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Alzheimer's drug prescribed off-label could pose risk for some
SCIENCE DAILY Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. Researchers discovered that for... 7 hours
Antibiotic resistance: A burgeoning problem for kids too
SCIENCE DAILY In a new, first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found a 700-percent surge in infections caused by bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics among children in the US. These... 7 hours
Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list
PHYS.ORG The federal government says the thorny skate will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. 7 hours
Are Viruses Alive?
LIVE SCIENCE Viruses are infectious, tiny and nasty. But are they alive? 11 hours
Decoding the genome's cryptic language
SCIENCE DAILY Bioengineers have developed a new tool to identify RNA-DNA interactions. The tool can provide a full account of all the RNA molecules that interact with a segment of DNA, as well as the locations of all these interactions... 12 hours
Where do flowers come from? Shedding light on Darwin’s 'abominable mystery'
SCIENCE DAILY The mystery that is the origin of flowering plants has been partially solved thanks to a team of scientists. Their discovery sheds light on a question... 12 hours
The making of music
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that music -- and specifically infant-directed song -- evolved as a way for parents to signal to children that their needs are being met, while still freeing up parents to perform other tasks, like foraging for... 12 hours
Study finding suggests new ways in which genetic mutations may cause brain disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Many kids say they love their mom and dad equally, but there are times when even the best prefers one parent over... 17 hours
People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees less likely to suffer from mental health
NEWS MEDICAL People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to... 17 hours
Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health
PHYS.ORG People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at... 17 hours
Canada conservationist warns of 'cyber poaching'
PHYS.ORG Photographers, poachers and eco-tour operators are in the crosshairs of a Canadian conservationist who warns that tracking tags are being hacked and misused to harass and hunt endangered animals. 18 hours
Facts About Venus Flytraps
LIVE SCIENCE Venus flytraps are carnivorous plants that lure insects and other small animals to their doom. 21 hours
Mitochondrial metabolic regulation by GRP78
Science Magazine Steroids, essential for mammalian survival, are initiated by cholesterol transport by steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR). Appropriate protein folding is an essential requirement of activity. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperones assist in folding of cytoplasmic proteins, whereas mitochondrial chaperones... 1 day
Alzheimer's drug prescribed off-label could accelerate cognitive decline for some patients
NEWS MEDICAL Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. 1 day
Scientists unravel mechanism of rare, early phenomenon that can affect human development
NEWS MEDICAL The genetic material of an organism encodes the instructions that guide its development. These codes are not written in stone; they can change or... 1 day
MGH researchers discover regulators of gene expression programs in medulloblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have identified a mechanism that controls the expression of genes regulating the growth of the most aggressive form of medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric... 1 day
Pitt study sheds light on shared roots of schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis
NEWS MEDICAL An in-depth computational analysis of genetic variants implicated in both schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh points to eight... 1 day
Dietary prebiotics can improve sleep after stress exposure, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL In recent years, reams of research papers have shed light on the health benefits of probiotics, the "good bacteria" found in fermented foods and dietary supplements. 1 day
New study finds huge problem of multi-drug resistant infections among children
NEWS MEDICAL In a new, first-of-its-kind study, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found a 700-percent surge in infections caused by bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family... 1 day
New research pinpoints how bacteria get into lungs of healthy people
NEWS MEDICAL They traveled a huge distance, evaded a protective barrier, and found themselves in a strange and unwelcoming land. 1 day
Scientists devise novel DNA vaccine approach against important cancer antigen targets
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at The Wistar Institute and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have devised a novel DNA vaccine approach through molecular design to improve the immune responses elicited against... 1 day
New tool to map RNA-DNA interactions could help researchers translate gene sequences into functions
PHYS.ORG Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new tool to identify interactions between RNA and DNA... 1 day
'Doomsday Vault' Gains 50,000 Seeds to Fend Off Food Crises
LIVE SCIENCE The new deposit included samples from gene banks around the world. 1 day
Sink Full of Superbugs? Study Finds Surprising Way Germs Spread
LIVE SCIENCE Drug-resistant bacteria can lurk in the pipes of hospital sinks, and a new study shows that these dangerous bacteria can also make their way out of sinks and... 1 day
Diamond’s 2-billion-year growth charts tectonic shift in early Earth’s carbon cycle
SCIENCE DAILY A study of tiny mineral 'inclusions' within diamonds from Botswana has shown that diamond crystals can take billions of years to grow. One diamond was found... 1 day
Ancient Giant Penguin Unearthed in New Zealand
SCI-NEWS.COM The fossilized leg bones of a giant penguin that lived 61 million years ago have been discovered in New Zealand. The fossil... 1 day
New York schools help Cornell monitor local waterways for invasive species
PHYS.ORG Invasive aquatic species like round goby, Asian carp, and sea lamprey are a growing problem in New York State. Their presence impacts water quality, food supply,... 1 day
Biologists propose to sequence the DNA of all life on Earth
Science Magazine Still-unfunded plan would start with all plants, animals, and other eukaryotes—some 1.5 million species—for the cost of the original human genome project 1 day
In enemy garb: New explanation for wasp mimicry
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists expand on more than 150 years of textbook wisdom with a new explanation for wasp mimicry. 1 day
More virus infection, please
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have generated a new plasmid-based reverse genetics system for rotaviruses. 1 day
Newly discovered gene variants increase risk of anxiety disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Several newly discovered variants of a gene increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders. A research team aims to derive new therapies from this finding which are better tailored to... 1 day
Ancient humans arrived in South America in multiple waves
SCIENCE DAILY Paleoamericans share a last common ancestor with modern native South Americans outside, rather than inside, the Americas and new findings underscore the importance of looking at both genetic and morphological... 1 day
Structure of unique amyloid fibrils could lead to discovery of new antibiotics
NEWS MEDICAL The highly pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus bacteria is one of the five most common causes of hospital-acquired infections. In the US alone, approximately 500,000 patients... 1 day
Researchers detail genetic mechanisms that govern growth and drought response in plants
SCIENCE DAILY Research outlines how the genetic pathways that govern growth and stress response in plants sometimes clash. The research could lead to better performing crop... 1 day
New risk factors for anxiety disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Several newly discovered variants of a gene increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders. A research team aims to derive new therapies from this finding which are better tailored to the individual patients. 1 day
Hammerhead shark migration gives new hope for conservation
SCIENCE DAILY Great Hammerhead sharks have been tagged and tracked across the USA and Bahamas in a bid to shed light on their migration habits. Researchers suggest that these sharks are more at risk... 1 day
Biologists expand on more than 150 years of textbook wisdom with a new explanation for wasp mimicry
PHYS.ORG The masquerade is almost perfect. Certain moths of the subfamily Arctiinae are marked with... 1 day
New algorithm identifies gene transfers between different bacterial species
PHYS.ORG Gene transfers are particularly common in the antibiotic-resistance genes of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. 1 day
Early baleen whales contended for title of ocean's Barry White
PHYS.ORG Until now, it has been a bit of a mystery about the evolution of hearing capabilities in those graceful ocean behemoths, the baleen whales. 1 day
Size matters... and structure too: New tool predicts the interaction of proteins with long non-coding RNAs
PHYS.ORG Far from just reading the information contained in the human genome, and in order to fully... 2 days
Scientists generate a new plasmid-based reverse genetics system for rotaviruses
PHYS.ORG Rotaviruses are the most common cause of severe diarrhea and kill hundreds of thousands of infants a year. Although current vaccines are effective in preventing aggravation of rotaviruses,... 2 days
Researchers examine the deliberate switching of individual photochromic molecules
PHYS.ORG Scientists in Bayreuth examine the deliberate switching of individual photochromic molecules. Their findings are opening up new research possibilities for visualizing the structures of complex molecules and even entire biological... 2 days
Study offers guidance on how to protect olive trees from being ravaged by deadly pathogen
PHYS.ORG Expert ecologists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have devised a scientific model which could... 2 days
Paleontologist suggests path to flight for dinosaurs not as straight as thought
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Stephen Brusatte, a fellow in Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Edinburgh in the U.K. has published a Perspective piece in the journal Science... 2 days
Tiny mutation makes plants less resistant to stressful conditions
PHYS.ORG Scientists from The University of Western Australia have identified a tiny mutation in plants that can influence how well a plant recovers from stressful conditions, and ultimately impact a plant's... 2 days
Improving DNA-detecting transistors
PHYS.ORG Graphene-based transistors could soon help diagnose genetic diseases. Researchers in India and Japan have developed an improved method for using graphene-based transistors to detect disease-causing genes. 2 days
Novel amyloid structure could lead to new types of antibiotics
PHYS.ORG The highly pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus bacteria is one of the five most common causes of hospital-acquired infections. In the US alone, approximately 500,000 patients at hospitals contract a... 2 days
Polymer additive could revolutionize plastics recycling
PHYS.ORG When Geoffrey Coates, the Tisch University Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, gives a talk about plastics and recycling, he usually opens with this question: What percentage of the 78 million tons of plastic used annually... 2 days
Electrons use DNA like a wire for signaling DNA replication
PHYS.ORG In the early 1990s, Jacqueline Barton, the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, discovered an unexpected property of DNA—that it can act... 2 days
Hammerhead shark migration gives new hope for conservation
PHYS.ORG New information on the migration patterns of the Great Hammerhead shark, Sphyrna mokarran, will help to protect this endangered species, scientists suggest. 2 days
Microbes in Glittering Crystal Cave Revived After 10,000 Years
LIVE SCIENCE The organisms were found inside enormous selenite crystals in a cave in Chihuahua, Mexico. They may be up to 50,000 years old. 2 days
In Photos: Shimmering Cave of the Crystals
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists have discovered and revived microbes that may have been dormant for 10,000 to 50,000 years. They discovered the microbes in the Cave of the Crystals in Mexico. 2 days
A new methodology quickly reveals metabolic fluxes in cells
PHYS.ORG Although photographs of the underground stations in Barcelona would reveal the number of people waiting, when rush hour takes place, and offer clues about why some stations are busier than... 2 days
Medical News Today: Gene mutations in brain linked to OCD-like behavior
MNT Researchers found that eliminating a set of genes in the corticostriatal brain region of mice - also present in humans - led to OCD-like behavior. 2 days
New discovery is a step towards developing Huntington's disease treatments before symptoms appear
MNT Early warning signs of Huntington's disease have been uncovered in a sheep carrying the human HD mutation, leading the way for new... 2 days
Gene mutations in brain linked to OCD-like behavior
MNT Researchers found that eliminating a set of genes in the corticostriatal brain region of mice - also present in humans - led to OCD-like behavior. 2 days
Computational software that evaluates DNA samples may help in diagnosis, treatment of cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A research team from the United States and Canada has developed and successfully tested new computational software that determines whether a human... 2 days
US braces for long battle over genetic patent rights
PHYS.ORG The first skirmish was fought last week in what could be a long war over a revolutionary patent on gene-editing technology, with colossal amounts of money at stake. 2 days
Researchers reveal biological pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease
NEWS MEDICAL Diabetes is a leading cause of kidney disease, a serious, often fatal complication that is difficult to diagnose in early, potentially treatable stages. 2 days
Study reveals promising therapeutic approach that can be beneficial for older melanoma patients
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at The Wistar Institute have shown that an anti-diabetic drug can inhibit the growth of melanoma in older patients by activating... 2 days
Monarch miscalculation: Has a scientific error about the butterflies persisted for more than 40 years?
Science Magazine From the squishy world of butterfly genetics, a cautionary tale about the importance of taxonomy 2 days
Government of Myanmar unveils new plan to protect marine wildlife and resources
PHYS.ORG The Government of Myanmar and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today a comprehensive plan to protect the country's diverse fisheries and marine life—including dolphins,... 2 days
Europeans Brought New, Deadly Ulcer Bacteria to Americas
LIVE SCIENCE Europeans and their African slaves brought strains of ulcer- and cancer-causing H. pylori bacteria that wiped out the local strains of these bacteria and may have led to the current high rates... 2 days
Study uncovers how effects of HSP90 protein can alter course of genetic diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Proteins do most of the work inside the human body, supporting the structure, function, regulation, and repair of organs, tissues and cells. 2 days
Cutting-edge research into dolphin’s genome could provide solutions to human problems
NEWS MEDICAL In movies and TV shows, dolphins are often portrayed as heroes who save humans through remarkable feats of strength and tenacity. Now dolphins could save the... 2 days
BUSM researchers uncover unique patterns of protein synthesis linked to increased longevity
NEWS MEDICAL Aging is a complex process that involves multiple metabolic and regulatory pathways. Previous studies have identified hundreds of genes whose deletion can significantly increase... 2 days
Melting sea ice may be speeding nature's clock in the Arctic
SCIENCE DAILY Spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters. The changes... 2 days
Center for Environmental Health Sciences selects 2017 poster winners
MIT Annual poster session showcases recent work on biological effects of exposure to environmental agents. 2 days
Lack of methyl groups in gene body may lead to emergence of cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Every cell in our body contains the complete DNA library. So-called methyl groups regulate that in body tissues only the genetic information... 2 days
Researchers find new evidence to support structure-based classification system for viruses
NEWS MEDICAL Professor Robert Sinclair at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University and Professor Dennis Bamford and Dr. Janne Ravantti from the University of Helsinki... 2 days
NIST patents first DNA method to authenticate mouse cell lines
PHYS.ORG "A case of mistaken identity" may drive the plot of the latest spy film or crime novel, but it's only a tale of trouble for geneticists, oncologists, drug... 2 days
New gene for atrazine resistance identified in waterhemp
PHYS.ORG Waterhemp has been locked in an arms race with farmers for decades. Nearly every time farmers attack the weed with a new herbicide, waterhemp becomes resistant to it, reducing or eliminating the... 2 days
agricultural robot may be game changer for crop growers breeders Agricultural robot may be 'game changer' for crop growers, breeders
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of crops, information that crop breeders—and eventually farmers—can use... 2 days
Center for Environmental Health Sciences select 2017 poster winners
MIT Annual poster session showcases recent work on biological effects of exposure to environmental agents. 2 days
More groups sue to force USDA to restore online animal welfare records
Science Magazine Move had sparked extensive criticism and a lawsuit 2 days
'Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo' - Trailer Features NASA Legends
SPACE.COM NASA veterans Gene Cranz, Gene Cernan and more star in the documentary about mission control in the time of Apollo. 2 days
Contact tracing and targeted insecticide spraying can curb dengue outbreaks
SCIENCE DAILY Contact tracing -- a process of identifying everyone who has come into contact with those infected by a particular disease -- combined with targeted, indoor spraying of insecticide... 2 days
Researchers develop model for studying rare polio-like illness
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed the first animal model for studying paralysis caused by virus linked to a polio-like illness that paralyzed 120 children in 2014. 2 days
Gene mutations cause leukemia, but which ones?
SCIENCE DAILY New research sought to better understand one 'typo' in a standard leukemia assay, or test. The study, however, encountered a new problem: an issue with the model system itself. 2 days
New link found between sex and viruses
SCIENCE DAILY Sexual reproduction and viral infections both rely on a functionally identical protein, according to new research. The protein enables the fusion of two cells, such as a sperm cell and egg cell, or the... 2 days
Podcast: Cracking the smell code, why dinosaurs had wings before they could fly, and detecting guilty feelings in altruistic gestures
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[This Week in Science] DNA charged with regulating replication
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[This Week in Science] How dinosaurs took to the air
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[Perspective] Hematopoietic stem cells gone rogue
Science Magazine Cardiovascular disease is considered to be an aging-related disease and is the leading cause of death in the elderly in developed countries (1). As of 2013, 65% of deaths attributed to cardiovascular disease occurred among patients... 2 days
[Report] An accreting pulsar with extreme properties drives an ultraluminous x-ray source in NGC 5907
Science Magazine Ultraluminous x-ray sources (ULXs) in nearby galaxies shine brighter than any x-ray source in our Galaxy. ULXs are... 2 days
[Report] The cytotoxic Staphylococcus aureus PSMα3 reveals a cross-α amyloid-like fibril
Science Magazine Amyloids are ordered protein aggregates, found in all kingdoms of life, and are involved in aggregation diseases as well as in physiological activities. In microbes, functional... 2 days
[Research Article] The [4Fe4S] cluster of human DNA primase functions as a redox switch using DNA charge transport
Science Magazine DNA charge transport chemistry offers a means of long-range, rapid redox signaling.... 2 days
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Science Magazine Martinho and Kacelnik’s (Reports, 15 July 2016, p. 286) finding that mallard ducklings can deal with abstract concepts is important... 2 days
[Perspective] A Mesozoic aviary
Science Magazine The evolution of birds from a group of small dinosaurs between 170 million and 150 million years ago has emerged as a textbook example of a major evolutionary transformation in the fossil record (1). The attainment of powered flight—that is,... 2 days
[Editors' Choice] DNA methylation curbs mast cell response
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[Perspective] Why tolerance invites resistance
Science Magazine Bacteria use two strategies to avoid being killed by antibiotics: resistance and tolerance. Resistance mechanisms such as destruction of a drug or modification of its target allow bacteria to grow in the presence of antibiotics. Tolerance is a... 2 days
[Electrochemistry] CO2 reduction off base
Science Magazine The electrochemical reduction of CO2 can yield a range of products, including aldehydes, acids, and alcohols, as well as hydrogen formed by the competing hydrogen evolution – [Read More] 2 days
[Evolution] How animals sense CO2 in blood
Science Magazine High carbon dioxide levels in blood can be lethal to animals, so it is crucial that the body regulates the regular excretion of CO2. De Wild et al. hypothesized – [Read More] 2 days
[RNA Design] An old motif with new specificity
Science Magazine RNA aptamers bind to small molecules and, in the context of adjacent regulatory domains, can control cellular processes. Synthetic RNA aptamers can be selected against a target, but – [Read More] 2 days
[Mast Cells] DNA methylation curbs mast cell response
Science Magazine Mast cells are white blood cells that are perhaps best known for their role in allergic responses and asthma. Leoni et al. now show that the enzyme DNMT3A limits mast cell –... 2 days
[Proteomics] How proteomes take the heat
Science Magazine Living organisms are very sensitive to temperature, and much of this is attributed to its effect on the structure and function of proteins. Leuenberger et al. explored thermostability – [Read More] 2 days
[DNA Charge Transport] DNA charged with regulating replication
Science Magazine DNA can transport electrical charge over long distances and has the potential to act as a signaling system. The iron-sulfur complex [4Fe4S] found in some proteins is known to be involved –... 2 days
[DNA Replication] Diverse molecular choreography of replication
Science Magazine Accurate duplication and transmission of genetic information to the next generation requires complex molecular assemblies. Bleichert et al. review replication initiation across – [Read More] 2 days
[Paleontology] How dinosaurs took to the air
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