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Factor important for ZIKA Virus host species restriction
SCIENCE DAILY In 2013 and 2015, devastating outbreaks of ZIKA captured world attention. The virus is often transmitted from wild animals -- probably non-human primates -- via mosquitos to humans. This is the first... 3 hours
Often overlooked glial cell is key to learning and memory
SCIENCE DAILY Glial cells surround neurons and provide support -- not unlike hospital staff and nurses supporting doctors to keep operations running smoothly. These often-overlooked cells, which include oligodendrocytes and... 3 hours
Researchers develop new method to preserve fertility in boys with prepubertal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center researchers in Beer-Sheva, Israel are developing a cell culture system that for the first... 4 hours
The force is strong within us: New study explores cell mechanics at work
SCIENCE DAILY A research team focused on measuring the stiffness, bending, twisting and viscosity of individual cells -- focused on a breast cancer cell... 4 hours
The Oldest DNA from Giant Pandas Was Just Discovered in a Cave in China
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists analyzed mitochondrial DNA to prove that a fossil belonged to an unknown, ancient cousin of modern pandas. 9 hours
The Oldest DNA from Giant Pandas Was Just Discovered in a China Cave
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists analyzed mitochondrial DNA to prove that a fossil belong to an unknown, ancient cousin of modern pandas. 9 hours
Scientists learn more about how gene linked to autism affects brain
SCIENCE DAILY New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing... 10 hours
Faster, cheaper, better: A new way to synthesize DNA
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have pioneered a new way to synthesize DNA sequences through a creative use of enzymes that promises to be faster, cheaper, and more accurate. DNA synthesis is a fundamental... 10 hours
22,000-year-old panda from cave in Southern China belongs to distinct, long-lost lineage
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers who've analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt)DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China -- a place... 10 hours
Electrical wire properties of DNA linked to cancer
SCIENCE DAILY New research finds a connection between a cancer mutation and electron-mediated DNA repair. 10 hours
Scientists create continuously emitting microlasers with nanoparticle-coated beads
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a way to convert nanoparticle-coated microscopic beads into lasers smaller than red blood cells. These microlasers, which convert infrared light into light at higher frequencies, are among the smallest... 10 hours
Targeting the engine room of the cancer cell
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a highly innovative computational framework that can support personalized cancer treatment by matching individual tumors with the drugs or drug combinations that are most likely to kill them. 10 hours
Novel information about the effects of in vitro fertilization on embryonic growth
SCIENCE DAILY In vitro fertilization affects the regulatory region of genes essential for placental and embryonic growth, as well as the birth weight. A new study... 10 hours
How a moderate dose of alcohol protects the heart
SCIENCE DAILY Results suggest the effect is associated with activation of the enzyme ALDH2, which helps rid the organism of an aldehyde which is a toxic byproduct of alcohol digestion as much... 10 hours
Adolescent binge drinking disrupts mouse memory in adulthood
SCIENCE DAILY Excessive drinking during adolescence may interfere with the activity of brain cells needed for sustaining short term memory, according to new research in adolescent male mice. 10 hours
Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO The study of a Quebec family with an unusual gene provides novel insight into how our... 11 hours
Devastating plant virus is revealed in atomic detail
SCIENCE DAILY The complex 3D structure of one of the world's most lethal families of plant viruses has been revealed in unprecedented detail by scientists. 11 hours
Genomics offers new treatment options for infants with range of soft tissue tumors
SCIENCE DAILY The genetic causes of a group of related infant cancers have been discovered by scientists. Whole genome sequencing of tumours revealed mutations... 11 hours
Constructing new tissue shapes with light
SCIENCE DAILY Constructing biological tissues, such as skin, muscle, or bone, in customized shapes is now one step closer. Researchers have succeeded in guiding the folding and thus shape of tissues with optogenetics: a technique to control protein... 11 hours
Study finds more information about how gene linked to ASD affects the brain
NEWS MEDICAL New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal... 11 hours
Synthetic receptors can rewire cell functions and minimize side-effects
PHYS.ORG One of the challenges of modern pharmacology is specificity. Despite therapeutic effects, drugs can often have side effects. The biological basis for this has to do with the proteins and... 11 hours
Biologists identify a genetic mechanism in the evolution of novel traits
PHYS.ORG There has long been a debate among biologists over whether the evolution of new traits requires new genes to evolve or whether they can arise simply... 11 hours
Pesticide-free way to combat mosquitoes and West Nile
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some area and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus. 12 hours
Scientists find potential disease-fighting 'warheads' hidden in bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests scientists could build better drugs by learning from bacteria-derived molecules called thiocarboxylic acids. 12 hours
Gut microbes may contribute to depression and anxiety in obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. Researchers now have demonstrated a surprising potential contributor to these... 12 hours
New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons
SCIENCE DAILY A new way of dating skeletons by using mutations in DNA associated with geography will avoid the difficulties and inaccuracies sometimes associated with existing dating methods. The technique will enable a better... 12 hours
Medical News Today: Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering... 13 hours
Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering brain chemistry. 13 hours
Osteochondral knee defect treated using cell technology
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Novel chip can be used to identify rhinovirus strains as cause of asthma
NEWS MEDICAL MedUni Vienna has developed a method that can be used to identify individual rhinovirus strains ("cold viruses") as a cause of asthma. 13 hours
Unique immune-focused AI model creates largest library of inter-cellular communications
PHYS.ORG New data published in Nature Biotechnology, represents the largest ever analysis of immune cell signaling research, mapping more than 3,000 previously unlisted cellular interactions, and yielding the first... 14 hours
Addgene keeps flow of CRISPR plasmids fast and affordable
PHYS.ORG As a key global enabler of the revolutionary genome editing technology known as CRISPR, the nonprofit organization Addgene has made available more than 100,000 CRISPR plasmids (circular DNA fragments) to... 14 hours
Rewiring plant defence genes to reduce crop waste
PHYS.ORG Plants can be genetically rewired to resist the devastating effects of disease—significantly reducing crop waste worldwide—according to new research into synthetic biology by the University of Warwick. 14 hours
Pancreatic cell size linked to mammalian lifespan, finds zoo animal analysis
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New technique could help scientists create a gene in just 1 day
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Scientists create continuously emitting microlasers with nanoparticle-coated beads
PHYS.ORG Researchers have found a way to convert nanoparticle-coated microscopic beads into lasers smaller than red blood cells. 15 hours
Electrical wire properties of DNA linked to cancer
PHYS.ORG One of the biggest helpers in our bodies' ongoing efforts to prevent DNA mutations—mutations that can lead to cancer—is actually rather tiny. Electrons, as it turns out, can signal proteins that repair... 15 hours
New DNA synthesis technique promises rapid, high-fidelity DNA printing
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have invented a new way to synthesize DNA that promises to be easier and faster, does not require... 15 hours
22,000-year-old panda from cave in Southern China belongs to distinct, long-lost lineage
PHYS.ORG Researchers who've analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt)DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China—a place where no... 15 hours
Promising new material has the right properties to capture solar energy, split water into hydrogen and oxygen
PHYS.ORG Solar energy is clean and abundant. But when the sun isn't shining, you must... 16 hours
Study combines gene editing and stem cell technologies to predict person’s risk for heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists may now be able to predict whether carrying a specific genetic variant increases a person's risk for... 17 hours
Great white sharks dive deep into warm-water whirlpools in the Atlantic
PHYS.ORG It's always good to know where great white sharks are likely to be swimming. That's true if you're a nervous beachgoer, a fishing boat trying to... 17 hours
Gene editing technology predicts heart disease risk
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists could now use gene editing and stem cell technologies to predict whether carrying a specific gene variant increases the risk of heart disease. 18 hours
Drug used to treat myelofibrosis can awaken ‘dormant’ lymphomas in the bone marrow
NEWS MEDICAL Most patients with myelofibrosis, a rare chronic disorder of the haematopoietic cells of the bone marrow, benefit from drugs from the JAK2... 18 hours
New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons
PHYS.ORG Interest in the origins of human populations and their migration routes has increased greatly in recent years. A critical aspect of tracing migration events is dating them. However, radiocarbon techniques commonly used... 21 hours
Study unravels 'blood stem cell niche' puzzle
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO In humans and other mammals, the stem cells that give rise to all blood cells are located in the bone. But in fish, blood stem cells are found in the kidney. Since the late... 22 hours
Devastating plant virus is revealed in atomic detail
PHYS.ORG The complex 3-D structure of one of the world's most lethal families of plant viruses has been revealed in unprecedented detail by scientists at the UK's University of Leeds. 22 hours
Constructing new tissue shapes with light
PHYS.ORG Constructing biological tissues, such as skin, muscle, or bone, in customized shapes is now one step closer. Researchers at EMBL have succeeded in guiding the folding and thus shape of tissues with optogenetics: a technique to... 22 hours
Scientists find potential disease-fighting 'warheads' hidden in bacteria
PHYS.ORG Bacteria found in soil may harbor a potential game-changer for drug design. A new study by Scripps Research, published today in Nature Communications, suggests scientists could build better drugs by learning from... 22 hours
New simulation approach predicts efficacy of HIV-prophylaxis medications
NEWS MEDICAL A new mathematical simulation approach predicts the efficacy of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications, which help prevent HIV infection. The framework, presented in PLOS Computational Biology by Sulav Duwal and Max... 22 hours
Zika Virus: What Does the Future Hold?
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO Following the Zika virus epidemic that swept across Brazil between 2015-2016, Dr. Julia Clarke and her team begun working to establish the long-term effects of Zika, and recently discovered that TNF-a inhibitors can be... 22 hours
Award granted to Neem Biotech to develop antimicrobial intervention for chronic lung infections
NEWS MEDICAL Neem are working on a novel approach to antimicrobial resistance, which involves preventing the formation of and disrupts mature biofilms that are... 23 hours
Gut microbiome may be potential contributor to depression, anxiety in people with obesity
NEWS MEDICAL Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. 23 hours
Study demonstrates increased levels of gum disease in people at risk of rheumatoid arthritis
NEWS MEDICAL The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology demonstrates increased levels of gum disease, and... 23 hours
Primates in peril
SCIENCE DAILY Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, while... 2 days
Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'
PHYS.ORG Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1,500 years—and one academic hopes the marvels of modern science can finally unravel... 2 days
Researchers find combination can enhance ipilimumab immunotherapy
SCIENCE DAILY Using a targeted therapy to block a protein that suppresses T cell activity could improve cancer treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors, researchers report. 2 days
Gum disease may be a key initiator of rheumatoid arthritis related autoimmunity
SCIENCE DAILY The results of the study demonstrate increased levels of gum disease, and disease-causing bacteria, in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 2 days
Critical plant gene takes unexpected detour that could boost biofuel yields
SCIENCE DAILY For decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function -- produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential... 2 days
Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases
PHYS.ORG A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy database led California authorities to declare this spring they had caught the Golden State Killer, the rapist and... 2 days
Minimalist biostructures designed to create nanomaterials
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers fabricate four molecules of only seven amino acids with the ability to self-assemble and rapidly and inexpensively form nanomaterials for biomedical and nanotechnological purposes. Inspired on a type of natural assembly seen in amyloid fibers,... 3 days
3D imaging and computer modeling capture breast duct development
SCIENCE DAILY Working with hundreds of time-lapse videos of mouse tissue, a team of biologists joined up with civil engineers to create what is believed to be the first 3D computer model... 3 days
Oxygen-deficient triple perovskites as highly active and durable bifunctional electrocatalysts for oxygen electrode reactions
Science Magazine Highly active and durable bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts have been of pivotal importance for renewable energy conversion and storage devices, such... 4 days
Biomimetic enzyme cascade reaction system in microfluidic electrospray microcapsules
Science Magazine Mimicking subcellular compartments containing enzymes in organisms is considered a promising approach to substitute for missing or lost cellular functions. Inspired by the multicompartment structures of cellular architectures, we present... 4 days
Who regulates whom: ZNF341 is an additional player in the STAT3/TH17 song
Science Magazine Deficiency of ZNF341, a transcription factor featuring 12 Cys2His2 zinc fingers that regulates the expression and autoinduction of STAT3 (signal transducer and activator of... 4 days
A recessive form of hyper-IgE syndrome by disruption of ZNF341-dependent STAT3 transcription and activity
Science Magazine Heterozygosity for human signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) dominant-negative (DN) mutations underlies an autosomal dominant form of... 4 days
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Could this 'missing link' be a cause?
MNT Cell defects and genes have been separately identified in Parkinson's disease. Now, scientists suggest a faulty cell mechanism is the missing link. 4 days
Medical News Today: How could designer proteins thwart cancer?
MNT Cancer boosts the abnormal growth of cells by 'hijacking' sensitive molecular mechanisms. Can researchers fight back by designing specialized proteins? 4 days
What to know about a stomach tissue biopsy
MNT A gastric (stomach) tissue biopsy and culture is a medical procedure used to diagnose stomach conditions. A stomach biopsy can detect bacteria, inflammation, and cancers. It is usually performed with an endoscope.... 4 days
Medical News Today: What to know about a stomach tissue biopsy
MNT A gastric (stomach) tissue biopsy and culture is a medical procedure used to diagnose stomach conditions. A stomach biopsy can detect bacteria, inflammation, and cancers. It... 4 days
Non-coding DNA changes the genitals you're born with
SCIENCE DAILY Male mice grow ovaries instead of testes if they are missing a small region of DNA that doesn't contain any genes -- a finding that could help explain disorders of sex development... 4 days
Microbe breaks 'universal' DNA rule by using two different translations
SCIENCE DAILY DNA is often referred to as the blueprint for life, however scientists have for the first time discovered a microbe that uses two different translations of the DNA... 4 days
Primates in peril
PHYS.ORG Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, while... 4 days
Critical plant gene takes unexpected detour that could boost biofuel yields
PHYS.ORG For decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function—produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential to human... 4 days
Graphene makes its mark on gas separation
PHYS.ORG Graphene Flagship researchers overcame the theoretical limiting performance of membranes in gas separation. This collaborative research from Graphene Flagship partners CNR, University of Bologna and Graphene-XT has potential applications in hydrogen purification and carbon... 4 days
Researchers use metagenomics to discover thousands of new marine microorganisms
PHYS.ORG While many students spend their spring break on a cruise ship, Elaina Graham chose a different kind of get-away. There was no swimming pool. No steel drum band.... 4 days
From metabolism to function—the extreme structural adaptations of photoreceptors
PHYS.ORG One of the most puzzling aspects of cancer is how cells inevitably manage to reactivate precisely those few genes that can turn them into tumors. One example, discussed at length... 4 days
Fat and carb combo creates stronger food craving
PHYS.ORG When fat and carbohydrates are combined in a single food they are more rewarding, calorie for calorie, than foods with either energy source alone, a Yale-led study published June 14 in the... 4 days
New technique that shows how a protein 'light switch' works may enhance biological research
PHYS.ORG Sunlight is essential for all life, and living organisms have evolved to sense and respond to light. Dronpa is a... 4 days
Biological light sensor filmed in action
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Using X-ray laser technology, a team led by researchers of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI has recorded one of the fastest processes in biology. In doing so, they produced a molecular movie that reveals how the... 4 days
Researchers develop molecular assembly method for cancer therapy and diagnostics
PHYS.ORG Biophysicists have developed a method for modifying the surface of micro- and nanoparticles—tiny structures measuring between a thousandth and a millionth of a millimeter —by covering them with... 4 days
Scientists Discover New Type of Photosynthesis
SCI-NEWS.COM The vast majority of life on our planet uses red light (680 to 700 nm) in the process of photosynthesis, but the new type... 4 days
Is the energy-storing solar cell soon to be reality?
PHYS.ORG Storing solar energy is the central challenge facing energy researchers. Alongside traditional solutions such as solar cells or batteries, creative chemical concepts for storing energy are paving the way for... 4 days
Weird Low-Light Bacteria Could Potentially Thrive on Mars
SPACE.COM An international team of scientists has found that a strange type of bacteria can turn light into fuel in incredibly dim environments. 4 days
Researchers identify gene enhancer that affects sex determination
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have identified a gene enhancer that is critical for male sex development and shown that deleting it results in male-to-female sex reversal in mice. 4 days
Researchers can count on improved proteomics method
PHYS.ORG Every cell in the body contains thousands of different protein molecules and they can change this composition whenever they are induced to perform a particular task or convert into a different cell type. Understanding... 4 days
Engineers create first 3D computer model to show breast duct development
NEWS MEDICAL Working with hundreds of time-lapse videos of mouse tissue, a team of biologists joined up with civil engineers to create what is believed to be the... 4 days
NIAID launches clinical trial of investigational RSV vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched a clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to protect against respiratory syncytial virus. 4 days
Scientists identify enzyme responsible for vascular damage caused by aircraft noise
SCIENCE DAILY In a recent study, scientists have identified an enzyme responsible for aircraft-related vascular damage. The researchers were also able to show that night-time noise has a... 4 days
Scientists have captured the elusive cell that can regenerate an entire flatworm
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have captured the one cell that is capable of regenerating an entire organism. 4 days
The neurons that rewrite traumatic memories
SCIENCE DAILY Neuroscientists have located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of traumatic experiences towards safety, a first in neuroscience. 4 days
AI-driven ultrafast technology visually identifies cells without images
SCIENCE DAILY A team made of a scientific start-up company and academic researchers has invented a new cell identification and sorting system called Ghost Cytometry. The system combines a novel imaging technique with artificial... 4 days
DNA 'fossils' in fish, amphibians, and reptiles reveal deep diversity of retroviruses
SCIENCE DAILY Retroviruses, a broad category of viruses that infect humans and other vertebrates, have much greater diversity than previously thought, according to new research. 4 days
Fat and carb rich foods preferred by the brain
NEWS MEDICAL We might all be aware of the harmful effects of junk food on health. This does not stop our brains from craving fat-rich and sugar loaded foods finds a new... 4 days
CRE Infection: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
LIVE SCIENCE CRE are a type of bacteria that have become resistant to most antibiotics. Infections usually occur in health care settings. 4 days
A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity thanks to new research by a team of engineers and neuroscientists at the... 4 days
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Synapse-specific representation of the identity of overlapping memory engrams
Science Magazine Memories are integrated into interconnected networks; nevertheless, each memory has its own identity. How the brain defines specific memory identity out of intermingled memories stored in a shared cell ensemble... 4 days
Induction of CD4 T cell memory by local cellular collectivity
Science Magazine Cell differentiation is directed by signals driving progenitors into specialized cell types. This process can involve collective decision-making, when differentiating cells determine their lineage choice by interacting with... 4 days
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