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Medical News Today: Hepatitis C outside the body and other virus facts
MNT In this article, we take a look at how long the hepatitis C virus can survive outside the body, and how this impacts on... 13 hours
a model of mars like protoplanets shed light on early solar activity A Model of Mars-Like Protoplanets Shed Light on Early Solar Activity
ASTRO WATCH A scientist from Siberian Federal University (SFU) and his colleagues from Austria and Germany... 13 hours
better way to weigh millions of solitary stars Better Way to Weigh Millions of Solitary Stars
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have come up with a new and improved method for measuring the masses of millions of solitary stars, especially... 1 day
Committed to relatives: Hounds and wolves share their parasites
SCIENCE DAILY Grey wolves, as all wild animals, are hosts to a variety of parasites. The presence of grey wolves in German forests has little influence on the parasite burden of hunting... 2 days
Genetic study uncovers fungal sex secrets, which shed light on candidiasis
SCIENCE DAILY A new genetic analysis of fungal yeast infections (candidiasis) from around the world has revealed surprising secrets about how these microbes reproduce and cause disease, according... 2 days
Study reveals biology behind why muscle stem cells respond differently to aging or injury
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute describes the biology behind why muscle stem... 2 days
Distinct human mutations can alter the effect of medicine
SCIENCE DAILY About one third of all medicine binds to the same type of receptor in the human body. An estimated three percent of the population have receptors of this type that... 2 days
Genetic instructions from mom set the pattern for embryonic development
SCIENCE DAILY A new study indicates an essential role for a maternally inherited gene in embryonic development. The study found that zebrafish that failed to inherit specific genetic instructions from... 2 days
New genetic analysis of candidiasis reveals surprising fungal sex secrets
NEWS MEDICAL Working together with researchers in the Université Paris-Sud in France and University Medical Centre Göttingen in Germany, ICREA Research Professor Toni Gabaldón and his team at the Centre... 2 days
Cordillera Azul Antbird: New Bird Species Discovered in Peru
SCI-NEWS.COM A distinctive new species of antbird has been discovered in the humid montane forests of the San Martin... 2 days
Scientists advance knowledge of plant reproduction
SCIENCE DAILY Two groups of plant molecular biologists have long studied how pollen tubes and pistils, the male and female parts of flowers, communicate to achieve fertilization in plants. Now they report that they have identified a pair... 2 days
Complex, old-growth forests may protect some bird species in a warming climate
SCIENCE DAILY Old forests that contain large trees and a diversity of tree sizes and species may offer refuge to some types of birds facing threats... 2 days
Complex, old-growth forests may protect some bird species in a warming climate
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Old forests that contain large trees and a diversity of tree sizes and species may offer refuge to some types of birds facing threats... 2 days
Our memory shifts into high gear when we think about raising our children, new study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Human memory has evolved so people better recall events encountered while they are thinking about raising... 2 days
Researchers track muscle stem cell dynamics in response to injury and aging
SCIENCE DAILY A new study describes the biology behind why muscle stem cells respond differently to aging or injury. The findings have important implications for the... 2 days
Artificial intelligence used to identify bacteria quickly and accurately
SCIENCE DAILY Microscopes enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) could help clinical microbiologists diagnose potentially deadly blood infections and improve patients' odds of survival, according to microbiologists. 2 days
GAPs in early life facilitate immune tolerance
Science Magazine Goblet cells deliver microbial antigens to generate regulatory T cells before and during weaning to induce long-term tolerance to symbionts. 2 days
Microbial antigen encounter during a preweaning interval is critical for tolerance to gut bacteria
Science Magazine We have a mutually beneficial relationship with the trillions of microorganisms inhabiting our gastrointestinal tract. However, maintaining this relationship requires... 2 days
Reactivity of prehydrated electrons toward nucleobases and nucleotides in aqueous solution
Science Magazine DNA damage induced via dissociative attachment by low-energy electrons (0 to 20 eV) is well studied in both gas and condensed phases. However, the reactivity of... 2 days
Medical News Today: Breast cancer: These gene variations may shorten young women's survival
MNT New research finds that young women with early-onset breast cancer possess variations in a specific gene that might affect their survival. 2 days
3-D nanoscale imaging made possible
SCIENCE DAILY Imaging at the nanoscale is important to a plethora of modern applications in materials science, physics, biology, medicine and other fields. Limitations of current techniques are, e.g. their resolution, imaging speed or the inability to look behind opaque... 2 days
Cancer immunotherapy’s effectiveness may depend on patient’s genetic makeup
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer cells arise when DNA is mutated, and these cells should be recognized as "foreign" by the immune system. However, cancer cells have found ways to evade detection by the... 2 days
Genetic instructions from mom set the pattern for embryonic development
PHYS.ORG A new study indicates an essential role for a maternally inherited gene in embryonic development. The study found that zebrafish that failed to inherit specific genetic instructions from... 2 days
How much can late Permian ecosystems tell us about modern Earth? A lot.
PHYS.ORG A whopping two hundred and fifty-two million years ago, Earth was crawling with bizarre animals, including dinosaur cousins resembling Komodo dragons and... 2 days
How much soil goes down the drain—new data on soil lost due to water
PHYS.ORG According to a new study by the University of Basel, the European Commission - Joint Research Centre and the Centre... 2 days
In marine mammals’ battle of the sexes, vaginal folds can make the difference
SCIENCE-NEWS Patricia Brennan and colleagues found certain female ocean mammals have vaginal folds that give them an advantage in mating 2 days
Medical News Today: Hemophilia cure? Gene therapy trial shows dramatic results
MNT A year after gene therapy treatment, people with hemophilia A are showing normal levels of clotting factor and big reductions in bleeding. 2 days
Nanoparticles as a solution against antibiotic resistance?
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have succeeded in developing an efficient method to treat mucoviscidosis. Crucial are nanoparticles that transport the antibiotics more efficiently to their destination. First of all, the active particles need to have a certain... 2 days
Cancer immunotherapy may work better in patients with specific genes
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have been trying to understand why and have recently found how an individual's own genes can play a role in the response to the immunotherapy drugs. 2 days
Why the idea that the English have a common Anglo-Saxon origin is a myth
PHYS.ORG The idea that there is a common Anglo-Saxon ancestry based on biology is gaining currency among some right-wing and religious... 3 days
Rare gene mutation gives rise to low sensitivity to pain
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at University College London have identified a rare gene mutation in an Italian family who have little sensitivity to some forms of pain. Chronic pain caused by... 3 days
Potato blight's chemical attack mechanism explained
PHYS.ORG A team of international researchers headed by scientists from the University of Tübingen has deciphered the workings of a cytolytic toxin, which is produced by some of the world's most devastating crop diseases. The Cytolysin is... 3 days
3-D nanoscale imaging made possible
PHYS.ORG Imaging at the nanoscale is important to a plethora of modern applications in materials science, physics, biology, medicine and other fields. Limitations of current techniques are, e.g. their resolution, imaging speed or the inability to look behind opaque... 3 days
The locomotion of hominins in the Pleistocene was just as efficient as that of current humans
PHYS.ORG In an article published recently in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, researchers from the Paleophysiology... 3 days
Earwax like ice cores—unlocking the past hidden in whale earplugs
PHYS.ORG Farzaneh Mansouri's future data collectors are cruising around oceans worldwide, following blooms of productivity and accumulating decades of information—all in their earwax. Mansouri, an environmental scientist at Baylor... 3 days
Study analyzes the peculiar cranial anatomy of howler monkeys
PHYS.ORG Emiliano Bruner, of the Paleoneurobiology Group of the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), has just published an article in the American Journal of Primatology, which analyzes... 3 days
Researchers examine link between tumor mutational burden and response to immune checkpoint therapy
NEWS MEDICAL Predicting how patients will respond to anti-cancer therapies can be vital in informing clinical decisions and improving treatment outcome. 3 days
Epigenetic rheostat uncovers how gene regulation is inherited and maintained
PHYS.ORG While our genome contains a vast repertoire of genes that are responsible for virtually all of the cellular and developmental processes life requires, it is the complex dance... 3 days
Corn genetics provides insight into the crop's historical spread across the Americas
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Iowa State University scientists have taken a journey through the past by studying the genetic changes in corn brought about by domestication. 3 days
Video: Insect biology students learn art of bug-based dyes
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Cochineal bugs use a coloring as a defense mechanism, but humans have learned to use it to dye fabric. Before the advent of synthetic dyes, all dyes were made from insects... 3 days
Mammal long thought extinct in Australia resurfaces
PHYS.ORG A crest-tailed mulgara, a small carnivorous marsupial known only from fossilised bone fragments and presumed extinct in NSW for more than century, has been discovered in Sturt National Park north-west of Tibooburra. 3 days
Nanoparticles as a possible solution to antibiotic resistance
PHYS.ORG Around one in 3,300 children in Germany is born with mucoviscidosis. A characteristic of this illness is that one channel albumen on the cell surface is disturbed by mutations. Thus, the amount... 3 days
Medicare fails to recover hundreds of millions of dollars in lab overcharges
NEWS MEDICAL Five years ago, Companion DX Reference Lab hoped to cash in on cutting-edge genetic tests paid for by Medicare. 3 days
Sumatran Rhinoceros Genome Sequenced
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of scientists has produced the first whole-genome sequence for the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), the smallest of the five living rhino species and is... 3 days
New research linking cancer-inhibiting proteins to cell antennae
PHYS.ORG Danish researchers have just presented a previously unknown mechanism that inhibits the ability of cells to develop into cancer cells. Their findings have important implications for the understanding of how cancer starts,... 3 days
Medical News Today: Need more sleep than most people? Blame your genes
MNT Do you need 12 hours of sleep per day to function? Or is 2 hours per night enough for you? A new study investigates... 3 days
Inherited gene variation may be to blame for poor survival of patients with early-onset breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by scientists at the University of Southampton has found that inherited variation... 3 days
Fusion gene may be found in cSCC lesions on skin exposed frequently to the sun
NEWS MEDICAL A fusion gene is a single composite gene that is the result of the combination of two formerly... 3 days
Bioluminescent succinate detection monitors dioxygenases and JMJC demethylases
PHYS.ORG A new (and freely available) original research article published ahead-of-print at SLAS Discovery Online describes a new methodology that enables the investigation of a large number of structurally conserved enzymes belonging to... 3 days
How defeating THOR could bring a hammer down on cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have uncovered a novel gene they named THOR. It's a highly conserved long non-coding RNA that plays a role in cancer development. Knocking it out can halt... 3 days
Scientists unravel mystery of how immune cells remember infections decades later
NEWS MEDICAL A perplexing question in immunology has been, how do immune cells remember an infection or a vaccination so that they can spring into action decades later?... 3 days
To sleep or not: Researchers explore complex genetic network behind sleep duration
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified differences in a group of genes they say might help explain why some people need a lot more sleep -- and... 3 days
Tracking planned experiments online could spot ways to improve animal testing
SCIENCE DAILY An online database of study summaries could be systematically evaluated to uncover new information about animal testing, including potential targets for efforts to minimize harm to... 3 days
Genetic variations may help identify people at high-risk for chronic pain after surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Genetics may play a role in determining whether patients experience chronic pain after surgery, suggests a study published today in the Online... 3 days
Experience of reflex walking refines perception of biological motion during early infancy
NEWS MEDICAL Ten-week-old babies can learn from practicing walking months before they begin walking themselves say researchers. 3 days
maven sheds light on habitability of distant planets MAVEN Sheds Light on Habitability of Distant Planets
ASTRO WATCH How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it were orbiting a red dwarf star? It’s a complex... 3 days
Stressed-out worms hit the snooze button
SCIENCE DAILY When you catch a nasty cold, curling up in bed to sleep may be the only activity you can manage. Sleeping in response to stress isn't a uniquely human behavior: many other animals have the same... 3 days
New antbird species discovered in Peru
SCIENCE DAILY LSU describes a distinctive new species of antbird from humid montane forest of the Cordillera Azul, Martin Region, Peru. 3 days
New antbird species discovered in Peru
PHYS.ORG It was July 10, 2016 when Dan Lane, Fernando Angulo, Jesse Fagan, and I rolled into the coffee-growing town of Flor de Café in north-central Peru. This town lies in the Cordillera Azul—a picturesque series of... 3 days
Researchers discover how cells remember infections decades later
PHYS.ORG A perplexing question in immunology has been, how do immune cells remember an infection or a vaccination so that they can spring into action decades later? Research led by scientists at the... 3 days
bright areas on ceres suggest geologic activity Bright Areas on Ceres Suggest Geologic Activity
ASTRO WATCH If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable... 3 days
Putting the breaks on driverless cars, and dolphins that can muffle their ears
Science Magazine Whales and dolphins have incredibly sensitive hearing and are known to be harmed by loud underwater noises. David Grimm talks with Sarah... 3 days
The peculiar cranial anatomy of howler monkeys
SCIENCE DAILY A new study analyzes the peculiar cranial structure and variability of the best-known species of South American howler monkey, Alouatta seniculus, using geometric models in three dimensions and multivariate statistics. 3 days
Couples win lawsuit over donated eggs with genetic defect
ABC NEWS Two couples that gave birth to children with a genetic defect later traced to donated eggs have won a lawsuit against a New York fertility doctor and his clinic 3 days
Tracking planned experiments online could spot ways to improve animal testing
PHYS.ORG An online database of study summaries could be systematically evaluated to uncover new information about animal testing, including potential targets for efforts to minimize harm to... 3 days
Researchers identify a pair of receptors essential to male-female plant communications
PHYS.ORG Two groups of plant molecular biologists, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Peking University, China, have long studied how pollen tubes and pistils, the male... 3 days
To sleep or not: Researchers explore complex genetic network behind sleep duration
PHYS.ORG Scientists have identified differences in a group of genes they say might help explain why some people need a lot more sleep—and others less—than... 3 days
If You Suck at Dating, It's Not You: It's Evolution
LIVE SCIENCE Roughly 50 percent of humans find it hard to find or keep a romantic partner. The reason may be evolutionary. 3 days
Monkeys infected by mosquito bites further Zika virus research
SCIENCE DAILY Monkeys who catch Zika virus through bites from infected mosquitoes develop infections that look like human Zika cases, and may help researchers understand the many ways Zika can be transmitted. 3 days
Single-stranded DNA and RNA origami
Science Magazine Self-folding of an information-carrying polymer into a defined structure is foundational to biology and offers attractive potential as a synthetic strategy. Although multicomponent self-assembly has produced complex synthetic nanostructures, unimolecular folding has seen limited progress. We describe a... 3 days
Bacteria go the distance in cancer
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Eudicot plant-specific sphingolipids determine host selectivity of microbial NLP cytolysins
Science Magazine Necrosis and ethylene-inducing peptide 1–like (NLP) proteins constitute a superfamily of proteins produced by plant pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and oomycetes. Many NLPs are cytotoxins that facilitate microbial infection... 3 days
Structural basis of membrane disruption and cellular toxicity by {alpha}-synuclein oligomers
Science Magazine Oligomeric species populated during the aggregation process of α-synuclein have been linked to neuronal impairment in Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. By using solution and... 3 days
Enzyme-free nucleic acid dynamical systems
Science Magazine Chemistries exhibiting complex dynamics—from inorganic oscillators to gene regulatory networks—have been long known but either cannot be reprogrammed at will or rely on the sophisticated enzyme chemistry underlying the central dogma. Can simpler molecular mechanisms, designed from scratch,... 3 days
Medical News Today: Silencing 'junk' gene could halt tumor growth
MNT Researchers have found that a gene they call THOR produces a long, non-coding RNA that has a role in cancer, and whose silencing stops tumor growth. 3 days
Synthetic protein packages its own genetic material and evolves
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created computationally designed protein assemblies, that display some functions normally associated with living things, in the search for ways to transport therapeutic cargo into specific types of cells... 3 days
Sumatran rhinos never recovered from losses during the Pleistocene, genome evidence shows
PHYS.ORG The Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is one of the most threatened mammals on earth. By 2011, only about 200 of the rhinos were thought... 3 days
Frequent sun exposure may cue gene fusion found in skin cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have determined that a particular fusion gene has a tendency to be found in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) lesions on skin exposed frequently to... 3 days
Ancient genetic mutation helps explain origin of some human organs
SCIENCE DAILY A genetic mutation that occurred over 700 million years ago may have contributed to the development of certain organs in human beings and other vertebrates. This change, a... 3 days
Lizards of Oz take toll on turtle eggs
SCIENCE DAILY Goannas have overtaken foxes as the number one predator of the endangered loggerhead turtle at its second largest Queensland nesting beach. A new study has found that since feral red foxes were... 3 days
DNA: Supercoiling pushes molecular handcuffs along chromatin fibres
SCIENCE DAILY As it squeezes down the chromatin fiber, the cohesin protein complex extrudes a growing loop of DNA -- a bit like the quick-lacing system of trail-running shoes. But what is powering the... 3 days
How a gene mutation could help to treat chronic pain
MNT Researchers suggest that a rare gene mutation that causes insensitivity to pain could be utilized to uncover new treatments for chronic pain. 3 days
Mosquito-infected monkeys may provide better understanding of Zika transmission routes
NEWS MEDICAL Monkeys who catch Zika virus through bites from infected mosquitoes develop infections that look like human Zika cases, and may help researchers understand the many ways Zika can... 3 days
Medical News Today: How a gene mutation could help to treat chronic pain
MNT Researchers suggest that a rare gene mutation that causes insensitivity to pain could be utilized to uncover new treatments for chronic pain. 3 days
New bird species named for Harvard 'father of biodiversity'
PHYS.ORG Here's something to tweet about: A new species of bird has been named for a retired Harvard biologist known as "the father of biodiversity." 3 days
Tracing a plant's steps: Following seed dispersal using chloroplast DNA
PHYS.ORG Plants spread their seeds across the landscape to colonize new areas, but it's difficult and expensive for biologists to trace their movements. Now, researchers at Portland State University... 3 days
New ultra-thin diamond membrane is a radiobiologist's best friend
SCIENCE DAILY Measuring dosage of radiation can be challenging, especially when working with low-energy protons, but researchers have now developed an ultra-thin diamond membrane that can measure the number of protons in... 3 days
Bacterial control mechanism for adjusting to changing conditions
SCIENCE DAILY A fundamental prerequisite for life on earth is the ability of living organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Physicists have now determined that the regulation mechanisms used by bacteria to adapt... 3 days
Climate change causes alterations in marine phanerogamous populations
PHYS.ORG Marine angiospermas are a unique group of flowering plants that have adapted to live completely submerged in the sea for 40 million years. They form dense, productive grasslands and provide a wide... 4 days
Genetic mutation explains the origin of some human organs
PHYS.ORG A neutral genetic mutation—a fluke in the evolutionary process that had no apparent biological purpose—that appeared over 700 million years ago in biological evolution could help explain the origin of... 4 days
Supercoiling pushes molecular handcuffs along chromatin fibres
PHYS.ORG Gene regulation relies on complex structural arrangements and processes at the molecular level. One of them, called 'chromatin loop extrusion', strikingly resembles the quick-lacing system of some trail running shoes: as the buckle is... 4 days
Lab-grown meat could let humanity ignore a serious moral failing
PHYS.ORG Lab-grown meat is being hailed as the solution to the factory farming of animals. The downside of factory farming for the cows, chickens and pigs themselves is obvious... 4 days
Groundbreaking gene therapy trial set to cure hemophilia
SCIENCE DAILY A 'cure' for hemophilia is one step closer, following results of a groundbreaking gene therapy trial. 4 days
A new way to deliver mRNA genomes: Nucleocapsids with evolutionary properties
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the University of Washington has created microscopic assemblies for packaging genetic material that they call synthetic nucleocapsids. The team hopes the... 4 days
Fungus relies on bacteria to regulate key components of its reproductive machinery
PHYS.ORG To better understand how beneficial organisms (symbionts) are transmitted between host generations, researchers investigated the role of bacterial that lives within its host (endosymbionts)... 4 days
Designer proteins that package genetic material could help deliver gene therapy
PHYS.ORG If you've ever bought a new iPhone, you've experienced good packaging. 4 days
Study of sea creatures suggests nervous system evolved independently multiple times
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Norway, Sweden and Denmark has found evidence that suggests the nervous system evolved independently in multiple creatures over time—not just once,... 4 days
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Corn genetics provides insight into the crop's historical spread across the Americas
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Plankton swim against the current
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Searching for the CRISPR Swiss-army knife
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Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?
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Can data save dolphins? How scientists are using NASA data to study link between solar storms and animal beachings
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Jellyfish have superpowers – and other reasons they don't deserve their bad reputation
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In The U.S., Flu Season Could Be Unusually Harsh This Year
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Scientists modify CRISPR to epigenetically treat diabetes, kidney disease, muscular dystrophy
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Biodiversity surprises at bubbly deep-sea cold seeps along Cascadia fault
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Aussie owls fall foul of rat poisons
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Stress test: New study finds seals are stressed-out by sharks
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After 20 years, researcher presents the most complete Australopithecus fossil ever found
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