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Some female termites can reproduce without males
PHYS.ORG Populations of the termite species Glyptotermes nakajimai can form successful, reproducing colonies in absence of males, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Biology. 3 hours
DNA tests bring together French son of GI and US half-brother
PHYS.ORG A Frenchman who spent his whole adult life searching for his American father, a soldier who fought in Europe during World War Two, said he was... 4 hours
How a molecular signal helps plant cells decide when to make oil
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists identify new details of how a sugar-signaling molecule helps regulate oil production in plant cells. The work could point to new ways to... 4 hours
Organs are not just bystanders, may be active participants in fighting autoimmune disease
SCIENCE DAILY Findings from mouse study suggest organs affected by autoimmune disease suppress immune cells using methods similar to those used by cancer cells... 4 hours
Doubts and dialogue may alter public perceptions of science
SCIENCE DAILY Science projects within controversial fields such as synthetic biology could benefit from experimenting with communication settings in which experts share their thoughts and feelings with each other and the public.... 4 hours
Parasite makes quick exit when researchers remove the handbrake
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Melbourne researchers have discovered a way to halt the invasion of the toxoplasmosis-causing parasite into cells, depriving the parasite of a key factor necessary for its growth. 4 hours
Medical News Today: What to know about radiation dermatitis
MNT Radiation dermatitis occurs when radiotherapy, a standard cancer treatment, damages the healthy skin cells. People can ease skin redness and peeling with calming skincare routines, some of which we explain... 5 hours
Common weed killer linked to bee deaths
SCIENCE DAILY Honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria. Scientists believe this is... 5 hours
ancient mars had right conditions for underground life new research suggests Ancient Mars Had Right Conditions for Underground Life, New Research Suggests
ASTRO WATCH A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of... 8 hours
How nature, nurture shape the sleeping brain
SCIENCE DAILY Some patterns of electrical activity generated by the brain during sleep are inherited, according to a study of teenage twins. Pinpointing the relative contributions of biology and experience to sleep neurophysiology could inform therapies... 8 hours
Parasite makes quick exit when researchers remove the handbrake
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a way to halt the invasion of the toxoplasmosis-causing parasite into cells, depriving the parasite of a key factor necessary for its growth. The findings are a... 8 hours
Common weed killer—believed harmless to animals—may be harming bees worldwide
Science Magazine Glyphosate appears to alter the bacteria in the insect’s guts, making them more vulnerable to infection 8 hours
Birds' voiceboxes are odd ducks
PHYS.ORG Birds sing from the heart. While other four-limbed animals like mammals and reptiles make sounds with voiceboxes in their throats, birds' chirps originate in a unique vocal organ called the syrinx, located in their chests. No other animals... 8 hours
Common weed killer linked to bee deaths
PHYS.ORG The world's most widely used weed killer may also be indirectly killing bees. New research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup,... 8 hours
DNA islands effective as 'anti-bacterial drones'
SCIENCE DAILY Genomic 'islands' that evolved from viruses can be converted into 'drones' that disable Staphylococcus aureus, bacteria that are often resistant to antibiotics, a new study finds. 10 hours
Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that the gene FT -- the primary driver of the transition to flowering in plants each spring -- does something unexpected in Arabidopsis thaliana plants... 10 hours
Mosquitoes that can carry malaria eliminated in lab experiments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have eliminated caged mosquitoes using 'gene drive' technology to spread a genetic modification that blocks female reproduction. 11 hours
How a molecular signal helps plant cells decide when to make oil
PHYS.ORG A study at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory identifies new details of how a sugar-signaling molecule helps regulate oil production in... 11 hours
DNA islands effective as 'anti-bacterial drones'
PHYS.ORG Genomic "islands" that evolved from viruses can be converted into "drones" that disable Staphylococcus aureus, bacteria that are often resistant to antibiotics and pose a threat to safe hospital care, a new study finds. 12 hours
In lab tests, this gene drive wiped out a population of mosquitoes
SCIENCE-NEWS For the first time, a gene drive caused a population crash of mosquitoes in a small-scale test. 12 hours
Gene therapy approach could help treat mitochondrial diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed a genome-editing tool for the potential treatment of mitochondrial diseases: serious and often fatal conditions which affect 1 in 5,000 people. 12 hours
Mosquitoes Genetically Modified To Crash Species That Spreads Malaria
NPR Scientists demonstrate that a "gene drive" can rapidly spread a genetic mutation through a species, perhaps providing a potent new weapon against malaria. But there are plenty of skeptics. 12 hours
Zapping mutant DNA in mitochondria could treat major class of genetic disease
Science Magazine Mouse studies show gene editing can reduce abundance of mutated mitochondrial DNA 12 hours
Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower
PHYS.ORG For angiosperms—or flowering plants—one of the most important decisions facing them each year is when to flower. It is no trivial undertaking. To flower, they must cease vegetative... 12 hours
Eradicating Helicobacter pylori infections may be a key treatment for Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY While human genetic mutations are involved in a small number of Parkinson's disease (PD) cases, the vast majority of cases are of unknown environmental... 12 hours
Stepfathers' 'Cinderella effect' challenged by new study
SCIENCE DAILY Long-held assumptions that stepfathers are far more likely to be responsible for child deaths than genetic parents have now been challenged. Findings suggest that differences in rates of child homicides by stepfathers and genetic... 12 hours
Height may be risk factor for varicose veins
SCIENCE DAILY The taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a researchers who examined the genes of more than 400,000 people in search of clues to what... 12 hours
Perovskite/CIGS tandem cell with record efficiency of 24.6 percent
PHYS.ORG Today at the EU PVSEC conference, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies, presents a thin-film tandem solar cell consisting of a top perovskite... 12 hours
Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests
PHYS.ORG A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of chemical energy for microbes to thrive underground. 13 hours
Does our environment affect the genes in our brains?
SCIENCE DAILY Is there a link between differences in IQ test performance and the activity of certain genes? Researchers have shown that modifications in the structure of a specific gene have a... 13 hours
Screen-printed, large-area nPERT solar cells surpass 23 percent efficiency
PHYS.ORG At today's EU PVSEC conference, imec—the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technology and partner in EnergyVille—announced that its latest generation of large-area monofacial screen-printed rear-emitter... 13 hours
Gilead Sciences plans to launch authorized generic versions of Epclusa and Harvoni in the US
NEWS MEDICAL Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced today plans to launch authorized generic versions of Epclusa and Harvoni, Gilead's leading treatments... 14 hours
Custom circuits for living cells
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team of Caltech researchers has developed a biological toolkit of proteins that can be assembled together in different ways, like Legos, to program new behaviors in cells. As a proof-of-concept, they designed and constructed a circuit that... 14 hours
How microvilli form
PHYS.ORG The gut is lined by cells containing brush borders, which are composed of arrays of microvillar protrusions that help in nutrient absorption and provide a barrier against pathogens and toxins. Microbes such as E. coli can destroy microvilli with potentially... 15 hours
Genes predicting person's height may provide clues about causes of varicose veins
NEWS MEDICAL A person's height and certain genes that predict height are associated with varicose veins and may provide clues about what causes this condition and... 15 hours
Medical News Today: What does your 'microbiome cloud' say about you?
MNT An innovative study takes the first in-depth look at the chemicals, creatures, and particles that enter our personal space every single day: our exposome. 15 hours
Phase I clinical trial shows safety and tolerability of HIV-specific, ex-vivo expanded T-cell therapy
NEWS MEDICAL Preliminary results from a phase I clinical trial have demonstrated the safety and tolerability of a cell therapy involving the... 16 hours
Environmental biologist explores how songbirds stay slim despite overeating
NEWS MEDICAL Noticing that songbirds, such as finches, never seem to get fat despite overeating at bird feeders, London environmental biologist Lewis Halsey wondered whether the amount of energy birds put into... 16 hours
New study finds height as possible risk factor for developing varicose veins
NEWS MEDICAL The taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a study led by Stanford University School of Medicine... 16 hours
Kiwifruit duplicated its DNA in two separate evolutionary events millions of years ago
NEWS MEDICAL Today's kiwifruit, a member of the Chinese gooseberry family, contains about as much vitamin C as an orange. This extra boost in... 16 hours
Scientists discover and characterize human skeletal stem cells
NEWS MEDICAL Human skeletal stem cells that become bone, cartilage, or stroma cells have been isolated from fetal and adult bones. This is the first time that skeletal stem cells, which had been observed... 16 hours
Skeletal Stem Cells Identified in Humans
SCI-NEWS.COM Human skeletal stem cells capable of self-renewal and multilineage differentiation to bone, cartilage, and stroma have been isolated by Dr. Michael Longaker of the... 19 hours
AGA partners with ESNM for 2019 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit
NEWS MEDICAL The American Gastroenterological Association is proud to partner with the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility for the 8th annual Gut Microbiota for Health... 19 hours
New nanoplatform technology may reverse drug-resistance in renal cell carcinoma
NEWS MEDICAL A research team led by Arun Iyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University, has... 20 hours
Researchers propose mechanism by which ASTN2 protein defects lead to brain disorders
NEWS MEDICAL In the brain, as in business, connections are everything. To maintain cellular associates, the outer surface of a neuron, its membrane, must express particular... 20 hours
CHMP adopts positive opinion of Takeda’s ALUNBRIG for treatment of ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use... 22 hours
New therapeutic vaccine helps immune cells fight HPV-related head and neck cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A therapeutic vaccine can boost antibodies and T cells, helping them infiltrate tumors and fight off human papillomavirus-related head and neck cancer. 22 hours
New research suggests power of zebrafish as tool for cancer drug discovery
NEWS MEDICAL The lab of Leonard Zon, MD, at Boston Children's Hospital has long been interested in making blood stem cells in quantity for therapeutic purposes. 22 hours
Research shows possibility to postpone cumbersome treatment for low-risk MDS patients
NEWS MEDICAL It's possible to postpone the introduction of blood transfusions for an average of 17 months for patients with the low-risk variant of MDS blood cancer, provided... 22 hours
What can salad dressing tell us about cancer? Think oil and vinegar
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified another way the process that causes oil to form droplets in water may contribute to solid tumors, such as prostate and... 1 day
A Trojan Horse delivery for treating a rare, potentially deadly, blood-clotting disorder
SCIENCE DAILY In proof-of-concept experiments, researchers have highlighted a potential therapy for a rare but potentially deadly blood-clotting disorder, TTP. The researchers deliver this therapeutic enzyme... 2 days
Study opens new avenues for treatment of Laing distal myopathy
NEWS MEDICAL New avenues are now being opened for future treatment of Laing distal myopathy, a rare disorder that causes muscles in the feet, hands and elsewhere to atrophy. In... 3 days
Scientists use mice to study transmission of Lyme disease bacteria by infected ticks
NEWS MEDICAL Lyme borreliosis is a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia that are transmitted by a bite from a tick of... 3 days
Testing and cleaning North Carolina’s water supply post-Florence could prove tricky. A microbiologist explains why
Science Magazine Unfamiliar contaminants and lag time in testing methods could increase health risks to locals 3 days
Gut fungus exacerbates asthma in antibiotic-treated mice
SCIENCE DAILY A non-pathogenic fungus can expand in the intestines of antibiotic-treated mice and enhance the severity of allergic airways disease, according to a new study. The findings suggest that alterations in gut microbiota induced by... 3 days
We are bombarded by thousands of diverse species and chemicals
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have measured the human 'exposome,' or the particulates, chemicals and microbes that individually swaddle us all, in unprecedented detail. 3 days
New nanotherapy offers hope in treating drug-resistant renal cell carcinoma
PHYS.ORG A research team led by Arun Iyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University, has... 3 days
Mutant Green Crabs Are Mean, and They're Invading Maine's Waters
LIVE SCIENCE VIDEO Fearless crabs threaten the state's shellfish industry. 3 days
Facile manufacture of porous organic framework membranes for precombustion CO2 capture
Science Magazine The development of new membranes with high H2 separation performance under industrially relevant conditions (high temperatures and pressures) is of primary importance. For instance, these membranes... 3 days
A new approach towards developing a vaccine against vivax malaria
SCIENCE DAILY A study indicates the possibility of using tiny vesicles derived from human immature red blood cell as a vaccine platform. 3 days
Surprise finding uncovers balancing act between birth defects and cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have made a surprise discovery about how subtle changes in the way cell survival is regulated during embryonic development can have drastic health implications. 3 days
Enhancing Fc{gamma}R-mediated antibody effector function during persistent viral infection
Science Magazine Persistent viral infections can interfere with FcR-mediated antibody effector functions by excessive immune complex (IC) formation, resulting in resistance to therapeutic FcR-dependent antibodies. We and others have previously demonstrated that... 3 days
Study explores connection between sexuality and cognitive status in older adults
NEWS MEDICAL The number of people who live at home with Alzheimer's Disease (AD), a brain disease that causes abnormal changes that kill brain cells, is expected to... 3 days
Detecting epigenetic signature may help people stay ahead of IBD
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found an epigenetic signature in patient cells that appears to predict inflammation risk in a serious type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) called Crohn's disease. 3 days
Study shows how the drive to eat overpowers the brain’s signal to stop
NEWS MEDICAL University of Michigan researchers have studied two groups of brain cells that compete for the control of feeding behaviour and found that... 4 days
Overwhelming evidence shows hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are calling on an end to discriminatory health and illicit drugs policies, based on overwhelming evidence that new hepatitis C therapies are effective... 4 days
Genomic dark matter activity connects Parkinson's and psychiatric diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Using a new technique known as laser-capture RNA seq, that involves cutting out dopamine neurons from a human brain section with a laser, investigators have cataloged more than 70,000 novel... 4 days
Full, but still feasting: Mouse study reveals how urge to eat overpowers a signal to stop
SCIENCE DAILY A new study explores the mystery of what drives eating past the point of fullness, at... 4 days
Scientists find new ways to use biorefinery chemicals
PHYS.ORG Researchers of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry group at Aalto University have established an innovative system using enzymes for the valorisation of biogenic furans, leading to organic structures that are found for example... 4 days
Scientist intends to fight pathogenic bacteria with viruses
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Li Deng of Helmholtz Zentrum München has been awarded a Starting Grant of the European Research Council. The scientist intends to tackle antimicrobial resistance by fighting bacteria with their natural enemies... 4 days
Overlooked immune cells could play a key role in cancer immunotherapy, claims new study
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer immunotherapy is a relatively new method of treating cancer and has succeeded with some refractory tumors. However, it doesn’t... 4 days
Sparrow in a lead mine—birds adapt to life in contaminated areas
PHYS.ORG A new study of house sparrows' genes has found the first evidence of animals adapting to lead contamination in heavily polluted areas of Australia. 4 days
Medical News Today: Scientists create human esophagus in stem cell first
MNT For the first time, scientists have created a human esophagus entirely from stem cells. The organoids may help treat conditions such as esophageal cancer. 4 days
Scientists create human esophagus in stem cell first
MNT For the first time, scientists have created a human esophagus entirely from stem cells. The organoids may help treat conditions such as esophageal cancer. 4 days
Medical News Today: Fighting brain cancer with the Zika virus
MNT Scientists have found some surprising common ground between the Zika virus and brain cancer. They hope that a Zika vaccine may help combat glioblastoma. 4 days
Study offers solid link between visceral organs and brain’s reward, motivation system
NEWS MEDICAL A novel gut-to-brain neural circuit establishes the vagus nerve as an essential component of the brain system that regulates reward and motivation, according to... 4 days
Synthetic organelle shows how tiny puddle-organs in our cells work
PHYS.ORG A couple of sugars, a dash of enzymes, a pinch of salt, a splash of polyethylene glycol, carefully arranged in watery baths. And researchers had made a synthetic... 4 days
Neutrons produce first direct 3-D maps of water during cell membrane fusion
PHYS.ORG New 3-D maps of water distribution during cellular membrane fusion are accelerating scientific understanding of cell development, which could lead to new treatments for... 4 days
Scientists report conserved role for serotonin in mediating social behavior in octopus, humans
NEWS MEDICAL The mood-altering drug MDMA - which promotes positive, friendly social interactions in humans by inhibiting serotonin uptake in nerve cells - has... 4 days
Researchers use neutrons to make first direct observations of water in lipid bilayers
NEWS MEDICAL New 3D maps of water distribution during cellular membrane fusion are accelerating scientific understanding of cell development, which could lead to new... 4 days
New research finds that MHC-II molecules have more influence on tumors than MHC-I
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer immunotherapy -- efforts to boost a patient's own immune system, allowing it to better fight cancer cells on its own --... 4 days
New naturally occurring antibiotic found effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis
NEWS MEDICAL A naturally occurring antibiotic called kanglemycin A is effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, even in drug-resistant strains, according to an international team of researchers who used... 4 days
Salk Institute researchers uncover molecular structure of RNA-based CRISPR system
NEWS MEDICAL Over the past several years, CRISPR-Cas9 has moved beyond the lab bench and into the public zeitgeist. This gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 holds promise for correcting defects inside individual... 4 days
A naturally occurring antibiotic active against drug-resistant tuberculosis
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring antibiotic called kanglemycin A is effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, even in drug-resistant strains. 4 days
Novel mathematical approach uncovers existence of unsuspected biological cycles
NEWS MEDICAL A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles. 4 days
Kiwifruit duplicated its vitamin C genes twice, 50 million and 20 million years ago
SCIENCE DAILY Today's kiwifruit contains about as much vitamin C as an orange -- the result of the kiwifruit's ancestors' spontaneously duplicating... 4 days
Neutrons produce first direct 3-D maps of water during cell membrane fusion
SCIENCE DAILY New 3-D maps of water distribution during cellular membrane fusion are accelerating scientific understanding of cell development, which could lead to new treatments for... 4 days
Scientists grow human esophagus in lab
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists working to bioengineer the entire human gastrointestinal system in a laboratory now report using pluripotent stem cells to grow human esophageal organoids. This is the first time scientists have been able to grow human esophageal... 4 days
WATCH: Puppies to blame for sickening hundreds of people: CDC
ABC NEWS The Center for Disease Control says puppies from six different pet stores spread infectious bacteria in several states from 2016 to 2018. 4 days
Study reveals new way to target HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A cytokine signature found in certain kinds of breast cancer cells can not only serve as a diagnostic tool for HER2-negative cancers but also offer an effective treatment... 4 days
Scientists predict how well the body will fight lung cancer by analyzing immune cell shapes
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have discovered how to quickly and accurately predict which lung cancer patients... 4 days
CWRU receives NIH grant to learn how non-coding genes contribute to spread of colorectal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Certain genes that code for proteins have long been known to contribute to cancer progression. But in a... 4 days
Human skeletal stem cells identified
SCIENCE DAILY Human skeletal stem cells that become bone, cartilage, or stroma cells have been isolated from fetal and adult bones. This is the first time that skeletal stem cells, which had been observed in rodent models, have been identified... 4 days
Programmable protein circuits in living cells
Science Magazine Synthetic protein-level circuits could enable engineering of powerful new cellular behaviors. Rational protein circuit design would be facilitated by a composable protein-protein regulation system in which individual protein components can regulate one another to create a... 4 days
A gut-brain neural circuit for nutrient sensory transduction
Science Magazine The brain is thought to sense gut stimuli only via the passive release of hormones. This is because no connection has been described between the vagus and the putative gut epithelial sensor... 4 days
Challenges for commercializing perovskite solar cells
Science Magazine Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have witnessed rapidly rising power conversion efficiencies, together with advances in stability and upscaling. Despite these advances, their limited stability and need to prove upscaling remain crucial hurdles on the path to... 4 days
Cellular checkpoint control using programmable sequential logic
Science Magazine Biological processes that require orderly progression, such as growth and differentiation, proceed via regulatory checkpoints where the cell waits for signals before continuing to the next state. Implementing such control would allow genetic engineers... 4 days
Bacterial antagonism in host-associated microbial communities
Science Magazine Antagonistic interactions are abundant in microbial communities and contribute not only to the composition and relative proportions of their members but also to the longer-term stability of a community. This Review will largely focus on bacterial... 4 days
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