SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have made a key advance toward understanding which of the trillions of gut microbes may play important roles in how humans and other mammals evolve. 2 weeks
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Gut microbes' role in mammals' evolution starts to become clearer
PHYS.ORG An international collaboration led by Oregon State University scientists has made a key advance toward understanding which of the trillions of gut microbes may play important roles in... 2 weeks
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PHYS.ORG A new study published today in Nature shows that getting smaller was a key factor contributing to the exceptional evolution of mammals over the last 200 million years. 1 week
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How microvilli form
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A gut-brain neural circuit for nutrient sensory transduction
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SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients, a process that could be exploited to boost crop growth, fight weeds and slash the use of polluting fertilizers and herbicides. 1 week
How plants harness microbes to get nutrients
PHYS.ORG A Rutgers-led team has discovered how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients, a process that could be exploited to boost crop growth, fight weeds and slash the use of polluting fertilizers and... 1 week
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PHYS.ORG From observing celestial objects to medical imaging, the sensitive detection of X-rays plays a central role in countless applications. However, the methods used to detect them have undergone an interesting... 4 days
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Researchers discover how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients
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'Gut feeling' may be a hardwired 'sixth sense'
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New study reveals surprising link between gut microbiota and skin allergies
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Medical News Today: 'Gut feeling' may be a hardwired 'sixth sense'
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Fossils reveal diverse Mesozoic pollinating lacewings
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Scientists find that hundreds of gut bacteria are electric
MNT A new study has made a surprising discovery: numerous gut bacteria of many kinds are able to generate electricity. This may open up novel research avenues. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Scientists find that hundreds of gut bacteria are electric
MNT A new study has made a surprising discovery: numerous gut bacteria of many kinds are able to generate electricity. This may open up novel... 2 weeks
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