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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015 — In an effort to further the commercial viability of cellulosic ethanol, a team of scientists used the Titan supercomputer to model the interaction of lignin and hemicellulose in the plant cell wall ... read more

July 7, 2015 — The error-free distribution of genetic material during cell division is important for preventing the development of tumor cells. Researchers have uncovered a new important function of the human ... read more

Two Biomarkers Linked to Severe Heart Disease Found

July 6, 2015 — A first-of-its-kind animal model to pinpoint two biomarkers that are elevated in the most severe form of coronary disease has been developed by ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have constructed the atomic model structure of the protein complex that corresponds to the stator (stationary part of a motor that surrounds the rotating part of a motor) of the E. coli ... read more

'Bee Soup' Could Help Understand Declines, Test Remedies

July 5, 2015 — It may sound counter-intuitive, but crushing up bees into a 'DNA soup' could help conservationists understand and even reverse their decline, according to scientists. New research shows ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Mice that are exposed to the powerful smell of cat urine early in life do not escape from cats later in life. Researchers have discovered that mice that smell cat urine early in life, do not avoid ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Scientists are one step closer to understanding how a normally harmless fungus changes to become a deadly infectious ... read more

July 2, 2015 — The author of a new study of evolutionary convergence argues that the development of life on Earth is predictable, meaning that similar organisms should therefore have appeared on other, Earth-like ... read more

Infection With Wolbachia Bacteria Curbs Fighting Among Fruit Flies

July 2, 2015 — Male fruit flies infected with the bacterium, Wolbachia, are less aggressive than those not infected, according to research. This is the first time bacteria have been shown to influence ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers working with roses have identified an enzyme which plays a key role in producing the flowers' sweet ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Inadvertently continuing a line of study they conducted about 15 years ago, a team of researchers recently discovered the causal agent for an emerging turfgrass disease affecting golf courses around ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Why is the seahorse's tail square? An international team of researchers has found the answer and it could lead to building better robots and medical devices. In a nutshell, a tail made of ... read more

The Sting in Dengue's Tail

July 2, 2015 — Scientists have identified how small changes in dengue's viral genome can affect the virus' ability to manipulate human immune defenses and spread more ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Prions are fascinating, enigmatic, and might teach us not only about rare prion diseases like Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, mad cow disease, or scrapie, but also about other more common neurodgenerative ... read more

July 2, 2015 — An infestation of speck-sized Varroa destructor mites can wipe out an entire colony of honey bees in two to three years if left untreated. Pesticides help beekeepers rid their hives of these ... read more

July 2, 2015 — The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt Arctic life, including skin and hair development, insulin signaling, fat ... read more

Organization of North America's Bird Species: List Updated

July 2, 2015 — Biologists have made several major updates to the organization of the North America's bird species. The updated work groups birds into genera, families, and orders based on their evolutionary ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers say farmland is a poor substitute for natural areas but simple improvements could make a difference to biodiversity ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Mosquitoes transmit malaria, West Nile virus and chikungunya virus. Monitoring these insects is critical to understanding when and where to control them and lessen the risk of human disease. Insect ... read more

Digesting Bread and Pasta Can Release Biologically Active Molecules

July 2, 2015 — Biologically active molecules released by digesting bread and pasta can survive digestion and potentially pass through the gut lining, suggests new research. The study reveals the molecules released ... read more

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