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How bacteria manipulate plants
SCIENCE DAILY Attack at the protein front: Xanthomonas bacteria cause diseases in tomato and pepper plants and inject harmful proteins into plant cells. Researchers have now discovered how one of these proteins manipulates the nutrient supply and hormonal balance of plants. 3 minutes
Creative couples' intervention significantly helps people with Alzheimer's communicate
SCIENCE DAILY For couples with decades of shared memories, a partner's decline in the ability to communicate because of dementia is frightening and frustrating. Communication strategies they've used before simply don't work... 3 minutes
Magnetic field traces gas and dust swirling around supermassive black hole
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers reveal a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the center of... 26 minutes
Did humans speak through cave art? Ancient drawings and language's origins
SCIENCE DAILY When and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests a professor. 26 minutes
Zika virus could help combat brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers show that infection by Zika caused death of cells from glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive kind of malignant brain tumor in adults. Scientists foresee the use of genetic engineering to neutralize Zika... 26 minutes
Evolution plays many tricks against large-scale bioproduction
SCIENCE DAILY Ultra-deep DNA sequencing of thousands of cells uncovers many competing mechanisms of evolution as a threat to efficient scale-up of biobased chemicals production. Evolution plays an underestimated role in bioprocesses and limits yields much... 26 minutes
Bacteria produce more substances than hitherto assumed
SCIENCE DAILY The bacterium Streptomyces chartreusis is an antibiotic-producing bacterium that releases more metabolites into the surrounding medium than scientists assumed based on the analysis of the genome. Many of the substances are likely released to... 26 minutes
Asian elephants have different personality traits just like humans
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have studied a timber elephant population in Myanmar and discovered that Asian elephant personality manifests through three different factors. The personality factors identified by the researchers are Attentiveness, Sociability... 26 minutes
Film Memento helped uncover how the brain remembers and interprets events from clues
SCIENCE DAILY In the Christopher Nolan film Memento (2000) the protagonist suffers from long-term memory loss and is unable to retain new memories for... 49 minutes
Listening to data could be the best way to track salmon migration
SCIENCE DAILY Sound could be the key to understanding ecological data: in a new study, researchers have turned chemical data that shows salmon migration patterns into... 49 minutes
'Chameleon' ocean bacteria can shift their colors
SCIENCE DAILY Cyanobacteria -- which propel the ocean engine and help sustain marine life -- can shift their color like chameleons to match different colored light across the world's seas, according to new research. 49 minutes
Splitting crystals for 2-D metallic conductivity
SCIENCE DAILY Adding oxygen atoms to a perovskite-like crystal material splits it into layers, giving it unique electrical properties. 3 hours
No relation between a supermassive black hole and its host galaxy!?
SCIENCE DAILY Using ALMA to observe an active galaxy with a strong ionized gas outflow from the galactic center, a team has obtained a result making astronomers even... 3 hours
New shark species confirmed
SCIENCE DAILY Using 1,310 base pairs of two mitochondrial genes, biologists have identified a new species, the Atlantic sixgill shark. 3 hours
Younger and older siblings contribute positively to each other's developing empathy
SCIENCE DAILY A new longitudinal study looked at whether younger siblings also contribute to their older sisters' and brothers' empathy in early childhood, when empathic tendencies begin to... 3 hours
Extreme-altitude birds evolved same trait via different mutations
SCIENCE DAILY All extreme-altitude birds have evolved especially efficient systems for delivering scarce oxygen to their tissues. But a new study has found that these birds often evolved different blueprints for assembling the proteins... 3 hours
Atomic structure of ultrasound material not what anyone expected
SCIENCE DAILY Lead magnesium niobate (PMN) is a prototypical "relaxor" material, used in a wide variety of applications, from ultrasound to sonar. Researchers have now used state-of-the-art microscopy techniques to see exactly... 3 hours
Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years
SCIENCE DAILY Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how... 3 hours
Fancy a jellyfish chip?
SCIENCE DAILY A researcher became intrigued by jellyfish when he bit into the marine delicacy and experienced an unexpected crunch; he decided he wanted to 'understand the transformation from soft gel to this crunchy thing.' Scientists have now combined their expertise in... 4 hours
'Ultramassive' black holes discovered in far-off galaxies
SCIENCE DAILY Thanks to data collected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray telescope on galaxies up to 3.5 billion light years away from Earth, an international team of astrophysicists was able to detect what is likely to be the most massive... 4 hours
MEMS chips get metalenses
SCIENCE DAILY Lens technologies have advanced across all scales, from digital cameras and high bandwidth in fiber optics to the LIGO instruments. Now, a new lens technology that could be produced using standard computer-chip technology is emerging and could replace the bulky... 8 hours
Computer models allow farmers to diversify pest management methods
SCIENCE DAILY A technology developed by Brazilian researchers can help fighting highly resistant agricultural pests by analyzing the connections between the pests' patterns of dispersal in crops and different configurations in diversified... 8 hours
Fake news ‘vaccine’: online game may ‘inoculate’ by simulating propaganda tactics
SCIENCE DAILY A new online game puts players in the shoes of an aspiring propagandist to give the public a taste of the techniques and motivations behind the... 8 hours
How people cope with difficult life events fuels development of wisdom, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY How a person responds to a difficult life event such as a death or divorce helps shape the development of their wisdom... 8 hours
Tracking traffic in the divided world of a nerve cell
SCIENCE DAILY Axonal and dendritic proteins embedded in the membrane at either end -- called transmembrane proteins -- are built in the same cellular factory and travel on the same... 8 hours
Being female is not a protective factor against heart disease in type 1 diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY Constrictions of the coronary blood vessels is a possible consequence of type 1 diabetes, and one that can eventually lead... 8 hours
Civil engineers devise a cost-saving solution for cities
SCIENCE DAILY Why fix a road today if it's slated to be ripped up for new sewers next summer? 8 hours
Data detectives shift suspicions in Alzheimer's from usual suspect to inside villain
SCIENCE DAILY The pursuit of the usual suspect in Alzheimer's research may be distracting from a more direct culprit in the disease, according to a study... 8 hours
Laser-ranged satellite measurement now accurately reflects Earth's tidal perturbations
SCIENCE DAILY Tides on Earth have a far-reaching influence, including disturbing satellites' measurements by affecting their motion. The LAser RElativity Satellite (LARES), is the best ever relevant test particle to move in... 8 hours
Sea-level legacy: 20 cm more rise by 2300 for each 5-year delay in peaking emissions
SCIENCE DAILY Peaking global carbon dioxide emissions as soon as possible is crucial for limiting the risks of sea-level rise,... 9 hours
Cracking the genetic code for complex traits in cattle
SCIENCE DAILY The global 1000 Bull Genomes Consortium identified the genetic basis for accurately predicting the complex trait of height across cattle and dairy breeds by pooling large genomic datasets and phenotypes... 9 hours
Robotic crystals that walk n' roll
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed robotic crystals that walk slowly like an inchworm and roll 20,000 times faster than its walking speed. These autonomously moving, organic crystals have great potential as material for soft robots in the future. 9 hours
Oil-eating microbes are challenged in the Arctic
SCIENCE DAILY Bacteria play a major role in cleaning up oil spills and mitigating its environmental impacts. In a new paper, researchers examine the major limiting factors for microbial degradation in Arctic environments. 9 hours
Postnatal depression has life-long impact on mother-child relations
SCIENCE DAILY Postnatal depression (PND) can impact the quality of relationships between mother and child into adult life, and have a negative influence on the quality of relationships between grandmothers and grandchildren, new research... 9 hours
Enzyme location controls enzyme activity
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found that the activity of proprotein covertases, the enzymes that turn-on proteins, is regulated by the location of the enzyme inside the cell. The study uses a novel biosensor, CLIP, and has significant implications for cancer... 9 hours
'Click chemistry' reactions may boost cancer-fighting drug potency
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a quick and easy way to simultaneously modify dozens of drugs or molecules to improve their disease-fighting properties. 9 hours
'Icebreaker' protein opens genome for T-cell development, researchers find
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers describe the role of a transcription factor called TCF-1 in targeting the condensed chromatin and regulating the availability of genome sequences in T-cell development. The new connection between TCF-1... 9 hours
How health authorities fight the spread of infectious diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Public outreach campaigns can prevent the spread of devastating yet treatable diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and gonorrhea. But ensuring these campaigns effectively reach undiagnosed patients, who may unknowingly spread... 9 hours
Stroke drug demonstrates safety in clinical trial
SCIENCE DAILY A preliminary Phase 2 clinical trial has demonstrated that patients with acute ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, can safely tolerate high doses of 3K3A-APC, a promising anti-stroke drug. 9 hours
Jymmin: How a combination of exercise and music helps us feel less pain
SCIENCE DAILY Pain is essential for survival. However, it could also slow rehabilitation, or could become a distinct disorder. How strongly we feel it... 9 hours
Physical exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Exercising more reduces the risk of diabetes and could see seven million fewer diabetic patients across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to new research. 9 hours
Using a laser to wirelessly charge a smartphone safely across a room
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have for the first time developed a method to safely charge a smartphone wirelessly using a laser. 9 hours
Brain immune system is key to recovery from motor neuron degeneration
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers engineered mice in which the damage caused by a mutant human TDP-43 protein could be reversed by one type of brain immune cell. TDP-43 is... 9 hours
Antibodies protect nerve-muscle connections in a mouse model of Lou Gehrig's disease
SCIENCE DAILY A new study identifies a novel treatment strategy that preserved neuromuscular synapses in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as... 9 hours
More awareness, research needed on abuse risk of non-opioid painkiller
SCIENCE DAILY Gabapentin, a nerve pain medication and anticonvulsant, increasingly is being misused, necessitating prescribers to understand its abuse potential and risk profile, according to a new study. 9 hours
Higher risk of dementia for adults with congenital heart disease, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY A new study is believed to be the first to show a higher risk of dementia in adults who were born with heart disease.... 9 hours
Bacteria-eaters to prevent food poisoning?
SCIENCE DAILY Bacteria-killing viruses could be employed not just in health care, but also in the food industry, a new study shows. The researchers have been investigating the possibility of utilizing phages in eradicating food-borne pathogens and preventing food poisoning. 9 hours
Scientists find new antimalarial drug targets
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered crucial new processes that allow malaria parasites to escape red blood cells and infect other cells, offering potential new treatment targets. The team are already working with pharmaceutical companies to use this knowledge... 9 hours
Brain liquefaction after stroke is toxic to surviving brain
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers suggest liquefied brain fluid may be one cause of dementia after stroke. 10 hours
MicroRNA could help treat cancer and asthma
SCIENCE DAILY A microRNA that regulates inflammation shows promise as a treatment for inflammatory diseases such as asthma and cancer, according to new research. 10 hours
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From compost to composites: An eco-friendly way to improve rubber
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Robotic crystals that walk n' roll
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Some black holes erase your past
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These shallow-water fish can use their eyes like flashlights
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Video: How chemistry can improve bargain hot cocoa
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Unique chemistry—which one day might help fight serious disease—found in the New Zealand glowworm
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Technology to improve the resilience of bridges
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Why your tourist toilet habits are bad for locals – and the environment
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Why your tourist toilet habits are bad for locals – and the environment
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Now you see us: how casting an eerie glow on fish can help count and conserve them
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Australian eggs under review
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Augmented reality takes 3-D printing to next level
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Anthropocene began in 1965, according to signs in the world's 'loneliest tree'
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New robotic system could lend a hand with warehouse sorting and other picking or clearing tasks
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Robo-picker grasps and packs
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