Biology
Warmer winters threaten UK blackcurrant farming  SCIENCE DAILY · 35 minutes
Warmer winters may not provide sufficient chilling for blackcurrants in the UK, delaying the start of the growing season and resulting in reduced yields and lower fruit quality, researchers have found. Speaking at the British Ecological... more
Crime solvers embraced genetic genealogy  SCIENCE-NEWS · 36 minutes
DNA searches of a public genealogy database are closing cases and opening privacy concerns. more
The gene helping submerged plants  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Climate change threatens plants as the risks of flooding increase. A new study from Stockholm University shows that special genes are key to keeping plants from withering, remaining healthy and resistant to a lack of oxygen when they... more
Dutch to ban raw ivory sales from 2019  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
The Netherlands said Monday it will ban all raw ivory sales from next year, as it unveiled the results of a major operation to combat trafficking in endangered animals and plants. more
RNA sequencing offers novel insights into the microbiome  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Researchers have come up with a revolutionary strategy for studying the activity of the gut microbiome – using high-throughput sequencing of tRNA. more
Newly-Identified Human Protein Inhibits Replication of Ebola Virus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 hours
A team of scientists led by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, J. David Gladstone Institutes, Georgia State... more
New RNA sequencing strategy provides insight into microbiomes  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Researchers from the University of Chicago have developed a high-throughput RNA sequencing strategy to study the activity of the gut microbiome. more
New European-funded project aims to improve microbiome research  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
The newly started European-funded project MicrobiomeSupport held its kick-off meeting on 28 November 2018 in Ottawa, Canada. more
AHF urges the WHO to expedite approval process for vaccine effective against Ebola  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
With the world's second worst Ebola outbreak in history recently spreading to a major city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,... more
'Treasure trove' of dinosaur footprints found in southern England  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
More than 85 well-preserved dinosaur footprints—made by at least seven different species—have been uncovered in East Sussex, representing the most diverse and detailed collection of these trace fossils from the... more
TGen receives PayPal grant to underwrite costs of genetic tests for children with rare disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
The Translational Genomics Research Institute, an affiliate of City of Hope, today announced a $10,000 grant from PayPal... more
Drones can detect protected nightjar nests  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Thermal-sensing cameras mounted on drones may offer a safer and more cost-effective way to locate nests of the elusive European nightjar in forestry work and construction areas, according to new research presented at the British Ecological... more
Geneticists make new discovery about how a baby's sex is determined  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Medical researchers have made a new discovery about how a baby's sex is determined: it's not just about the X-Y chromosomes, but involves a 'regulator' that... more
Climate and vegetation shape wildfire risk in Hawai'i  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
A new research paper by Dr. Clay Trauernicht is the first study to link climate change to increasing wildfire probability in Hawai'i, and one of the few that looks at this question... more
A new neptune-size exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The remarkable exoplanet discoveries made by the Kepler and K2 missions have enabled astronomers to begin to piece together the history of the Earth and to understand how and why it differs from its diverse exoplanetary cousins. Two still outstanding... more
Scientists Try to Save Woolly Monkeys from Extinction … by Training Them to Be Wild Again  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive... more
Folate deficiency creates more damaging chromosomal abnormalities than previously known  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Folate deficiency creates more problems in connection with DNA replication than researchers had hitherto assumed, researchers from the University of Copenhagen show in a new study. more
Researchers uncover microRNAs involved in the control of social behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The recent discovery of microRNAs as key regulators of biological processes has fueled an explosion of research activity into their function in health and disease. more
California mandates 100-percent zero-emission bus fleet  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
California moved Friday to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road. more
Leo DiCaprio's Rumored Plan to Buy a Dinosaur Duo Has Paleontologists Upset  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to be in the market for a $2.5 million dinosaur duo: a meat-eating Allosaurus mother and babe, according to Page... more
Surviving one of Earth’s most extreme environments  MIT · 3 days
New research finds a unique component of cell membranes in an archaea species conveys protection against acidic surroundings. more
Tracking the footprints of protein synthesis  MIT · 3 days
Researchers refine how they quantify protein production, showing the remarkably similar precision with which bacteria and eukaryotes both tune their gene expression. more
Mention of 'fossil fuels' cut from videos at UN climate talks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Videos produced by environmental groups to be shown to thousands of participants in a major UN climate summit were banned by organisers for mentioning fossil fuels,... more
Counting the breaths of wild porpoises reveals their revved-up metabolism  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
A new method tracks harbor porpoises’ breathing to collect rare information on the energy needs of the marine mammals. more
For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Hawksbill turtles aren't the only marine turtles threatened by the destabilizing effects of climate change, but a new study from researchers at... more
TRM maintenance is regulated by tissue damage via P2RX7  Science Magazine · 3 days
Tissue-resident memory T cells (TRM) are noncirculating immune cells that contribute to the first line of local defense against reinfections. Their location at hotspots of pathogen encounter frequently exposes TRM... more
Internal strain tunes electronic correlations on the nanoscale  Science Magazine · 3 days
In conventional metals, charge carriers basically move freely. In correlated electron materials, however, the electrons may become localized because of strong Coulomb interactions, resulting in an insulating state. Despite considerable progress in... more
Scientists overhaul corn domestication story with multidisciplinary analysis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists are revising the history of one of the world's most important crops. Drawing on genetic and archaeological evidence, researchers have found that a predecessor of today's corn plants still bearing many... more
Noncoding mutations contribute to autism risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A whole-genome sequencing study of nearly 2,000 families has implicated mutations in 'promoter regions' of the genome -- regions that precede the start of a gene -- in autism. The study is the first genome-wide analysis... more
Ebola-fighting protein discovered in human cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new study. The newly discovered ability of the... more
Shrinking objects to the nanoscale  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have invented a new way to fabricate nanoscale 3D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, semiconducting quantum dots, and DNA. more
Colorado River Delta report provides restoration road map  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Four growing seasons after the engineered spring flood of the Colorado River Delta in March 2014, the delta's birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit. The diversity and abundance of birds of... more
HIV vaccine protects non-human primates from infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New research shows that an experimental HIV vaccine strategy works in non-human primates. In the study, rhesus macaque monkeys produced neutralizing antibodies against one strain of HIV that resembles the resilient viral form that... more
For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a... more
Colorado River Delta report provides restoration road map  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Four growing seasons after the engineered spring flood of the Colorado River Delta in March 2014, the delta's birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit, according to a report prepared for the... more
Mammalian keratin genes and adaptation to living on land or sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have performed one of the largest comparative genomic studies to help determine the key molecular and evolutionary origins of mammalian adaptations seen in skin proteins. more
Prostate cancer: New computer model enables researchers to predict course of disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
How does a normal cell turn into a deadly cancer? Seeking an answer to this Question researchers examined the tumor genomes of nearly 300... more
A role for microRNAs in social behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have uncovered a microRNA cluster that regulates synaptic strength and is involved in the control of social behavior in mammals. The researchers presume that their discovery may point to new therapeutic strategies for... more
There is hope amidst environmental anxiety, says a scholar of ecotheology  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Climate change affects everyone. Awareness of the vast scope and rapid pace of the required adjustments may cause feelings of impotence. According to Panu Pihkala, an... more
Scientists warn of slow progress towards United Nations biodiversity targets  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists from the United States and Brazil warn that the current global progress toward United Nations (UN) sustainability goals is not fast enough to avert the biodiversity crisis.... more
On the horizon: Looking ahead for global conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Every year for the last decade, an expert team of horizon scanners, science communicators and researchers have identified the top emerging issues in global conservation. This year's team included Fauna & Flora... more
Orangutans can communicate about the past just like humans, new research finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The evolution of language converted a defenceless naked ape into a world-dominating force. It fundamentally transformed how humans transmit information and knowledge. A large... more
Moun­tain birds de­clin­ing in Europe  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Population data for European mountain birds had been combined in a recent study, with worrying results: The abundance of mountain-specialist birds has declined by as much as 10 percent since 2000. more
Tale of two trees: New web tool estimates gene trees with ease  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Gene trees, much like family trees, trace the lineage of a particular gene from its deep ancestral roots to its still-growing branches. By comparing... more
Studying marine biodiversity from pole to pole  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Many scientists around the world are studying marine biodiversity—the variety of life forms in the ocean. But there is no common standard for how to conduct this research or to compile the data from... more
Horned dinosaur Crittendenceratops discovered in Arizona  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Palentologists are announcing a new dinosaur discovery in the southwest United States. Crittendenceratops krzyzanowskii is a new ceratopsid (horned) dinosaur from 73-million-year-old (Late Cretaceous) rocks in southern Arizona. It is one of the few dinosaurs named... more
Magic number colloidal clusters  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Complexity in nature often results from self-assembly, and is considered particularly robust. Compact clusters of elemental particles can be shown to be of practical relevance, and are found in atomic nuclei, nanoparticles or viruses. An interdisciplinary team of researchers led... more
Geneticists discover how sex-linked disorders arise  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have discovered a regulatory gene carried on the Y chromosome that determines whether a baby will be male or female and the risk of disease. more
Scientists Identify Eight New Genetic Variants Responsible for Red Hair  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
By performing genome-wide analyses across hair colors, researchers at the University of Edinburgh, UK, have discovered... more
Counting the breaths of wild porpoises reveal their revved-up metabolism  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
A new method tracks harbor porpoises’ breathing to collect rare information on the energy needs of the marine mammals. more
Recurrence of urinary tract infection may depend on bacterial strain, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Genetically diverse bacterial strains that cause urinary tract infections differ in their ability to trigger protective immune responses in mice, potentially explaining why these... more
The uterus plays a role in memory, study finds  MNT · 3 days
According to a recent study conducted in an animal model, the uterus appears to interact with the brain, and its removal can affect some cognitive skills. more
Medical News Today: The uterus plays a role in memory, study finds  MNT · 3 days
According to a recent study conducted in an animal model, the uterus appears to interact with the brain, and its removal can affect some... more
Face masks may offer protection against staph bacteria for hog farm workers and their household members  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Face masks appear to provide important protection against drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria for hog farm workers... more
Mammalian collagen nanofibrils become stronger and tougher with exercise  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Collagen is the fundamental building block of muscles, tissues, tendons, and ligaments in mammals. It is also widely used in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Although scientists have a good understanding... more
Genetically modified pigs could limit replication of classical swine fever virus, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus, according to a study published December 13 in... more
Fishing pressure and climate change challenge Tokelau's food security  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tokelau's fish-dependent population may be at risk of seeing its main source of locally available animal protein dramatically reduced if the amounts and species of fish caught by local fishers... more
Study unearths sensory switches controlling infanticide and parental behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Many species of mammals have evolved what appear to be paradoxical behaviors towards their young. Like humans, most exhibit nurturing, protective behaviors, and in some circumstances even act as surrogate... more
UA scientists uncover biological processes leading to rare brain disorder in babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Babies born with pontocerebellar hypoplasia type Ib often do not survive past one year. Born with an underdeveloped brain, infants struggle to move, feed... more
Sewage bacteria found lurking in Hudson River sediments  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study shows that fecal bacteria from sewage are living in far greater quantities in near-shore sediments of the Hudson River than in the water itself. more
Genetic marker, predictor of early relapse in common childhood cancer discovered  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Nova Southeastern University researchers recently discovered that by testing the level of NER (nucleotide excision repair) gene expression, pediatric oncologists can determine the likelihood of early... more
Researchers discover protein involved in nematode stress response  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
When humans experience stress, their inner turmoil may not be apparent to an outside observer. But many animals deal with stressful circumstances - overcrowded conditions, not enough food - by completely remodeling... more
Study sheds new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
When the West Nile virus (WNV) was initially isolated in two patients at a Queens, N.Y., hospital in the summer of 1999, it would have been hard to anticipate how quickly one common species... more
Chromatrap buffer reagents for lysing cells offer many benefits  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Porvair Sciences announce how its Chromatrap Lysis and Hypotonic buffers play a crucial role in enabling researchers to better explore and understand the underlying processes and mechanisms that drive biological... more
Unpredictable food sources drive some bats to cooperatively search for food  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
With the help of novel miniature sensors, biologists have found that bat species foraged socially if their food sources were in unpredictable locations, such as insect... more
Plants' defense against insects is a bouquet  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have revealed how the mixture of chemical weapons deployed by plants keeps marauding insects off base better than a one-note defense. This insight goes beyond the ecological convention of studying a single chemical... more
Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a new study. more
Whether a urinary tract infection recurs may depend on the bacterial strain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Genetically diverse bacterial strains that cause urinary tract infections differ in their ability to trigger protective immune responses in mice, potentially explaining why these... more
New interactions between Ebola virus and human proteins discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Several new connections have been discovered between the proteins of the Ebola virus and human host cells, a finding that provides insight on ways to prevent the deadly Ebola virus... more
Biologists turn eavesdropping viruses into bacterial assassins  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have found a bacteria-killing virus that can listen in on bacterial conversations -- and then they made it attack diseases including salmonella, E. coli and cholera. more
Drug targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika viruses found in lab study  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every year and result in severe illness,... more
Sewage bacteria lurking in Hudson river sediments, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study shows that fecal bacteria from sewage are living in far greater quantities in near-shore sediments of the Hudson River than in the water itself. The river's pollution... more
To repair DNA damage, plants need good contractors  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers report which genes are turned on or off, and in which order, to orchestrate the cellular processes required to protect and repair the genome in response to DNA damage. The research... more
Protein involved in nematode stress response identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
When humans experience stress, their inner turmoil may not be apparent to an outside observer. But many animals deal with stressful circumstances -- overcrowded conditions, not enough food -- by completely remodeling their bodies.... more
Genetic marker, predictor of early relapse in pediatric ALL uncovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers recently discovered that by testing the level of NER (nucleotide excision repair) gene expression, pediatric oncologists can determine the likelihood of early relapse (less than three years)... more
Collagen nanofibrils in mammalian tissues get stronger with exercise  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Collagen is the fundamental building block of muscles, tissues, tendons, and ligaments in mammals. It is also widely used in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Although scientists have a good understanding... more
Unpredictable food sources drive some bats to cooperatively search for food  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Humans aren't the only species that have dinner parties. Scientists have observed many animals, including bats, eating in groups. However, little was known about whether bats... more
Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal... more
Protein involved in nematode stress response identified  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When humans experience stress, their inner turmoil may not be apparent to an outside observer. But many animals deal with stressful circumstances—overcrowded conditions, not enough food—by completely remodeling their bodies. These stress-induced forms, whether... more
To repair DNA damage, plants need good contractors  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When a building is damaged, a general contractor often oversees various subcontractors—framers, electricians, plumbers and drywall hangers—to ensure repairs are done in the correct order and on time. more
New undersea maps lead to hydrothermal vent and species discoveries  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A spectacular new hydrothermal vent field, named JaichMatt, has been discovered during an expedition aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's R/V Falkor. The vents were identified using Monterey Bay Aquarium... more
Study finds sewage bacteria lurking in Hudson river sediments  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study shows that fecal bacteria from sewage are living in far greater quantities in near-shore sediments of the Hudson River than in the water itself. The river's pollution... more
Plants' defense against insects is a bouquet  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Michigan State University scholar Andrea Glassmire and her colleagues have revealed how the mixture of chemical weapons deployed by plants keeps marauding insects off base better than a one-note defense. This insight goes beyond... more
Acne could have a genetic basis find researchers promising new cure  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In one of the pioneering genetic studies of acne, it has been seen that the condition that affects millions of teenagers and adults could have a... more
Medical News Today: What to know about HIV false-positives  MNT · 4 days
A false-positive HIV test occurs when a test incorrectly indicates that a person has contracted the virus. It can be stressful, and seeking support, taking another test, and learning the... more
CRISPR joins battle of the bulge, fights obesity without edits to genome  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A weighty new study shows that CRISPR therapies can cut fat without cutting DNA. Researchers describe how a modified version of CRISPR was used... more
Researchers discover Ebola-fighting protein in human cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. more
Study uncovers new genetic clues to frontotemporal dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Unlike the more common Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia tends to afflict young people. It accounts for an estimated 20 percent of all cases of early-onset dementia. more
A-maize-ing genetic sleuthing rewrites history of corn  REUTERS · 4 days
The history of corn, one of humankind's indispensable staple crops, is far more complicated that previously known, according to scientists who conducted... more
Novel mechanisms of dengue and Zika virus infections and link to microcephaly  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal strategies the viruses use to successfully infect their host and a link to... more
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Tour Jezero Crater! Fly Over the Landing Site of NASA's Next Mars Rover (Video)
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Orangutans can communicate about the past just like humans, new research finds
PHYS.ORG
Study reveals striking decline of Vermont's bumble bees
PHYS.ORG
Five new species of sea slugs found in the ocean depths
PHYS.ORG
Students around the globe collect quality, eye-opening research data on mammals
PHYS.ORG
Teenage sexting: We're letting young people down by not talking about it
PHYS.ORG
Taking uncertainty out of cancer prognosis
SCIENCE DAILY
Dracula ants possess fastest known animal appendage: The snap-jaw
PHYS.ORG
A glimpse into future oceans
PHYS.ORG
Why biodiversity is key to our survival
PHYS.ORG
Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences
PHYS.ORG
Discovery of gene that is calorie-burning and reduces fat storage
NEWS MEDICAL
Video: Why Antarctic fish don't freeze to death
PHYS.ORG
Pea aphid youngsters use piggyback rides to escape a crisis
SCIENCE-NEWS
Gut microbiome differs among ethnicities, researchers find
PHYS.ORG
VIDEO: To Save A Fox, Scientists Took To Land, Air And Sea
NPR
Bacteria under stress can live without cell wall
PHYS.ORG
Nanoscale tweezers can perform single-molecule 'biopsies' on individual cells
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Deepwater corals thrive at the bottom of the ocean, but can't escape human impacts
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Study shows mitochondrial DNA can be passed through fathers – what does this mean for genetics?
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