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Hybridization can give rise to different genome combinations
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have for the first time determined that hybridization between two bird species can give rise to several novel and fully functional hybrid genomic combinations. This could potentially be because hybrid species... 7 hours
Shy parent, shy child?
SCIENCE DAILY Previous research has shown that extreme shyness is hereditary, but because shyness is such a broad concept it is difficult to identify specific genes. One researcher has discovered particular brain measurements that can help. 7 hours
0.6% soy isoflavone in the diet decrease muscle atrophy
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a means of reducing muscle atrophy by the addition of the soy-derived isoflavone aglycone (AglyMax) to the diet of mice. This attenuation by soy isoflavone is attributable... 10 hours
Perovskite solar cells: Mesoporous interface mitigates the impact of defects
SCIENCE DAILY The nominal cell operating life of perovskite solar cells is strongly influenced by their inner architecture. 11 hours
Middle-aged sun observed by tracking motion of Mercury
SCIENCE DAILY Like the waistband of a couch potato in midlife, the orbits of planets in our solar system are expanding. It happens because the Sun's gravitational grip gradually weakens as our star ages... 11 hours
Increasing number of adolescents receive a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY According to a national register study comparing Finnish birth cohorts from 1987 and 1997, an increasing number of adolescents receive a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diagnosis. The number of... 11 hours
Factor that doubles the risk of death from breast cancer identified
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that the risk of death from breast cancer is twice as high for patients with high heterogeneity of the estrogen receptor within the... 11 hours
How plants see light
SCIENCE DAILY The proteins PCH1 and PCHL help plants adapt to their surroundings. Plants react sensitively to changes in their surroundings and possess the ability to adapt to them. They use the photoreceptor protein phytochrome B to see light and then regulate... 11 hours
Free online access to millions of documents on chemical toxicity made possible through ToxicDocs
SCIENCE DAILY Millions of pages of internal corporate and trade association documents relating to the introduction of new products and chemicals into... 12 hours
How metal scaffolds enhance the bone healing process
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shown how mechanically optimized constructs known as titanium-mesh scaffolds help optimize bone regeneration. 12 hours
Let's make a deal: Could AI compromise better than humans?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers developed an algorithm that teaches machines not just to win games, but to cooperate and compromise -- and sometimes do a little trash-talking too. 12 hours
City lights setting traps for migrating birds
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has examined how light pollution lures birds into urban areas during fall migration, a trend that poses risk for the fowl that often fly into buildings and has increased with the... 12 hours
Piecework at the nano assembly line
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster than with the biochemical processes used to date. This makes nanobots fast enough to do... 12 hours
Researchers illustrate how muscle growth inhibitor is activated, could aid in treating ALS
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified how the inactive or latent form of GDF8, a signaling protein also known as myostatin responsible for limiting muscle,... 12 hours
'Explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to the brain
SCIENCE DAILY Recent decades have seen an 'explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries, according to... 12 hours
Thanks for the memory: Taking a deep look at memristors
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have now unveiled the long-mysterious inner workings of these semiconductor elements, which can act like the short-term memory of nerve cells. 12 hours
Radioactivity from oil and gas wastewater persists in Pennsylvania stream sediments
SCIENCE DAILY More than seven years after Pennsylvania officials requested that the disposal of radium-laden fracking wastewater into surface waters be restricted, a new study finds that high... 12 hours
Cystic fibrosis bacterial burden begins during first years of life
SCIENCE DAILY Cystic fibrosis shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and inflammation. Researchers have now shown for the first time that the lungs' bacterial population... 12 hours
'Programmable droplets' could enable high-volume biology experiments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets of chemical or biological solutions around a surface, mixing them in ways that could be used to test thousands of reactions in parallel. 12 hours
Cells lacking nuclei struggle to move in 3-D environments
SCIENCE DAILY A study examined the role of the physical structure of the nucleus in cell movement through different surfaces. 12 hours
Creation of synthetic horsepox virus could lead to more effective smallpox vaccine
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers created a new synthetic virus that could lead to the development of a more effective vaccine against smallpox. The discovery demonstrates how techniques... 12 hours
Patients with blood cancer precursor at risk of developing cancer even after 30 years
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance are at risk of progressing to multiple myeloma or a related cancer even... 12 hours
Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world
SCIENCE DAILY Plants lack eyes and ears, but they can still see, hear, smell and respond to environmental cues and dangers. They do this with the aid of hundreds of membrane proteins that sense... 12 hours
Virtual reality goes magnetic
SCIENCE DAILY The success of Pokémon GO made many people familiar with the concept of 'augmented reality': computer-generated perception blends into the real and virtual worlds. So far, these apps largely used optical methods for motion detection. Physicists have now developed an... 12 hours
Post-fire logging harms Spotted owls
SCIENCE DAILY Post-fire logging, rather than the wildfires themselves, is responsible for the steep decline in territory occupancy of the rare Spotted owls living in the forests of California. The study's results coincide with the strong consensus among hundreds of... 15 hours
Using Hawkeye from the Avengers to communicate on the eye
SCIENCE DAILY Superheroes can be used to communicate learning objectives to students in an interesting, fun, and accessible manner. 15 hours
Neutron-star merger yields new puzzle for astrophysicists
SCIENCE DAILY The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten - much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath of the massive collision that took place about 138 million... 15 hours
Atomic-level changes in ALS-linked protein
SCIENCE DAILY A new study details the minute changes -- down to the level of individual atoms -- that cause a particular protein to form cell-damaging clumps associated with ALS and other diseases. 15 hours
Recent advances in understanding coral resilience are essential to safeguard coral reefs
SCIENCE DAILY The most urgent course of action to safeguard coral reefs is to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, but concurrently there is also a need... 15 hours
Flu vaccine could get a much-needed boost
SCIENCE DAILY More than 700,000 Americans were hospitalized due to illnesses associated with the seasonal flu during the 2014-15 flu season, according to federal estimates. A radical new approach to vaccine development may help lower that... 15 hours
First look at pupil size in sleeping mice yields surprises
SCIENCE DAILY When people are awake, their pupils regularly change in size. Those changes are meaningful, reflecting shifting attention or vigilance, for example. Now, researchers have found in studies of... 15 hours
Network model of the musculoskeletal system predicts compensatory injuries
SCIENCE DAILY A new study is the first to convert the entire human body's network of bones and muscles into a comprehensive mathematical model. 15 hours
Two new breast cancer genes emerge from lynch syndrome gene study
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified two new breast cancer genes that also cause Lynch syndrome. 15 hours
Can mice really mirror humans when it comes to cancer?
SCIENCE DAILY A new study is helping to answer a pressing question among scientists of just how close mice are to people when it comes to researching cancer. The findings... 16 hours
Fox Creek earthquakes linked to completion volume and location of hydraulic fracturing
SCIENCE DAILY The volume of hydraulic fracturing fluid and the location of well pads control the frequency and occurrence of measurable earthquakes, new research has found. 16 hours
New method to stop cells dividing could help fight cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used a new strategy to shut down specific enzymes to stop cells from dividing. The method can be used as a strategy to fight cancer. 16 hours
Zika virus damages placenta, which may explain malformed babies
SCIENCE DAILY New researcher shows how Zika virus infection in five pregnant rhesus monkeys caused placental tissues to become thickened and inflamed, resulting in less oxygen being transported across the placenta and... 16 hours
Scientists find microbes on the skin of mice promote tissue healing, immunity
SCIENCE DAILY Beneficial bacteria on the skin of lab mice work with the animals' immune systems to defend against disease-causing microbes and accelerate wound healing, according... 16 hours
How cancer metastasis happens: Researchers reveal a key mechanism
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer metastasis, the migration of cells from a primary tumor to form distant tumors in the body, can be triggered by a chronic leakage of DNA within tumor cells, according... 17 hours
Root discovery may lead to crops that need less fertilizer
SCIENCE DAILY Bean plants that suppress secondary root growth in favor of boosting primary root growth forage greater soil volume to acquire phosphorus, according to researchers, who say their recent... 17 hours
Protein designed entirely from scratch functions in cells as a genuine enzyme
SCIENCE DAILY Artificial biology is working toward creating a genuinely new organism. Researchers are designing and building proteins that can fold and mimic the chemical processes... 17 hours
A new, dynamic view of chromatin movements
SCIENCE DAILY In cells, proteins tightly package the long thread of DNA into pearl necklace-like complexes known as chromatin. Scientists now show for the first time how chromatin moves, answering longstanding questions about how its structure... 18 hours
Packing a genome, step-by-step
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, scientists can see in minute-time resolution how cells package chromosomes into highly condensed structures prior to cell division. 18 hours
New instrument lets doctors view the entire eye with unprecedented level of detail
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed the first instrument that can provide a detailed image of the entire eye that can produce higher quality images... 18 hours
Researchers create first stem cells using CRISPR genome activation
SCIENCE DAILY In a scientific first, researchers have turned skin cells from mice into stem cells by activating a specific gene in the cells using CRISPR technology. The innovative approach offers a... 18 hours
How did a deadly tropical fungus get to the temperate environs of the Pacific Northwest?
SCIENCE DAILY In what is being described as 'The Teddy Roosevelt effect,' a deadly fungus in the Pacific Northwest may... 18 hours
Certain flu virus mutations may compensate for fitness costs of other mutations
SCIENCE DAILY Seasonal flu viruses continually undergo mutations that help them evade the human immune system, but some of these mutations can reduce a virus's potency.... 18 hours
Fragile X finding shows normal neurons that interact poorly
SCIENCE DAILY Neurons in mice afflicted with the genetic defect that causes Fragile X syndrome (FXS) appear similar to those in healthy mice, but these neurons fail to interact normally, resulting in... 18 hours
Caffeine’s sport performance advantage for infrequent tea and coffee drinkers
SCIENCE DAILY Sports scientists have found that the performance enhancing benefits of caffeine are more apparent in athletes who do not drink caffeine-rich drinks such as tea, coffee, and energy... 18 hours
Structure of herpes virus linked to Kaposi's sarcoma
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shown in the laboratory that an inhibitor can be developed to break down the herpes virus. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus, or KSHV, is one of two viruses known to cause... 19 hours
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