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Annotation tool provides step toward understanding links between disease, mutant RNA
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a computer program that represents a key step toward better understanding the connections between mutant genetic material and disease. 2 hours
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MNT Tomato sauce is not just a tasty addition to your meal, it is also a healthful one. It could help to boost the activity of good... 9 hours
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Annotation tool provides step toward understanding links between disease, mutant RNA
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Study brings fresh insights into biology of malaria parasite
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Research offers new insights into malaria parasite
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E. coli tailored to convert plants into renewable chemicals
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PHYS.ORG New research from the University of Bristol has highlighted how little we know about giraffe behaviour and ecology. 2 days
Explaining the history of Australia's vegetation
SCIENCE DAILY New research has uncovered the history of when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent. 2 days
The live export trade is unethical, puts money ahead of animals' pain
PHYS.ORG Last month millions of Australians saw footage of sheep dying slowly from heat and thirst while being shipped on the Awassi Express from Fremantle... 2 days
Researchers discover new male variant of bulb mite
PHYS.ORG The bulb mite (Rhizoglyphus robini) is a common pest of numerous crops. Male bulb mites display one of two reproductive tactics and are classified as "fighters" and "scramblers." Biologists from the University... 2 days
It pays to invest in biodiversity
PHYS.ORG In 2010, 193 countries stepped up to halt the global decline of biodiversity by 2020 as part of their commitment to the Convention on Biological Diversity. 2 days
Researchers uncover unusual form of cross-talk between proteins that affect gene expression
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PHYS.ORG Many bat species hunt and migrate at great altitudes. The range of the open sky is a new interest area as a habitat relevant to a large variety... 2 days
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PHYS.ORG Hunting with lead shot is highly restricted or entirely banned in many countries due to the danger of poisoning birds and environment. However, alternative ammunition is not without its own... 2 days
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SPACE.COM This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will carry old-fashioned sextants, E. coli bacteria and lasers that will create a temperature 10 billion... 2 days
Study finds body temperature as major barrier to potential dengue, Zika vaccine
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Experts available to discuss subjects related to Ebola virus
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Researchers discover new gene locations that determine heart’s response to exercise
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and University College London has discovered 30 new gene locations that determine how the heart... 2 days
Ovarian cancer therapy may help treat patients with aggressive pancreatic cancer
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Infant formulas containing fructose pose risk to babies with hereditary fructose intolerance
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Study identifies new virus in cat
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Microglia may play key role in slowing progression of prion diseases, research suggests
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Scientists uncover a new face of a famous protein, SWI2/SNF2 ATPase
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More than a living syringe: Mosquito saliva alone triggers unexpected immune response
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Scientists analyze first ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia
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Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria
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Limiting warming to 1.5 degree C would save majority of global species from climate change
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Study provides insights into how immune cells kill bacteria with acid
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Antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may fight against life-threatening lung disease
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Researchers tailor E. coli to convert plants into renewable chemicals
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Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees C helps most species hold their ground
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How rice farming may have spread across the ancient world
Science Magazine First ancient DNA from Southeast Asia reveals prehistoric migrations 3 days
One-third of global protected land is under intense human pressure
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Wicked evolution: Can we address the sociobiological dilemma of pesticide resistance?
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Genomic insights into the emergence and spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens
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Worldwide emergence of resistance to antifungal drugs challenges human health and food security
Science Magazine The recent rate of emergence of pathogenic fungi that are resistant to the limited number of commonly used antifungal agents is unprecedented.... 3 days
Prospects for harnessing biocide resistance for bioremediation and detoxification
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Hybrid molecular-colloidal liquid crystals
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Plants send small RNAs in extracellular vesicles to fungal pathogen to silence virulence genes
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Ancient genomes document multiple waves of migration in Southeast Asian prehistory
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Pesticide resistance needs attention, large-scale study
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Suicidally-sexed marsupials listed as endangered
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Eco-friendly composting toilets already bring relief to big cities – just ask London's canal boaters
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Liquid crystals self-regulate the release of drugs in precise, repeating doses with simple nudge from their environment
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From drone swarms to tree batteries, new tech is revolutionising ecology and conservation
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Rapid evolution fails to save butterflies from extinction in face of human-induced change
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Spinning science: multi-use Variable-g platform arrives at the ISS
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Voltage loss in electrically conductive bacteria
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Scientists train spider to jump on demand to discover secrets of animal movement
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Cowbird eggshells could double as deadly weapons
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Simplified Mammalian Cell Harvesting without Centrifuging
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Marine animals can hear us swim, kayak and scuba dive
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Researchers develop 'hibernation in a dish' to study how animals adapt to the cold
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