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Bacterial mechanism converts nitrogen to greenhouse gas
SCIENCE DAILY A biological mechanism has been discovered that helps convert nitrogen-based fertilizer into nitrous oxide, an ozone-depleting greenhouse gas. 2 hours
What makes a neuron a neuron?
SCIENCE DAILY Two sibling RNA-binding proteins (PTBP1 and PTBP2) serve both redundant and unique functions in the developing brain when neural stem cells are changed into neurons, providing insight into how neurons are formed, report scientists. 2 hours
Working out the genetic risk for ADHD
SCIENCE DAILY Genetics play a strong part in the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the path from a gene to risk for the disorder has remained a black box to researchers.. A new study suggests... 2 hours
Uncovering the secrets of water and ice as materials
SCIENCE DAILY Water is vital to life on Earth and its importance simply can't be overstated -- it's also deeply rooted within our conscience that there's something extremely special about it. Yet,... 2 hours
Blood-brain barrier on a chip sheds new light on 'silent killer'
SCIENCE DAILY The blood-brain barrier is a network of specialized cells that surrounds the arteries and veins within the brain. It forms a unique gateway that both provides... 2 hours
Having an extra chromosome has a surprising effect on cancer
SCIENCE-NEWS Extra chromosome copies may protect against, not cause, cancer. 2 hours
Researchers reveal 3-D structure of cell's inflammation sensor and its inhibitors
PHYS.ORG Inflammation is a good thing when it's fighting off infection, but too much can lead to autoimmune diseases or cancer. In efforts to dampen inflammation, scientists... 3 hours
3-D structure of cell's inflammation sensor, its inhibitors revealed
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have now determined the 3-D structure of CCR2 simultaneously bound to two inhibitors. Understanding how these molecules fit together may better enable pharmaceutical companies to develop anti-inflammatory drugs that... 3 hours
MAO is a possible Alzheimer's disease biomarker
SCIENCE DAILY Alzheimer's disease affects more than 35 million people, a number that is expected to increase in the coming years. Currently, Alzheimer's diagnoses rely on clinical neuropathologic assessment of amyloid-beta peptide aggregates (plaques) and neurofibrillary... 3 hours
Stem cell-based test predicts leukemia patients' response to therapy to help tailor treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Leukemia researchers have developed a 17-gene signature derived from leukemia stem cells that can predict at diagnosis if patients with acute myeloid... 4 hours
Enzyme that digests vitamin A also may regulate testosterone levels
SCIENCE DAILY Bco1, an enzyme that metabolizes beta carotene, may play a vital role in testosterone metabolism as well, according to a new study. 4 hours
Bacterial L-forms: An independent form of life that can multiply indefinitely
SCIENCE DAILY Bacteria able to shed their cell wall assume new, mostly spherical shapes. Researchers have shown that these cells, known as L-forms, are not only viable but... 4 hours
Scientists Find Long-Sought-After Mechanism that Creates Immunity to Influenza A Virus
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers from Australia, China and the United States has shown... 4 hours
Atlas of the RNA universe takes shape
PHYS.ORG As the floor plan of the living world, DNA guides the composition of animals ranging from unicellular organisms to humans. DNA not only helps shepherd every organism from birth through death, it also plays... 4 hours
Novel label-free microscopy enables dynamic, high-resolution imaging of cell interactions
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have invented a novel live-cell imaging method that could someday help biologists better understand how stem cells transform into specialized cells and how diseases like cancer spread.... 5 hours
Tumor cells are dependent on fat to start metastasis
SCIENCE DAILY A study identifies metastasis-initiating cells through a specific marker, namely the protein CD36. This protein, which is found in the membranes of tumor cells, is responsible for taking up fatty... 5 hours
Bacteria produce aphrodisiac that sets off protozoan mating swarm
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have demonstrated that bacteria can drive mating in eukaryotes raises possibility that environmental bacteria or bacterial symbionts may influence mating in animals. 5 hours
Losing tropical forest might raise risks of human skin ulcers, deformed bones
SCIENCE-NEWS Bacteria that cause Buruli ulcer in people flourish with tropical deforestation. 5 hours
Photonic crystal enhanced microscope sheds light on wound healing and cancer metastasis
PHYS.ORG University of Illinois Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering Professor Brian Cunningham's Nano Sensors group has invented a novel live-cell imaging method that could... 5 hours
Substance present in ayahuasca brew stimulates generation of human neural cells
SCIENCE DAILY Human neural progenitors exposed to harmine, an alkaloid presented at the psychotropic plant decoction ayahuasca, led to a 70 percent increase in proliferation of these cells.... 5 hours
Unique visual stimulation may be new treatment for Alzheimer's
SCIENCE DAILY Using LED lights flickering at a specific frequency, researchers have shown that they can significantly reduce the beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer's disease in the visual cortex of mice.... 5 hours
New research reveals role of two genetic mutations in subset of acute myeloid leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL Two genetic mutations known to play a role in many solid cancers might also help explain why a subset of... 5 hours
Researchers create 2-for-1 vaccine that protects mice from MERS and rabies
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study, researchers have modified a rabies virus, so that it has a protein from the MERS virus; this altered virus works as a... 5 hours
New studies take a second look at coral bleaching culprit
PHYS.ORG Scientists have called superoxide out as the main culprit behind coral bleaching: The idea is that as this toxin build up inside coral cells, the corals fight back... 7 hours
Medical News Today: Brain cancer: New biomarker could improve diagnosis of glioma
MNT After analyzing data from many genetic studies, researchers find that a high expression of SHOX2 gene predicts poor survival in intermediate-grade gliomas. 7 hours
Toward opioid vaccines that can help prevent overdose fatalities
PHYS.ORG In 2014, the number of deaths from opioid overdoses in the U.S. jumped to its highest level on record. The spike brought national attention to the epidemic and the awareness... 7 hours
Uncovering the secrets of water and ice as materials
PHYS.ORG Water is vital to life on Earth and its importance simply can't be overstated—it's also deeply rooted within our conscience that there's something extremely special about it. Yet, from a... 7 hours
Brain cancer: New biomarker could improve diagnosis of glioma
MNT After analyzing data from many genetic studies, researchers find that a high expression of SHOX2 gene predicts poor survival in intermediate-grade gliomas. 7 hours
declining muskrats in the delta low water levels and otters may be a cause biologist says Declining muskrats in the delta: Low water levels and otters may be a cause, biologist says
CBC A biologist researching muskrats... 8 hours
Miraculous proliferation
PHYS.ORG Bacteria able to shed their cell wall assume new, mostly spherical shapes. ETH researchers have shown that these cells, known as L-forms, are not only viable but that their reproductive mechanisms may even correspond to those of early life forms. 8 hours
Safety in darkness: Team lays bare melanin's DNA guarding mechanism
SCIENCE DAILY With a little help from chickens and video cameras, scientists have captured live the moment when skin gets darker. In a new study, a team has filmed and... 8 hours
Major Urinary Proteins do not allow kin recognition in male mice
SCIENCE DAILY The urine of house mice, unlike humans, contains large amounts of proteins, which are mainly major urinary proteins or MUPs. These proteins function to stabilize the... 9 hours
Ultrathin protective layer brings quite a bit more stability to perovskite solar cell
SCIENCE DAILY The addition of a few nanometers of a thin layer of aluminum oxide protects a perovskite solar cell against humidity -- still... 9 hours
Plants modified to express fruit fly gene used to detoxify contaminated land
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered that a gene found in the common fruit fly can be successfully expressed in a plant and used to detoxify land contaminated... 9 hours
Major urinary proteins do not allow kin recognition in male mice
PHYS.ORG The urine of house mice, unlike humans, contains large amounts of proteins, which are mainly major urinary proteins or MUPs. These proteins function to stabilize the... 9 hours
Experiences leave behind epigenetic traces in our genetic material
PHYS.ORG An ideological dispute is taking place in biology. And it's about a big topic that's central to everything: heredity. In his epoch-making book On the Origin of Species of 1859,... 10 hours
Using magnets instead of antibiotics as a new treatment method for blood infection
PHYS.ORG Magnets instead of antibiotics could provide a possible new treatment method for blood infection. This involves the blood of patients being mixed... 10 hours
Fighting contaminated land with help from the humble fruit fly
PHYS.ORG Scientists have discovered that a gene found in the common fruit fly can be successfully expressed in a plant and used to detoxify land contaminated with TNT. 10 hours
Gene "bookmarking" regulates the fate of stem cells
PHYS.ORG A protein that stays attached on chromosomes during cell division plays a critical role in determining the type of cell that stem cells can become. The discovery, made by EPFL scientists, has... 11 hours
Lightening soldiers' loads by lifting PV cells onto flexible surfaces
PHYS.ORG Two thousand years ago, Roman legionnaires lugged 100-pound packs into battle. A lot has changed since then, but technology hasn't really reduced an infantryman's load. On the battlefield,... 11 hours
Unique strain of lactic acid bacteria in Buryat milk is found
PHYS.ORG Scientists from the Microbiology Department of the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have discovered a new strain of lactic acid bacteria (LAB)... 12 hours
Forensic evidence largely not supported by sound science – now what?
PHYS.ORG Forensic science has become a mainstay of many a TV drama, and it's just as important in real-life criminal trials. Drawing on biology, chemistry, genetics, medicine... 12 hours
New study suggests how risk gene linked to ADHD may work
NEWS MEDICAL Genetics play a strong part in the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the path from a gene to risk for the disorder has remained a... 12 hours
detecting inflammation in diabetic patients Detecting inflammation in diabetic patients
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO As well as presenting with high blood glucose, diabetic patients have chronic low-grade inflammation, which can be measured by a range of inflammatory markers such as so-called high-sensitive CRP, TNFa and IL-6 as well as a full blood... 13 hours
East Asian dust deposition impacts on marine biological productivity
PHYS.ORG Dust storms have important climatic and environmental effects. According to the "iron hypothesis" proposed in late 1980s, dust containing nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and iron, etc.) could exert a significant influence... 13 hours
'Shock and kill' strategy for curing HIV may endanger patients' brains
MNT Combination drug treatments have become successful at long-term control of HIV infection, but the goal of totally wiping out the virus and curing patients has so... 14 hours
Scientists discover how motors maneuver cells' intricate roadway system
NEWS MEDICAL Much like motors power our cars, they also ensure that proteins get to the right place in our cells, and a wide variety of diseases - from cancer to heart... 15 hours
Researchers identify critical paralog groups with indispensable role in cellular signalling pathways
NEWS MEDICAL Throughout evolutionary history, there have been genetic elements that have duplicated - giving rise to genes with different functions. 15 hours
Fight over revolutionary genetic advance goes to court in US
PHYS.ORG A fierce legal battle over the patent for a revolutionary gene-editing technique played out Tuesday in a US court, with billions of dollars at stake. 16 hours
Simple processing technique could cut cost of organic PV and wearable electronics
SCIENCE DAILY A simple solution-based electrical doping technique could help reduce the cost of polymer solar cells and organic electronic devices, potentially expanding the applications for... 21 hours
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