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A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

Researchers have resolved one of the great unknowns in bone self-repair: how the cells responsible for forming new bone tissue are called into action. Their work reveals the r...

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Social media is making you miserable. Here’s how to delete your accounts.

DIY So long, and thanks for all the Likes. If you're tired of the social media whirlwind, you can opt out. Here's how to delete your Facebo...

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Virtual reality goes magnetic

The success of Pokémon GO made many people familiar with the concept of 'augmented reality': computer-generated perception blends into the real and...

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Cells lacking nuclei struggle to move in 3-D environments

A study examined the role of the physical structure of the nucleus in cell movement through different surfaces...

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'Programmable droplets' could enable high-volume biology experiments

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...

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Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world

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 s...

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Infant mortality rates in Texas vary dramatically from one zip code to the next

Infant mortality rates in Texas vary dramatically even across neighboring zip codes, according to a new analysis and mapping tool. The analysis and searchable map, which are t...

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Fat is sooo good and science can't do a dang thing about it

Fat Month Fat, I wish I knew how to quit you. One of my most vivid childhood memories revolves around willfully subjecting myself to stomach cramps...

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The Labo STEM toy is Nintendo's latest bit of creative weirdness

Technology The video game company has a history of making consoles about more than just a controller. Nintendo's new STEM toy looks continues its tradit...

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New twist on a flu vaccine revs up the body’s army of virus killers

A new approach to flu vaccine development makes influenza virus extra sensitive to a powerful antiviral system...

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In photos: updating New York's vast and fragile telecom backbone

Technology The cables that keep information flowing through the Big Apple are undergoing a transformation, from aging copper to strong and fast fiber. The cabl...

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We're getting better at screening for cancer, and that could be a problem

Health Opinions vary among medical professionals. Finding out you have cancer is a bell you can’t unring. As doctors increasingly have the tools to find canc...

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Cystic fibrosis bacterial burden begins during first years of life

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&amp...

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Creation of synthetic horsepox virus could lead to more effective smallpox vaccine

Researchers created a new synthetic virus that could lead to the development of a more effective vaccine against smallpox. The discovery demonstrates how techniques based on t...

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Thanks for the memory: Taking a deep look at memristors

Scientists have now unveiled the long-mysterious inner workings of these semiconductor elements, which can act like the short-term memory of nerve cells...

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'Explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to the brain

Recent decades have seen an 'explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries,...

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Radioactivity from oil and gas wastewater persists in Pennsylvania stream sediments

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 hi...

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Cilia in the brain may be busier than previously thought

A hairlike appendage sticking out of brain cells may be much more important in the brain than scientists realized...

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Researchers illustrate how muscle growth inhibitor is activated, could aid in treating ALS

Researchers have identified how the inactive or latent form of GDF8, a signaling protein also known as myostatin responsible for limiting muscle, is activated...

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Piecework at the nano assembly line

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...

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City lights setting traps for migrating birds

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 inc...

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Let's make a deal: Could AI compromise better than humans?

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...

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How metal scaffolds enhance the bone healing process

Scientists have shown how mechanically optimized constructs known as titanium-mesh scaffolds help optimize bone regeneration...

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Climate change linked to more flowery forests

New research has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest...

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The Pentagon built with mineralized microbes predating dinosaurs

A new study has found that some of the building blocks of the Pentagon and Empire State Building were made by microbes that lived up to 340 million years ago, predating the di...

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Hedgehog signaling proteins keep cancer stem cells alive

Scientists have discovered that the survival of cancer stem cells is dependent on the 'Hedgehog signaling pathway'. Targeting this pathway had previo...

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Factor that doubles the risk of death from breast cancer identified

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 same tumor as c...

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Increasing number of adolescents receive a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diagnosis

According to a national register study comparing Finnish birth cohorts from 1987 and 1997, an increasing number of adolescents receive a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diag...

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Canaries in the coal emissions: why climate change makes birds change their tune

Nexus Media News Birdsongs may hold invaluable climate clues. Scientists are listening to the mating calls of migratory birds for shifts in breedin...

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Free online access to millions of documents on chemical toxicity made possible through ToxicDocs

Millions of pages of internal corporate and trade association documents relating to the introduction of new products and chemicals into the workplace and commerce have been co...

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Using your smartphone is better with a stylus

DIY We're bringing stylus back (yeah). Stop stabbing at your smartphone with your fingers—this method is both uncomfortable and imprecise. You heard u...

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A survival lesson from bats: Eating variety keeps species multiplying

A new study reveals that omnivorous New World noctilionoid bats, those species with diets including both plant and animal materials, produce more new species in the long run t...

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The human body's golden gate to iron traffic

New findings could change how iron metabolism in the human body is understood, and open new horizons for research and therapeutics for inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerat...

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Caffeine’s sport performance advantage for infrequent tea and coffee drinkers

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 e...

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Adhesives developed to prevent bracket stains on teeth

Researchers have performed research to develop adhesive materials that will prevent white stains from appearing on the teeth of people who use brackets...

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Promising malaria vaccine tested

An international research team has conducted successful phase II clinical tests of a new anti-malaria medication. The treatment led to a cure in 83 cases...

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Successful promotion of giftedness as early as elementary school age

Experts have argued that the specific needs of gifted children are often neglected, resulting in a shriveling of their abilities and potential. Consequently, they call for the...

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Hunting dogs as possible vectors for the infectious disease tularaemia

Tularaemia is an infectious bacterial disease that is life-threatening for rodents, rabbits and hares, but which can also infect humans and dogs. While contact with contaminat...

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How treating eczema could also alleviate asthma

Scientists have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma. The findings are an important next step in understanding th...

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Light pollution can prolong the risk of sparrows passing along West Nile virus

Nighttime lighting prolongs time that birds can pass along virus to mosquitoes that bite people...

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Artificial agent designs quantum experiments

On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independe...

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Structure of herpes virus linked to Kaposi's sarcoma

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 o...

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Animal carnivores could be our powerful allies

Animal carnivores living in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate -- but they may provide crucial benefits to human societies. Researchers have re...

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Study ends debate over role of steroids in treating septic shock

The results from the largest ever study of septic shock could improve treatment for critically ill patients and save health systems worldwide hundreds of millions of dollars e...

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Challenging existing models of black holes

A new study expands the scientific community's understanding of black holes in our galaxy and the magnetic fields that surround them...

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2017 beat the odds to be the second hottest year on record

Environment Second place is scarier than it sounds. 2017 was hot enough to melt most of the ice in the Arctic, but not hot enough to break the record for hotte...

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50 years ago, IUDs were deemed safe and effective

50 year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared intrauterine devices safe and effective, though officials didn’t know how the IUDs worked...

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Nuclear reactors the size of wastebaskets could power our Martian settlements

Space Small, but mighty. The cylinder of uranium is the size of a coffee can. But one day, its successors could power humanity's future on Mars...

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Americans are getting more ZZZZs

Although more than one in three Americans still don't get enough sleep, a new analysis shows first signs of success in the fight for more shut eye...

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Women run faster after taking newly developed supplement, study finds

A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month saw their 3-mile run times drop by almost a minute. The women who took t...

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Temporary 'bathtub drains' in the ocean concentrate flotsam

An experiment using hundreds of plastic drifters in the Gulf of Mexico shows that rather than simply spread out, as current calculations would predict, many of them clumped to...

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Long-term warming trend continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 t...

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Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunization

Rates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are improving, but under-vaccination remains a problem that results in vaccine-preventable deaths and...

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Why animals diversified on Earth: Cancer research provides clues

Can tumors teach us about animal evolution on Earth? Researchers believe so and now present a novel hypothesis of why animal diversity increased dramatically on Earth about ha...

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Using data mining to make sense of climate change

Experts have developed a new way of mining data from climate data sets that is more self-contained than traditional tools. The methodology brings out commonalities of data set...

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Method uses DNA, nanoparticles and lithography to make optically active structures

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind technique for creating entirely new classes of optical materials and devices that could lead to light bending and cloaking devic...

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20 percent more trees in megacities would mean cleaner air and water, lower carbon and energy use

Planting 20 percent more trees in our megacities would double the benefits of urban forests, like pollution reduction, carbon sequestration and energy reduction. The authors o...

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First evidence of sub-Saharan Africa glassmaking

Scholars have found the first direct evidence that glass was produced in sub-Saharan Africa centuries before the arrival of Europeans, a finding that the researchers said repr...

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How did a deadly tropical fungus get to the temperate environs of the Pacific Northwest?

In what is being described as 'The Teddy Roosevelt effect,' a deadly fungus in the Pacific Northwest may have arrived from Brazil via the Panama Cana...

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Key to willpower lies in believing you have it in abundance

Americans believe they have less stamina for strenuous mental activity than their European counterparts -- an indication that people in the US perceive their willpower or self...

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Researchers create first stem cells using CRISPR genome activation

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...

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TK evergreen Bitcoin cryptocurrency price article blog post

Technology Crypto currency prices change too fast for real blogging. Here's a template to get that crypto content out quickly. Follow this easy format f...

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The secret to icky, sticky bacterial biofilms lies in the microbes’ cellulose

Bacteria use a modified form of cellulose to form sticky networks that can coat various surfaces...

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We’re doing a great job of creating renewable energy—but we don’t have the infrastructure to actually use it

Energy Better storage batteries and the framework to support them is key. We're adding more renewable energy to the grid, but we don't yet...

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More genes are active in high-performance maize

When two maize inbred lines are crossed with each other, an interesting effect occurs: The hybrid offspring have a significantly higher yield than either of the two parent pla...

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Paleolithic diet healthier for overweight women

Overweight women after menopause who eat a Paleolithic diet can maintain weight loss in the long term. The levels of risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease...

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Global analysis reveals how sharks travel the oceans to find food

You’ve heard of “you are what you eat” - this research shows that for sharks, the more relevant phrase is “you are where you ate.”...

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New input for quantum simulations

Researchers have devised new methods to create interesting input states for quantum computations and simulations. The new methods can be used to simulate certain electronic sy...

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Large volcanic island flank collapses trigger catastrophic eruptions

New research not only implies a link between catastrophic volcanic eruptions and landslides, but also suggests that landslides are the trigger. At the heart of Tenerife and st...

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Bovine tuberculosis shows genetic diversity throughout Africa

Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis that affects cattle as well as other animals and humans. Now, by combining genotyping M. bovis...

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A new, dynamic view of chromatin movements

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, an...

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Hunter-gatherers have a special way with smells

When it comes to naming colors, most people do so with ease. But, for odors, it's much harder to find the words. One notable exception to this rule is found among...

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First global atlas of the bacteria living in your dirt

What lives in your dirt? Researchers are one step closer to finding out after compiling the first global atlas of soil bacterial communities and identifying a group of around...

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Fragile X finding shows normal neurons that interact poorly

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, re...

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Certain flu virus mutations may compensate for fitness costs of other mutations

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. Accordi...

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Network model of the musculoskeletal system predicts compensatory injuries

A new study is the first to convert the entire human body's network of bones and muscles into a comprehensive mathematical model...

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New method to stop cells dividing could help fight cancer

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...

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Fox Creek earthquakes linked to completion volume and location of hydraulic fracturing

The volume of hydraulic fracturing fluid and the location of well pads control the frequency and occurrence of measurable earthquakes, new research has found...

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New instrument lets doctors view the entire eye with unprecedented level of detail

Researchers have developed the first instrument that can provide a detailed image of the entire eye that can produce higher quality images than currently available...

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Packing a genome, step-by-step

For the first time, scientists can see in minute-time resolution how cells package chromosomes into highly condensed structures prior to cell division...

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North, east, south, west: The many faces of Abell 1758

Resembling a swarm of flickering fireflies, this beautiful galaxy cluster glows intensely in the dark cosmos, accompanied by the myriad bright lights of foreground stars and s...

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Using crumpled graphene balls to make better batteries

The paper ball-like graphene particles stack into a porous scaffold to suppress filament growth of lithium metal that degrades the battery...

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Meteoritic stardust unlocks timing of supernova dust formation

Dust is everywhere -- not just in your attic or under your bed, but also in outer space. To astronomers, dust can be a tool to study the history of our universe, galaxy, and S...

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human impact on forest still evident after 500 years

Researchers have used high-tech tools to more precisely view where these cleared sites were and how much lasting impact they had on the rainforest in the Amazon Basin in South...

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College branding makes beer more salient to underage students

Major beer companies have rolled out marketing campaigns and products -- such as 'fan cans,' store displays, and billboard ads -- that pair beer with...

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How cancer metastasis happens: Researchers reveal a key mechanism

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 t...

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Using Hawkeye from the Avengers to communicate on the eye

Superheroes can be used to communicate learning objectives to students in an interesting, fun, and accessible manner...

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Neutron-star merger yields new puzzle for astrophysicists

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 massi...

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Two new breast cancer genes emerge from lynch syndrome gene study

Researchers have identified two new breast cancer genes that also cause Lynch syndrome...

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Root discovery may lead to crops that need less fertilizer

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 th...

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Protein designed entirely from scratch functions in cells as a genuine enzyme

Artificial biology is working toward creating a genuinely new organism. Researchers are designing and building proteins that can fold and mimic the chemical processes that sus...

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Can mice really mirror humans when it comes to cancer?

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 reveal how mice ca...

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Scientists find microbes on the skin of mice promote tissue healing, immunity

Beneficial bacteria on the skin of lab mice work with the animals' immune systems to defend against disease-causing microbes and accelerate wound healing, accordi...

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Zika virus damages placenta, which may explain malformed babies

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 transpo...

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Flu may be spread just by breathing

It is easier to spread the influenza virus (flu) than previously thought, according to a new study. People commonly believe that they can catch the flu by exposure to droplets...

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Atomic-level changes in ALS-linked protein

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 d...

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Babies' babbling betters brains, language

Babies are adept at getting what they need -- including an education. New research shows that babies organize mothers' verbal responses, which promotes more effec...

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First look at pupil size in sleeping mice yields surprises

When people are awake, their pupils regularly change in size. Those changes are meaningful, reflecting shifting attention or vigilance, for example. Now, researchers have foun...

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Flu vaccine could get a much-needed boost

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 ap...

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Recent advances in understanding coral resilience are essential to safeguard coral reefs

The most urgent course of action to safeguard coral reefs is to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, but concurrently there is also a need to consider novel management tech...

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