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Genomic study brings us closer to precision medicine for type 2 diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY Most patients with type 2 diabetes are treated with a 'one-size-fits-all' protocol, but this approach can leave many cases inadequately managed. New work indicates... 1 hour
Researchers identify new genetic disorder in a human patient
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and physicians from Spectrum Health have identified for the first time in a human patient a genetic disorder only previously described... 22 hours
USC research uncovers previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL New research from USC has uncovered a previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The study provides insights on how these conditions,... 22 hours
First-in-human phase 0 study shows clinically-relevant activity of new drug in glioblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Combating glioblastoma remains a major challenge due the complex nature of these tumors, the inability of drugs to penetrate the brain tissue, and lack... 22 hours
Researchers develop technology to study behavior of implants without animal testing
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of researchers consisting of scientists from NUST MISIS and TU Dortmund University has developed a technology to study the behavior of orthopedic implants... 23 hours
Scientists use mice to study transmission of Lyme disease bacteria by infected ticks
NEWS MEDICAL Lyme borreliosis is a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia that are transmitted by a bite from a tick of... 23 hours
Inbred Isle Royale wolves to get company, rebooting the world’s longest running predator-prey experiment
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Inbred Isle Royale wolves to get company, rebooting the world’s longest running ecological experiment
Science Magazine Airlift will bring new animals to isolated national park in Lake Superior 24 hours
Testing and cleaning North Carolina’s water supply post-Florence could prove tricky. A microbiologist explains why
Science Magazine Unfamiliar contaminants and lag time in testing methods could increase health risks to locals 1 day
Gut fungus exacerbates asthma in antibiotic-treated mice
SCIENCE DAILY A non-pathogenic fungus can expand in the intestines of antibiotic-treated mice and enhance the severity of allergic airways disease, according to a new study. The findings suggest that alterations in gut microbiota induced by... 1 day
We are bombarded by thousands of diverse species and chemicals
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have measured the human 'exposome,' or the particulates, chemicals and microbes that individually swaddle us all, in unprecedented detail. 1 day
Mutant Green Crabs Are Mean, and They're Invading Maine's Waters
LIVE SCIENCE VIDEO Fearless crabs threaten the state's shellfish industry. 1 day
Watch a moth drink tears from a bird’s eye
Science Magazine VIDEO Strategy appears to be an unusual way to get nutrients 1 day
Pairing zebrafish by personality improves fitness of the species
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have challenged the theory of 'love at first sight' after discovering that they can boost the reproductive success of zebrafish by pairing them by personality, rather than appearance. 1 day
Enhancing Fc{gamma}R-mediated antibody effector function during persistent viral infection
Science Magazine Persistent viral infections can interfere with FcR-mediated antibody effector functions by excessive immune complex (IC) formation, resulting in resistance to therapeutic FcR-dependent antibodies. We and others have previously demonstrated that... 1 day
The way hunter-gatherers share food shows how cooperation evolved
SCIENCE-NEWS Camp customs override selfishness and generosity when foragers divvy up food, a study of East Africa’s Hazda hunter-gatherers shows. 1 day
Manganese plays a key role in bacterial infection
SCIENCE DAILY The ability to acquire manganese during infection is essential for the virulence of Enterococcus faecalis in animals, according to a new study. 1 day
Vegan dogs: Should they go meat free?
PHYS.ORG Over the last ten years, it's estimated there has been a 360% rise in veganism in Britain – around 542,000 people have "gone vegan". As a nation of animal lovers, with around 44% of... 1 day
Land-based bird populations are at risk of local extinction
SCIENCE DAILY A new report finds that land-based bird populations are becoming confined to nature reserves in some parts of the world -- raising the risk of global extinction -- due to... 1 day
Mobile device could make it easier to predict and control harmful algal blooms
PHYS.ORG In the past 10 years, harmful algal blooms—sudden increases in the population of algae, typically in coastal regions and freshwater systems—have become... 1 day
Overwhelming evidence shows hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are calling on an end to discriminatory health and illicit drugs policies, based on overwhelming evidence that new hepatitis C therapies are effective... 1 day
Ancient Cholesterol Confirms Dickinsonia as One of Earth’s First Animals
SCI-NEWS.COM The first complex organisms emerged during the Ediacaran period (635-541 million years ago). Ediacaran fossils are... 1 day
Investigational steroid mirrors prednisone's benefits while taming its side effects
SCIENCE DAILY A head-to-head trial comparing the decades-old steroid, prednisone, and a promising new steroid, vamorolone, finds both act on the same key set of genetic pathways involved in controlling... 1 day
Genomic dark matter activity connects Parkinson's and psychiatric diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Using a new technique known as laser-capture RNA seq, that involves cutting out dopamine neurons from a human brain section with a laser, investigators have cataloged more than 70,000 novel... 1 day
Beyond ivory – championing the neglected victims of illegal wildlife trade
PHYS.ORG The many threats to our planet's biodiversity posed by illegal wildlife trade are as varied as they are daunting, and you could be forgiven for feeling... 1 day
Narrowing down the mass of the Milky Way
PHYS.ORG Since the birth of modern astronomy, scientists have sought to determine the full extent of the Milky Way galaxy and learn more about its structure, formation and evolution. At present, astronomers estimate... 1 day
Ancient Mystery Creature That Defied Classification Is Earth's Oldest Animal
LIVE SCIENCE Fat molecules show that a mystery creature that lived 558 million years ago was in fact an animal. 1 day
Octopuses given mood drug 'ecstasy' reveal genetic link to evolution of social behaviors in humans
SCIENCE DAILY By studying the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then... 1 day
Wild African monkeys infected with the bacterium causing yaws in humans 
PHYS.ORG An international research team, led by scientists from the German Primate Center, the Robert Koch Institute, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, McGill University, Masaryk... 1 day
Research improves real-time visualization of trees in 3-D videogames
PHYS.ORG The work developed in the Interactive Visualization Centre provides faster and more efficient vegetation design systems. 1 day
Perovskite semiconductors seeing right through next generation X-ray detectors
PHYS.ORG From observing celestial objects to medical imaging, the sensitive detection of X-rays plays a central role in countless applications. However, the methods used to detect them have undergone an interesting... 1 day
Scientist intends to fight pathogenic bacteria with viruses
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Li Deng of Helmholtz Zentrum München has been awarded a Starting Grant of the European Research Council. The scientist intends to tackle antimicrobial resistance by fighting bacteria with their natural enemies... 1 day
Sparrow in a lead mine—birds adapt to life in contaminated areas
PHYS.ORG A new study of house sparrows' genes has found the first evidence of animals adapting to lead contamination in heavily polluted areas of Australia. 1 day
Medical News Today: Fighting brain cancer with the Zika virus
MNT Scientists have found some surprising common ground between the Zika virus and brain cancer. They hope that a Zika vaccine may help combat glioblastoma. 2 days
Researchers use reinforcement learning to train gliders to soar like birds
NEWS MEDICAL The words "fly like an eagle" are famously part of a song, but they may also be words that make some scientists scratch their heads. Especially... 2 days
The extirpation of species outside protected areas
PHYS.ORG Land-based bird populations are becoming confined to nature reserves in some parts of the world—raising the risk of global extinction—due to the loss of suitable habitat, according to a report led by UCL. 2 days
Scientists report conserved role for serotonin in mediating social behavior in octopus, humans
NEWS MEDICAL The mood-altering drug MDMA - which promotes positive, friendly social interactions in humans by inhibiting serotonin uptake in nerve cells - has... 2 days
Under the sea, in an octopus' garden on ecstacy - neuroresearch
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has found that when octopuses are intoxicated with MDMA, they act like humans who are high on the same drug. This has led... 2 days
New naturally occurring antibiotic found effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis
NEWS MEDICAL A naturally occurring antibiotic called kanglemycin A is effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, even in drug-resistant strains, according to an international team of researchers who used... 2 days
Salk Institute researchers uncover molecular structure of RNA-based CRISPR system
NEWS MEDICAL Over the past several years, CRISPR-Cas9 has moved beyond the lab bench and into the public zeitgeist. This gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 holds promise for correcting defects inside individual... 2 days
A naturally occurring antibiotic active against drug-resistant tuberculosis
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring antibiotic called kanglemycin A is effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, even in drug-resistant strains. 2 days
Novel mathematical approach uncovers existence of unsuspected biological cycles
NEWS MEDICAL A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles. 2 days
Kiwifruit duplicated its vitamin C genes twice, 50 million and 20 million years ago
SCIENCE DAILY Today's kiwifruit contains about as much vitamin C as an orange -- the result of the kiwifruit's ancestors' spontaneously duplicating... 2 days
Scientists find wild African monkeys infected with bacterium that causes syphilis, yaws in humans
NEWS MEDICAL An international research team, led by scientists from the German Primate Center, the Robert Koch Institute, the Max Planck Institute... 2 days
Discovery could explain failed clinical trials for Alzheimer's, and provide a solution
SCIENCE DAILY A vicious feedback loop underlying brain degeneration in Alzheimer's disease may explain why so many drug trials have failed, according to researchers. Their study... 2 days
WATCH: Puppies to blame for sickening hundreds of people: CDC
ABC NEWS The Center for Disease Control says puppies from six different pet stores spread infectious bacteria in several states from 2016 to 2018. 2 days
CWRU receives NIH grant to learn how non-coding genes contribute to spread of colorectal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Certain genes that code for proteins have long been known to contribute to cancer progression. But in a... 2 days
What makes a mammal a mammal? Our spine, say scientists
SCIENCE DAILY Mammals are unique in many ways. We're warm-blooded and agile in comparison with our reptilian relatives. 2 days
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years ago. 2 days
A little labeling goes a long way
SCIENCE DAILY New research reveals that infants can use even a few labeled examples to spark the acquisition of object categories. Those labeled examples lead infants to initiate the process of categorization, after which they can... 2 days
Manganese plays a key role in bacterial infection
PHYS.ORG The ability to acquire manganese during infection is essential for the virulence of Enterococcus faecalis in animals, according to a study published September 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by José... 2 days
This fossil is one of the world’s earliest animals, according to fat molecules preserved for a half-billion years
Science Magazine New method could solve puzzles of mysterious ocean ecosystem 2 days
The evolution of the spine fueled the rise of mammals—and human back problems
Science Magazine Fossils show how lumbar vertebrae were freed up to adapt to myriad lifestyles 2 days
Programmable protein circuits in living cells
Science Magazine Synthetic protein-level circuits could enable engineering of powerful new cellular behaviors. Rational protein circuit design would be facilitated by a composable protein-protein regulation system in which individual protein components can regulate one another to create a... 2 days
Cellular checkpoint control using programmable sequential logic
Science Magazine Biological processes that require orderly progression, such as growth and differentiation, proceed via regulatory checkpoints where the cell waits for signals before continuing to the next state. Implementing such control would allow genetic engineers... 2 days
The periodic coloration in birds forms through a prepattern of somite origin
Science Magazine The periodic stripes and spots that often adorn animals’ coats have been largely viewed as self-organizing patterns, forming through dynamics such as Turing’s reaction-diffusion... 2 days
Bacterial antagonism in host-associated microbial communities
Science Magazine Antagonistic interactions are abundant in microbial communities and contribute not only to the composition and relative proportions of their members but also to the longer-term stability of a community. This Review will largely focus on bacterial... 2 days
Fossils reveal the complex evolutionary history of the mammalian regionalized spine
Science Magazine A unique characteristic of mammals is a vertebral column with anatomically distinct regions, but when and how this trait evolved remains unknown. We reconstructed vertebral regions... 2 days
Ancient steroids establish the Ediacaran fossil Dickinsonia as one of the earliest animals
Science Magazine The enigmatic Ediacara biota (571 million to 541 million years ago) represents the first macroscopic complex organisms in the geological record and... 2 days
Animal trafficking, unveiled
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Anti-CRISPR RNA?
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Good governance for migratory species
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A bird's inner stripes
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How birds change their stripes
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Using DNA to dissect the ivory trade
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Cholesterol traces suggest these mysterious fossils were animals, not fungi
SCIENCE-NEWS Traces of cholesterol still clinging to a group of enigmatic Ediacaran fossils suggests the weird critters were animals, not fungi or lichen. 2 days
What makes a mammal a mammal? Our spine, say scientists
PHYS.ORG Mammals are unique in many ways. We're warm-blooded and agile in comparison with our reptilian relatives. 2 days
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record... 2 days
Understanding epilepsy in pediatric tumors
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a neuronal BRAF somatic mutation that causes intrinsic epileptogenicity in pediatric brain tumors. 2 days
Scientists quantify the vast and valuable finds stored on museum shelves
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers estimates only 3 to 4 percent of recorded fossil locations from across the globe are currently accounted for in published scientific literature. 2 days
Medical News Today: How a protein works with gut bacteria to prevent obesity
MNT Learning more about the inflammatory mechanisms that promote obesity can help us find new treatments for this metabolic condition, new research shows. 2 days
Hookworms employ live fast/die young strategy in fur seal pup hosts, study finds
PHYS.ORG Hookworms exploit a live fast/die young strategy in their South American fur seal pup hosts, report Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the... 2 days
Decoding the structure of an RNA-based CRISPR system
PHYS.ORG Over the past several years, CRISPR-Cas9 has moved beyond the lab bench and into the public zeitgeist. This gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 holds promise for correcting defects inside individual cells and potentially healing... 2 days
How a protein works with gut bacteria to prevent obesity
MNT Learning more about the inflammatory mechanisms that promote obesity can help us find new treatments for this metabolic condition, new research shows. 2 days
Mathematics meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythms
SCIENCE DAILY A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles. 2 days
Can science build a better burger?
SCIENCE-NEWS Researchers hope to replace whole animal agriculture and feed the world with lab-made meats or plants. 2 days
Cane toad: Scientists crack genetic code
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have unlocked the DNA of the cane toad, a poisonous amphibian that is a threat to many native Australian species. 2 days
Test could detect patients at risk from lethal fungal spores
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation in humans linked to a 17-fold increase in the amount of dangerous fungal spores in the lungs. The study could allow doctors... 2 days
If pigeons were brilliant, would they flock?
SCIENCE DAILY Researcher looked at how people behave in simple reasoning games and found that people are usually driven to 'flock,' or behave similarly to others in a given situation. 2 days
Climate change modifies the composition of reefs
SCIENCE DAILY Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink. A study has analyzes for the first time why... 2 days
Basking sharks can jump as high and as fast as great whites
SCIENCE DAILY These gentle giants, which can grow up to 10 m in length, have been recorded jumping out of the water as high and as... 2 days
Like humans, octopuses want more hugs when high on ecstasy
Science Magazine Researchers find genetic link in both species between MDMA and social behavior 2 days
Nomadic hunter-gatherers show that cooperation is flexible, not fixed
PHYS.ORG In the realm of evolutionary biology and survival of the fittest, cooperation is a risky business. Yet humans do it on a scope and a scale unmatched by any group... 2 days
Pairing zebrafish by personality improves fitness of the species
PHYS.ORG Scientists have challenged the theory of "love at first sight" after discovering that they can boost the reproductive success of zebrafish by pairing them by personality, rather than appearance. 2 days
How lactoferrin clamps down on free roaming iron ions to stop nefarious effects on cells
PHYS.ORG What prevents our cells from being overexposed to iron ions roaming freely in the body is a protein... 2 days
What's eating these endangered orchids?
PHYS.ORG A species of seed-feeding fly is critically damaging the seed production of multiple orchid species, as revealed by a group of Japanese researchers. If the damage caused by this fly is occurring long-term and across Japan, these already-endangered... 2 days
We are bombarded by thousands of diverse species and chemicals, study finds
PHYS.ORG We are all exposed to a vast and dynamic cloud of microbes, chemicals and particulates that, if visible, might make us look something like... 2 days
Octopuses given mood drug 'ecstasy' reveal genetic link to evolution of social behaviors in humans
PHYS.ORG By studying the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then... 2 days
Kiwifruit duplicated its vitamin C genes twice, 50 million and 20 million years ago
PHYS.ORG Today's kiwifruit, a member of the Chinese gooseberry family, contains about as much vitamin C as an orange. This extra... 2 days
Few hatchery brook trout genes present in Pennsylvania watershed wild fish
PHYS.ORG Despite many decades of annual brook trout stocking in one northcentral Pennsylvania watershed, the wild brook trout populations show few genes from hatchery fish, according to... 2 days
Octopuses Get Strangely Cuddly On The Mood Drug Ecstasy
NPR The drug makes the usually antisocial creatures much more interested in friendly contact with other octopuses. It's one more sign that the chemistry of social behavior has deep evolutionary roots. 2 days
Basking sharks can jump as high and as fast as great whites
PHYS.ORG A collaborative team of marine biologists has discovered that basking sharks, hundreds of which are found off the shores of Ireland, Cornwall, the Isle... 2 days
Physicists train robotic gliders to soar like birds
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists know that upward currents of warm air assist birds in flight. To understand how birds find and navigate these thermal plumes, researchers used reinforcement learning to train gliders to autonomously navigate... 2 days
Mesosaurs: ‘Oldest-Known Aquatic Reptiles’ Were Semi-Aquatic, Paleontologists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM According to new research published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, mesosaurs — the oldest known reptiles that... 2 days
'Penis bones' – an evolutionary puzzle explained using innovative 3-D scanning
PHYS.ORG For ferrets, sex is a prolonged affair. In total, the act of mating might last up to three hours. Fortunately for the males of the species,... 2 days
The effects of anthropogenic noise
PHYS.ORG Hans Slabbekoorn, researcher at the Institute of Biology Leiden, is one of the editors of the latest volume of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research (SHAR). This book is filled with everything known about the effects of sound... 2 days
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Mutant Green Crabs Are Mean, and They're Invading Maine's Waters
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Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
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How dolphins learn to work together for rewards
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Researchers develop microbubble scrubber to destroy dangerous biofilms
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To avoid vision problems in space, astronauts will need some kind of artificial gravity
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Detangling DNA replication
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Purifying Proteins from Mammalian Cell Culture
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Earth's oldest animals formed complex ecological communities
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Magnetic bacteria and their unique superpower attract researchers
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Iron powder: a clean, alternative fuel for industry that replaces natural gas
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Accelerating electrocatalyst discovery with machine learning
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Blazes of light reveal how plants signal danger long distances
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Plants communicate distress using their own kind of nervous system
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This flying robot could reveal secrets of the aerial world of insects
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Watch these new ‘designer proteins’ light up when they hit their target
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Kidnapping in the Antarctic animal world?
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Three new species of fish discovered in the extreme depths of the Pacific Ocean
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