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Expert and advocate for iconic monarch butterfly has died
PHYS.ORG Lincoln Brower, who was considered one of the foremost experts on the iconic monarch butterfly and a scientist who advocated for the declining species' protection, has died. He was 86. 3 hours
UC San Diego researchers awarded two grants for investigating stem cell-based therapies
NEWS MEDICAL The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine unanimously approved this week two grants worth more than $2.2 million to University of... 10 hours
Here’s the sexual harassment report that felled a famed geneticist—and his defense
Science Magazine Even after he was asked to stop, Francisco Ayala repeatedly directed unwelcome attention toward women, university found 13 hours
Radical chain repair: The hydroalkylation of polysubstituted unactivated alkenes
Science Magazine The concept of repair is widely used by nature to heal molecules such as proteins, lipids, sugars, and DNA that are damaged by hydrogen atom abstraction resulting from oxidative stress.... 19 hours
Molecularly selective nanoporous membrane-based wearable organic electrochemical device for noninvasive cortisol sensing
Science Magazine Wearable biosensors have emerged as an alternative evolutionary development in the field of healthcare technology due to their potential to change conventional medical diagnostics... 19 hours
FDA approves first drug for treatment of adult AML patients with specific genetic mutation
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Tibsovo (ivosidenib) tablets for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or... 19 hours
Study looks into mechanisms that control sleep and wakefulness
NEWS MEDICAL Sleep is an autonomic process and is not always under our direct, voluntary control. Awake or asleep, we are basically under the regulation of two biological processes: sleep homeostasis, commonly... 20 hours
Greening vacant lots reduces feelings of depression in city dwellers
SCIENCE DAILY Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers show in a new randomized, controlled study. The findings... 21 hours
Scientists reverse aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss in a mouse model
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have reversed wrinkled skin and hair loss, hallmarks of aging, in a mouse model. When a mutation leading to mitochondrial dysfunction is induced,... 21 hours
Pathogens attack plants like hackers, so my lab thinks about crop protection like cybersecurity
PHYS.ORG Plants feed us. Without them we're goners. Through thousands of years of genetic modification by selective breeding, humans have developed... 21 hours
Effect of genetic factors on nutrition: The genes are not to blame
SCIENCE DAILY Individualized dietary recommendations based on genetic information are currently a popular trend. A team has systematically analyzed scientific articles and reached the following conclusion:... 21 hours
Support for the Endangered Species Act remains high as Trump administration and Congress try to gut it
PHYS.ORG The Endangered Species Act, or "the Act," is arguably the most important law in... 22 hours
Fueling the MATE transporter
PHYS.ORG Evolutionarily conserved transport proteins, such as those belonging to the multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) superfamily, protect cells against toxic chemicals and contribute to multidrug resistance in cancer and bacterial cells. 22 hours
Why malaria parasites are faster than human immune cells
PHYS.ORG Elementary cytoskeleton protein is different in parasites and represents a starting point for a possible new therapy against malaria infections. Researchers from the Heidelberg University Hospital, the Centre for Molecular... 22 hours
Image: Sweden in flames
PHYS.ORG With Europe in the grip of a heatwave and little rain, the scorched ground and dry vegetation is succumbing to fire. Fires have now broken out as far as the Arctic Circle, in Sweden. This animation shows images from the... 22 hours
US proposes roll back of endangered species protections
PHYS.ORG The US administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed sweeping changes to the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act which would roll back protections for threatened animals, sparking alarm by environmentalists. 22 hours
Drug now in clinical trials for Parkinson's strengthens heart contractions in animals
SCIENCE DAILY A drug currently in clinical trials for treating symptoms of Parkinson's disease may someday have value for treating heart failure, according to results of... 22 hours
The cause of prostate cancer progression to incurable stage has likely been uncovered
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered novel genes and mechanisms that can explain how a genomic variant in a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs11672691 influences... 22 hours
Protecting autonomous grids from potentially crippling GPS spoofing attacks
SCIENCE DAILY Not long ago, getting a virus was about the worst thing computer users could expect in terms of system vulnerability. But in our current age of hyper-connectedness and the emerging... 22 hours
Sweden's farmers count cost of historic drought
PHYS.ORG As an unprecedented drought scorches large swathes of Sweden's green pastures, farmers are having to send their animals to slaughter because they have no hay left to feed them. 23 hours
Gene regulator may contribute to protein pileup in exfoliation glaucoma
SCIENCE DAILY In exfoliation glaucoma, a protein dandruff clogs the outflow pathway for the fluid in our eyes. Scientists have evidence that variants of the same gene that enables us... 23 hours
How California's sea stars are evolving past a devastating pandemic
PHYS.ORG In 2012, environmental systems graduate student Lauren Schiebelhut was collecting DNA from ochre sea stars living along the Northern California coast—part of an effort to study genetic diversity... 23 hours
Beets and carrots could lead to stronger and greener buildings
PHYS.ORG According to engineers, root vegetables aren't only good for the body. Their fibres could also help make concrete mixtures stronger and more eco-friendly. 23 hours
How virtual worlds can recreate the geographic history of life
PHYS.ORG The Amazon and the adjacent Andean slopes in South America host an astonishing richness of plants and animals. These species have been sources of food, shelter and medicine... 23 hours
Scientists explore new experimental model systems to advance biology
PHYS.ORG Tremendous advancement of basic biological knowledge has come from genetically manipulating model organisms to test mechanistic hypotheses. But the selection of traditional model organisms available offers a limited view of... 23 hours
Genome damage from CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing higher than thought
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought. This has safety implications for future gene therapies using CRISPR/Cas9 as the... 23 hours
Yeast species used in biotechnology, food industries causes drug-resistant yeast infections
NEWS MEDICAL A major cause of drug-resistant clinical yeast infections is the same species previously regarded as non-pathogenic and commonly used in the biotechnology and food industries. 23 hours
Karius Test accurately detects invasive fungal infections, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Karius, a life sciences company transforming infectious disease diagnostics with genomics and data through the innovative use of next-generation sequencing to analyze microbial cell-free DNA, announced today the positive results... 23 hours
Researchers uncover cause for progression of prostate cancer to incurable stage
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland have discovered novel genes and mechanisms that can explain how a genomic variant in a single nucleotide polymorphism... 24 hours
Arctic geese speed up their migration in response to increasing temperatures
NEWS MEDICAL As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in order to reach their destination more quickly with... 24 hours
Researchers present evidence of phage cooperation when attacking CRISPR-containing bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL CRISPR, or clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, are an essential part of bacterial immunity designed to defend against foreign DNA. In bacteria, CRISPR acts just like it... 24 hours
Putting bacteria to work
PHYS.ORG The idea of bacteria as diverse, complex perceptive entities that can hunt prey in packs, remember past experiences and interact with the moods and perceptions of their human hosts sounds like the plot of some low-budget science fiction movie. But... 24 hours
CRISPR-based tool maps gene function in human cells
PHYS.ORG UC San Francisco scientists have used a high-throughput CRISPR-based technique to rapidly map the functions of nearly 500 genes in human cells, many of them never before studied in detail. 24 hours
Dingoes may provide clues to understanding how Australia evolved
PHYS.ORG Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Australian National University have uncovered new evidence that suggests dingoes arrived in Australia between 3,348 and 3,081 years ago, more recently... 24 hours
LC10 – the neuron that tracks fruit flies
PHYS.ORG Many animals rely on vision to detect, locate, and track moving objects. Male Drosophila fruit flies primarily use visual cues to stay close to a female and to direct their courtship song... 1 day
Drug in clinical trials for Parkinson's disease offers hope for treating heart failure
NEWS MEDICAL A drug currently in clinical trials for treating symptoms of Parkinson's disease may someday have value for treating heart failure, according to... 1 day
Akainacephalus johnsoni: New Armored Dinosaur Species Discovered
SCI-NEWS.COM A new species of ankylosaurid dinosaur being named Akainacephalus johnsoni has been discovered by paleontologists Jelle Wiersma and Randall Irmis from the... 1 day
Scientists develop proteins that self-assemble into supramolecular complexes
PHYS.ORG A collaborative research team based in Japan has designed new proteins that can self-assemble into the complex structures underlying biological organisms, laying the groundwork for leading-edge applications in biotechnology. The researchers created... 1 day
This Creepy Hole-Fish Is So Excited to Eat Literally Anything
LIVE SCIENCE Which unfortunate animal will wander too close to this ugly burrow fish's horrible mouth first? 1 day
Mixed mRNA tails act like a shield to delay its shortening
PHYS.ORG Cells curb the amount of specific proteins at any desired time via the control of mRNA degradation. As mRNA nucleotides tail plays a role in this... 1 day
Mixed mRNA tails act like a shield that delays its shortening
PHYS.ORG Cells curb the amount of specific proteins at any desired time via the control of mRNA degradation. As mRNA nucleotides tail plays a role in this... 1 day
Gene therapy may hold potential to treat people with spinal cord injuries
NEWS MEDICAL Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves... 1 day
New vaccine could protect unborn babies from Zika virus
NEWS MEDICAL Until recently, the Zika virus was not a priority since it affected relatively few people and the cost of creating a vaccine was estimated at EUR 149-468 million. But the... 1 day
$1M award for Salk scientist Janelle Ayres, who befriends our microbial enemies
PHYS.ORG Janelle Ayres, a rising star at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, has collected her second honor in a month—one which... 1 day
Dr Maddy Parsons receives Royal Microscopical Society Life Science Medal
NEWS MEDICAL Dr Maddy Parsons, a Group Leader in the Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics, has been awarded the Royal Microscopical Society Life Science Medal for her outstanding... 1 day
Researchers design proteins that can self-assemble into complex structures
NEWS MEDICAL A collaborative research team based in Japan has designed new proteins that can self-assemble into the complex structures underlying biological organisms, laying the groundwork for leading-edge applications in biotechnology. 1 day
Genetic sequencing reveals new clues to aggressiveness of prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Using genetic sequencing, scientists have revealed the complete DNA makeup of more than 100 aggressive prostate tumors, pinpointing important genetic errors these deadly tumors have in common. 1 day
Exposure to mobile phone radiation may negatively impact memory performance in adolescents
NEWS MEDICAL The rapid evolution of information and communication technologies goes along with an increase in exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields in our daily life. 1 day
Novel tool predicts genes that cause disease due to production of truncated proteins
NEWS MEDICAL Predicting genes that can cause disease due to the production of truncated or altered proteins that take on a new or different... 1 day
Researchers raise viability of cloned mice using somatic cell nuclear transfer method
NEWS MEDICAL An international group of researchers have raised the viability of mice that were cloned using a method called somatic cell nuclear transfer, by stimulating... 1 day
ZHX2 protein could offer a new treatment strategy for kidney cancer
NEWS MEDICAL University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists have uncovered a potential therapeutic target for kidney cancers that have a common genetic change. 1 day
New insights into plants' conquest of land
SCIENCE DAILY The ancestors of land plants were string-like (2D), aquatic green algae that looked very different from the three-dimensional (3D), upright stems and leaves of plants we are familiar with today. Now, researchers have revealed... 1 day
Phages work together to suppress CRISPR bacterial immunity
SCIENCE DAILY CRISPR are an essential part of bacterial immunity designed to defend against foreign DNA. In bacteria, CRISPR acts just like it does in human cells as a pair of scissors, in their... 1 day
In a warming climate, Arctic geese are rushing north
SCIENCE DAILY As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in order to reach their destination more quickly with fewer stops along the... 2 days
Yeast species used in food industry can cause disease in humans, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A major cause of drug-resistant clinical yeast infections is the same species previously regarded as non-pathogenic and commonly used in the biotechnology... 2 days
Trump overhaul of Endangered Species Act could shrink protections for many animals
Science Magazine The proposal, which the administration could carry out without Congress's approval, faces opposition from environmental groups 2 days
Researchers to present new results on hurricanes and other extreme events
SCIENCE DAILY In the past year, extreme events -- including hurricanes, droughts and wildfires -- have plagued the U.S., affecting natural habitats and human communities. Scientists are presenting... 2 days
Trump administration proposes Endangered Species Act overhaul that could shrink critical habitat
Science Magazine The proposal, which the administration could carry out without Congress's approval, faces opposition from environmental groups 2 days
Shallow reef species may not find refuge in deeper water habitats
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Coral reefs in deep-water ecosystems may not make good homes for species from damaged shallow reefs. 2 days
From cradle to grave: Factors that shaped evolution
SCIENCE DAILY This study brings us closer to knowing the complex interactions between topography and climate change, and how these factors influence the evolutionary histories and biodiversity of species in natural ecosystems. 2 days
Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can't rely on twilight zone systems for recovery
SCIENCE DAILY A team of highly trained scientific divers explored Pacific and western Atlantic reefs to test a widely held hypothesis that climate-stressed life... 2 days
Mixed mRNA tails act like a shield that delays its shortening
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists have identified how mixed tails -- made of different nucleotides -- protect mRNA from degradation for longer. This study could bring new insights to our... 2 days
Fruit fly species can learn each other's dialects
SCIENCE DAILY Fruit flies from different species can warn each other when parasitic wasps are near. But according to a new study, they are more likely to get the message across if the fly... 2 days
Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species
PHYS.ORG The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm. 2 days
Biallelic RIPK1 mutations in humans cause severe immunodeficiency, arthritis, and intestinal inflammation
Science Magazine Receptor Interacting Serine/Threonine Kinase 1 (RIPK1) is a master regulator of signaling pathways leading to inflammation and cell death and is of medical interest... 2 days
Mixed tailing by TENT4A and TENT4B shields mRNA from rapid deadenylation
Science Magazine RNA tails play integral roles in the regulation of mRNA translation and decay. Guanylation of poly(A) tail was discovered recently, yet the enzymology and function remain... 2 days
Why the platypus gave up suckling, and how gravity waves clear clouds
Science Magazine Suckling mothers milk is a pretty basic feature of being a mammal. Humans do it. Possums do it. But monotremes such as the platypus... 2 days
Modeling the ecology and evolution of biodiversity: Biogeographical cradles, museums, and graves
Science Magazine Individual processes shaping geographical patterns of biodiversity are increasingly understood, but their complex interactions on broad spatial and temporal scales remain beyond the reach... 2 days
Domain-focused CRISPR screen identifies HRI as a fetal hemoglobin regulator in human erythroid cells
Science Magazine Increasing fetal hemoglobin (HbF) levels in adult red blood cells provides clinical benefit to patients with sickle cell disease and... 2 days
Mesophotic coral ecosystems are threatened and ecologically distinct from shallow water reefs
Science Magazine The rapid degradation of coral reefs is one of the most serious biodiversity problems facing our generation. Mesophotic coral reefs (at depths of 30... 2 days
Oldest baby snake fossil discovered
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Fruit fly species can learn each other's dialects
PHYS.ORG Fruit flies from different species can warn each other when parasitic wasps are near. But according to a new study led by Balint Z. Kacsoh of Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth,... 2 days
From cradle to grave: Model identifies factors that shaped evolution
PHYS.ORG Understanding the many factors that have played into shaping the biodiversity within Earth's ecosystems can be daunting. In a major step to that end, an international team of... 2 days
Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can't rely on twilight zone systems for recovery
PHYS.ORG New findings suggest that out-of-sight deep reefs are unique habitats in need of protection. A team of highly trained scientific divers—led by... 2 days
Monkeys benefit from the nut-cracking abilities of chimpanzees and hogs
PHYS.ORG To investigate the scavenging behaviour first author Bryndan van Pinxteren of the University of Amsterdam analysed all video material from the camera traps by scoring the visiting behaviour... 2 days
Scientists surmount epigenetic barriers to cloning with two-pronged approach
PHYS.ORG An international group of researchers have raised the viability of mice that were cloned using a method called somatic cell nuclear transfer, by stimulating two epigenetic factors, and by doing... 2 days
Mystery of Spiky-Skulled Utah Dinosaur Solved
LIVE SCIENCE When paleontologists in Utah first dug up the fossil of a spiky-skulled ankylosaur in Utah, they were perplexed. 2 days
Photos: Spiky-Headed Dinosaur Found in Utah, But It Has Asian Roots
LIVE SCIENCE A newly identified species of ankylosaur from Utah had an especially spiky skull. 2 days
Bones of prehistoric creatures discovered in Crimean cave
REUTERS Scientists in Crimea are poring over a mass of preserved animal bones dating back half a million years after workmen... 2 days
China's 'livestock revolution' demands 'new transition'
PHYS.ORG Demand for animal protein and increasing wealth fuelled a tripling in the domestic production of livestock in China between 1980 and 2010, and the rise, despite some improvements in efficiencies at the farm level, had significant... 2 days
Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
SCIENCE DAILY Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur -- Akainacephalus johnsoni -- have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, USA, and... 2 days
Vast majority of Americans support Endangered Species Act despite increasing efforts to curtail it
SCIENCE DAILY Roughly four out of five Americans support the Endangered Species Act, and only one in 10 oppose it, found a... 2 days
Spiky Utah dinosaur had more than 'a face only a mother could love'
REUTERS With its head and snout covered in bony armor shaped... 2 days
Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur—Akainacephalus johnsoni— have been unearthed in the Kaiparowits Formation of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), in Kane County,... 2 days
Depression-induced inflammation during pregnancy may impact newborns
SCIENCE DAILY The physiological impacts of depression on pregnant mothers may affect babies while in the womb and lead to changes in the behavior and biology of newborns, finds new research. 2 days
A new ankylosaur found in Utah had a surprisingly bumpy head
SCIENCE-NEWS The spiky, fossilized skull of a newly discovered dinosaur species may be a road map to its ancestors’ journey to North America. 2 days
99-Million-Year-Old Snake Hatchling Found Encased in Burmese Amber
SCI-NEWS.COM The fossilized remains of an embryonic-to-hatchling snake have been found preserved in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (also known as Burma).... 2 days
Most Americans support Endangered Species Act despite increasing efforts to curtail it
PHYS.ORG Just about any news story about the Endangered Species Act includes a prominent mention of the controversy around the 45-year-old law. 2 days
This Robot Just Wants To Hug A Jellyfish Without Committing Jellymurder
LIVE SCIENCE Its designers hope the device will make it much easier to collect delicate animals in the ocean without hurting them. 2 days
'Alien' Mummy DNA Probe May Have Crossed Ethical Lines
LIVE SCIENCE Did DNA analysis of an "alien" mummy violate legal and ethical boundaries? 2 days
Scientists develop proteins that self-assemble into supramolecular complexes
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have designed new proteins that can self-assemble into the complex structures underlying biological organisms, laying the groundwork for leading-edge applications in biotechnology. The researchers created and developed the proteins with a... 2 days
Determining the bioaccumulation of 9 metals in aquatic invertebrates in mining areas
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has proposed an ecological threshold concentration of 9 metals for 10 taxa of aquatic macroinvertebrates from clean sites in the Nalón... 2 days
Health of mom's gut a key contributor to autism risk, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY The mother's microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, is a key contributor to the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental... 2 days
AP-NORC Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know
ABC NEWS AP-NORC Poll: Curiosity about ancestry is the main reason Americans seek DNA testing but many also want to know if they're at risk for disease 2 days
In a warming climate, Arctic geese are rushing north
PHYS.ORG As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in order to reach their destination more quickly with fewer stops along the... 2 days
Viruses cooperate to overcome immune defences of bacteria
PHYS.ORG Virus particles that infect bacteria can work together to overcome antiviral defences, new research shows. 2 days
Phages work together to suppress CRISPR bacterial immunity
PHYS.ORG CRISPR, or clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, are an essential part of bacterial immunity designed to defend against foreign DNA. In bacteria, CRISPR acts just like it does in human cells... 2 days
Monkeys benefit from the nut-cracking abilities of chimpanzees and hogs
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers describe for the first time the scavenging behavior of mangabey monkeys, guinea fowls, and squirrels on energy-rich nut remnants cracked by chimpanzees and red river hogs. The... 2 days
Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
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Shallow reef species may not find refuge in deeper water habitats
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New ‘Poké Ball’ robot catches deep-sea critters without harming them
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Novel approach studies whale shark ages the best way—while they are swimming
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Single-celled architects inspire new nanotechnology
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Coral reefs are at risk from rats that have invaded nearby islands
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Humankind's odyssey from Africa began more than two million years ago
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Rock 'n' roll is noise pollution – with ecological implications that can spread through a food web
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Scientists show how energy landscape algorithm details DNA's interphase dynamics
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New patch boosts brightness in medical diagnostic tests
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Fluorescent fish genes light path to neuroblastoma
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Study reveals what natural greenhouse emissions from wetlands and permafrosts mean for Paris Agreement targets
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