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UCI study improves understanding of brain's navigational system
NEWS MEDICAL The ability to successfully navigate in the environment is essential both for animals searching for food or escaping predators, as well as for human urban dwellers. It is something we take for... 3 hours
Study identifies two genes involved in invasive group A Streptococcus infections
NEWS MEDICAL Group A Streptococcus bacteria cause a variety of illnesses that range from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions including pneumonia, toxic shock syndrome and... 3 hours
Genome-wide study reveals how transposons get prepared for jumping
NEWS MEDICAL The genome of a typical organism consists of many genes that are stringed like beads. This alignment has been surprisingly stable even over very long evolutionary periods. In addition to... 5 hours
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FIRSTSHOWING.NET VIDEO "The more I learned, the more I realized how like us they were." National Geographic has unveiled the first official trailer for... 9 hours
15 of the Most Bizarre Alien Species Featured in Star Trek
SPACE.COM "Star Trek" is filled with unusual aliens, ranging from the humanoid to the crystalloid to the god-like. Here are some of the more unique species from... 9 hours
crispr breakthrough could drop miscarriage rates CRISPR breakthrough could drop miscarriage rates
TechCrunch  Gene-editing technology CRISPR has revealed a clue in how human embryos begin to develop, possibly reducing the risk of miscarriage in those crucial first... 10 hours
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ASTRO WATCH The search... 10 hours
Is the Mystery of the Abominable Snowman Finally Solved? - Big Think
THE ANOMALIST VIDEO It is looking more and more likely that the Yeti is in fact a type of bear, most likely an ancient species of Polar... 10 hours
Top stories: Semen-dwelling viruses, password-guessing AI, and a trilobite-shaped corn maze
Science Magazine This week’s top Science news 11 hours
Wasp Bite Gives Man a Heart Attack
LIVE SCIENCE A wasp bite turned into a major medical problem for a 45-year-old British man. 12 hours
Two Group A Streptococcus genes linked to 'flesh-eating' bacterial infections
SCIENCE DAILY Group A Streptococcus bacteria cause illnesses ranging from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions such as flesh-eating disease, also known as necrotizing fasciitis. Life-threatening infections occur... 12 hours
This 300-million-year-old marine reptile had scoliosis
Science Magazine Brazilian fossils reveal the oldest evidence of a vertebral malformation in an aquatic animal 13 hours
Heat-loving Australian ants believe in diversity, hint 74 species new to science
SCIENCE DAILY A genus of Australian ants, many of whose members prefer to forage in blistering temperatures of up to 50°C (122°F), is revised to include... 13 hours
Inward H+ pump xenorhodopsin: Mechanism and alternative optogenetic approach
Science Magazine Generation of an electrochemical proton gradient is the first step of cell bioenergetics. In prokaryotes, the gradient is created by outward membrane protein proton pumps. Inward plasma membrane native proton... 13 hours
A variational approach to probing extreme events in turbulent dynamical systems
Science Magazine Extreme events are ubiquitous in a wide range of dynamical systems, including turbulent fluid flows, nonlinear waves, large-scale networks, and biological systems. We propose a variational... 13 hours
New models for energy beam machining enable accurate generation of free forms
Science Magazine We demonstrate that, despite differences in their nature, many energy beam controlled-depth machining processes (for example, waterjet, pulsed laser, focused ion beam) can be... 13 hours
Stratified ubiquitination of RIG-I creates robust immune response and induces selective gene expression
Science Magazine The activation of retinoic acid–inducible gene I (RIG-I), an indispensable viral RNA sensor in mammals, is subtly regulated by ubiquitination. Although multiple... 13 hours
New technique spots warning signs of extreme events
PHYS.ORG Many extreme events—from a rogue wave that rises up from calm waters, to an instability inside a gas turbine, to the sudden extinction of a previously hardy wildlife species—seem to occur without... 13 hours
Artificial orchid cultivation kit
SCIENCE DAILY Orchids are loved by gardeners around the world but are notoriously difficult to cultivate. Researchers have developed a new orchid cultivation kit and have succeeded in complete artificial cultivation of an autonomous orchid. Since this kit can be made cheaply,... 13 hours
Usher syndrome: Gene therapy restores hearing and balance
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have recently restored hearing and balance in a mouse model of Usher syndrome type 1G characterized by profound congenital deafness and vestibular disorders caused by severe dysmorphogenesis of the mechanoelectrical transduction... 14 hours
Researchers use gene therapy to restore hearing and balance in mouse model of Usher syndrome
NEWS MEDICAL Hearing loss, sometimes associated with other disorders such as balance defects, is the most common sensory deficit, affecting... 14 hours
nest s cheaper thermostat is better than the original Nest’s cheaper thermostat is better than the original
THE VERGE Usually when a company releases a cheaper version of its flagship product, it’s notably worse in some way in order... 14 hours
New syndrome caused by biallelic mutations predisposes the body to tumors
NEWS MEDICAL A new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations - those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father - in the FANCM gene predisposes... 15 hours
Study: Earliest Trilobites Had Stomachs
SCI-NEWS.COM Exceptionally well-preserved trilobite fossils from the Cambrian Wulongqing Formation near Guangwei Village in southern Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province of China, contradict previous assumptions... 15 hours
the way poison frogs keep from poisoning themselves is complicated The way poison frogs keep from poisoning themselves is complicated
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Gaining resistance to one of their own toxins forced some poison dart frogs to make other genetic tweaks, too. 15 hours
Quick test may speed antibiotic treatment, combat drug resistance
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have demonstrated a potential new tactic for rapidly determining whether an antibiotic combats a given infection, thus hastening effective medical treatment and limiting the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Their... 15 hours
Locking down the big bang of immune cells
SCIENCE DAILY Ignored pieces of DNA play a critical role in the development of immune cells (T cells), scientists have found. These areas activate a change in the structure of DNA that brings together... 16 hours
New genetic syndrome predisposes the body to cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations -- those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father -- in the FANCM gene predisposes the body to the appearance of... 16 hours
Neuron types in brain are defined by gene activity shaping their communication patterns
SCIENCE DAILY Neurons are the basic building blocks that wire up brain circuits supporting mental activities and behavior. In a major step forward, scientists... 16 hours
Party discipline for jumping genes
SCIENCE DAILY Jumping genes, transposons, are part of the genome of most organisms, aggregated into families and can damage the genome by jumping. How hosts suppress the jumping is well investigated. Why they still can jump has hardly been understood... 16 hours
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THE VERGE Charging an electric car isn’t like refueling one that runs on fossil fuels. The entire process can sometimes take 30 minutes or longer, and... 16 hours
Ozark grasslands experience major increase in trees and shrubs
SCIENCE DAILY Woody vegetation, such as trees and shrubs, has increased dramatically in Ozark grasslands over the past 75 years, according to a study. If these ecosystems continue to favor woody vegetation,... 17 hours
Party discipline for jumping genes
PHYS.ORG Jumping genes, transposons, are part of the genome of most organisms, aggregated into families and can damage the genome by jumping. How hosts suppress the jumping is well investigated. Why they still can jump has hardly been understood... 17 hours
Rainbow colors reveal cell history
SCIENCE DAILY A system called “Beta-bow”, which allows the history of ?-cells to be traced by genetic bar-coding and multicolor imaging, has been developed by researchers. 17 hours
Discovery of a new genetic syndrome which predisposes the body to cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations -- those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father -- in the FANCM... 17 hours
Coordinated automated road transport
PHYS.ORG A new report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) explores how connected vehicles and intelligent systems could change transport and the (r)evolution these changes could bring to people's lives. 18 hours
Gene variant linked to Alzheimer’s disease is a triple threat
SCIENCE-NEWS A genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease works on multiple aspects of the disease, researchers report. 18 hours
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NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO Researchers from the University of Sheffield and King’s College London have discovered that exposing the skin to hard water damages the skin barrier –... 18 hours
In defence of great crested newts—why these elusive amphibians are worth the worry
PHYS.ORG You have probably never seen a great crested newt. If you're in the UK, you'll usually only hear about them when construction... 18 hours
WATCH: At-home tests claim to analyze your genes to determine the best diet for you
ABC NEWS Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares what consumers should know about tests that claim to help you find the best... 18 hours
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CBC Whether it's... 19 hours
bojack horseman gets picked up for a fifth season at netflix ‘BoJack Horseman’ gets picked up for a fifth season at Netflix
TechCrunch  Netflix’s narcissistic neigh-sayer is coming back yet again – BoJack Horseman will have a fifth... 19 hours
Triple-action antibody to be tested as HIV vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Sanofi have engineered a three-pronged antibody that protected monkeys from two strains of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) better... 20 hours
Gassy Cows Warm The Planet. Scientists Think They Know How To Squelch Those Belches
NPR Researchers have won a prize for discovering that a cow's genetics determine which microbes populate its gut. Some of those... 20 hours
Dino-Killing Mass Extinction Boosted Bird Evolution, Study Says
SCI-NEWS.COM The Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction — an event 65 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs and was triggered by... 20 hours
Re-introduction of native mammals helps restore arid landscapes
PHYS.ORG Small native mammals eat more plant seeds than had been realised, and their loss to predators such as foxes and feral cats has likely caused significant changes to vegetation in outback Australia. 20 hours
Video: How will climate change impact ocean health?
PHYS.ORG The oceans provide one quarter of the world's dietary protein, yet we have little understanding of how changes in ocean temperatures and chemistry will impact ocean life, from microbes to coral reefs... 20 hours
Virtual reality tool developed to untangle genes
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Researchers from Oxford have been using virtual reality software to compile genetic data to create models which explain how genes are controlled within their natural chromosomal environments. 20 hours
The dentition of the wedgefish appears designed to crush shellfish, but it also eats stingrays
PHYS.ORG The diet of some animals is not what the shape of their teeth would have you think. That's... 20 hours
Clues to ancient past—baby mummy, dinosaur skulls scanned
PHYS.ORG The mummified remains of a 7-month-old baby boy and pieces of skull from two teenage Triceratops underwent computed tomography (CT) scans Saturday, Sept. 16, at Washington University School of Medicine in St.... 21 hours
NIST's quick test may speed antibiotic treatment and combat drug resistance
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a potential new tactic for rapidly determining whether an antibiotic combats a given infection,... 22 hours
Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Novel gene immunotherapy could prevent, reverse disease
MNT Using a new gene immunotherapy technique, researchers have reversed clinical symptoms of multiple sclerosis in mice, including paralysis. 23 hours
Multiple sclerosis: Novel gene immunotherapy could prevent, reverse disease
MNT Using a new gene immunotherapy technique, researchers have reversed clinical symptoms of multiple sclerosis in mice, including paralysis. 23 hours
Study may contribute to genetic understanding of high-altitude adaptation
NEWS MEDICAL Many research groups have recently explored human adaptation and successfully identified candidate genes to high altitude living among three major far-flung global populations: Tibetans, Ethiopians and Peruvians. 1 day
New tissue-chip research aims to speed drug development for two genetic forms of epilepsy
NEWS MEDICAL An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers has received a two-year, $2-million federal grant to develop an "organ-on-chip" model for... 1 day
Time spent outdoors impacts risk for contracting Zika virus
NEWS MEDICAL When Zika first buzzed into the continental United States during the 2016 outbreak, Florida was hit first--and hardest--with 1,174 documented cases to date. So, when Marco Ajelli, associate research scientist... 1 day
Alternative splicing may also trigger cancer, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer, which is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, arises from the disruption of essential mechanisms of the normal cell life cycle, such as replication control, DNA repair and cell death. 1 day
Experts advise new measures to combat antimicrobial resistance
NEWS MEDICAL An expert panel was formed in the United States to advise the government on how to deal with the problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a growing menace. This panel has now come... 1 day
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CINEMA BLEND VIDEO Very few single-player games manage to stay relevant and receive consistent updates an entire year after release. Well, Square Enix... 1 day
Unique gene therapy prevents, reverses multiple sclerosis in animal model
SCIENCE DAILY Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease's immune response in mouse models, researchers have found. 1 day
Synthetic molecule 'kicks and kills' some persistent HIV in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have designed a synthetic molecule that can reactivate dormant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in mice and lead to the death of some of the infected cells, according... 1 day
California's Hepatitis A Outbreaks: Why Is the Virus Spreading?
LIVE SCIENCE Nearly 450 people in San Diego have become infected with hepatitis A over the last 10 months, making it the largest outbreak of the illness in California in decades. 1 day
Podcast: Cosmic rays, color words, and sleeping jellyfish
Science Magazine This week we hear stories on animal hoarding, how different languages have different numbers of colors, and how to tell a wakeful jellyfish from a sleeping one with Online News Editor Catherine... 1 day
Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Exceptionally preserved trilobite fossils from China, dating back to more than 500 million years ago, have revealed new insights into the extinct marine animal's digestive system. The new study shows that at... 1 day
Novel gene therapy can inhibit, reverse multiple sclerosis in mouse models
NEWS MEDICAL Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease's immune response in mouse models, University of Florida Health researchers have... 1 day
Deep sleep: Even jellyfish need their slumber
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even a jellyfish - one of Earth's first and most ancient animals - needs its sleep. 1 day
Feeling crabby: Plant-eating dinosaurs snacked on crustaceans
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some plant-eating dinosaurs apparently liked a side order of crabs to go with their usual salad. 1 day
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FIRSTSHOWING.NET VIDEO "This is only the beginning." Sony has finally debuted the first official trailer for Will Gluck's Peter Rabbit movie, a hybrid CGI family comedy about the... 1 day
Scientists pan proposal to open pristine Pacific islands to fishing
Science Magazine Harm to reefs and fish species could be severe, marine researchers warn 1 day
Cosmic rays from beyond our galaxy, sleeping jellyfish, and counting a language’s words for colors
Science Magazine This week we hear stories on animal hoarding, how different languages have different numbers of colors, and how... 1 day
Ozark grasslands experience major increase in trees and shrubs
PHYS.ORG Woody vegetation, such as trees and shrubs, has increased dramatically in Ozark grasslands over the past 75 years, according to a study published this week in the journal Landscape Ecology. 1 day
Scientists sequence asexual tiny worm whose lineage stretches back 18 million years
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists has sequenced, for the first time, a tiny worm that belongs to a group of exclusively asexual species that originated... 1 day
Rapid hepatitis C testing may help better screen young adults
SCIENCE DAILY Routine and rapid hepatitis C virus testing among young adults who use injection drugs improves life expectancy and may provide a good use of limited resources, according to... 1 day
New study shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system
NEWS MEDICAL For years, medical investigators have tried and failed to develop vaccines for a type of staph bacteria associated with the deadly superbug MRSA. But a new... 1 day
preventing oilsands bird deaths not a realistic goal says u of a biologist Preventing oilsands bird deaths not a 'realistic goal,' says U of A biologist
CBC Cannons, radar scanners and scarecrows will never be enough to... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae.... 2 days
New discovery about high-risk Alzheimer’s gene suggests potential therapeutic target
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly a quarter century ago, a genetic variant known as ApoE4 was identified as a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease- one that increases a person's chances of... 2 days
Forgotten strands of DNA induce 'big bang' of immune cell development
NEWS MEDICAL Intricate human physiological features such as the immune system require exquisite formation and timing to develop properly. Genetic elements must be activated at just the right... 2 days
DNA discovery could help point towards causes of developmental condition in children
NEWS MEDICAL New insights into how our cells store and manage DNA during cell division could help point towards the causes of a rare developmental condition. 2 days
Jellyfish, with no brains, still seem to sleep
SCIENCE DAILY The discovery that primitive jellyfish sleep suggests that sleep is an ancient, evolutionarily conserved behavior. 2 days
Reconstructing how Neanderthals grew, based on an El Sidrón child
SCIENCE DAILY How did Neanderthals grow? Does modern man develop in the same way as Homo neanderthalensis did? How does the size of the brain affect the development of the... 2 days
Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?
SCIENCE DAILY As the embryonic brain develops, a complex cascade of cellular events occur, starting with progenitors -- the originating cells that generate neurons and spur... 2 days
Billionaire gives $30M to Univ. of Arizona for Biosphere 2
ABC NEWS Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support the Biosphere 2 research facility 2 days
Ancient DNA data fills in thousands of years of human prehistory in Africa
SCIENCE DAILY By sequencing the ancient genomes of 15 individuals from different parts of Africa, researchers reporting in the journal Cell on Sept. 21... 2 days
Discovery helps improve accuracy of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing
SCIENCE DAILY A detailed study of how domains within the Cas9 protein move when the molecule binds to DNA has allowed scientists to locate the protein that monitors the fidelity of binding between the... 2 days
Plants may need to sleep, just like we do
UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES A new study has suggested that sleep may actually be fundamental to all life, not just to animals. Scientists in the US have discovered the first evid... 2 days
The microanatomic segregation of selection by apoptosis in the germinal center
Science Magazine B cells undergo rapid cell division and affinity maturation in anatomically distinct sites in lymphoid organs called germinal centers (GCs). Homeostasis is maintained in part by... 2 days
Loss of a mammalian circular RNA locus causes miRNA deregulation and affects brain function
Science Magazine Hundreds of circular RNAs (circRNAs) are highly abundant in the mammalian brain, often with conserved expression. Here we show that... 2 days
Liquid phase condensation in cell physiology and disease
Science Magazine Phase transitions are ubiquitous in nonliving matter, and recent discoveries have shown that they also play a key role within living cells. Intracellular liquid-liquid phase separation is thought to drive the formation... 2 days
Inactivation of porcine endogenous retrovirus in pigs using CRISPR-Cas9
Science Magazine Xenotransplantation is a promising strategy to alleviate the shortage of organs for human transplantation. In addition to the concerns about pig-to-human immunological compatibility, the risk of cross-species transmission of porcine... 2 days
Saving the saola from extinction
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The growth pattern of Neandertals, reconstructed from a juvenile skeleton from El Sidron (Spain)
Science Magazine Ontogenetic studies help us understand the processes of evolutionary change. Previous studies on Neandertals have focused mainly on dental development... 2 days
RNA localization feeds translation
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Interacting amino acid replacements allow poison frogs to evolve epibatidine resistance
Science Magazine Animals that wield toxins face self-intoxication. Poison frogs have a diverse arsenal of defensive alkaloids that target the nervous system. Among them is epibatidine, a nicotinic... 2 days
Global mRNA polarization regulates translation efficiency in the intestinal epithelium
Science Magazine Asymmetric messenger RNA (mRNA) localization facilitates efficient translation in cells such as neurons and fibroblasts. However, the extent and importance of mRNA polarization in epithelial tissues are unclear.... 2 days
Convergent evolution of mimetic butterflies confounds classification
SCIENCE DAILY A new paper on butterflies may revise the taxonomy of Asian palmflies in the genus Elymnias in light of a forthcoming study on the butterflies' evolutionary history. 2 days
An extraordinary cave animal found in Eastern Turkmenistan
SCIENCE DAILY A remote cave in Eastern Turkmenistan was found to shelter a marvelous cave-adapted inhabitant that turned out to represent a species and genus new to science. This new troglodyte is the first... 2 days
Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study finds
PHYS.ORG Exceptionally preserved trilobite fossils from China, dating back to more than 500 million years ago, have revealed new insights into the extinct marine animal's digestive system. Published today in the journal PLOS... 2 days
Lipid vesicles replace blood in new bacteria test
SCIENCE DAILY As schools around the U.S. start back up, so do trips to the doctor's office. But is that raw sore throat due to bacteria, which can be fought off with antibiotics, or... 2 days
Ensuring broccoli sprouts retain their cancer-fighting compounds
SCIENCE DAILY Raw broccoli sprouts, a rich source of potential cancer-fighting compounds, have become a popular health food in recent years. But conventional heat treatment used to kill bacteria on produce can reduce levels of the... 2 days
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Virtual reality tool developed to untangle genes
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Hard water may contribute to development of eczema by damaging skin barrier
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The way poison frogs keep from poisoning themselves is complicated
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The birdlife of an unforgiving paradise
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Turning the evolutionary clock back on a light-sensitive protein
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Lumbering giants had agile ancestors
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How animals vote to make group decisions
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