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Mixed mRNA tails act like a shield that delays its shortening
PHYS.ORG Cells curb the amount of specific proteins at any desired time via the control of mRNA degradation. As mRNA nucleotides tail plays a role in this... 52 minutes
Gene therapy may hold potential to treat people with spinal cord injuries
NEWS MEDICAL Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves... 60 minutes
New vaccine could protect unborn babies from Zika virus
NEWS MEDICAL Until recently, the Zika virus was not a priority since it affected relatively few people and the cost of creating a vaccine was estimated at EUR 149-468 million. But the... 60 minutes
$1M award for Salk scientist Janelle Ayres, who befriends our microbial enemies
PHYS.ORG Janelle Ayres, a rising star at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, has collected her second honor in a month—one which... 2 hours
Dr Maddy Parsons receives Royal Microscopical Society Life Science Medal
NEWS MEDICAL Dr Maddy Parsons, a Group Leader in the Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics, has been awarded the Royal Microscopical Society Life Science Medal for her outstanding... 3 hours
Researchers design proteins that can self-assemble into complex structures
NEWS MEDICAL A collaborative research team based in Japan has designed new proteins that can self-assemble into the complex structures underlying biological organisms, laying the groundwork for leading-edge applications in biotechnology. 3 hours
Genetic sequencing reveals new clues to aggressiveness of prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Using genetic sequencing, scientists have revealed the complete DNA makeup of more than 100 aggressive prostate tumors, pinpointing important genetic errors these deadly tumors have in common. 3 hours
Exposure to mobile phone radiation may negatively impact memory performance in adolescents
NEWS MEDICAL The rapid evolution of information and communication technologies goes along with an increase in exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields in our daily life. 4 hours
Novel tool predicts genes that cause disease due to production of truncated proteins
NEWS MEDICAL Predicting genes that can cause disease due to the production of truncated or altered proteins that take on a new or different... 4 hours
Researchers raise viability of cloned mice using somatic cell nuclear transfer method
NEWS MEDICAL An international group of researchers have raised the viability of mice that were cloned using a method called somatic cell nuclear transfer, by stimulating... 4 hours
ZHX2 protein could offer a new treatment strategy for kidney cancer
NEWS MEDICAL University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists have uncovered a potential therapeutic target for kidney cancers that have a common genetic change. 5 hours
New insights into plants' conquest of land
SCIENCE DAILY The ancestors of land plants were string-like (2D), aquatic green algae that looked very different from the three-dimensional (3D), upright stems and leaves of plants we are familiar with today. Now, researchers have revealed... 9 hours
Phages work together to suppress CRISPR bacterial immunity
SCIENCE DAILY CRISPR are an essential part of bacterial immunity designed to defend against foreign DNA. In bacteria, CRISPR acts just like it does in human cells as a pair of scissors, in their... 9 hours
In a warming climate, Arctic geese are rushing north
SCIENCE DAILY As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in order to reach their destination more quickly with fewer stops along the... 13 hours
Yeast species used in food industry can cause disease in humans, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A major cause of drug-resistant clinical yeast infections is the same species previously regarded as non-pathogenic and commonly used in the biotechnology... 13 hours
Trump overhaul of Endangered Species Act could shrink protections for many animals
Science Magazine The proposal, which the administration could carry out without Congress's approval, faces opposition from environmental groups 15 hours
Researchers to present new results on hurricanes and other extreme events
SCIENCE DAILY In the past year, extreme events -- including hurricanes, droughts and wildfires -- have plagued the U.S., affecting natural habitats and human communities. Scientists are presenting... 15 hours
Trump administration proposes Endangered Species Act overhaul that could shrink critical habitat
Science Magazine The proposal, which the administration could carry out without Congress's approval, faces opposition from environmental groups 15 hours
Shallow reef species may not find refuge in deeper water habitats
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Coral reefs in deep-water ecosystems may not make good homes for species from damaged shallow reefs. 15 hours
From cradle to grave: Factors that shaped evolution
SCIENCE DAILY This study brings us closer to knowing the complex interactions between topography and climate change, and how these factors influence the evolutionary histories and biodiversity of species in natural ecosystems. 15 hours
Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can't rely on twilight zone systems for recovery
SCIENCE DAILY A team of highly trained scientific divers explored Pacific and western Atlantic reefs to test a widely held hypothesis that climate-stressed life... 16 hours
Mixed mRNA tails act like a shield that delays its shortening
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists have identified how mixed tails -- made of different nucleotides -- protect mRNA from degradation for longer. This study could bring new insights to our... 16 hours
Fruit fly species can learn each other's dialects
SCIENCE DAILY Fruit flies from different species can warn each other when parasitic wasps are near. But according to a new study, they are more likely to get the message across if the fly... 16 hours
Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species
PHYS.ORG The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm. 16 hours
Biallelic RIPK1 mutations in humans cause severe immunodeficiency, arthritis, and intestinal inflammation
Science Magazine Receptor Interacting Serine/Threonine Kinase 1 (RIPK1) is a master regulator of signaling pathways leading to inflammation and cell death and is of medical interest... 17 hours
Mixed tailing by TENT4A and TENT4B shields mRNA from rapid deadenylation
Science Magazine RNA tails play integral roles in the regulation of mRNA translation and decay. Guanylation of poly(A) tail was discovered recently, yet the enzymology and function remain... 17 hours
Why the platypus gave up suckling, and how gravity waves clear clouds
Science Magazine Suckling mothers milk is a pretty basic feature of being a mammal. Humans do it. Possums do it. But monotremes such as the platypus... 17 hours
Modeling the ecology and evolution of biodiversity: Biogeographical cradles, museums, and graves
Science Magazine Individual processes shaping geographical patterns of biodiversity are increasingly understood, but their complex interactions on broad spatial and temporal scales remain beyond the reach... 17 hours
Domain-focused CRISPR screen identifies HRI as a fetal hemoglobin regulator in human erythroid cells
Science Magazine Increasing fetal hemoglobin (HbF) levels in adult red blood cells provides clinical benefit to patients with sickle cell disease and... 17 hours
Mesophotic coral ecosystems are threatened and ecologically distinct from shallow water reefs
Science Magazine The rapid degradation of coral reefs is one of the most serious biodiversity problems facing our generation. Mesophotic coral reefs (at depths of 30... 17 hours
Oldest baby snake fossil discovered
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Fruit fly species can learn each other's dialects
PHYS.ORG Fruit flies from different species can warn each other when parasitic wasps are near. But according to a new study led by Balint Z. Kacsoh of Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth,... 17 hours
From cradle to grave: Model identifies factors that shaped evolution
PHYS.ORG Understanding the many factors that have played into shaping the biodiversity within Earth's ecosystems can be daunting. In a major step to that end, an international team of... 17 hours
Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can't rely on twilight zone systems for recovery
PHYS.ORG New findings suggest that out-of-sight deep reefs are unique habitats in need of protection. A team of highly trained scientific divers—led by... 17 hours
Monkeys benefit from the nut-cracking abilities of chimpanzees and hogs
PHYS.ORG To investigate the scavenging behaviour first author Bryndan van Pinxteren of the University of Amsterdam analysed all video material from the camera traps by scoring the visiting behaviour... 17 hours
Scientists surmount epigenetic barriers to cloning with two-pronged approach
PHYS.ORG An international group of researchers have raised the viability of mice that were cloned using a method called somatic cell nuclear transfer, by stimulating two epigenetic factors, and by doing... 17 hours
Mystery of Spiky-Skulled Utah Dinosaur Solved
LIVE SCIENCE When paleontologists in Utah first dug up the fossil of a spiky-skulled ankylosaur in Utah, they were perplexed. 17 hours
Photos: Spiky-Headed Dinosaur Found in Utah, But It Has Asian Roots
LIVE SCIENCE A newly identified species of ankylosaur from Utah had an especially spiky skull. 17 hours
Bones of prehistoric creatures discovered in Crimean cave
REUTERS Scientists in Crimea are poring over a mass of preserved animal bones dating back half a million years after workmen... 17 hours
China's 'livestock revolution' demands 'new transition'
PHYS.ORG Demand for animal protein and increasing wealth fuelled a tripling in the domestic production of livestock in China between 1980 and 2010, and the rise, despite some improvements in efficiencies at the farm level, had significant... 17 hours
Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
SCIENCE DAILY Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur -- Akainacephalus johnsoni -- have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, USA, and... 18 hours
Vast majority of Americans support Endangered Species Act despite increasing efforts to curtail it
SCIENCE DAILY Roughly four out of five Americans support the Endangered Species Act, and only one in 10 oppose it, found a... 18 hours
Spiky Utah dinosaur had more than 'a face only a mother could love'
REUTERS With its head and snout covered in bony armor shaped... 18 hours
Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur—Akainacephalus johnsoni— have been unearthed in the Kaiparowits Formation of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), in Kane County,... 18 hours
Depression-induced inflammation during pregnancy may impact newborns
SCIENCE DAILY The physiological impacts of depression on pregnant mothers may affect babies while in the womb and lead to changes in the behavior and biology of newborns, finds new research. 18 hours
A new ankylosaur found in Utah had a surprisingly bumpy head
SCIENCE-NEWS The spiky, fossilized skull of a newly discovered dinosaur species may be a road map to its ancestors’ journey to North America. 18 hours
99-Million-Year-Old Snake Hatchling Found Encased in Burmese Amber
SCI-NEWS.COM The fossilized remains of an embryonic-to-hatchling snake have been found preserved in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (also known as Burma).... 18 hours
Most Americans support Endangered Species Act despite increasing efforts to curtail it
PHYS.ORG Just about any news story about the Endangered Species Act includes a prominent mention of the controversy around the 45-year-old law. 19 hours
This Robot Just Wants To Hug A Jellyfish Without Committing Jellymurder
LIVE SCIENCE Its designers hope the device will make it much easier to collect delicate animals in the ocean without hurting them. 19 hours
'Alien' Mummy DNA Probe May Have Crossed Ethical Lines
LIVE SCIENCE Did DNA analysis of an "alien" mummy violate legal and ethical boundaries? 19 hours
Scientists develop proteins that self-assemble into supramolecular complexes
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have designed new proteins that can self-assemble into the complex structures underlying biological organisms, laying the groundwork for leading-edge applications in biotechnology. The researchers created and developed the proteins with a... 19 hours
Determining the bioaccumulation of 9 metals in aquatic invertebrates in mining areas
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has proposed an ecological threshold concentration of 9 metals for 10 taxa of aquatic macroinvertebrates from clean sites in the Nalón... 19 hours
Health of mom's gut a key contributor to autism risk, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY The mother's microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, is a key contributor to the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental... 19 hours
AP-NORC Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know
ABC NEWS AP-NORC Poll: Curiosity about ancestry is the main reason Americans seek DNA testing but many also want to know if they're at risk for disease 19 hours
In a warming climate, Arctic geese are rushing north
PHYS.ORG As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in order to reach their destination more quickly with fewer stops along the... 20 hours
Viruses cooperate to overcome immune defences of bacteria
PHYS.ORG Virus particles that infect bacteria can work together to overcome antiviral defences, new research shows. 20 hours
Phages work together to suppress CRISPR bacterial immunity
PHYS.ORG CRISPR, or clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, are an essential part of bacterial immunity designed to defend against foreign DNA. In bacteria, CRISPR acts just like it does in human cells... 20 hours
Monkeys benefit from the nut-cracking abilities of chimpanzees and hogs
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers describe for the first time the scavenging behavior of mangabey monkeys, guinea fowls, and squirrels on energy-rich nut remnants cracked by chimpanzees and red river hogs. The... 20 hours
Deadly Rift Valley fever: New insight, and hope for the future
SCIENCE DAILY Health control measures alone could be ineffective in the long term fight against the deadly Rift Valley fever which affects both humans and animals, a new... 20 hours
The effectiveness of chlorhexidine is limited in preventing infections in oral procedures
SCIENCE DAILY A large number of bacteria are present in human mouths and may pass into the blood when procedures such as the removal of a... 20 hours
Colombia peace deal brings new threat to country's rainforest
SCIENCE DAILY The historic peace treaty in Colombia which brought an end to half a century of violence has led to mass deforestation. Once FARC soldiers were disarmed, it led to a... 21 hours
Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia
PHYS.ORG Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species... 22 hours
The case for introducing rhinos to Australia
PHYS.ORG Rhinos in Australia might seem like an insane proposition – after all, we've had historically bad luck with introduced species. But on reflection it's not quite as crazy as it sounds. 22 hours
First-ever habitat connectivity report using species data shows positive impact of policies on butterflies
PHYS.ORG Butterflies are benefitting from environmental action to increase their habitats, scientists have argued following a pioneering government report. 22 hours
Wave energy converters are not geared toward the increase in energy over the last century
PHYS.ORG The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has been exploring how ocean energy has evolved in Ireland during the... 22 hours
The origins of those sexual organs: a fishy tale much more primitive than we thought
PHYS.ORG Fossil discoveries from the Devonian rocks of Scotland and Australia first revealed that the earliest jawed fishes, the... 23 hours
Study uncovers new protein complex that shields broken DNA ends
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have made a major discovery about how cells repair broken strands of DNA that could have huge implications for the treatment of cancer. 23 hours
Gene regulator associated with protein pileup in exfoliation glaucoma
NEWS MEDICAL In exfoliation glaucoma, a protein dandruff clogs the outflow pathway for the fluid in our eyes. 24 hours
First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes
PHYS.ORG The first-ever discovery of an ancient snake embryo, preserved in 105-million-year-old amber, provides important new information on the evolution of modern snakes, according to a new... 24 hours
Species diversity can have positive and negative impacts on disease transmission
NEWS MEDICAL Biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate as infectious diseases increasingly spill over from wildlife to humans. 1 day
Study finds link between DNA methylation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
NEWS MEDICAL DNA methylation is a molecular process that helps enable our bodies to repair themselves, fight infection, get rid of environmental toxins, and even to think. But... 1 day
Study identifies RNA molecules that regulate male hormones in prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL In most cases of prostate cancer, tumor cell growth is stimulated by the action of male hormones, or androgens, such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. 1 day
Scientists study adverse effects of carbon, silicon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers
NEWS MEDICAL Nanoparticles with a wide range of applying, including medicine, damage cells of microalgae Heterosigma akashivo badly. This algae species is widely spread in the Russian Far... 1 day
Scientists develop synthetic biology-inspired materials systems
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from the University of Freiburg have developed materials systems that are composed of biological components and polymer materials and are capable of perceiving and processing information. 1 day
Researchers identify subtypes of retinal ganglion cells using single-cell RNA sequencing
NEWS MEDICAL Single-cell sequencing technologies are filling in fine details in the catalog of life. Researchers at the University of Connecticut Health Center and The Jackson Laboratory have... 1 day
Researchers find mugwort pollen as major source of airborne endotoxins
NEWS MEDICAL A wide range of airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. 1 day
Money talks when trying to influence climate change legislation
SCIENCE DAILY Climate lobbying is big business. A new analysis shows that between 2000 and 2016, lobbyists spent more than two billion dollars on influencing relevant legislation in the US Congress. Unsurprisingly,... 1 day
Mother's microbiome determines offspring's risk of developing autism
NEWS MEDICAL The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother's microbiome - the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us - during pregnancy, new research from the University of Virginia... 1 day
Money talks when trying to influence climate change legislation
PHYS.ORG Climate lobbying is big business. A new analysis shows that between 2000 and 2016, lobbyists spent more than two billion dollars on influencing relevant legislation in the US Congress. Unsurprisingly,... 1 day
DNA methylation related to liver disease among obese patients, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified how DNA methylation is associated with a condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can lead to liver cirrhosis and death,... 1 day
Does biodiversity loss leads to an increased disease risk?
SCIENCE DAILY Biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate as infectious diseases increasingly spill over from wildlife to humans. Disease ecologists fervently debate whether biodiversity loss leads to an increased disease risk.... 1 day
Cities as study proxies for climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Cities can serve as useful proxies to study and predict the effects of climate change, according to a research review that tracks urbanization's effects on plant and insect species. 1 day
RNA molecules that regulate action of male hormone in prostate cancer identified
SCIENCE DAILY A study detected in tumoral tissue hundreds of RNAs that do not encode proteins but appear to regulate effects of androgens and androgen receptors... 1 day
Scientists uncover DNA 'shield' w/crucial roles in normal cell division
SCIENCE DAILY New fundamental complex in cells drives 'messy' form of DNA repair. In immune cells, this is crucial to make antibodies. In cancer, mutations in complex could lead to... 1 day
For one tropical tree, effective seed dispersal relies especially on elephants
SCIENCE DAILY Deer, bears, gibbons, but especially elephants, play an important role in seed dispersal for a large-fruited tree in the forests of Thailand, according to a new... 1 day
Cities as study proxies for climate change
PHYS.ORG Cities can serve as useful proxies to study and predict the effects of climate change, according to a North Carolina State University research review that tracks urbanization's effects on plant and insect species. 2 days
Glowing bacteria on deep-sea fish shed light on evolution, 'third type' of symbiosis
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, scientists have sequenced and analyzed the genomes of bacteria that live in anglerfish bulbs. The bacteria were taken... 2 days
Team studies complexities of biodiversity, disease transmission
PHYS.ORG Biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate as infectious diseases increasingly spill over from wildlife to humans. Disease ecologists fervently debate whether biodiversity loss leads to an increased disease risk. Now, a University of... 2 days
Origami-inspired device helps marine biologists study octopuses and jellyfish
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have tried to find the safest and most effective ways to explore marine life in the oceanic water, the largest and least explored environment on Earth, for years. Each... 2 days
Effort to preserve lory population shows success
SCIENCE DAILY A long-term plan to preserve the Rimatara lorikeet by restoring an extirpated population of the species on a neighboring island that is free of predatory ship rats is demonstrating the importance of this kind... 2 days
Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth's ancient biosphere
SCIENCE DAILY A sample of ancient oxygen, teased out of a 1.4-billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario, provides fresh evidence of what the Earth's atmosphere and biosphere were like during the interval... 2 days
Oldest Fossil of a Baby Snake Discovered Trapped in Amber Tomb
LIVE SCIENCE A fossil of a baby snake entombed in amber dates to 99 million years ago. 2 days
Glowing bacteria on deep-sea fish shed light on evolution, 'third type' of symbiosis
PHYS.ORG You may recognize the anglerfish from its dramatic appearance in the hit animated film Finding Nemo, as it was very nearly the... 2 days
New ‘Poké Ball’ robot catches deep-sea critters without harming them
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO A machine that gently catches and releases animals underwater could help researchers take a more detailed census of the deep sea. 2 days
This amber nugget from Myanmar holds the first known baby snake fossil
SCIENCE-NEWS Amber preserves the delicate bone structure of a 99 million year old baby snake. 2 days
A mid-Cretaceous embryonic-to-neonate snake in amber from Myanmar
Science Magazine We present the first known fossilized snake embryo/neonate preserved in early Late Cretaceous (Early Cenomanian) amber from Myanmar, which at the time, was an island arc including terranes from Austral Gondwana. This... 2 days
Microfluidics-based super-resolution microscopy enables nanoscopic characterization of blood stem cell rolling
Science Magazine Hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HSPC) homing occurs via cell adhesion mediated by spatiotemporally organized ligand-receptor interactions. Although molecules and biological processes involved in this multistep cellular interaction... 2 days
Robust estimates of a high Ne/N ratio in a top marine predator, southern bluefin tuna
Science Magazine Genetic studies of several marine species with high fecundity have produced "tiny" estimates (≤10–3) of the ratio of... 2 days
Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
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Shallow reef species may not find refuge in deeper water habitats
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New ‘Poké Ball’ robot catches deep-sea critters without harming them
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Novel approach studies whale shark ages the best way—while they are swimming
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Single-celled architects inspire new nanotechnology
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Coral reefs are at risk from rats that have invaded nearby islands
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Humankind's odyssey from Africa began more than two million years ago
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Rock 'n' roll is noise pollution – with ecological implications that can spread through a food web
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New patch boosts brightness in medical diagnostic tests
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Scientists show how energy landscape algorithm details DNA's interphase dynamics
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Study reveals what natural greenhouse emissions from wetlands and permafrosts mean for Paris Agreement targets
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Fluorescent fish genes light path to neuroblastoma
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How CRISPR tools are unlocking new ways to fight disease
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