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Feb. 12, 2016 — A new strain of yeast that could improve the efficiency of making fuel from cellulosic biomass such as switchgrass has been discovered by researchers. Both the yeast strain and the method of its ... read more

Long-Term Cancer Surviors Still Need Guidance About Screening, Side Effects, Lifestyle

Feb. 12, 2016 — Researchers have published an article that addresses the needs of cancer survivors who are at least nine years beyond an initial diagnosis. The Q &A article discusses how to better care for ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — As the Arctic continues to change due to rising temperatures, melting sea ice and human interest in developing oil and shipping routes, it's important to understand belugas' baseline ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — Scientists are using Mira to virtually design unique, artificial peptides, or short proteins. Peptides have the best properties of two different classes of medical drugs today and could enable ... read more

New Nanotechnology Detects Biomarkers of Cancer

Feb. 12, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new technology to detect disease biomarkers in the form of nucleic acids, the building blocks of all living ... read more

Study Finds Mechanism by Which Obesity Promotes Pancreatic and Breast Cancer

Feb. 12, 2016 — Investigators may have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of obesity to promote cancer progression. The study focused on the effects of obesity on pancreatic and breast cancer, since more ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — Like people, ants have often fought over food and territory. But ants began fighting long before humans: at least 99 million years ago, according to a fossil insect ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — A new imaging device has been developed that consists of a loose bundle of optical fibers, with no need for lenses or a protective housing. The fibers are connected to an array of photosensors at one ... read more

When the Boss's Ethical Behavior Breaks Bad

Feb. 12, 2016 — Is your boss ethical? Does he or she do what's right, as opposed to what's profitable? If so, they may turn downright abusive the next day. New research on leader behavior suggests ethical ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — Scientists have successfully combined two different ultrathin semiconductors -- each just one layer of atoms thick and roughly 100,000 times thinner than a human hair -- to make a new two-dimensional ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — The catastrophic release of fresh water from a vast south American lake at the end of the last Ice Age was significant enough to change circulation in the Pacific Ocean according to new research. The ... read more

Genome Studies Can Help Identify Lifestyle Risks for Diseases

Feb. 12, 2016 — A type of study commonly used to pinpoint genetic variants associated with diseases can also be used to identify the lifestyle predictors that increase the risk of a disease -- something that is ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — New discoveries are bringing scientists closer to understanding how DNA repairs itself with a chemical modification which, when absent, can lead to tumor ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — New research confirms there really was a giant, flightless bird with a head the size of a horse's wandering about in the winter twilight of the high Arctic some 53 million years ... read more

Gene Signature Could Lead to a New Way of Diagnosing Lyme Disease

Feb. 12, 2016 — Researchers may have found a new way to diagnose Lyme disease, based on a distinctive gene “signature” they discovered in white blood cells of patients infected with the tick-borne ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — Researchers have always thought that flat, ultrathin optical lenses for cameras or other devices were impossible because of the way all the colors of light must bend through them. But researchers ... read more

Gene Previously Observed Only in Brain Is Important Driver of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Feb. 12, 2016 — One gene that was once thought only to be found in the brain is also expressed in breast cancer and helps promote the growth and spread of the disease, research shows. Additionally, the scientists ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — A research wildlife biologists have created a series of motion-sensitive camera traps to monitor golden eagle migration and distribution in southwest ... read more

Diabetics Who Use Verapamil Have Lower Glucose Levels, Data Show

Feb. 12, 2016 — While causal relationship cannot be inferred, findings of a new study are “absolutely encouraging," says the lead author of a new report. The study shows for the first time that there is an ... read more

Important Role of Nucleocytoplasmic Transport in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia

Feb. 12, 2016 — Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are two devastating adult-onset neurodegenerative disorders. No cure exists for these diseases. Ten percent of ALS patients ... read more

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