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Highly diluted candidate Ebola vaccine remains fully protective against disease in macaques  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus vaccine--approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the ongoing... more
Monkeys demonstrate more cognitive flexibility than humans  MNT · 21 hours
In a recent study, researchers conclude that in certain tasks, capuchin and rhesus monkeys are more cognitively flexible than humans. more
Medical News Today: Monkeys demonstrate more cognitive flexibility than humans  MNT · 1 day
In a recent study, researchers conclude that in certain tasks, capuchin and rhesus monkeys are more cognitively flexible than humans. more
Red tide continues to spread around southwest Florida  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Red tide algae showed up in test samples again this week, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's weekly report. more
Kayakers find partially fossilized bear skull in Kansas  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Two sisters have found a partially fossilized bear skull while kayaking the Arkansas River in south-central Kansas. more
Candidate Ebola vaccine still effective when highly diluted, macaque study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine -- approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the... more
Evolution tells us we might be the only intelligent life in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Are we alone in the universe? It comes down to whether intelligence is a probable outcome of natural selection, or an improbable... more
Nearly Complete Specimen of Saurornitholestes langstoni Unearthed in Canada  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
A fossil site in Canada has yielded the best-preserved specimen of the dromaeosaurid dinosaur Saurornitholestes langstoni ever found.... more
More than just whale food: Krill's influence on carbon dioxide and global climate  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Antarctic krill are well-known for their role at the base of the Southern Ocean food web, where they're food for marine predators... more
Oddness of Australian creatures goes way back  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Australian creatures like the echidna and the koala are celebrated for their oddness. The fossil record shows that this oddity reaches far back into prehistory, as illustrated in the form of a fossil horseshoe... more
Newly discovered virus infects bald eagles across America  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown virus infecting nearly a third of America's bald eagle population. Scientists found the virus while searching for the cause of Wisconsin River Eagle Syndrome, an enigmatic... more
Glowing to the bottom  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In the dark depths of the ocean, pretty much the only sources of light are the animals that live there. Whether flashing, glimmering, or emitting glowing liquids, many deep-sea animals are able to produce light (bioluminesce). MBARI researchers recently found... more
A better way to screen cats for heart disease  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Cats are very good at hiding their health problems, a survival instinct from their wild ancestors, when showing weakness made them easier prey. One health problem they hide is heart... more
Imaging combined with genetic screening of cells enhances genomic discoveries  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists routinely use genetic screens to perturb, or change the activity of, genes in mammalian cells, one at a time, to learn what those genes do. Pooled screens... more
Newly discovered virus infects bald eagles across America  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown virus infecting nearly a third of America's bald eagle population. more
New study uncovers 'magnetic' memory of European glass eels  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway found that... more
Health care intervention: Treating high-need, high-cost patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Patients with complex needs -- serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders -- flock to emergency rooms costing the health care system billions every year. A new study suggests a nontraditional... more
Research suggests nontraditional approach can improve outcomes for 'high-need, high-cost' patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In crisis and with nowhere else to turn, thousands of patients with complex needs -- serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders --... more
Newly discovered microbes band together, 'flip out'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have found a new species of choanoflagellate. This close relative of animals forms sheets of cells that 'flip' inside-out in response to light, alternating between a cup-shaped feeding form and a ball-like swimming... more
Medical News Today: Why raw dog food could be harmful for pets and owners alike  MNT · 2 days
Researchers have found that some raw dog food products harbor harmful bacteria that could cause infections both in... more
First scientific description of elusive bird illuminates plight of Borneo's forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists surveying the birdlife of Borneo have discovered a startling surprise: an undescribed species of bird, which has been named the spectacled flowerpecker. While scientists and... more
Keto diet may cause skin problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers from Austria have found that ketogenic diets could affect psoriasis-like skin inflammation in mice. They noted that keto diets including medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) such as coconut along with omega-3 fatty acids obtained from nuts and... more
Raw pet food a risk for humans and animals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The team wrote, “Feeding pets raw meat-based diets (RMBDs) has become increasingly popular but may constitute a risk due to the contamination with pathogenic and antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria.” more
Phylogenetic analysis forces rethink of termite evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Despite their important ecological role as decomposers, termites are often overlooked in research. Evolutionary biologists have constructed a new family tree for this unassuming insect brood, shedding unexpected light on its evolutionary history. more
Light-regulated collective contractility in a multicellular choanoflagellate  Science Magazine · 2 days
Collective cell contractions that generate global tissue deformations are a signature feature of animal movement and morphogenesis. However, the origin of collective contractility in animals remains unclear. While surveying the Caribbean island of Curacao... more
Scientists discover new species of wasp-mimicking praying mantis  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Director of Research & Collections and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology Dr. Gavin Svenson and former Case Western Reserve University graduate student, Henrique Rodrigues, have discovered a new... more
Scientists discover new species of wasp-mimicking praying mantis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Biologists have described a new species of praying mantis that displays the first documented example of conspicuous mimicking of a wasp among praying mantises. more
Dead Elephant Found Lying on Top of a Squashed Crocodile. What Happened?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
An elephant's seemingly final act after it was attacked by a crocodile was to collapse on top of the reptile, crushing the would-be predator. more
Arapaima Fish Scales are One of Nature’s Toughest Flexible Materials  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Arapaima gigas is a large Amazonian fish (weighing up to 150 kg) living primarily in seasonal... more
Deet gives humans an 'invisibilty cloak' to fend off mosquito bites  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since its invention during the Second World War for soldiers stationed in countries where malaria transmission rates were high, researchers have worked to pinpoint precisely how... more
First scientific description of elusive bird illuminates plight of Borneo's forests  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and collaborators surveying the birdlife of Borneo have discovered a startling surprise: an undescribed species of bird,... more
Arthropods formed orderly lines 480 million years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers studied fossilized Moroccan Ampyx trilobites, which lived 480 million years ago and showed that the trilobites had probably been buried in their positions -- all oriented in the same direction. Scientists... more
Sexual selection alone could set stage for new species, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study by University of Pittsburgh researchers indicates animals that seek mates and fight rivals that resemble their parents could be behaving in ways that... more
Efficient synthesis of ginkgo compound could lead to new drugs, 'green' insecticides  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Chemists at Scripps Research have invented an efficient method for making a synthetic version of the plant compound bilobalide, which is naturally produced by... more
Meet 'le blob' Paris zoo's new star attraction  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Paris zoo's latest attraction is a brainless, eyeless, single-celled organism with no limbs or stomach but more than 700 genders. more
480-million-year-old arthropods formed orderly queues  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fossils of ancient arthropods discovered in linear formation may indicate a collective behaviour either in response to environmental cues or as part of seasonal reproductive migration. The findings, which are being published in Scientific Reports this week, suggest... more
Phylogenetic analysis forces rethink of termite evolution  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Despite their important ecological role as decomposers, termites are often overlooked in research. Evolutionary biologists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have constructed a new family tree for this... more
Old friends and new enemies: How evolutionary history can predict insect invader impacts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have developed a model that could help foresters predict which nonnative insect invasions will be most problematic. This could help managers... more
Efficient synthesis of ginkgo compound could lead to new drugs, 'green' insecticides  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Chemists have invented an efficient method for making a synthetic version of the plant compound bilobalide, which is naturally produced by gingko trees. It's... more
Ants fight plant diseases  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research from Aarhus University shows that ants inhibit at least 14 plant diseases. Ants secrete antibiotics from glands in the body. On their legs and body, they also host colonies of bacteria that secrete antibiotics. It is probably these... more
How do ketogenic diets affect skin inflammation?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Not all fats are equal in how they affect our skin, according to a new study. The investigators found that different ketogenic diets impacted skin inflammation differently in psoriasiform-like skin inflammation in mice. Ketogenic... more
Cats are not scared off by dingoes. We must find another way to protect Australian animals  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Feral cats are wreaking havoc on our native wildlife, eating more than a billion animals across... more
Human medicines affect fish behavior  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Human medicines that act on important signal systems in the brain make fish bolder, shows a new study on three-spined sticklebacks by researchers at Linköping University. The results reinforce that the signal substances serotonin and dopamine play important... more
Respiratory diseases linked with high blood pressure in lungs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs of both animals and people. When tiny vessels in the lungs become narrowed or blocked, it becomes... more
Study helps pinpoint what makes species vulnerable to environmental change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have reported that a bird species' ability to adapt to seasonal temperature changes may be one factor in whether it can better withstand environmental disruption. The researchers... more
A secret in saliva: Food and germs helped humans evolve into unique member of great apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers discovered that the human diet -- a result of increased meat consumption, cooking and agriculture... more
Ants inhibit at least 14 different plant diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research shows that ants inhibit at least 14 different plant diseases. The small insects secrete antibiotics from glands in the body. On their legs and body, they also host colonies of... more
How human brain development diverged from that of great apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers present new insights into the development of the human brain and differences in this process compared to other great apes. The study reveals features of brain development... more
How human brain development diverged from great apes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have presented new insights into the development of the... more
Game Over: These Monkeys Just Crushed Humans on a Computer Game  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
While playing a game, monkeys switched strategies each round, while humans stuck to a set of inefficient rules. more
Old friends and new enemies: How evolutionary history can predict insect invader impacts  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
About 450 nonnative, plant-eating insect species live in North American forests. Most of these critters are harmless, but a handful wreak havoc... more
Researchers identify compounds that could help study the toxicological properties of fire ant venom  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Native to South America, imported fire ants have now spread to parts of North America and elsewhere around the world.... more
Genes remember having low social status in the past  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study in monkeys, published on October 14, 2019, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that organisms at the bottom of the social hierarchy live... more
Identifying respiratory diseases causing pulmonary hypertension can lead to improved outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs of both animals and people. When tiny vessels in the lungs become narrowed... more
World's fastest ant hits recording breaking speed of 855mm/s  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
According to Noël Coward, mad dogs and Englishmen are the only creatures that go out in the midday sun, but Harald Wolf from the University of Ulm, Germany, would add... more
Skin's circadian clock is independent of the eyes or brain, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their skin in a blink of an... more
Study helps pinpoint what makes species vulnerable to environmental change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The fabled use of canaries in coal mines as an early warning of carbon monoxide stemmed from the birds' extreme sensitivity to toxic conditions compared to humans. more
Amazon fish wears nature's 'bullet-proof vest' to thwart piranhas  REUTERS · 3 days
One of the world's largest freshwater fish is protected by the natural equivalent of a "bullet-proof vest," helping... more
Controlled ploidy reduction of pluripotent 4n cells generates 2n cells during mouse embryo development  Science Magazine · 3 days
Cells with high ploidy content are common in mammalian extraembryonic and adult tissues. Cell-to-cell fusion generates polyploid cells during mammalian... more
A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production  Science Magazine · 3 days
Human land use threatens global biodiversity and compromises multiple ecosystem functions critical to food production. Whether crop yield–related ecosystem services can be maintained by a few dominant species or rely... more
Common architecture of Tc toxins from human and insect pathogenic bacteria  Science Magazine · 3 days
Tc toxins use a syringe-like mechanism to penetrate the membrane and translocate toxic enzymes into the host cytosol. They are composed of three components: TcA, TcB,... more
Epigenetic dynamics in infancy and the impact of maternal engagement  Science Magazine · 3 days
The contribution of nature versus nurture to the development of human behavior has been debated for centuries. Here, we offer a piece to this complex puzzle by identifying... more
[Research Articles] Mutant neuropeptide S receptor reduces sleep duration with preserved memory consolidation  Science Magazine · 3 days
Sleep is a crucial physiological process for our survival and cognitive performance, yet the factors controlling human sleep regulation remain poorly understood.... more
Respiratory diseases linked with high blood pressure in lungs  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs of both animals and people. When tiny vessels in the lungs become narrowed or blocked, it becomes... more
Study: Biodiversity improves crop production  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Ecologists and biologists compared data of about 1,500 agricultural fields around the world, including corn fields in the American plains, oilseed rape fields in southern Sweden, coffee plantations in India, mango plantations in South Africa and cereal crops... more
Newly identified compounds could help give fire ants their sting  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Native to South America, imported fire ants have now spread to parts of North America and elsewhere around the world. These invasive pests have painful stings that, in... more
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their skin in a blink of an eye. They have photoreceptors in their... more
Could young blood hold secrets to longer, healthier life?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In what sounds like a scene from a science fiction movie, researchers in 2005 stitched together old and young mice so they shared a circulatory system. Youthful blood seemingly rejuvenated... more
First genome of spotted lanternfly built from a single insect  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, in cooperation with Pacific Biosciences and Penn State University, have published the first genome of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) in the journal... more
Watch Rare Footage of Whales Blowing 'Bubble Nets' to Capture Prey in a Vortex of Doom  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Underwater and airborne cameras recently captured an astounding sight: feeding whales producing bubble nets to trap... more
The moon determines when migratory birds head south  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study shows that the presence or absence of moonlight has a considerable bearing on when migratory birds take flight in the autumn. more
3-D printed coral could help endangered reefs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Threats to coral reefs are everywhere -- rising water temperatures, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, fishing and other human activities. But new research shows that 3-D printed coral can provide a structural starter kit for... more
Warmer nights prompt forest birds to lay eggs earlier in spring  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Rising night-time temperatures are causing woodland birds to build nests and lay eggs earlier in springtime, research shows. more
Scientists decipher assembly line of glutamate receptors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Rapid communication of neurons in the brain, as well as the ability to learn, fundamentally rely on neurotransmitter receptors located in the contact sites of neurons, the synapses. The most important receptors in the... more
Newly identified compounds could help give fire ants their sting  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Native to South America, imported fire ants have now spread to parts of North America and elsewhere around the world. These invasive pests have painful stings that, in... more
X marks the spot: recombination in structurally distinct chromosomes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Two years ago, scientists from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research reported the 3-D structure of the synaptonemal complex in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. This large protein complex is... more
What gives a 3-meter-long Amazonian fish some of the toughest scales on Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Arapaima gigas is a big fish in a bigger river full of piranhas, but that doesn't mean it's an easy meal. It's... more
What gives a three-meter-long Amazonian fish some of the toughest scales on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Arapaima gigas is a big fish in a bigger river full of piranhas, but that doesn't mean it's an easy meal. The... more
Last year's extreme snowfall wiped out breeding of Arctic animals and plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In 2018, vast amounts of snow were spread across most of the Arctic region and did not melt fully until late summer, if at... more
Tackling E. coli infections  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Monash scientists have identified a survival mechanism of bacteria that cause disease in plant and animals, including highly virulent E. coli (Escherichia coli) related diseases. more
Plant skeletons: Weighing the environmental impacts of a byproduct of biofuel combustion  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As a renewable resource, biomass presents an appealing alternative to fossil fuels for energy production. Burning plants, however, is not a completely clean process;... more
Assessing the rationality of time investment when rock ants choose a nest site  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers from the University of Oxford and Arizona State University has carried out experiments with rock ants to assess... more
Warmer nights prompt birds to lay eggs earlier  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As climate change continues to cause temperatures to rise, the breeding patterns of birds such as blue tits are being altered as evenings in spring get warmer, researchers say. more
Startled fish escape using several distinct neuronal circuits  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A fast knee-jerk 'ballistic' escape response and a more considered 'delayed' escape response are mediated by distinct and parallel neuronal pathways in zebrafish, according to a new study. more
Scientists discover how malaria switched host from African gorillas to humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have revealed the series of events that probably led to the world’s deadliest form of malaria being able to jump from ancient great apes to... more
Robotic spiders to explore the moon  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
There is no doubt that one of the hallmarks of the modern space age is that it is becoming increasingly democratic. In addition to more space agencies entering the fray, private aerospace companies are contributing like... more
Piranha fish swap old teeth for new simultaneously  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
With the help of new technologies, a team has confirmed that piranhas lose and regrow all the teeth on one side of their face multiple times throughout their lives. How they do... more
Natural loss of foot muscle in rodents shares mechanisms often associated with disease and injury  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have developed new insight on how the natural loss of foot muscles occurred in rodents and other... more
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