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World’s Most Diverse Dinosaur Footprints Preserved in Australia | Video
LIVE SCIENCE More than 20 different types of dinosaur tracks are preserved along the coast of western Australia, earning it the name “Australia’s Jurassic Park” … even though the footprints... 14 minutes
Making cows more environmentally friendly
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt have published a paper today revealing an important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock; that plants growing... 54 minutes
Gene editing of human embryos yields early results
SCIENCE-NEWS Gene editing in embryos has started in labs, but isn’t ready for the clinic. 1 hour
Fellowship aims to protect threatened Australian night parrots
PHYS.ORG Ensuring one of Australia's most high-profile threatened bird species does not disappear a second time is the mission of a University of Queensland researcher. 2 hours
Sex-shifting fish: Growth rate could determine sea lamprey sex
PHYS.ORG Unlike most animals, sea lampreys, an invasive, parasitic species of fish damaging the Great Lakes, could become male or female depending on how quickly they grow, according to a U.S.... 3 hours
Night parrot rediscovery in WA raises questions for mining
PHYS.ORG The Night Parrot is unquestionably one of Australia's most enigmatic, elusive and enthralling species. The final frontier of Australian ornithology, this cryptic parrot eluded dedicated expeditions to find it for... 3 hours
Scientists predict reading ability from DNA alone
PHYS.ORG Researchers from King's College London have used a genetic scoring technique to predict reading performance throughout school years from DNA alone. 3 hours
Viruses in the oceanic basement
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) showed for the first time that many novel viruses are present in the fluids circulating deep in the... 3 hours
Mechanism for hMTH1's broad substrate specificity revealed
PHYS.ORG Human MutT homolog 1 (hMTH1) protein acts as the primary enzyme for breaking down (hydrolyzing) damaged (oxidized) deoxynucleoside triphosphates (dNTPs) the substrates of DNA synthesis. Recently, hMTH1 has drawn attention as a popular target... 3 hours
Astaxanthin compound found to switch on the FOX03 'Longevity Gene' in mice
SCIENCE DAILY An Astaxanthin compound has been found to switch on the FOX03 'Longevity Gene' in a study using mice. Researchers measured a nearly 90% increase... 3 hours
Cornering endangered species
SCIENCE DAILY Geographic areas occupied by certain species shrink as they decline in abundance, leaving them more vulnerable to extinction by harvest, concludes new research. 3 hours
Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes
SCIENCE DAILY Changes in the body size of animals measured under controlled laboratory conditions have been shown to closely match changes in body size with seasonal warming in nature, according to research. 4 hours
A molecular on/off switch for CRISPR
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists now reveal how viruses disable bacterial immune systems. For many bacteria, one line of defense against viral infection is a sophisticated RNA-guided "immune system" called CRISPR-Cas. At the center of this system is a surveillance... 4 hours
Bacteria and phages: An endless cycles of evolution
SCIENCE DAILY What drives bacterial strain diversity in the gut? Although there are a number of possible explanations, a recent opinion piece addresses one potentially important and overlooked aspect of this unresolved question. 4 hours
'Skin-and-bones' mechanism underlying zebrafish fin regeneration discovered by researchers
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists have figured out how zebrafish perfectly regenerate amputated fins with a precisely organized skeleton. 4 hours
Programming human cells to follow sets of logical instructions
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Boston University has developed a new way to engineer mammalian cells that allows for programming them to behave in desired ways. In their paper published... 4 hours
Birds hit by cars are, well, bird-brained
PHYS.ORG What's the difference between birds that get killed by cars, and those that don't? 4 hours
How non-muscle cells find the strength to move
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (MBI) at the National University of Singapore have described, for the first time, the ordered arrangement of myosin-II filaments in actin cables of non-muscle cells. This... 4 hours
Genome editing in human cells
PHYS.ORG New techniques in molecular biology that enable targeted interventions in the genome are opening up promising new possibilities for research and application. The ethical and legal ramifications of these methods, known as "genome editing" and "genome surgery," need... 4 hours
New approach improves potential HIV vaccine
PHYS.ORG By engineering an on/off switch into a weakened form of HIV, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have enhanced the safety and effectiveness of a potential vaccine for the virus that has killed approximately 35 million people during... 4 hours
Researchers make breakthrough in antioxidant enzyme linked to jaundice
PHYS.ORG A Japanese research team involving Osaka University investigated biliverdin reductase, the enzyme producing bilirubin – a substance linked with jaundice – from biliverdin (BV). Two BV molecules were found at... 4 hours
TimepixCam pulls together diverse technologies to capture ions and photons for biology, chemistry and more
PHYS.ORG Andrei Nomerotski joined the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory to build a three-gigapixel camera for the... 4 hours
World’s Most Diverse Collection of Dinosaur Footprints Unveiled
SCI-NEWS.COM A group of paleontologists from the University of Queensland and James Cook University has documented the most diverse assemblage of... 4 hours
Motherhood is full of challenges—even for bird supermoms
PHYS.ORG Motherhood is full of challenges. Mums need to look after not only themselves but also their offspring: mothers make sure the young have good food, healthy and develop well, and they need... 5 hours
Thousands of images of frozen bacteria
PHYS.ORG How do bacteria sense and adapt to their environment? Ariane Briegel, Professor of Ultrastructural Biology, is intrigued by this question. Using new techniques, she produces three-dimensional images of bacteria that provide us with new clues about... 5 hours
New flu test easy as breathing, with faster results
PHYS.ORG A method for diagnosing flu virus from breath samples could soon replace invasive nasal swabs and deliver better results faster. 5 hours
Researchers program RNA nanoparticles that could protect against Zika
PHYS.ORG Using a new strategy that can rapidly generate customized RNA vaccines, MIT researchers have devised a new vaccine candidate for the Zika virus. 6 hours
new study investigates the passage of knotted dna through nanopores New study investigates the passage of knotted DNA through nanopores
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Anyone who has been on a sail boat knows that tying a knot is the best way to secure a rope to a hook and prevent slippage. Similarly,... 6 hours
New method for diagnosing flu virus from breath samples could provide faster results
NEWS MEDICAL A method for diagnosing flu virus from breath samples could soon replace invasive nasal swabs and deliver better results faster. 7 hours
Prenatal ultrasound exposure can weaken thigh bones, animal study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Young rabbits exposed to ultrasound during fetal development had weaker thighbones than unexposed rabbits, according to a study published in the Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology. 7 hours
Scientists develop new tool to analyse single-cell RNA data in pre-malignant blood cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists and their collaborators have developed a new analysis tool that was able to show, for the first... 8 hours
Researchers identify appetite-suppression mechanism in flies
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have identified a molecule sent by fat cells to the fly brain that senses when they have had enough food and inhibits feeding, according to a study publishing March 28 in the open access journal... 10 hours
Rarely studied faulty USF3 gene may predispose individuals to thyroid cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic and her team have discovered that a faulty, rarely studied gene called USF3 may predispose individuals to thyroid cancer.... 10 hours
On Siberia native land, oil doesn't take 'no' for an answer
PHYS.ORG The Sopochin family has seen oil majors gradually encroach on the land in Siberia where they have herded reindeer for generations, but the latest project has... 10 hours
Progress toward a Zika vaccine
MIT Researchers program RNA nanoparticles that could protect against the virus. 13 hours
TSRI researchers reveal how viruses incapacitate bacterial defense system
NEWS MEDICAL Picture bacteria and viruses locked in an arms race. For many bacteria, one line of defense against viral infection is a sophisticated RNA-guided "immune system" called CRISPR-Cas. 15 hours
New research disproves common assumption on cranial joints of alligators, birds, dinosaurs
SCIENCE DAILY Although alligators, birds and dinosaurs have a similar skull-joint shape, this does not guarantee that their movements are the same. 15 hours
Protein identified as potential druggable target for pancreatic cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A protein known as arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) may be a potential therapeutic target for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common type of pancreatic cancer, and one of the... 15 hours
TSRI scientists develop novel method to analyze glycan shield on HIV’s glycoprotein
NEWS MEDICAL HIV is a master of disguise. The virus uses a shield of sugar molecules, called glycans, to hide from the immune system and block... 16 hours
Seabird bones, fossils reveal broad food-web shift in North Pacific
PHYS.ORG For thousands of years, the Hawaiian petrel has soared over the Pacific Ocean, feeding on fish and squid. Now, using evidence preserved in the birds' bones, scientists at... 18 hours
Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes
PHYS.ORG Changes in the body size of animals measured under controlled laboratory conditions have been shown to closely match changes in body size with seasonal warming in nature, according to research from Queen... 18 hours
Australian “Jurassic Park” Home to World’s Largest Dinosaur Footprints
HISTORY Scientists discovered a dinosaur footprint measuring some 5 feet 9 inches—reportedly the largest ever recorded. 19 hours
Key research priorities for agricultural microbiomes identified
PHYS.ORG A coordinated effort to understand plant microbiomes could boost plant health and agricultural productivity, according to a new Perspective publishing March 28 in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Posy Busby of Oregon... 20 hours
Herpes STDs: From chimps to humans to cold sore cousin mixing before worldwide spread
PHYS.ORG It's an axiom of the infectious disease research community that wherever humans go, germs are likely to follow. Such is... 20 hours
Stop eating! You are full
PHYS.ORG Researchers have identified a molecule sent by fat cells to the fly brain that senses when they have had enough food and inhibits feeding, according to a study publishing March 28 in the open access journal PLOS Biology... 21 hours
Lifelike Model of Women's Menstrual Cycle Made in a Lab | Video
LIVE SCIENCE A new bento-box-like device that can fit into the palm of your hand represents a huge leap beyond the standard plastic petri dish as... 21 hours
Evolving 'lovesick' organisms found survival in sex
SCIENCE DAILY Being 'lovesick' takes on a whole new meaning in a new theory which answers the unsolved fundamental question: why do we have sex? 21 hours
How bacteria hunt other bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY A bacterial species that hunts other bacteria has attracted interest as a potential antibiotic, but exactly how this predator tracks down its prey has not been clear. A new study reveals that the bacterial predator Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus homes... 21 hours
Unraveling the functional diversity of longevity gene SIRT1
SCIENCE DAILY While the search for elixir of life has captivated human imagination for millennia, researchers around the world have put in efforts to extend healthy lifespan and reduce the burden of morbid diseases... 21 hours
Tiny bacterium provides window into whole ecosystems
SCIENCE DAILY Research on Prochlorococcus, the most abundant life form in the oceans, shows the bacteria's metabolism evolved in a way that may have helped trigger the rise of other organisms, to form a more complex... 22 hours
‘Social Brain Hypothesis’ Challenged: Brain Size in Primates is Predicted by Diet
SCI-NEWS.COM Primate brain size is predicted by diet, indicates new research from New York University. The findings, just reported in the journal Nature Ecology and... 22 hours
UV light could easily kill microbial stowaways to Mars
Science Magazine Stratospheric balloon flight killed off 99.999% of hardy bacterial spores 22 hours
Watching the passage of knotted DNA slip through nanopores
SCIENCE DAILY How can long DNA filaments, which have convoluted and highly knotted structure, manage to pass through the tiny pores of biological systems? Scientists used computer simulations to investigate the options... 23 hours
Medical News Today: Drinking tea could help stave off cognitive decline
MNT A new study suggests that regular tea consumption may reduce the risk of cognitive decline, especially for those at genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease. 24 hours
A molecular on/off switch for CRISPR
PHYS.ORG Picture bacteria and viruses locked in an arms race. For many bacteria, one line of defense against viral infection is a sophisticated RNA-guided "immune system" called CRISPR-Cas. At the center of this system is a surveillance... 24 hours
Astaxanthin compound shows ability to activate 'longevity gene' in mice
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and Cardax, Inc., a Honolulu based life sciences company, have jointly announced the results of an animal study... 24 hours
Breakthrough technique harvests stem cells from urine to study Down syndrome
NEWS MEDICAL One of the biggest challenges in studying Down syndrome is finding the right research model. Animals and established cell lines are limited in their ability to... 24 hours
Cornering endangered species
PHYS.ORG As certain species decline in number, the geographic areas they inhabit also shrink. Still, even with less space to occupy, these decreasing populations manage to remain locally abundant. 1 day
How randomness helps cancer cells thrive
SCIENCE DAILY In a research effort that merged genetics, physics and information theory, a team of researchers has added significantly to evidence that large regions of the human genome have built-in variability in reversible epigenetic modifications made to... 1 day
Enzyme structures illuminate mechanism behind bacteria's bioremediation prowess
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have solved the structure of an enzyme caught in the act of attacking toluene -- a chemical derived from wood and oil. 1 day
How bacteria hunt other bacteria
PHYS.ORG A bacterial species that hunts other bacteria has attracted great interest as a potential living antibiotic, but exactly how this predator tracks down its prey has not been clear. A study published March 28 in Biophysical Journal sheds... 1 day
Platforms for NMR software for spectrometer control and data analysis announced by Bruker
NEWS MEDICAL New Magnetic Resonance Technologies and Applications Open New Frontiers for Biological, Chemical and Materials Research and Routine Analysis in Pharmaceutical and Chemical... 1 day
Researchers identify new gene mutation that leads to infertility in women
NEWS MEDICAL It has been estimated that more than 80 million people in the world have an unfulfilled desire to have children. But for every 10th couple, the... 1 day
Blood-sucking flies can act as 'flying syringes' to track emergence of new diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Blood-sucking flies can act as 'flying syringes' to detect emerging infectious diseases in wild animals before they spread to humans, according to... 1 day
Australia scientists uncover dinosaur footprint that may be world's largest
REUTERS SYDNEY (Reuters) - Scientists have found what could be the world's largest dinosaur footprint - measuring... 1 day
Medical News Today: Zika virus: Cure steps closer with protein-mapping study
MNT By mapping the function of a key protein that helps the Zika virus replicate and spread, researchers open a path that could lead to new drugs... 1 day
About time! Predicting midge seasonality key to reducing livestock diseases
PHYS.ORG Ecologists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have led a study which informs optimal strategies for control of devastating midge-borne diseases like bluetongue and Schmallenberg... 1 day
About time! Predicting midge seasonality key to reducing livestock diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Ecologists have completed a study which informs optimal strategies for control of devastating midge-borne diseases like bluetongue and Schmallenberg virus that affect cattle and sheep in the UK... 1 day
Research provides new insight into how coevolution could shape microbial diversity in human gut
NEWS MEDICAL What drives bacterial strain diversity in the gut? Although there are a number of possible explanations, a recent opinion piece... 1 day
Rogue proteins involved in breast cancer point to potential treatment options
NEWS MEDICAL For patients with difficult-to-treat cancers, doctors increasingly rely on genomic testing of tumors to identify errors in the DNA that indicate a tumor can be targeted... 1 day
New research disproves common assumption on cranial joints of alligators, birds, dinosaurs
PHYS.ORG Paleontologists have long assumed that the shape of joints in the skulls of dinosaurs, and their closest modern relatives alligators and birds, reveals how... 1 day
'Flying syringes' could detect emerging infectious diseases
PHYS.ORG Blood-sucking flies can act as 'flying syringes' to detect emerging infectious diseases in wild animals before they spread to humans, according to research published in the journal eLife. 1 day
Biologists find 'skin-and-bones' mechanism underlying zebrafish fin regeneration
PHYS.ORG University of Oregon biologists have figured out how zebrafish perfectly regenerate amputated fins with a precisely organized skeleton. 1 day
Rogue breast tumor proteins point to potential drug therapies
SCIENCE DAILY For patients with difficult-to-treat cancers, doctors increasingly rely on genomic testing of tumors to identify errors in the DNA that indicate a tumor can be targeted by existing therapies. But... 1 day
Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California
SCIENCE DAILY Reduced seasonal flooding of wetlands and farm fields in California's Sacramento Valley threatens a key stopover site for migratory shorebirds, a new study shows. Landsat satellite images reveal that flooded habitat is most limited... 1 day
Living 'flying syringes' could detect emerging infectious diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Blood-sucking flies can act as 'flying syringes' to detect emerging infectious diseases in wild animals before they spread to humans, according to new research. 1 day
Scientist pioneers new technology, maps giant virus
SCIENCE DAILY In an American laboratory, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus -- one of the world's largest viruses. 1 day
p300 protein may suppress leukemia in MDS patients
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shown that p300, a protein that increases gene expression by attaching acetyl molecules to DNA, may stop myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) from developing into acute myeloid leukemia (AML). 1 day
Wild Thai tiger cub footage sparks hope for endangered species
PHYS.ORG Conservationists on Tuesday hailed the discovery of a new breeding population of tigers in Thailand as a "miraculous" victory for a sub-species nearly wiped out by poaching. 1 day
Bacterial strain diversity in the gut
PHYS.ORG What drives bacterial strain diversity in the gut? Although there are a number of possible explanations, a recent opinion piece published in TRENDs in Microbiology by Dr Pauline Scanlan, a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland... 1 day
Chlamydia—how bacteria take control
PHYS.ORG To survive in human cells, chlamydiae have a lot of tricks in store. Researchers of the University of Würzburg have now discovered that the bacterial pathogens also manipulate the cells' energy suppliers in the process. 1 day
Novel approach can reveal personalized breast cancer treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new way to approach breast cancer treatment. First, they search for the proteins that drive tumor growth, and then test in the lab drugs that potentially neutralize these... 1 day
How Australia's animals and plants are changing to keep up with the climate
PHYS.ORG Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing Australia's wildlife, plants and ecosystems, a point driven home by two consecutive years... 1 day
Scientist maps giant virus
PHYS.ORG In a laboratory at Michigan State University, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus – one of the world's largest viruses. 1 day
virtual museum brings extinct species back to life Virtual museum brings extinct species back to life
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Dozens of fascinating digital 3-D models are shedding new light on specimens held at the University of Dundee's D'Arcy Thompson Museum while enhancing the learning of anatomy students around the world. 1 day
Inflammation awakens sleepers
PHYS.ORG The inflammatory response that is supposed to ward off pathogens that cause intestinal disease makes this even worse. This is because special viruses integrate their genome into Salmonella, which further strengthens the pathogen. 1 day
Chlamydia: How bacteria take over control
SCIENCE DAILY To survive in human cells, chlamydiae have a lot of tricks in store. Researchers have now discovered that the bacterial pathogens also manipulate the cells' energy suppliers in the process. 1 day
Protein that regulates brain cell connections could be new target for treating Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY In experiments with a protein called Ephexin5 that appears to be elevated in the brain cells of Alzheimer's disease patients... 1 day
Cortisol excess hits natural DNA process and mental health hard
SCIENCE DAILY High concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in the body affect important DNA processes and increase the risk of long-term psychological consequences. These relationships are evident in a... 1 day
New tool allows analysis of single-cell RNA data in pre-malignant tumours
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a new analysis tool that showed, for the first time, which genes were expressed by individual cells in different genetic versions of a... 1 day
Major genetic study identifies 12 new genetic variants for ovarian cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A genetic trawl through the DNA of almost 100,000 people, including 17,000 patients with the most common type of ovarian cancer, has identified 12 new genetic... 1 day
Novel drug delivery beats swine flu at gene level
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have elaborated a new approach to deliver anti-viral RNAi to target cells against H1N1 influenza virus infection. Drug encapsulating via a combination of layer-by-layer technique and sol-gel chemistry allows... 1 day
Health problems may increase as young people infected with HIV at birth get older
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that US youth infected with HIV around the time of their birth are at higher... 1 day
Of Star Trek, Mark Twain and helmets: 15 new species of wasps with curious names
SCIENCE DAILY Fifteen new species of parasitic wasps have been described from the Neotropics. Apart from being quite distinct with... 1 day
The role of tiny RNA in genetic diversity
PHYS.ORG All species, from zebrafish to humans, possess a genetically diverse collection of traits that allow them to adapt to changing environments. Yet scientists do not fully understand how organisms reach a state... 1 day
Addressing the threat of Zika virus to US blood supply
SCIENCE DAILY Certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the virus, investigators have shown. 1 day
Scientists reveal novel drug delivery approach to fight swine flu at gene level
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University together with their colleagues from St. Petersburg and London have elaborated a new approach to deliver anti-viral... 1 day
High concentrations of stress hormone affect DNA processes and mental health
NEWS MEDICAL High concentrations of the stress hormone, Cortisol, in the body affect important DNA processes and increase the risk of long-term psychological consequences. 1 day
Proteomics unravels molecular mechanisms influenced by genetic variations
NEWS MEDICAL How does type 2 diabetes develop? A team of researchers headed by the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich has come closer to finding an answer to this problem.... 1 day
Climate change puts invasive plants on the move
PHYS.ORG Climate change may force one of New England's invasive plant species to retreat north, while another will likely stay put and take over an even greater area, according to a new study... 1 day
New study investigates the passage of knotted DNA through nanopores
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Ubiquitous marine organism co-evolved with other microbes, promoting more complex ecosystems
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Virtual museum brings extinct species back to life
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Scientists pinpoint critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging
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How chewing like a cow helped early mammals thrive
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Study reveals mass extinction event 35 million years ago
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New study shakes the roots of the dinosaur family tree
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