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3.3 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of the human spine
PHYS.ORG Analysis of a 3.3 million-year-old fossil skeleton reveals the most complete spinal column of any early human relative, including vertebrae, neck and rib cage. The findings, published this week in... 5 days
Johns Hopkins researchers find ways to curb common and deadly hospital-acquired infections
NEWS MEDICAL For some hospital patients, going on a ventilator is often the difference between life and death. About 800,000 hospital patients undergo mechanical ventilation each... 4 days
Scientists overcome pig genome flaw
PHYS.ORG Through her work, Dr Rebecca O'Connor in the School of Biosciences, found previously undiscovered, fundamental flaws in the pig genome, the results of which have contributed to improved mapping of the pig genome. 3 days
Research decoding the first deep-sea mussel genome published
PHYS.ORG A joint research led by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has assembled the 1.64 gigabytes genome of a deep-sea mussel, which is... 4 days
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PHYS.ORG VIDEO Plant biologists have sequenced the genome of a particularly promising species of green alga, providing a blueprint for new discoveries in producing sustainable biofuels,... 5 days
Sunflower genome sequence to provide roadmap for more resilient crops
PHYS.ORG University of Georgia researchers are part of an international team that has published the first sunflower genome sequence. This new resource will assist future research programs using genetic... 5 days
Review highlights emerging public health threat of Powassan virus infection in North America
NEWS MEDICAL Cases of human infection with Powassan virus (POWV), which can cause fatal neuroinvasive disease and long-term neurological effects, appear to be increasing... 3 days
Spinach genome will make more than Popeye stronger
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers report a new draft genome of Spinacia oleracea, better known as spinach. Additionally, the authors have sequenced the transcriptomes (all the RNA) of 120 cultivated and wild spinach plants, which has... 2 days
Helping plants pump iron
SCIENCE DAILY Genetic variants have been identified that help plants grow in low-iron environments, which could improve crop yields, say researchers. 2 days
Clinical study tests 100-year-old drug in children with autism spectrum disorder
NEWS MEDICAL In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally... 22 hours
Largest psoriasis meta-analysis to date yields new genetic clues
SCIENCE DAILY The identification of 16 additional genetic markers will help researchers get closer to understanding how -- and why -- psoriasis develops. 2 days
Manchester victims include 8-year-old girl and college student
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Manchester victims include 8-year-old girl, college student
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Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism
SCIENCE DAILY In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder... 12 hours
Image Gallery: 3-Year-Old Human Ancestor 'Selam' Revealed
LIVE SCIENCE The bones of "Selam" suggest early humans were tree climbers. 5 days
Oyster farming to benefit from new genetic screening tool
PHYS.ORG Oyster farmers are set to benefit from a new genetic tool that will help to prevent disease outbreaks and improve yields. 4 days
Genome Analysis Toolkit 4 (GATK4) released as open source resource to accelerate research
PHYS.ORG The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard will release version 4 of the industry-leading Genome Analysis Toolkit under an open source software... 2 days
Newly-published spinach genome will make more than Popeye stronger
PHYS.ORG "I'm strong to the finich, 'cause I eats me spinach!" said Popeye the Sailor Man. 3 days
Tainted Nacho Cheese: Why Botulism Is So Deadly
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Henge Monument and Mysterious Burials Uncovered in England
LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists found a 4,000-year-old henge in England that contained five human burials. 17 hours
TSRI scientists discover potential new therapy to stop deadly botulinum neurotoxin
NEWS MEDICAL Botulinum neurotoxin is probably best known to Americans as BOTOX, a cosmetic medicine, rather than as a cause of potentially dangerous foodborne illnesses. 2 days
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SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO Both the literature and practice indicate that children can stand without support starting at around 9 months old. Yet, with practice, children can stand without support even before they are 4 months... 1 day
Supernova Face-Off May Solve 40-Year-Old Antimatter Mystery
SPACE.COM The majority of antimatter that pervades the Milky Way may come from clashing remnants of dead stars, a new study finds. 5 days
Minimizing the risk of electric shock around pools and lakes
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Scientists identify ten new genetic variants linked to cardiac structure and function
NEWS MEDICAL Strong or weak, big or small - variations in our genome play a decisive part in how our heart is shaped and works. 3 days
Two genetic variants in bicuspid aortic valve development
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers report a key protein is affected during heart valve formation, in the first genome-wide study of bicuspid aortic valve. 12 hours
Ineffective antibiotics form strong teams against deadly super bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Combinations of three antibiotics -- that are each ineffective against superbugs when used alone -- are capable of eradicating two of the six ESKAPE pathogens when delivered together, scientists have... 2 days
Intact Spine of Hominin Toddler Revealed for 1st Time
LIVE SCIENCE For the first time, researchers have revealed the very complete spine of Selam, a 2.5-year-old Australopithecus afarensis who lived more than 3 million years ago. 5 days
Massive Marine Reptile Terrorized Squid During the Dinosaur Age
LIVE SCIENCE A newly identified, 130-million-year-old marine reptile was enormous, measuring the length of nearly three grand pianos lined up, but it wasn't a top marine predator, a new study finds. 16 hours
Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can save lives
ABC NEWS Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can make a difference when patients suffer from out-of-control reaction to infection 5 days
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Launch of space-debris-removal experiment delayed due to safety reviews
Designing games that change perceptions, opinions and even players' real-life actions
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