PHYS.ORG Most people can name at least a few bones of the human body, but not many know about the cytoskeleton within our cells, let alone the "microtubules" that give it its shape. Now, a group of Princeton researchers has resolved a long-standing controversy by identifying exactly how the body creates these micron-sized filaments. 7 days
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Missing ingredient to spark the fireworks of life
SCIENCE DAILY Using a novel imaging technique, researchers demonstrate that XMAP215, a protein known to help microtubules grow faster and longer, is necessary to nucleating microtubules. For decades, researchers have been struggling to understand... 6 days
Cyclone Mekenu pummels Yemeni island, seven missing
PHYS.ORG Seven people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra Wednesday night, causing severe flooding and damage to houses, officials said. 7 hours
Study finds missing link between blow flies and possible pathogen transmission
PHYS.ORG Determining whether blow flies have consumed animal fecal material versus animal tissue has important implications for both human public health and animal conservation. A recent study... 2 days
Sherpa guide missing on Everest, presumed dead
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Art therapy helps veterans cope with trauma and everyday life, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have found that 98 percent of veterans participating in the University's Artopia program consider that art... 2 weeks
Scientists' discovery in Yellowstone 'extremely relevant' to origin of life
PHYS.ORG Montana State University scientists have found a new lineage of microbes living in Yellowstone National Park's thermal features that sheds light on the origin of life, the evolution... 1 week
Why Formamide May Have Been Early Life's Alternative to Water
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Per-capita end-of-life spending is decreasing rapidly, according to new study
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Multiverse Might Not Be as Inhospitable to Life as Previously Thought
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Study finds decrease in rate of e-cigarette use among American adults
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Led a privileged working life? Then you're likely to have a pretty good third age
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Size-based standards incentivize automakers to increase size of cars, study finds
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Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California
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Choices of protein intake have significant impact on infant growth, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by CU School of Medicine researchers has determined that choices of protein intake from solid foods has a significant impact on infant growth... 1 week
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Scientists find missing factor in gene activation
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Smoke from fires may pose threat to orangutans, finds study
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Could a multiverse be hospitable to life?
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Jurassic fossil tail tells of missing link in crocodile family tree
PHYS.ORG A 180 million-year-old fossil has shed light on how some ancient crocodiles evolved into dolphin-like animals. 2 weeks
Forests are growing again where human well-being is increasing, finds new study
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People make different moral choices in imagined versus real-life situations
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Stroke risk could be cut by adding anti-clot drug to aspirin, study finds
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With death rate up, US life expectancy is likely down again
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Majority of prescription drug commercials focus on lifestyle improvements, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Prescription drug commercials are getting longer and providing less factual information. A study published in the Annals of Family Medicine finds that the majority of these... 1 week
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