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A study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology describes a new rapid assay for Lyme disease that could lead to a... more
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AMSBIO announces two new Luciferase assay kits designed to help you improve your gene reporter assays. more
Genetically modified cotton could help fight against malnutrition  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 minutes
Cotton could be an unlikely ally in the fight against malnutrition, says GlobalData. more
Medical News Today: What is influenza B and what does it do?  MNT · 7 minutes
Influenza B is one type of influenza virus that can cause the flu. It typically causes milder flu symptoms than influenza A and affects... more
Skin's circadian clock is independent of the eyes or brain, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 38 minutes
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 reveals new and surprising function of adenine nucleotide translocator  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Mutations in the gene that encodes a protein called adenine nucleotide translocator (ANT) cause a variety of conditions, such as heart disease and weakness of the eye muscles,... more
Study represents a major step in seeking alternative cancer treatments for non-responders  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Research led by VHIO's Alena Gros signposts a new, less invasive approach to identify killer T lymphocytes in patients with gastrointestinal tumors with low... more
Study helps pinpoint what makes species vulnerable to environmental change  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
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
ALS patients with commonly inherited genetic variation may experience more severe symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A discovery made several years ago in a lab researching asthma at Wake Forest School of Medicine may now have implications for the treatment... more
Epigenetic changes can lead to development of GISTs, other cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Most cases of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), a type of soft-tissue cancer (sarcoma), are caused by mutations in genes that can be effectively targeted with drugs that inhibit... more
Controlled ploidy reduction of pluripotent 4n cells generates 2n cells during mouse embryo development  Science Magazine · 3 hours
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 hours
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
Chain formation can enhance the vertical migration of phytoplankton through turbulence  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Many species of motile phytoplankton can actively form long multicellular chains by remaining attached to one another after cell division. While chains swim more rapidly than... more
Current advances in research in treatment and recovery: Nicotine addiction  Science Magazine · 3 hours
The health harms of combusted tobacco use are undeniable. With market and regulatory pressures to reduce the harms of nicotine delivery by combustion, the tobacco product landscape has... more
DNA methylation reprogramming, TE derepression, and postzygotic isolation of nascent animal species  Science Magazine · 3 hours
The genomic shock hypothesis stipulates that the stress associated with divergent genome admixture can cause transposable element (TE) derepression, which could act as a... more
Common architecture of Tc toxins from human and insect pathogenic bacteria  Science Magazine · 3 hours
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
Structure and genome ejection mechanism of Staphylococcus aureus phage P68  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Phages infecting Staphylococcus aureus can be used as therapeutics against antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. However, there is limited information about the mechanism of genome delivery of phages that infect... more
Epigenetic dynamics in infancy and the impact of maternal engagement  Science Magazine · 3 hours
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] Astrocyte molecular signatures in Huntingtons disease  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Astrocytes are implicated in neurodegenerative disorders and may contribute to striatal neuron loss or dysfunction in Huntington’s disease (HD). Here, we assessed striatal astrocyte gene and protein signatures in two HD mouse... more
[Research Articles] Mutant neuropeptide S receptor reduces sleep duration with preserved memory consolidation  Science Magazine · 3 hours
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 hours
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
New study shows huge dinosaurs evolved different cooling systems to combat heat stroke  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Different dinosaur groups independently evolved gigantic body sizes, but they all faced the same problems of overheating and damaging their brains. Researchers... more
First widespread chytrid fungus infections in frogs of Peruvian Amazon rain forests  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
University of Michigan biologists have documented, for the first time, the widespread presence of the notorious chytrid fungus in 80 species of frogs from... more
Study: Biodiversity improves crop production  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
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
Computational 'match game' identifies potential antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Computational biologists have devised a software tool that can play a high-speed 'Match Game' to identify bioactive molecules and the microbial genes that produce them so they can be evaluated as possible antibiotics and other therapeutic... more
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
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
New marker for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
A new study of tumor samples from people with the rare genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) has uncovered novel molecular clues about which tumors are most likely to be... more
Pioneering cell therapies for non-responders to current immunotherapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
New research signposts a new, less invasive approach to identify killer T lymphocytes in patients with gastrointestinal tumors with low mutational burden who are refractory to approved immune-based treatments. more
Study reports first evidence of biological changes related to e-cig use in never-smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
E-cigarette (e-cig) use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig... more
The moon determines when migratory birds head south  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
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
Warmer nights prompt forest birds to lay eggs earlier in spring  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Rising night-time temperatures are causing woodland birds to build nests and lay eggs earlier in springtime, research shows. more
Galapagos study highlights importance of biodiversity in the face of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Study of wave turbulence suggests that highly mobile species and more diverse ecological communities may be more resilient to the effects of changing environmental... more
X marks the spot: Recombination in structurally distinct chromosomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
A recent study has revealed more details about how the synaptonemal complex performs its job, including some surprising subtleties in function. more
Scientists discover novel virus that may shed light on viral evolution  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Viruses are non-living creatures, consisting of genetic material encased in a protein coat. Once the virus infects a living organism, it can replicate itself and continue... more
Scientists decipher assembly line of glutamate receptors  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
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
Galapagos study highlights importance of biodiversity in the face of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
As the world's climate continues to change, biologically diverse communities may be most capable of adapting to environmental challenges. more
X marks the spot: recombination in structurally distinct chromosomes  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
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 · 6 hours
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
New human reference genome resources help capture global genetic diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Scientists have assembled a set of genetic sequences that enable the reference genome to better reflect global genetic diversity. The new sequences improve the utility of the human... more
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E-cigarette (e-cig) use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig... more
What gives a three-meter-long Amazonian fish some of the toughest scales on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
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
Computational 'match game' identifies potential antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have devised a software tool that can play a high-speed "Match Game" to identify bioactive molecules and the microbial genes that produce them so they can be evaluated as possible... more
Sequencing African genomes yields new data resource with broad applicability  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
By collaborating globally in a new, large-scale effort, researchers have made strong progress in sequencing genomes from regions and countries across Africa. These findings will enable more broadly... more
New insights into biological underpinnings of schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Researchers have implicated 10 new genes in the development of schizophrenia using a method called whole exome sequencing, the analysis of the portion of DNA that codes for proteins. A global consortium of schizophrenia... more
Novel virus type may shed light on viral evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Viruses are non-living creatures, consisting of genetic material encased in a protein coat. Once the virus infects a living organism, it can replicate itself and continue on. But what happens... more
Researchers develop a procedure and a cheap, fast and eco-friendly device capable of detecting bitter almonds  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Alicante University's Analytical Atomic Spectrometry research group led by Analytical Chemistry Professor Juan Mora Pastor, has... more
Last year's extreme snowfall wiped out breeding of Arctic animals and plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
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
Subtle changes in mitochondrial DNA can have profound consequences for patient's health  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Subtle changes in the DNA of mitochondria, the tiny power plants within cells, can have profound consequences for a patient's health. more
Marine Biologists Discover Two New Species of Porcelain Crabs  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 hours
A duo of marine biologists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and the Justus-Liebig-Universität in Germany... more
Researchers uncover novel virus type that may shed light on viral evolution  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Viruses are nonliving creatures consisting of genetic material encased in a protein coat. Once the virus infects a living organism, it can replicate itself... more
Tackling E. coli infections  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
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 · 7 hours
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 · 7 hours
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 · 7 hours
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
'Industrial melanism' linked to same gene in three moth species  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
The rise of dark forms of many species of moth in heavily polluted areas of 19th and 20th century Britain, known as industrial melanism, was a highly visible... more
Engineering biomimetic microvascular meshes for subcutaneous islet transplantation  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
To successfully engineer cell or tissue implants, bioengineers must facilitate their metabolic requirements through vascular regeneration. However, it is challenging to develop a broad strategy for stable and functional vascularization. In a... more
New DNA 'clock' could help measure development in young children  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Scientists have developed a molecular 'clock' that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. more
Frailty: The rising global health burden for an aging society  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Despite the evidence on risk factors for frailty, and the substantial progress that has been made in frailty awareness, the biological mechanisms underlying its development are still far... more
Abandoned Chernobyl villages could save a rare species  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
According to a research team at the University of Georgia, abandoned dwellings in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone provide shelter for an endangered equine species and a resource for conservationists who want to... more
Natural loss of foot muscle in rodents shares mechanisms often associated with disease and injury  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Researchers have developed new insight on how the natural loss of foot muscles occurred in rodents and other... more
Gene mutation in the chloride channel triggers rare high blood pressure syndrome  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
When the adrenal gland produces too much aldosterone, this often leads to high blood pressure and kidney damage (hyperaldosteronism). It has only recently emerged... more
Did early mammals turn to night life to protect their sperm?  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Humans are diurnal -- we are active in the day and sleep at night. But diurnalism is by far the exception rather the rule in mammals.... more
Researchers solve puzzle about link between genetic mutations, mating in fruit flies  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
More than a century ago, early geneticists showed that the inheritance of a single mutation by fruit flies can change the insect's body color... more
Geologists reveal anoxia caused loss in biodiversity in ancient seas  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Since 2016, the researchers of the Department of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology have been engaged in a research project analyzing the causes of Silurian biodiversity crisis.... more
New understanding of the evolution of cosmic electromagnetic fields  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Electromagnetism was discovered 200 years ago, but the origin of the very large electromagnetic fields in the universe is still a mystery. more
The brain does not follow the head  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain structures that enabled complex behaviors such... more
Oxford Genetics and Sphere Fluidics announce a multi-partner collaboration  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
Oxford Genetics and Sphere Fluidics announce a multi-partner collaboration to expedite the development of automated microfluidic systems for rapid and high-throughput gene editing in mammalian cell lines. more
Capuchin and Rhesus Monkeys Outsmart Humans When It Comes to Cognitive Flexibility  SCI-NEWS.COM · 10 hours
According to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, when it comes to being willing to explore more efficient options to solving... more
BioStreamline project outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
CPI have reported successful outcomes the £11.2 million BioStreamline project – a collaborative project involving six partners across the UK including Lonza Biologics, UCB Celltech, Sphere Fluidics, Horizon Discovery, Alcyomics Ltd and CPI. more
Fido's raw meat pet food may be loaded with harmful bacteria: study  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Increasingly popular raw meat meals for dogs and cats may be full of multi-drug resistant bacteria, posing a serious risk to animals and humans,... more
NIH awards new contract to integrate pathogen and vector genomics database  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
A team led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Georgia provides thousands of researchers around the world with access to the Eukaryotic... more
Study: Genetic differences in the immune system shape bacteria that colonize the digestive system  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Genetic differences in the immune system shape the collections of bacteria that colonize the digestive system, according to new research... more
Researcher explores biological processes that cause fertility problems in humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
With significant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington is investigating fundamental biological processes that lead to fertility... more
Study: Natural loss of foot muscles in rodents shares similarities with skeletal muscle atrophy  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
New insight on how the natural loss of foot muscles occurred in rodents and other species during their evolution has... more
CDISC and C-Path develop new standard to streamline data for animal rule studies  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) and CDISC are pleased to announce the release of a global Foundational Standard that describes how to... more
Gut bacteria may counter the harmful effects of processed foods  MNT · 22 hours
A new mouse study identifies a specific bacterium that lives in our gut and breaks down harmful chemicals from processed foods into harmless byproducts. more
Tiny droplets allow bacteria to survive daytime dryness on leaves  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Microscopic droplets on the surface of leaves give refuge to bacteria that otherwise may not survive during the dry daytime, according to a new study. more
Scientists to investigate the impact of skewed sex ratios on human societies  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
The ratio of males to females in a population, the adult sex ratio, is already known to affect social behavior in animals such as... more
Brain changes occurred independent of evolutionary rearrangements in the braincase  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain... more
Medical News Today: Gut bacteria may counter the harmful effects of processed foods  MNT · 1 day
A new mouse study identifies a specific bacterium that lives in our gut and breaks down harmful chemicals from processed foods into... more
Medical News Today: What to know about influenza A  MNT · 1 day
Influenza A is a common type of the flu virus. Here, we discuss its symptoms and how to treat and prevent this highly contagious virus. more
Examining age, sustainability of fossil aquifers in Arabian Peninsula  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
What does the presence of 1,000 year old water mean for the future of water supplies under the desert regions of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Yemen and the United... more
Two new porcelain crab species discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Two new symbiotic porcelain crab species have been described. One of them, from the South China Sea of Vietnam, inhabits the compact tube-like shelters built by the polychaete worm with other organisms. The other inhabits the... more
Engineered communities of cells make long-distance calls  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The search for effective biological tools is a marathon, not a sprint, even when the distances are on the microscale. A discovery at Rice University on how engineered communities of cells communicate is a... more
Koalas protect their germline cells against retroviral attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In a new study published in the journal Cell, scientists have found that koala DNA is protected against attack by retroviruses by a special type of immune response, which distinguishes foreign DNA... more
Study 'cures' oldest case of deafness in human evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
An international team of researchers has published a new study examining a 430,000-year-old cranium of a human ancestor that was previously described as deaf, representing the oldest case of deafness... more
Startled fish escape using several distinct neuronal circuits  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
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 study published October 15 in the... more
Two new porcelain crab species discovered  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Two new porcelain crab species have been described in the ZooKeys journal by scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and the Institut fur Tierokologie und Spezielle Zoologie der Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen. One of the new... more
Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A conservation organization has petitioned for protection of the western Joshua tree under the California Endangered Species Act due to the effects of climate change and habitat destruction. more
Widely Publicized Study on CRISPR Babies' Gene Mutation Now Retracted for Errors  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A widely publicized study that suggested that the first gene-edited "CRISPR" babies could have shorter lifespans has been retracted due to crucial errors in... more
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