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How satellite data changed chimpanzee conservation efforts
SCIENCE DAILY Chimpanzees are an endangered species and scientists and conservationists are turning to the NASA-US Geological Survey Landsat satellites to help bolster their efforts to preserve their forest homes. 10 minutes
The contradictory catalyst
SCIENCE DAILY Using a natural catalyst from bacteria for inspiration, researchers have now reported the fastest synthetic catalysts to date for hydrogen production-- producing 45 million hydrogen molecules per second. 10 minutes
Watching gene editing at work to develop precision therapies
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed methods to observe gene editing in action, and they’re putting those capabilities to work to improve genetic engineering techniques. 10 minutes
Biologists unlock code regulating most human genes
SCIENCE DAILY Molecular biologists have unlocked the code that initiates transcription and regulates the activity of more than half of all human genes, an achievement that should provide scientists with a better understanding of how human... 10 minutes
how satellite data changed chimpanzee conservation efforts How satellite data changed chimpanzee conservation efforts
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Approximately 345,000 or fewer chimpanzees remain in the wild, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, a substantial decline from the more than two million that existed a hundred years ago.... 41 minutes
Researchers discover BRCA1 gene is key for blood forming stem cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for the survival of blood forming stem cells, which could explain why patients with BRCA1 mutations do... 54 minutes
In utero conditions can affect a teen's brain development
SCIENCE DAILY What happens to a fetus in the womb can affect the brain later in life, new research confirms. The research team followed pairs of genetically identical twins from birth into... 1 hour
New steps in the meiosis chromosome dance
SCIENCE DAILY Where would we be without meiosis and recombination? A new article describes how proteins called SUMO and ubiquitin and molecular machines called proteasomes play a crucial role in DNA recombination during meiosis. 2 hours
Autism symptoms improve after fecal transplant, small study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Children with autism may benefit from fecal transplants -- a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut. Behavioral symptoms of autism and... 2 hours
Conservation of ivory-billed woodpecker's habitat urged
SCIENCE DAILY The ivory-billed woodpecker's habitat should be protected despite the lack of definitive evidence of this species' existence, according to a new study. Currently, bird conservation efforts rely on indisputable photographic evidence, which according to the new... 2 hours
Protective wear inspired by fish scales
SCIENCE DAILY They started with striped bass. Over a two-year period the researchers went through about 50 bass, puncturing or fracturing hundreds of fish scales under the microscope, to try to understand their properties and mechanics better. These... 2 hours
Choreographing the microRNA-target dance
SCIENCE DAILY Molecular biologists were able to uncover a new mechanism that choreographs a complex molecular dance by applying the latest in gene editing technology combined with a traditional method of making a microRNA target produce a fluorescent green protein. The successful... 2 hours
Brain abnormalities in fetuses exposed to Zika
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have completed a characterization of brain malformations and volume assessment in fetuses with Zika Virus infection using MRI. 2 hours
Wildlife-snaring crisis in Asian forests
SCIENCE DAILY Due to unsustainable levels of hunting, wildlife in Southeast Asia is facing an extinction crisis, a group of scientists say. 2 hours
Potential biological control agents found for fungal diseases of soybean
SCIENCE DAILY Viruses are everywhere. They affect all forms of life, from complex mammals down to the mere fungus. We may not give much thought to fungal viruses, or mycoviruses,... 3 hours
Biologists unlock code regulating most human genes
PHYS.ORG Molecular biologists at UC San Diego have unlocked the code that initiates transcription and regulates the activity of more than half of all human genes, an achievement that should provide scientists with a better... 3 hours
Manipulating gene expression precisely using light
SCIENCE DAILY A scientist has developed a new method to accurately manipulate gene expression by light illumination and demonstrated its usability by creating double-headed zebrafish. 3 hours
Too little food from animal sources may increase risk of preterm birth
SCIENCE DAILY Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don't consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in... 3 hours
First-ever discovered trilobite eggs paired with fossil of the segmented creature
SCIENCE DAILY For the past two years, scientists have been conducting research on what are believed to be the first-ever discovered trilobite eggs paired with a fossil of... 3 hours
A two-step cell polarization in algal zygotes
SCIENCE DAILY Developmental biology is the field of biology that studies the processes by which multicellular organisms grow and develop. The development of a plant or animal starting from a single fertilized egg into a complex... 3 hours
Humans’ stuff vastly outweighs humans
SCIENCE-NEWS The human-made technosphere weighs 30 trillion tons and surpasses the natural biosphere in mass and diversity, researchers estimate. 3 hours
Paleontologists Find Collagen in 80-Million-Year-Old Brachylophosaurus Fossil
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of paleontologists led by North Carolina State University researchers has isolated collagen peptides from the fossilized femur of Brachylophosaurus canadensis,... 3 hours
Sequencing poisonous mushrooms to potentially create medicine
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists has genetically sequenced two species of poisonous mushrooms, discovering that they can theoretically produce billions of compounds through one molecular assembly line. This may open the door to efficiently tackling... 4 hours
How a dog's diet shapes its gut microbiome
SCIENCE DAILY Studies of the gut microbiome have gone to the dogs -- and pets around the world could benefit as a result. In a new paper, researchers report that the ratio of proteins... 4 hours
Scientists get best view yet of cancer-causing virus HPV
PHYS.ORG New details of the structure of the human papillomavirus (HPV) may lead to better vaccines and HPV anti-viral medications, according to studies led by a Penn State College of Medicine... 4 hours
Biologists identify reproductive 'traffic cop'
PHYS.ORG Before an egg becomes fertilized, sets of chromosomes must pair up to pass along genetic information. This happens within each reproductive cell, where separate chromosomes of male and female origin move toward each other and eventually join. 4 hours
Parkinson's disease: Could the answer lie in mitochondria of dopamine cells?
MNT Researchers find dopamine cells in Parkinson's disease brains do not protect against aging-related mitochondrial DNA damage as well as in healthy brains. 4 hours
Asteroid barrage, ancient marine life boom not linked
SCIENCE-NEWS Impacts from asteroid debris probably didn’t trigger the boom in marine animal diversity around 471 million years ago during the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event. 5 hours
Medical News Today: Parkinson's disease: Could the answer lie in mitochondria of dopamine cells?
MNT Researchers find dopamine cells in Parkinson's disease brains do not protect against aging-related mitochondrial DNA damage as well as in... 5 hours
Role of thrust and drag clarified for swimming microorganisms
PHYS.ORG For years, B. Ubbo Felderhof, a professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Germany's RWTH Aachen University, has explored the mechanisms that fish and microorganisms rely on to propel... 5 hours
Modeling the rhythmic electrical activities of the brain
PHYS.ORG Researchers studying the brain have long been interested in its neural oscillations, the rhythmic electrical activity that plays an important role in the transmission of information within the brain's neural circuits. In... 5 hours
Breast cancer drugs stop working when tumors 'make their own fuel'
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered why a type of breast cancer drug stops working in some patients. The early-stage findings reveal that some breast tumors evolve to make... 5 hours
New genetic mechanism driving breast cancer revealed in study
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered ‘hotspots’ of mutations in breast cancer genomes, where mutations thought to be inactive ‘passengers’ in the genome have now been shown to possibly drive further cancerous changes. The... 5 hours
Study provides insights into molecular mechanisms of ZIKV infection
NEWS MEDICAL Zika virus (ZIKV) interferes with the cellular machinery controlling cell division and alters the expression of hundreds of genes guiding the formation and development of neurons and astrocytes, according to... 5 hours
Study shows how a dog's diet shapes its gut microbiome
PHYS.ORG Studies of the gut microbiome have gone to the dogs—and pets around the world could benefit as a result. In a paper published this week in mBio, researchers... 6 hours
Cooperation helps mammals survive in tough environments
PHYS.ORG Cooperatively breeding mammal species, such as meerkats and naked-mole rats, where non-breeding helpers assist breeding females in raising their offspring, are better able to cope with living in dry areas than related non-cooperative species,... 6 hours
Sequencing poisonous mushrooms to potentially create medicine
PHYS.ORG A team of Michigan State University scientists has genetically sequenced two species of poisonous mushrooms, discovering that they can theoretically produce billions of compounds through one molecular assembly line. This may open the door... 6 hours
Chinese scientists discover a new species of catfish in Myanmar
PHYS.ORG During a survey of the freshwater fishes of the Mali Hka River drainage in the Hponkanrazi Wildlife Sanctuary, Myanmar, scientists Xiao-Yong Chen, Tao Qin and Zhi-Ying Chen, from... 6 hours
Exposure to commonly used insecticide may contribute to diabetes via the gut microbiome
MNT Organophosphates (OP), the most frequently used insecticides worldwide, could induce high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and glucose intolerance when decomposed by gut bacteria,... 6 hours
Quest Diagnostics introduces new HBV test service to help evaluate patient’s response to drug therapies
NEWS MEDICAL Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced the launch of a new test... 6 hours
Siemens Healthineers introduces new CE-marked immunoassay for detecting Zika virus
NEWS MEDICAL Siemens Healthineers announced today its CE-marked immunoassay—the NovagnostZika Virus IgM µ-capture Assay—is now commercially available to laboratories outside of the U.S. 6 hours
Researchers find weak organization and collective oscillation in dense bacterial groups
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has found that subgroups of bacteria within much larger groups sometimes organize and engage in... 7 hours
Fossilised tree and ice cores help date huge volcanic eruption 1,000 years ago to within three months
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers has managed to pinpoint, to within three months, a... 7 hours
When it comes to big finds, scientists need more than just luck and chance
PHYS.ORG The history of science abounds with stories about discoveries made by chance. One of the most famous cases, involves French physicist Antoine... 7 hours
A new world discovered underground
PHYS.ORG One of the most detailed genetic studies of any ecosystem to date has uncovered incredible biological diversity among subsurface bacteria. Researchers reconstructed the complete sets of genetic material, or genomes, of more than 2,500 microbes. The team took... 7 hours
CHORI virologist receives grant from Abate Med to study new treatment for atopic dermatitis
NEWS MEDICAL Laura Hertel, PhD, a virologist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, has received a $100,000 grant from Abate Med's founder,... 7 hours
Closed-loop concept could be the future of sustainable animal farms
PHYS.ORG Dr. Eunsung Kan sees his concept of a closed-loop dairy farm, which reuses wastewater, emits zero waste and powers itself on manure, as the future of sustainable animal... 7 hours
Enzyme shows promise for efficiently converting plant biomass to biofuels
PHYS.ORG To make biofuels, tiny microbes can be used to break down plant cells. As part of that digestive process, specialized enzymes break down cellulose—a major molecule that makes... 7 hours
Opinion: How do we protect our native bee species?
PHYS.ORG Bees are among the most charismatic and familiar animals of the insect world, and thoughts of a summer's day picnic would not be complete without the recollection of the hum... 8 hours
Researcher examines plants encased in tar pits to reconstruct ice age ecosystem
PHYS.ORG For tens of thousands of years, the warm, sticky natural asphalt that occasionally bubbled to the Earth's surface in the area now called Los... 8 hours
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