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October 7, 2015

Sep. 15, 2015 — A study describes a forgotten technique used in the fly Drosophila melanogaster dating back 80 years. This method allows the transplantation of tissue from larvae to adult flies, thus allowing ... read more

Increased Memory With a Flash of Light

Sep. 14, 2015 — The burgeoning field of optogenetics has seen another breakthrough with the creation of a new plant-human hybrid protein molecule called OptoSTIM1, researchers ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Male mice belt out love songs to females during courtship. What scientists didn't know until now is female mice sing back. Using a sophisticated array of microphones and a sound chamber he ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — One of the fundamental challenges facing neuroscientists who want to understand how the brain works is actually figuring out how the brain is wired together and how neurons interact. Now transgenic ... read more

MicroRNAs Are Digested, Not Absorbed

Sep. 8, 2015 — There has been a lot of controversy in recent years over the issue of whether exogenous microRNA molecules can be absorbed from food and even have a physiological effect. A new study using mouse ... read more

Sep. 7, 2015 — Researchers have discovered the assembly instructions for nearly 1,000 protein complexes shared by most kinds of animals, revealing their deep evolutionary relationships. Those instructions offer a ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers have successfully established a causal relationship between exposure to so-called farm dust and protection against asthma and allergies. This breakthrough discovery is a major step ... read more

Drug-Resistant Bacteria in the Gut Overcome With Fecal Transplant

Sep. 3, 2015 — The gut is an important reservoir for drug-resistant bacteria responsible for life-threatening hospital-acquired infections. A study in mice reports that two of the most common antibiotic-resistant ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — 3D imaging of a mummified kestrel that died due to forced overeating provides evidence that the ancient Egyptians bred birds of prey as offerings for the gods, according to a new study. The digital ... read more

Nightly Human-Fox Encounters: Foxes Sighted Mainly in West Vienna

Sep. 2, 2015 — Vienna’s inhabitants have reported about 300 foxes in the urban area to the internet platform www.stadtwildtiere.at during the last three months. These reports demonstrate that wild animals do not ... read more

The More the Merrier for Animals That Synchronize Their Behavior

Sep. 1, 2015 — Social interaction could be the mechanism that allows animals living in groups to synchronize their activities, whether it's huddling for warmth or offering protection from ... read more

Can Marijuanna Help Transplant Patients? New Research Says Maybe

Sep. 1, 2015 — Here's another discovery to bolster the case for medical marijuana: new research in mice suggests that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may delay the rejection of incompatible ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — Diets rich in fish oil versus diets rich in lard (e.g., bacon) produce very different bacteria in the guts of mice, reports a new study. The researchers transferred these microbes into other mice to ... read more

Mammary Gland Is Shaped by Adaptive Immune System During Development

Aug. 27, 2015 — In experiments with mouse tissue, researchers have discovered that the adaptive immune system, generally associated with fighting infections, plays an active role in guiding the normal development of ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Female mice exposed in utero, or in the womb, to low levels of arsenic through drinking water displayed signs of early puberty and became obese as adults, according to scientists. The finding is ... read more

High Iron Intake May Increase Appetite, Disease Risk

Aug. 24, 2015 — Here’s one more reason to cut down on the amount of red meat you eat. Using an animal model, researchers have found that dietary iron intake, equivalent to heavy red meat consumption, suppresses ... read more

Food Intake, a Fragile Balance Between Neural Pathways

Aug. 24, 2015 — Scientists investigated the relative role of energy needs and "pleasure" of eating in food intake. The researchers studied a group of neurons in mice. They observed that when the neuron ... read more

Genome-Wide Annotation of Primary miRNAs Reveals Novel Mechanisms

Aug. 19, 2015 — MicroRNAs are short noncoding RNAs that play critical roles in regulating gene expression in normal physiology and disease. Despite having tightly controlled expression levels, little is known about ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — A study of catsharks reveals how alterations in the expression and function of certain genes in limb buds underlie the evolution of fish fins to limbs. The findings give new insight into how fish ... read more

Powdered Cranberry Combats Colon Cancer in Mice

Aug. 18, 2015 — Cranberries are often touted as a way to protect against urinary tract infections, but that may be just the beginning. Cranberry extracts reduced the size and number of colon tumors in mice, say ... read more

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