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Predatory Dragonflies Can Predict Path of Their Flying Prey
SCI-NEWS.COM According to new research published in the journal eLife, the dragonfly brain can perform visual tasks that were... 11 minutes
Scientists Use CRISPR to Edit Human Embryos
LIVE SCIENCE A biologist in Oregon has successfully used CRISPR to edit single-celled embryos carrying severe genetic defects. 21 minutes
How human cells maintain the correct number of chromosomes
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered an important part of the mechanism involved in how chromosomes are pulled apart during cell division, so that one complete set goes into each of the new... 30 minutes
Lawmakers move closer to funding Trump’s border wall, worrying biologists trying to save endangered species
Science Magazine House of Representatives approves $1.6 billion for barrier, but Senate might block project 1 hour
Using science to combat illegal wildlife trade
PHYS.ORG Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat illegal wildlife trade—both within countries and... 2 hours
Green tea ingredient may ameliorate memory impairment, brain insulin resistance, and obesity
SCIENCE DAILY A new study involving mice, suggests that EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), the most abundant catechin and biologically active component in green tea, could alleviate high-fat and... 2 hours
Sixteen genetic markers can cut a life story short
SCIENCE DAILY The answer to how long each of us will live is partly encoded in our genome. Researchers have identified 16 genetic markers associated with a decreased lifespan, including 14 new... 2 hours
Structure of protein in salmon virus could inform strategies to treat flu in humans
NEWS MEDICAL The structure of a protein key to the survival and spread of a virus that affects salmon could inform strategies... 2 hours
Scientists reel in structure of salmon virus
SCIENCE DAILY The structure of a protein key to the survival and spread of a virus that affects salmon could help researchers form strategies to treat the flu in humans. 2 hours
Medical News Today: Arboviruses: Types, symptoms, and transmission
MNT Arboviruses are a group of viruses transmitted from insects. There are many different types, with unique symptoms, treatments, and prevention plans. 2 hours
Can Florida mosquitoes transmit new strains of painful chikungunya virus?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers used a baseline comparison of infection and transmission rates of Florida mosquitoes to those from the Dominican Republic, a region associated with numerous human cases. Experts measured... 2 hours
Sleep or sex? How the fruit fly decides
SCIENCE DAILY Choosing between sex or sleep presents a behavioral quandary for many species, including the fruit fly. A multi-institution team has found that, in Drosophila at least, males and females deal with these... 2 hours
Green tea component could alleviate insulin resistance, obesity, and cognitive impairment
NEWS MEDICAL A study published online in The FASEB Journal, involving mice, suggests that EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), the most abundant catechin and biologically active component in green tea, could alleviate high-fat... 3 hours
Scientists reel in structure of salmon virus
PHYS.ORG The structure of a protein key to the survival and spread of a virus that affects salmon could inform strategies to treat the flu in humans, according to scientists at Rice University. 3 hours
Diet choice, reproduction of fruit flies affected by gut bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY New studies reveal the gut bacteria composition of the common fruit fly has a significant effect on diet choice and reproductive success, and its influence can be carried... 3 hours
Ancient biology meets modern ingenuity
PHYS.ORG The average person might struggle to get excited about bacterium found in rabbit droppings – but it's potentially a knight in shining armour for our planet. 5 hours
Canaanites Live: DNA Reveals Fate of Biblical People
LIVE SCIENCE The Bible's maligned Canaanites persisted despite conquest. 6 hours
Storing data in DNA brings nature into the digital universe
PHYS.ORG Humanity is producing data at an unimaginable rate, to the point that storage technologies can't keep up. Every five years, the amount of data we're producing increases 10-fold,... 6 hours
Aggressive spiders are quick at making accurate decisions, good at hunting unpredictable prey
PHYS.ORG Spiders, like humans and many other animals, have distinct personalities. Two studies by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) unveiled... 7 hours
Researchers unravel how acidic conditions favor protein misfolding in deadly diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Using an array of modern biochemical and structural biology techniques, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have begun to unravel the mystery of how acidity influences a... 7 hours
Sleep or sex? How the fruit fly decides
PHYS.ORG Choosing between sex or sleep presents a behavioral quandary for many species, including the fruit fly. A multi-institution team has found that, in Drosophila at least, males and females deal with these... 8 hours
Researchers discover how human cells maintain the correct number of chromosomes
PHYS.ORG Cell division is an essential process in humans, animals and plants as dying or injured cells are replenished throughout life. Cells divide at least a billion... 8 hours
Medical News Today: Bipolar disorder speeds up biological aging
MNT Research finds deep links between biological aging, bipolar disorder, and brain structure. Telomere length may be a new marker for psychiatric disorders. 9 hours
Bipolar disorder speeds up biological aging
MNT Research finds deep links between biological aging, bipolar disorder, and brain structure. Telomere length may be a new marker for psychiatric disorders. 9 hours
Scientists uncover link between backup pathogen-fighting system and mutations in Crohn's patients
NEWS MEDICAL Genes that regulate a cellular recycling system called autophagy are commonly mutated in Crohn's disease patients, though the link between biological housekeeping and inflammatory... 9 hours
Slugs inspire a surgical bio glue
NEWS MEDICAL Slugs secrete biological defensive mucus that has now inspired a new type of surgical glue, prepared by researchers. This “bio-glue” has three main properties, it can move with the body, it is incredibly strong and it... 15 hours
Researchers explore ability of Florida mosquitoes to transmit chikungunya virus
NEWS MEDICAL University of Florida scientists are starting to better understand the ability of two Florida mosquito species to transmit two strains of chikungunya virus that have caused outbreaks of human disease... 16 hours
Study highlights health consequences of selectively breeding German Shepherd Dogs
PHYS.ORG German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) could be predisposed to health conditions such as arthritis because of the way they have been bred in recent decades, according to a new... 17 hours
DNA-protein structure more diverse and flexible chain than previously thought, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL How can six and half feet of DNA be folded into the tiny nucleus of a cell? Researchers funded by the National Institutes of... 17 hours
Long-sought mechanism of metastasis is discovered in pancreatic cancer
SCIENCE DAILY An important discovery establishes a cause of metastasis in pancreatic cancer. Using organoids grown from patient tissues and transplanted in mouse models of the illness, the team pinpoints an epigenetic... 17 hours
Three species of tiny frogs discovered in Peruvian Andes
PHYS.ORG A University of Michigan ecologist and his colleagues have discovered three more frog species in the Peruvian Andes, raising to five the total number of new frog species the group... 18 hours
Link between backup immune defense, mutation seen in Crohn's disease discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Genes that regulate a cellular recycling system called autophagy are commonly mutated in Crohn's disease patients, though the link between biological housekeeping and inflammatory bowel disease... 18 hours
Genome-wide cancer 'dependency map' now revealed
SCIENCE DAILY In one of the largest efforts to build a comprehensive catalog of genetic vulnerabilities in cancer, researchers have identified more than 760 genes upon which cancer cells from multiple types are strongly dependent for their growth... 18 hours
CRISPR sheds light on rare pediatric bone marrow failure syndrome
SCIENCE DAILY Using the gene editing technology CRISPR, scientists have shed light on a rare, sometimes fatal syndrome that causes children to gradually lose the ability to manufacture vital blood... 18 hours
Orca Calf Dies at SeaWorld: Why Killer Whales Get Sick in Captivity
LIVE SCIENCE Dozens of killer whales have died in captivity, including the 3-month-old orca named Kyara that just died at SeaWorld. So why do these marine... 18 hours
In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos (Update)
PHYS.ORG For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. 19 hours
DNA and proteins from ancient books, music made from data, and the keys to poverty traps
Science Magazine This week we hear stories on turning data sets into symphonies for business and pleasure, why... 19 hours
DNA links male, female butterfly thought to be distinct species
PHYS.ORG Researchers recently discovered what was thought to be a distinct species of butterfly is actually the female of a species known to science for more than a century. 20 hours
Scientists block evolution's molecular nerve pruning in rodents
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers investigating why some people suffer from motor disabilities report they may have dialed back evolution's clock a few ticks by blocking molecular pruning of sophisticated brain-to-limb nerve connections in maturing mice. 21 hours
Errors made by 'DNA spellchecker' revealed as important cause of cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Important processes that create mutations that cause cancer have been identified by researchers studying the genomes of more than 1,000 tumors. Many mutations in human cancers... 21 hours
Gene editing technology shines light on rare dyskeratosis congenita
NEWS MEDICAL Using the gene editing technology CRISPR, scientists have shed light on a rare, sometimes fatal syndrome that causes children to gradually lose the ability to manufacture vital blood cells. 21 hours
Scientists notice shift in transmission mechanism of HEV infections
NEWS MEDICAL Hepatitis E gets little press compared to its better-known cousins A, B, and C, but Stellenbosch University virologists say we should wake up to how transmission of this virus is... 21 hours
First U.S. team to gene-edit human embryos revealed
Science Magazine Editing embryos early in development could avoid technical hurdles of previous work 21 hours
A new picture emerges on the origins of photosynthesis in a sun-loving bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists have gained important new insights by resolving with near-atomic clarity, the very first core membrane protein structure in the simplest known... 22 hours
Bronze Age Iberia received fewer Steppe invaders than the rest of Europe
SCIENCE DAILY The genomes of individuals who lived on the Iberian Peninsula in the Bronze Age had minor genetic input from Steppe invaders, suggesting that these... 22 hours
Hunting-related pathogen exposure not just for adult males
SCIENCE DAILY Hunting and slaughtering wild animals in Western and Central Africa can put humans at risk of contracting zoonotic infections, including Ebola virus and Lassa virus. While previous studies have suggested that this... 22 hours
DNA links male, female butterfly thought to be distinct species
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers recently discovered what was thought to be a distinct species of butterfly is actually the female of a species known to science for more than a century. 22 hours
Longstanding biological mystery of DNA organization now solved
SCIENCE DAILY Stretched out, the DNA from all the cells in our body would reach Pluto. So how does each tiny cell pack a two-meter length of DNA into its nucleus, which is just... 22 hours
Secrets of the amazing tardigrades revealed by their DNA
SCIENCE DAILY New genome sequences shed light on both the origins of the tardigrades (also known as water bears or moss piglets), and the genes that underlie their extraordinary ability to survive... 22 hours
Seeing in the dark: Minus sunlight, a general theory reveals universal patterns in ecology
SCIENCE DAILY By omitting mechanistic drivers such as sunlight, a statistical theory accurately describes broad ecological patterns in a Panama forest, as... 22 hours
Secrets of the amazing tardigrades revealed by their DNA
PHYS.ORG New genome sequences shed light on both the origins of the tardigrades (also known as water bears or moss piglets), and the genes that underlie their extraordinary ability to survive... 22 hours
Scientists solve longstanding biological mystery of DNA organization
PHYS.ORG Stretched out, the DNA from all the cells in our body would reach Pluto. So how does each tiny cell pack a two-meter length of DNA into its nucleus, which is just... 22 hours
Sticky when wet: Strong adhesive for wound healing
PHYS.ORG Anyone who has ever tried to put on a Band-Aid when their skin is damp knows that it can be frustrating. Wet skin isn't the only challenge for medical adhesives - the... 22 hours
A new picture emerges on the origins of photosynthesis in a sun-loving bacteria
PHYS.ORG Every day, enough sunlight hits the Earth to power the planet many times over—if only we could more efficiently capture all the... 22 hours
Bronze Age Iberia received fewer steppe invaders than the rest of Europe
PHYS.ORG The genomes of individuals who lived on the Iberian Peninsula in the Bronze Age had minor genetic input from Steppe invaders, suggesting that these... 22 hours
Newfound Dino Looks Like the Creepy Love Child of a Turkey and an Ostrich
LIVE SCIENCE A farmer has discovered the remains of a dinosaur that could have passed for the ostrich-like cassowary in its day,... 22 hours
Harmful protein on acid triggers a life-threatening disease, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Using an array of modern biochemical and structural biology techniques, researchers have begun to unravel the mystery of how acidity influences a small protein called serum amyloid A.... 22 hours
Tardigrades aren’t champion gene swappers after all
SCIENCE-NEWS Genetic studies reveal more secrets of the bizarre creatures known as tardigrades. 22 hours
Paneth cells secrete lysozyme via secretory autophagy during bacterial infection of the intestine
Science Magazine Intestinal Paneth cells limit bacterial invasion by secreting antimicrobial proteins including lysozyme. However, invasive pathogens can disrupt the Golgi apparatus, interfering with... 23 hours
Kynurenines: Tryptophans metabolites in exercise, inflammation, and mental health
Science Magazine Kynurenine metabolites are generated by tryptophan catabolism and regulate biological processes that include host-microbiome signaling, immune cell response, and neuronal excitability. Enzymes of the kynurenine pathway are expressed in different... 23 hours
Directing reconfigurable DNA nanoarrays
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Control of species-dependent cortico-motoneuronal connections underlying manual dexterity
Science Magazine Superior manual dexterity in higher primates emerged together with the appearance of cortico-motoneuronal (CM) connections during the evolution of the mammalian corticospinal (CS) system. Previously thought to be specific to higher primates,... 23 hours
Relaying information on DNA tiles
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DNA methylation makes for tired T cells
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Tough adhesives for diverse wet surfaces
Science Magazine Adhesion to wet and dynamic surfaces, including biological tissues, is important in many fields but has proven to be extremely challenging. Existing adhesives are cytotoxic, adhere weakly to tissues, or cannot be used in wet environments.... 23 hours
Genetic biomarker for cancer immunotherapy
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Biology of the Book
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ChromEMT: Visualizing 3D chromatin structure and compaction in interphase and mitotic cells
Science Magazine The chromatin structure of DNA determines genome compaction and activity in the nucleus. On the basis of in vitro structures and electron microscopy (EM)... 23 hours
Gene transfer corrects severe muscle defects in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
SCIENCE DAILY Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a rapidly progressive disease that causes whole-body muscle weakness and atrophy due to deficiency in a protein called dystrophin. Researchers... 23 hours
Who were the Canaanites? Ancient human DNA evidence yields answers
SCIENCE DAILY Thousands of years ago, the Canaanite people lived in a part of the world we now recognize as Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan, establishing a culture that... 23 hours
Simulations signal early success for fractal-based retinal implants
SCIENCE DAILY Computer simulations of electrical charges sent to retinal implants based on fractal geometry have researchers moving forward with their eyes focused on biological testing. 23 hours
Five vascular diseases linked to one common genetic variant
SCIENCE DAILY Genome-wide association studies have implicated a common genetic variant in chromosome 6p24 in coronary artery disease, as well as four other vascular diseases: migraine headache, cervical artery dissection, fibromuscular dysplasia,... 23 hours
'Dark ecology project' will use past weather radar data to trace bird migrations
PHYS.ORG Every spring and fall, billions of birds migrate across the United States, largely unseen under the cover of darkness. Now a team... 24 hours
In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos
PHYS.ORG For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. 24 hours
Ancient DNA offers clues to the Canaanites’ fate
SCIENCE-NEWS DNA is painting a more detailed portrait of the ancient Canaanites, who have largely been studied through the secondhand accounts of their contemporaries. 1 day
these highly social birds can make sentences just like humans These highly social birds can make ‘sentences,’ just like humans
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Ancient DNA counters biblical account of the mysterious Canaanites
Science Magazine Study suggests Israelites did not wipe out their Canaanite enemies 1 day
More evidence on link between antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance
SCIENCE DAILY The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on... 1 day
Present-day Lebanese descend from Biblical Canaanites, genetic study suggests
PHYS.ORG In the most recent whole-genome study of ancient remains from the Near East, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists and their collaborators sequenced the entire genomes of 4,000-year-old Canaanite individuals who... 1 day
What fly guts could reveal about our health
PHYS.ORG Increasingly understood to be vital for wellbeing, gut microbiota are the trillion of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract of humans and other animals. Known to affect a range of physiological... 1 day
Lebanese are Direct Descendants of Biblical Canaanites, Study Suggests
SCI-NEWS.COM In the first study of its kind, a Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute-led team of researchers has uncovered the... 1 day
Crops that kill pests by shutting off their genes
PHYS.ORG Plants are among many eukaryotes that can "turn off" one or more of their genes by using a process called RNA interference to block protein translation. Researchers are now weaponizing... 1 day
Effects of soil and drainage on the savanna vegetation in the northern Brazilian Amazonia
PHYS.ORG It is a well-known fact that environmental factors such as soil texture and drainage determine to a very large degree... 1 day
Newfound Dino Looks Like Creepy Love Child of a Turkey and Ostrich
LIVE SCIENCE A farmer has discovered the remains of a dinosaur that could have passed for the ostrich-like cassowary in its day, sporting the flightless bird's... 1 day
Galactic David and Goliath
SCIENCE DAILY The gravitational dance between two galaxies in our local neighbourhood has led to intriguing visual features in both as witnessed in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image. The tiny NGC 1510 and its colossal neighbour NGC 1512 are at... 1 day
Hostage situation or harmony? Researchers rethink symbiosis
PHYS.ORG Relationships where two organisms depend on each other, known as symbiosis, evoke images of partnership and cooperation. But a new study in Nature Ecology and Evolution shows that, when it comes to certain microorganisms,... 1 day
Biologist investigates antibiotics in environment
PHYS.ORG A Binghamton University student could change how people think about antibiotics and the environment. 1 day
Engineering a solution to dirty water
PHYS.ORG More than 844 million people around the globe lack access to clean water. One of the challenges is that bacteria from rivers can flow into groundwater sources, polluting what may have been potable drinking water. Building... 1 day
Light limitation as a factor in ecological conditions
PHYS.ORG There's a 50-hectare forested plot in Panama where researchers with the Smithsonian Institution have gathered highly detailed information about the species, distribution, and size of trees there. In a 2016 study, researchers... 1 day
Flock size matters for critically endangered regent honeyeaters
PHYS.ORG New research from the ANU shows the need for urgent action to boost the flock sizes of the critically-endangered regent honeyeater. 1 day
Grown-up gannets find favorite fishing grounds
PHYS.ORG Like humans, some birds can spend years learning and exploring before developing more settled habits. 1 day
Galactic David and Goliath
PHYS.ORG The gravitational dance between two galaxies in our local neighbourhood has led to intriguing visual features in both as witnessed in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image. The tiny NGC 1510 and its colossal neighbour NGC 1512 are at... 1 day
Crops that kill pests by shutting off their genes
SCIENCE DAILY Plants are among many eukaryotes that can 'turn off' one or more of their genes by using a process called RNA interference to block protein translation. Researchers are now weaponizing... 1 day
Should we be worried about hepatitis E?
SCIENCE DAILY Hepatitis E gets little press compared to its better-known cousins A, B and C, but Stellenbosch University virologists say we should wake up to how transmission of this virus is changing. 1 day
A rogue gene is causing seizures in babies
SCIENCE DAILY Two rare diseases caused by a malfunctioning gene that triggers seizures or involuntary movements in children as early as a few days old have left scientists searching for answers and better treatment... 1 day
Grown-up gannets find favorite fishing grounds
SCIENCE DAILY Like humans, some birds can spend years learning and exploring before developing more settled habits. A study of northern gannets has shown adults return to the same patch of sea over and over again to find... 1 day
New look at an old dinosaur: the rediscovery of the lost Austrosaurus site
PHYS.ORG The discovery of new bones belonging to a long-necked sauropod named Austrosaurus mckillopi has been announced by a team of Australian and... 1 day
Fussy fish use genetic compatibility to pick partners from afar
PHYS.ORG When salmon spawn, the sperm of competing males are in an all-or-nothing race to be the first to reach and fertilise the eggs. 1 day
New ecological model uses tournament-style framework of biodiversity
PHYS.ORG A new mathematical model of ecology created by University of Chicago scientists provides the most accurate reproduction to date of natural biodiversity, according to a new paper in the journal Nature. 1 day
Malaria already endemic in the Mediterranean by the Roman period
PHYS.ORG Malaria was already widespread on Sardinia by the Roman period, long before the Middle Ages, as indicated by research at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine of the University... 1 day
These highly social birds can make ‘sentences,’ just like humans
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Novel RNA nanodevices in living cells can sense and analyze multiple complex signals
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Goats, bookworms, a monk's kiss: Biologists reveal the hidden history of ancient gospels
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Plant hormone boost for New Zealand's critically endangered night parrot
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Can you tell whether this frog is excited just by listening to its voice?
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Research showing how nematodes use smell to select new insect hosts could improve biological control of crop pests
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Hugs, drugs and choices—helping traumatised animals
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When evolution and biotechnologies collide
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