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Four genes associated with OCD identified
NEWS MEDICAL There are found genes that have been identified to be associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). These genes have been found to alter the circuitry of the brain in a manner that could lead to OCD.... 1 hour
How many golden eagles are there?
PHYS.ORG For conservation efforts to be effective, wildlife managers need to know how many individuals of a species are out there. When species are spread out over large areas and occur at low densities, as is the... 1 hour
Two studies set groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning
NEWS MEDICAL Two recent studies led by biologists at the University of California San Diego have set the research groundwork for new avenues to... 3 hours
TGen project to develop standard operating procedures for single-cell RNA sequencing
NEWS MEDICAL The Translational Genomics Research Institute today announced grant support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donor advised fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation,... 3 hours
Northwestern scientists discover 'wasabi receptor' for pain in flatworms
NEWS MEDICAL A Northwestern University research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient "pain" receptor in simple animals. The findings could lead to new strategies for analgesic... 4 hours
Resolving traffic jams in human ALS motor neurons
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers used stem cell technology to generate motor neurons from ALS patients carrying mutations in FUS. They found disturbed axonal transport in these motor neurons, but also identified genetic... 5 hours
Tropical beetles face extinction threat
SCIENCE DAILY Climate change is putting many tropical high altitude beetles at risk of extinction, warn an international team of scientists. 5 hours
Amazonian hunters deplete wildlife but don't empty forests
SCIENCE DAILY Conservationists can be 'cautiously optimistic' about the prospect of sustainable subsistence hunting by Amazonian communities, according to new research. The research team spent over a year working with 60 Amazonian communities and... 6 hours
Genetic diversity plays major role in evolution of drug resistance
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Institute for Research... 7 hours
Study opens door to new approach for curing HIV infections
NEWS MEDICAL In findings that open the door to a completely different approach to curing HIV infections, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the... 7 hours
Scientists receive critical funding to study treatments for three deadly cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Immunotherapy for leukemia patients has been nothing short of a miracle. Now scientists hope to use that science and other forms of gene therapy to tackle three of... 10 hours
Medical News Today: Stress may harm gut health as much as junk food
MNT Researchers suggest that the effect of stress on gut microbiota is comparable with that seen with a high-fat diet, but this may... 11 hours
Stress may harm gut health as much as junk food
MNT Researchers suggest that the effect of stress on gut microbiota is comparable with that seen with a high-fat diet, but this may only apply to women. 11 hours
54-Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Hatchling Reveals Ancient Sun Protection
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of paleontologists from the United States, Sweden, and Japan has retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins... 12 hours
Yeast spotlights genetic variation's link to drug resistance
PHYS.ORG Researchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Institute for Research on Cancer and Ageing... 12 hours
Tyrannosaurus Rex: Facts About T. Rex, King of the Dinosaurs
LIVE SCIENCE The large carnivorous dinosaur reigned during the late Cretaceous Period, 65 million years ago. 12 hours
Tropical beetles face extinction threat
PHYS.ORG Climate change is putting many tropical high altitude beetles at risk of extinction, warn an international team of scientists. 13 hours
Secret Weapon for Space Travelers: A Steady Diet of TV?
SPACE.COM No one knows for sure what a long-range space journey will be like for the people on board. Nobody in the history of our species has ever had... 13 hours
Scientists create most powerful micro-scale bio-solar cell yet
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have created a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates a higher power density for longer than any existing cell of its kind. 13 hours
Here’s a breakdown of the animals that crossed the Pacific on 2011 tsunami debris
SCIENCE-NEWS Hundreds of marine animals from Japan have washed up on U.S. beaches since the destructive 2011 earthquake and tsunami. 14 hours
Search Of DNA In Dogs, Mice And People Finds 4 Genes Linked To OCD
NPR Scientists looking for genetic factors behind obsessive compulsive disorder looked for clues in the DNA of humans and two animal... 14 hours
Major advance in nanopore detection of peptides and proteins
SCIENCE DAILY Nanopore technology, which is used to sequence DNA, is cheap, hand-held and works in the jungle and in space. The use of this technology to identify peptides or proteins is... 15 hours
Mechanism explains how seizures may lead to memory loss
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers reveals a mechanism that can explain how even relatively infrequent seizures can lead to long-lasting cognitive deficits in animal models. 15 hours
Invasive ladybird species threatens other ladybirds in England
SCIENCE DAILY The harlequin ladybird was widely introduced across continental Europe to limit the population of pest insects. 15 hours
'Hiding in plain sight:' Discovery raises questions over scale of overlooked biodiversity
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have used cutting edge DNA technology to demonstrate that one of Europe's top freshwater predators is actually two species rather than one. 15 hours
Proteins and polymers: Spinning strands hint at folding dynamics
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created flexible strings of magnetized beads to model how natural and synthetic strands bend and fold in dynamic conditions. The work could enhance knowledge of how proteins and... 15 hours
Novel mechanism of resistance to anti-cancer drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have discovered a novel non-genetic cause of resistance to the targeted anti-cancer therapy cetuximab. Their findings suggest a strategy for overcoming this resistance. 15 hours
Oysters offer hot spot for reducing nutrient pollution
SCIENCE DAILY Marine scientists have quantified potentially denitrifying bacteria in the oyster gut and shell, with important implications for efforts to reduce nutrient levels in coastal waters through oyster restoration. 15 hours
Biology of childhood brain tumor subtypes offers clues to precision treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with... 15 hours
Researchers developed single cell level sorting technology using sound waves
PHYS.ORG Sound wave enables the sensation of hearing, and is an important way of communicating in the animal world. In physics, sound is considered as a mechanical vibration that... 16 hours
Icarus lifts off
PHYS.ORG After the launch of a Soyuz 2 rocket scheduled for October 12 was postponed by two days, the carrier rocket yesterday docked with the ISS. On board: the Icarus board computer, the future brain of the German-Russian animal observation system. 16 hours
Signaling pathway may be key to why autism is more common in boys
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered sex differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that make male mice more vulnerable... 16 hours
Saving hearts after heart attacks: Overexpression of a gene enhances repair of dead muscle
SCIENCE DAILY Biomedical engineers report a significant advance in efforts to repair a damaged heart after a heart attack, using grafted heart-muscle... 16 hours
Keratin, proteins from 54 million-year-old sea turtle show survival trait evolution
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins from a 54 million-year-old sea turtle hatchling. The work adds to the growing body of evidence supporting... 16 hours
Matchmaking with consequences
PHYS.ORG Most human tumours have one thing in common: They harbour drastically increased amounts of the so-called Myc proteins. Animal experiments show that such high Myc concentrations contribute to causing cancer. But Myc proteins not only have harmful properties, they are... 16 hours
Astronomers discover a post-asymptotic giant branch star with unusual evolutionary scenario
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Astronomers have detected a new metal-poor, luminous post-asymptotic giant branch star in the Small Magellanic Cloud. The newly found object, designated J005252.87-722842.9, appears to have undergone... 16 hours
How bees find their way home
PHYS.ORG How can a bee fly straight home in the middle of the night after a complicated route through thick vegetation in search of food? For the first time, researchers have been able to show what happens... 17 hours
How to behave at a zoo – according to science
PHYS.ORG With October half-term approaching, millions around the world will head to their local zoo to indulge in the Halloween activities and get a little fresh autumnal air in... 17 hours
A new type of robotic microscope
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Oldenburg University can now use a "digitizing robotic microscope" for biological and medical research. Oldenburg University is one of the few German universities where this new type of microscope, which costs approximately 200,000 euros,... 17 hours
Tough species of corals can go mobile and lay the foundations for new reefs in otherwise inhospitable areas, a stud
PHYS.ORG Tough species of corals can go mobile and... 17 hours
The use of jellyfish blooms as solutions for producing new products
PHYS.ORG While some people might find these slimy creatures at the beach very exciting, a number of species are poisonous; some tropical species are even among the... 17 hours
Habitat loss is the top threat to Australia's species
PHYS.ORG Earlier this month, Australia's outgoing Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews told ABC radio that land clearing is not the biggest threat to Australia's wildlife. His claim caused a stir among... 17 hours
Wolves found to be more cooperative with their own kind than dogs with theirs
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the Wolf Science Center and the Comparative Cognition, Messerli Research Institute, both part of the... 17 hours
Study uses precision medicine approach to find effective treatments for rare cancers
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, researchers have been able to identify effective treatments for patients with rare cancers by analyzing genes and proteins in their... 17 hours
The importance of asymmetry in bacteria
PHYS.ORG New research published in Nature Microbiology has highlighted a protein that functions as a membrane vacuum cleaner and which could be a potential new target for antibiotics. 17 hours
Microbes leave 'fingerprints' on Martian rocks
PHYS.ORG Scientists around Tetyana Milojevic from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna are in search of unique biosignatures, which are left on synthetic extraterrestrial minerals by microbial activity. The biochemist and astrobiologist investigates these... 17 hours
How far do invasive species travel?
PHYS.ORG Around the globe, an increasing number of plant and animal species are introduced into new regions through human activity. However, the global patterns of their distribution are only poorly understood to date. Researchers at the Senckenberg... 17 hours
Study sheds new light on why autism is more common in boys
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in... 17 hours
Researchers identify strategies to mitigate disturbed axonal transport in ALS patients
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers at VIB and KU Leuven used stem cell technology to generate motor neurons from ALS patients carrying mutations in FUS. They found... 17 hours
Key to expanding genetic code described
PHYS.ORG Yale scientists have described the atomic structure of a protein that is the key tool in efforts by synthetic biologists to expand the genetic code. 18 hours
Cascade of costs could push new gene therapy above $1 million per patient
NEWS MEDICAL Outrage over the high cost of cancer care has focused on skyrocketing drug prices, including the $475,000 price tag for the country's... 18 hours
USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain
NEWS MEDICAL Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption... 18 hours
Clues to the innate drug resistance of a cocoa-fermenting pathogen
PHYS.ORG At first glance, the yeast Candida krusei seems as innocuous as microbes come: it's used for fermenting cocoa beans and gives chocolate its pleasant aroma. But it's increasingly... 19 hours
New research shows dinosaur dung fertilizes planet
PHYS.ORG Whether it started with exhibits at the Natural History Museum or fun-terrified screams watching Jurassic Park, humans have always been awestruck by dinosaurs. 19 hours
Sunlight stimulates microbial respiration of organic carbon
PHYS.ORG Sunlight and microbes interact to degrade dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in surface waters, but scientists cannot currently predict the rate and extent of this degradation in either dark or light conditions. A recent study... 19 hours
Fish respond to predator attack by doubling growth rate
PHYS.ORG Scientists have known for years that when some fish sense predators eating members of their species, they try to depart the scene of the crime and swim toward safer waters.... 19 hours
Keratin, proteins from 54 million-year-old sea turtle show survival trait evolution
PHYS.ORG Researchers from North Carolina State University, Lund University in Sweden and the University of Hyogo in Japan have retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins from... 20 hours
Medical News Today: How broccoli protects your gut
MNT New research finds that broccoli might be beneficial for gastrointestinal health; it appears to regulate the microbiome and prevent leaky gut. 21 hours
Invasive ladybird species threatens other ladybirds in England
PHYS.ORG The harlequin ladybird, officially known as Harmonia axyridis, was widely introduced across continental Europe to limit the population of pest insects. In Britain, harlquins arrived primarily by spread from mainland Europe, and... 21 hours
'Hiding in plain sight'—Discovery raises questions over scale of overlooked biodiversity
PHYS.ORG Scientists have used cutting-edge DNA technology and museum samples collected over the past two centuries to reveal a new species of diving beetle living in streams... 21 hours
How broccoli protects your gut
MNT New research finds that broccoli might be beneficial for gastrointestinal health; it appears to regulate the microbiome and prevent leaky gut. 21 hours
ESnet's science DMZ design could help transfer, protect medical research data
PHYS.ORG Like other sciences, medical research is generating increasingly large datasets as doctors track health trends, the spread of diseases, genetic causes of illness and the like.... 22 hours
Team uses magnetic beads to model microscopic proteins, polymers
PHYS.ORG An engineered string of micronwide beads may take up the slack where computer modeling fails researchers who study the bending, folding and other movements of polymers or biomolecules like actin... 22 hours
Novel gene expression signature assay could help enhance lymphoma management
NEWS MEDICAL Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive cancer and the most frequently diagnosed non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide (nearly 40% of cases). Recent advancements indicate that both the prognosis... 24 hours
Columbia scientists receive grant from CZI to construct atlas of cells in human spinal cord
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute today received a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donor advised fund, an... 24 hours
CHOP researchers discover key differences among gene fusions in childhood brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas, the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine... 1 day
Scientists discover new non-genetic cause of resistance to anti-cancer therapies
NEWS MEDICAL The targeted anti-cancer therapies cetuximab and panitumumab are mainstays of treatment for advanced colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. 1 day
Early spectra of the gravitational wave source GW170817: Evolution of a neutron star merger
Science Magazine On 17 August 2017, Swope Supernova Survey 2017a (SSS17a) was discovered as the optical counterpart of the binary neutron star... 1 day
Findings reveal how seizures can have lasting detrimental effects on memory
NEWS MEDICAL Although it's been clear that seizures are linked to memory loss and other cognitive deficits in patients with Alzheimer's disease, how this happens has been puzzling.... 1 day
Father's diet before sex could contribute to changes in the offspring’s health, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL A new study, conducted by the University of Cincinnati (UC) biology professors Michal Polak and Joshua Benoit, suggests that a... 1 day
Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming
PHYS.ORG A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to... 1 day
Einstein scientists share $9 million NIH grant for longevity research
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists now believe that the Fountain of Youth flows from our genes, or at least from the genes of people who live healthy lives to age 100 or... 1 day
Clues to the Innate Drug Resistance of a Cocoa-Fermenting Pathogen
SCIENCE DAILY At first glance, the yeast Candida krusei seems as innocuous as microbes come: it’s used for fermenting cocoa beans and gives chocolate its pleasant aroma. But it’s increasingly... 1 day
Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'
NPR "Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," says sleep scientist Matthew Walker. His new book is Why... 1 day
An epigenetic key to unlock behavior change
PHYS.ORG When it comes to behaviour, researchers have moved beyond the "nature versus nurture" debate. It's understood that genes and environment both play a role. However, how they interact at a molecular level to shape... 1 day
Your Hair Color and Sleep Habits May Come from Neanderthals
LIVE SCIENCE Neanderthal DNA could influence your skin tone, hair color, sleep patterns, mood and even smoking behavior, a new study finds. 1 day
Toward efficient high-pressure desalination
SCIENCE DAILY One of the biggest operational challenges for desalination plants is the fouling of membranes by microbes. New research suggests a novel approach to reducing the rate of fouling, and thus improving desalination plant efficiency. 1 day
Researchers Uncover New Antibiotic Resistance Genes
SCI-NEWS.COM Chalmers University of Technology Professor Erik Kristiansson and co-authors have identified over 70 new metallo-β-lactamase genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. “Metallo-β-lactamases... 1 day
Risk of Caesarean section is heritable—Natural selection cannot reduce the rates of obstructed labour
PHYS.ORG During the last decades, rates of Caesarean section have multiplied; by now it is one of the most frequently performed... 2 days
Nidoviruses redundantly express genes and encode more proteins than previously believed, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Arteriviruses, a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that belongs to the order Nidovirales, produce more proteins and messenger RNAs than previously reported,... 2 days
How cells induce inflammation upon detection of cytoplasmic DNA
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has elucidated the mechanism by which human cells induce inflammation upon detection of cytoplasmic DNA. Notably, the signal network involved differs from that used in the same... 2 days
To understand the origins of pain, ask a flatworm
SCIENCE-NEWS A danger-sensing protein responds to hydrogen peroxide in planarians, results that hint at the evolutionary origins of people’s pain sensing. 2 days
Childhood poverty, poor support may drive up pregnant woman's biological age
SCIENCE DAILY Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising... 2 days
Nidoviruses redundantly express genes and encode more proteins than previously believed, study finds
PHYS.ORG Arteriviruses, a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that belongs to the order Nidovirales, produce more proteins and messenger RNAs than previously reported,... 2 days
Scientists demonstrate path to linking the genome to healthy tissues, disease
SCIENCE DAILY A study has reached a major milestone in establishing a baseline understanding of gene expression across healthy human tissues, and linking genes to disease. 2 days
Major advance in nanopore detection of peptides and proteins
PHYS.ORG Nanopore technology, which is used to sequence DNA, is cheap, hand-held and works in the jungle and in space. The use of this technology to identify peptides or proteins is... 2 days
Fanged kangaroo research could shed light on extinction
SCIENCE DAILY Fanged kangaroos -- an extinct family of small fanged Australian kangaroos -- might have survived at least five million years longer than previously thought. A new study has found the species might... 2 days
Sleep duration may affect the integrity of sperm DNA
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. In the study of 2020 semen samples provided by 796 male volunteers from... 2 days
New antibiotic resistance genes found
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA. 2 days
Fungicides and antidepressants in rivers alter the swimming and feeding behaviour of aquatic animals
PHYS.ORG Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemical products in rivers including fungicides to antidepressants can change the swimming and feeding behaviours... 2 days
More sightings of an endangered species don't always mean it's recovering
PHYS.ORG If more sightings of an endangered species are recorded, does that mean its numbers are increasing? Australia's native forest logging industry is arguing yes. 2 days
Research finds a dramatic increase in feral predators as fires make some native Australian animals even more vulnerable
PHYS.ORG Warily, the fox creeps up to sniff at a cluster of three... 2 days
Structural insights into processes at DNA damage sites
PHYS.ORG Ishan Deshpande and his colleagues from the group of Susan Gasser and the Protein Structure Facility at the FMI elucidated the mechanism of how Mec1-Ddc2, a tumor suppressor involved in DNA damage... 2 days
Ocean atmosphere rife with microbes
PHYS.ORG Microbes are dispersed widely over the oceans with islands acting as stepping-stones to help transport of land-based organisms. 2 days
Study finds link between sleep duration and measure of chromosomal health in sperm
NEWS MEDICAL A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. The findings are published in... 2 days
Scientists Identify New Molecular Pathway that Controls Aging
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has discovered a conserved molecular pathway that... 2 days
Genome-wide data from a 40,000-year-old man in China reveals complicated genetic history of Asia
PHYS.ORG The biological makeup of humans in East Asia is shaping up to be a very complex story, with greater diversity... 2 days
Unexpected finding in the cell's power plant
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that the protein complex RNase P in the cell's mitochondria behaves differently than previously thought. The findings, published in Nucleic Acids Research, give important new clues on how... 2 days
How to save giant tropical fruit bats: Work with local hunters who use bat teeth as money
PHYS.ORG Bats often get the short end of the stick—when you look around in October,... 2 days
Medical News Today: How do genes and lifestyle choices affect lifespan?
MNT Researchers have analyzed abundant genetic and lifestyle data, and they warn that our lifestyle choices can have a serious impact on our life expectancy. 2 days
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