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May 28, 2015 — Sleep is important for long lasting memories, particularly during this exam season. New research suggests that sleeping triggers the synapses in our brain to both strengthen and weaken, which prompts ... read more

Vulnerability Found in Some Drug-Resistant Bacteria

May 28, 2015 — A new study analyzing the physical dynamics of all currently mapped structures in an important group of antibiotic-destroying enzymes has found a common structural feature: the physical coordination ... read more

Wastewater Treatment May Be Creating New Antibiotics

May 28, 2015 — For years, scientists have been aware of the potential problems of antibiotics being present in wastewater, and new research is showing that treatments to clean wastewater may actually be creating ... read more

New Target for Treating Drug-Resistant Melanoma Found

May 28, 2015 — A new study explains why some melanoma tumors are resistant to BRAF inhibitor treatment. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, killing more than 8,000 people in the U.S. each year. ... read more

May 28, 2015 — The mechanisms behind a genetic mutation that produces certain autistic behaviors in mice has been identified by researchers, as well as therapeutic strategies to restore normal ... read more

Bladder Cells Regurgitate Bacteria to Prevent UTIs

May 28, 2015 — Bladder cells have a highly effective way to combat E. coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs), researchers have found. They do to the bacteria what we could do to having indigestion ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Men and women often enter relationships with different long-term goals. In the animal world, differences in approaches to reproductive success can lead to sexual conflict. In a new study, scientists ... read more

Ancient DNA Sheds Light on How Past Environments Affected Ancient Populations

May 28, 2015 — For the first time, a study shows that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains, which may lead to further understanding about the effects of famine and ... read more

May 28, 2015 — One night of poor sleep significantly decreases performance on intelligence tests in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and also in neurotypical children (without ASD). The researchers ... read more

May 27, 2015 — A female Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) -- potentially the last female of her species -- has been artificially inseminated. The procedure, which brought together top scientists ... read more

Metformin Use Associated With Reduced Risk of Developing Open-Angle Glaucoma

May 28, 2015 — Taking the medication metformin hydrochloride was associated with reduced risk of developing the sight-threatening disease open-angle glaucoma in people with diabetes, according to a ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Astrophysicists have developed a new method for calculating the effect of Rayleigh scattering on photons, potentially allowing researchers to better understand the formation of the ... read more

Protecting Women from Multiple Sclerosis

May 28, 2015 — An innocent mistake made by a graduate student in a lab who accidentally used male mice instead of female mice during an experiment, has led scientists to a novel discovery that offers new insight ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Even though the walnut twig beetle is likely native to Arizona, California, and New Mexico, it has become an invasive pest to economically and ecologically important walnut trees throughout much of ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Some decisions arouse far more anxiety than others. Among the most anxiety-provoking are those that involve options with both positive and negative elements, such choosing to take a higher-paying job ... read more

Scientists See a Natural Place for 'Rewilded' Plants in Organic Farming

May 28, 2015 — One key element of organic agriculture is that it rejects unpredictable technologies, such as genetic engineering. But what if adding a gene from undomesticated plants to bring back a natural trait ... read more

May 28, 2015 — The numbers of American eels in freshwater areas have been decreasing rapidly but scientists have been puzzled as to why the fish can't recolonize. Now, a new look at eel genetics finds that ... read more

Scientists Discover Key to What Causes Immune Cell Migration to Wounds

May 28, 2015 — Immune cells play an important role in the upkeep and repair of our bodies, helping us to defend against infection and disease. Until now, how these cells detect a wounded or damaged site has largely ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A citizen science program reveals the protection measures for the Montagu's harrier in the cereal crop season in France to be ineffective if nests are not protected to decrease predation after ... read more

Acquiring 'Perfect' Pitch May Be Possible for Some Adults

May 28, 2015 — If you're a musician, this sounds too good to be true: psychologists have been able to train some adults to develop the prized musical ability of absolute pitch, and the training's effects ... read more

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