals impact of seismic surveys on zooplankton
PHYS.ORG Marine seismic surveys used in petroleum exploration could cause a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton, new research published in leading science journal Nature Ecology... 2 days
The Gulf of Mexico's 'Dead Zone' Could Nearly Double in Size This Year
LIVE SCIENCE Agricultural runoff and biological waste from the Mississippi River fuel algae blooms each year in the Gulf of Mexico, depleting marine oxygen... 2 days
Existing drugs could benefit patients with bone cancer, genetic study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma -- a form of bone cancer -- could be helped by an existing drug, suggest scientists. In the largest genetic... 2 days
Scientists work to develop heat-resistant 'cow of the future'
SCIENCE DAILY More than half the cattle in the world live in hot and humid environments, including about 40 percent of beef cows in the United States. By using genomic tools, researchers... 2 days
Tropical viruses: Coming soon to Europe?
SCIENCE DAILY The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas. Researchers have now discovered how climate change is facilitating the spread of the Chikungunya virus. Even if climate change only progresses moderately – as scientists... 2 days
'Star dust' wasp is a new extinct species named after David Bowie's alter ego
SCIENCE DAILY During her study on fossil insects at China's Capitol Normal University, a student visited the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural... 2 days
Lipoprotein abnormalities linked to vaso-occlusive events in patients with sickle cell disease
NEWS MEDICAL An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 242, Issue 12, June, 2017) links imbalances in lipoprotein metabolism with vaso-occlusive events in patients... 2 days
The Serengeti: Plain Facts about National Park & Animals
LIVE SCIENCE The Serengeti is a vast ecosystem in east-central Africa. 2 days
Protein mingling under blue light
SCIENCE DAILY One of the current challenges in biology is to understand rapidly-changing phenomena. Interestingly, only a small fraction of them is due to proteins acting in isolation, the majority of biological events are regulated by proteins acting together in... 2 days
Tiny biological nanoparticles offer enormous potential for diagnostic and therapeutic applications
NEWS MEDICAL Exosomes - tiny biological nanoparticles which transfer information between cells - offer significant potential in detecting and treating disease, the most comprehensive overview so far of research in... 2 days
Protein mingling under blue light
PHYS.ORG One of the current challenges in biology is to understand rapidly-changing phenomena. Interestingly, only a small fraction of them is due to proteins acting in isolation, the majority of biological events are regulated by proteins acting together in... 2 days
Magnetic nanoknots evoke Lord Kelvin's vortex theory of atoms
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—In the late 1800s when scientists were still trying to figure out what exactly atoms are, one of the leading theories, proposed by Lord Kelvin, was that atoms are knots... 2 days
Better cell factories for the drugs of the future
PHYS.ORG Pharmaceuticals based on proteins are promising candidates for the treatment of cancer and other severe diseases, but they can be hard to produce. In a new research project, Chalmers researchers... 2 days
A unique amino acid for brain cancer therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Photodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity — it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage.... 2 days
Iconic river red gums threatened by rising CO2 levels
PHYS.ORG Australia's iconic and most widespread tree species the river red gum is under serious threat by rising CO2 levels and their survival may depend on curbing carbon emissions, a study... 2 days
Plants sacrifice 'daughters' to survive chilly weather
PHYS.ORG Plants adopt different strategies to survive the changing temperatures of their natural environments. This is most evident in temperate regions where forest trees shed their leaves to conserve energy during the cold season. In... 2 days
Forget the insight of a lone genius—innovation is an evolving process of trial and error
PHYS.ORG Scientific discovery is popularly believed to result from the sheer genius of intellectual stars such as Darwin and... 2 days
A single electron's tiny leap sets off 'molecular sunscreen' response
PHYS.ORG In experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists were able to see the first step of a process that protects a DNA building block... 2 days
from strands to droplets new insights into dna control From strands to droplets—new insights into DNA control
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A host of proteins and other molecules sit on the strands of our DNA, controlling which genes are read out and used by cells and which remain silent. This aggregation of genetic... 2 days
Indian man arrested for selling lizard penises as tantric root plants
PHYS.ORG An Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department... 2 days
Jellyfish fluorescence shines new light on DNA copying
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of York have used florescent proteins from jellyfish to help shed new light on how DNA replicates. 2 days
This glass frog wears its heart for all to see
SCIENCE-NEWS A newly discovered glass frog species has skin so clear that it reveals most of the animal’s internal organs, including the heart. 2 days
Critical gaps in knowledge of where infectious diseases occur
PHYS.ORG The scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution has published a joint statement from scientists at the University of Copenhagen and North Carolina State University calling attention to a serious lack... 2 days
In marine bacteria, evolution of new specialized molecules follows a previously unknown path
PHYS.ORG It's one of the tiniest organisms on Earth, but also one of the most abundant. And now, the microscopic marine bacteria called... 2 days
What percentage of ALS is genetic?
MNT Up to 90 percent of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) report that they have no family history of the disease. 2 days
Scientists discover link between sugar metabolism and peroxisomal biogenesis disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Meeting a young patient with Zellweger syndrome, a rare, life-threatening genetic disease, started a scientific investigation that culminated with an unexpected discovery. 2 days
Cancer cells may lose copies of ribosomal DNA to enable faster proliferation, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Research from the Stowers Institute provides evidence suggesting that cancer cells might streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easily. 2 days
China tightens online video controls, jolting investors
PHYS.ORG Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments on sensitive issues. The move prompted a sell-off in the U.S.-traded shares of Sina Corp.... 2 days
Researchers identify first definitive risk genes for Tourette Syndrome
NEWS MEDICAL An international team that just conducted the largest study of Tourette Syndrome has identified genetic abnormalities that are the first definitive risk genes for the disorder. 3 days
Microbe generates extraordinarily diverse array of peptide
MIT In marine bacteria, evolution of new specialized molecules follows a previously unknown path. 3 days
Wasp venom provides clues to how genes take on new functions
NEWS MEDICAL Amid the incredible diversity of living things on our planet, there is a common theme. Organisms need to acquire new genes, or change the functions of... 3 days
Which animal is most likely to spread the latest plague?
NEWS MEDICAL There are a large number of infections that are borne and carried by animals and spread to humans. These are called zoonotic diseases wherein the microbe or pathogen... 3 days
Biologist develops new method to calculate populations of elusive species
SCIENCE DAILY An innovative new method of estimating the density of snake populations without employing the capture-mark-recapture technique has been created by a biologist. 3 days
The biology of uterine fluid: How it informs the fetus of mom's world
SCIENCE DAILY A developing fetus bathes in a mixture of cellular secretions and proteins unique to its mother's uterus. Before fertilization, the pH of... 3 days
First Chikungunya-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes found in Brazil
SCIENCE DAILY While more than 13,000 cases of Chikungunya viral disease were reported in Brazil in 2015, scientists had never before detected the virus in a captured mosquito in this country. Now, researchers have... 3 days
Is There a Link Between Having Children and Heart Disease?
LIVE SCIENCE Some of the genes that up your risk of heart disease are also linked with having more kids, a new study finds. 3 days
Human genes for coronary artery disease make them more prolific parents
SCIENCE DAILY Coronary artery disease may have persisted in human populations because the genes that cause this late-striking disease also contribute to having a greater numbers of children. 3 days
How eggs got their shapes
SCIENCE DAILY The evolution of the amniotic egg -- complete with membrane and shell -- was key to vertebrates leaving the oceans and colonizing the land and air but how bird eggs evolved into so many different shapes and sizes... 3 days
How bacterial organelles assemble
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are providing the clearest view yet of an intact bacterial microcompartment, revealing at atomic-level resolution the structure and assembly of the organelle's protein shell. This work could benefit research in bioenergy and pathogenesis, and it could lead to new... 3 days
Why eggs have such weird shapes, doubly domesticated cats, and science balloons on the rise
Science Magazine This week we have stories on the new capabilities of science balloons, connections between deforestation and drug trafficking... 3 days
How do genes get new jobs? Wasp venom offers new insights
SCIENCE DAILY A new study describes how four closely related species of parasitic wasps change their venoms rapidly in order to adapt to new hosts, and proposes that... 3 days
How Do Eggs Get Their Shapes? Scientists Think They've Cracked It
NPR Eggs evolved over 300 million years ago and now come in all kinds of shapes, from Tic Tacs to teardrops to pingpong balls. After studying some... 3 days
A surprisingly simple explanation for the shape of bird eggs
Science Magazine Researchers crack a centuries-old mystery 3 days
Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning
PHYS.ORG Honeybees may not need key brain structures known as mushroom bodies in order to learn complex associations between odors and rewards, according to new research published in PLOS... 3 days
wasp venom holds clues on how genes get new jobs Wasp venom holds clues on how genes get new jobs
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Amid the incredible diversity of living things on our planet, there is a common theme. Organisms need to acquire new genes, or change the functions of existing genes,... 3 days
Switchable DNA mini-machines store information
PHYS.ORG Biomedical engineers have built simple machines out of DNA, consisting of arrays whose units switch reversibly between two different shapes. 3 days
Zimbabwe begins mass transfer of animals to Mozambique
PHYS.ORG The animals won't travel two-by-two, but thousands of safari stalwarts will soon begin their journeys from Zimbabwe to Mozambique in one of Africa's largest ever wildlife transfers. 3 days
How eggs got their shapes: Adaptations for flight may have driven egg-shape variety in birds
PHYS.ORG The evolution of the amniotic egg—complete with membrane and shell—was key to vertebrates leaving the oceans and colonizing... 3 days
High fat diet reduces gut bacteria, Crohn's disease symptoms
SCIENCE DAILY A high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation -- a major discovery for patients suffering from Crohn's disease, research indicates. Crohn's... 3 days
Scientists spy on the secret inner life of bacteria
SCIENCE-NEWS New images reveal the inner workings of bacteria. 3 days
Flight demands may have steered the evolution of bird egg shape
SCIENCE-NEWS An analysis of nearly 50,000 bird eggs finds a link between a species’ egg shape and flight ability. 3 days
Memories stored in same neuron can be selectively erased, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study by researchers at... 3 days
ISU entomologist urges summertime precautions against mosquitoes and ticks
NEWS MEDICAL Ryan Smith, an assistant professor of entomology at Iowa State University is encouraging Iowans to take precautions this summer when spending time outdoors in areas commonly populated by mosquitoes and ticks, which... 3 days
Reconfiguration of DNA molecular arrays driven by information relay
Science Magazine Information relay at the molecular level is an essential phenomenon in numerous chemical and biological processes, such as intricate signaling cascades. One key challenge in synthetic molecular self-assembly is to... 3 days
How much does a virus cost?
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Avian egg shape: Form, function, and evolution
Science Magazine Avian egg shape is generally explained as an adaptation to life history, yet we currently lack a global synthesis of how egg-shape differences arise and evolve. Here, we apply morphometric, mechanistic, and macroevolutionary analyses... 3 days
Small RNA retunes photosynthesis
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Chemical transformation of xenobiotics by the human gut microbiota
Science Magazine The human gut microbiota makes key contributions to the metabolism of ingested compounds (xenobiotics), transforming hundreds of dietary components, industrial chemicals, and pharmaceuticals into metabolites with altered activities, toxicities, and... 3 days
Assembly principles and structure of a 6.5-MDa bacterial microcompartment shell
Science Magazine Many bacteria contain primitive organelles composed entirely of protein. These bacterial microcompartments share a common architecture of an enzymatic core encapsulated in a selectively permeable protein shell; prominent... 3 days
Building chromosomes without bricks
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A catalytic fluoride-rebound mechanism for C(sp3)-CF3 bond formation
Science Magazine The biological properties of trifluoromethyl compounds have led to their ubiquity in pharmaceuticals, yet their chemical properties have made their preparation a substantial challenge, necessitating innovative chemical solutions. We report the serendipitous... 3 days
Long-read genome sequencing used for the first time in a patient
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used a next-generation technology called long-read sequencing to diagnose a patient's rare genetic condition that current technology failed to diagnose. 3 days
UV-sensing protein in brain of marine annelid zooplankton
SCIENCE DAILY Larvae of a marine ragworm Platynereis dumerilii have been studied as a zooplankton model, and possess photoreceptor cells in the brain to regulate circadian swimming behavior. This study revealed that a photoreceptive... 3 days
For the first time in a patient, researchers use long-read genome sequencing
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used a next-generation technology called long-read sequencing to diagnose a patient's rare genetic condition that current technology failed to diagnose. 3 days
Satellite data to map endangered monkey populations on Earth
SCIENCE DAILY Using a combination of satellite and ground data, a research team can map multiple indicators of monkey distribution, including human activity zones as inferred from roads and settlements, direct detections... 3 days
Study shows how high fat diets can alter gut bacteria to combat harmful inflammation
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have shown a high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that... 3 days
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Wasp venom holds clues on how genes get new jobs
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Elon Musk releases details of plan to colonise Mars – here's what a planetary expert thinks
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Unlock molecular secrets with mobile game BioBlox2-D
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Ancient DNA reveals role of Near East and Egypt in cat domestication
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Every year, thousands of drowned wildebeest feed this African ecosystem
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Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson's could start in gut endocrine cells
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