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May 5, 2016 — The primary threat to vultures is the presence of toxins in the carrion they consume. Losses of vultures can allow other scavengers to flourish, and proliferation of such scavengers could bring ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Chemists provide the first direct evidence that a T cell gives precise mechanical tugs to other cells, and demonstrate that these tugs are central to a T cell's process of deciding whether to ... read more

May 5, 2016 — A team of scientists has discovered a key mechanism that drives a bacteria that kills male insects, a development that could potentially be exploited to control insect pest species in the ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Scientists at the University of Sheffield have created a computer model of how bees avoid hitting walls -- which could be a breakthrough in the development of autonomous ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Researchers have unearthed a "mother lode" of a half-dozen fossil primate species in southern China.These primates eked out an existence just after the Eocene-Oligocene transition, when ... read more

May 5, 2016 — New research indicates that slow-motion earthquakes or 'slow-slip events' can rupture the shallow portion of a fault that also moves in large, tsunami-generating earthquakes. The finding ... read more

May 5, 2016 — A smartphone app that tracks palpitations in heart patients provides comparable performance to the 14-day event monitors that are the current standard of care, according to a new ... read more

We Are Bad Judges of Friendship, New Study Shows

May 5, 2016 — Only half of your friends would consider you their friend, a new study suggests. People have a very poor perception of friendship ties, and this limits their ability to influence their ... read more

Gene Replacement Therapy Offers Viable Treatment Option for Fatal Disease

May 5, 2016 — Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disease that causes progressive degeneration in the nerve cells that control muscles, thereby causing muscle weakness and eventually death. SMA affects ... read more

Algorithm Can Improve Guidance of Crash Victims to Most Appropriate Place for Care

May 5, 2016 — A new computer algorithm can provide important information on a motor vehicle crash to help ambulance personnel and hospital staff better direct crash victims to the most appropriate ... read more

Two-Minute Warnings Make Kids' 'Screen Time' Tantrums Worse

May 5, 2016 — Giving young children a two-minute warning that 'screen time' is about to end makes transitions away from tablets, phones, televisions and other technological devices more painful, a new ... read more

Study Points to Therapeutic Target for Common, Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

May 5, 2016 — Small, non-coding molecules called microRNAs are known to play an important role in cancer development. Researchers now have shown their significance is greater than previously thought, a finding ... read more

May 5, 2016 — A cell-to-cell signaling network in mice that serves as a developmental timer that could provide a framework for better understanding the mechanisms underlying human heart valve disease, say ... read more

May 5, 2016 — A tension-sensitive 'fail safe' protein helps make sure that when our cells divide the two resulting cells inherit the normal number of chromosomes. Chromosome separation errors, leading to ... read more

Testing Non-Breast Cancer Genes in High-Risk Women Leaves More Questions Than Answers

May 5, 2016 — Running large, multi-gene sequencing panels to assess cancer risk is a growing trend in medicine as the price of the technology declines and more precise approaches to cancer care gain steam. The ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Researchers have used a completely new preclinical technique and analysis of tissue from patients to show exactly what happens when certain patients with Parkinson's disease are restored as a ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Translation efficiency and poly (A) tail length are not linearly correlated and only coupled in limited range, report scientists. This research is, 'helping to build the foundation for further ... read more

May 5, 2016 — An antibody has been developed from the body's own immune system that preferentially attacks cancer cells. The antibody works by targeting a natural defense mechanism that cancer tumors exploit. ... read more

Research Suggests Diabetes Drug Acts Differently from Previous Theories

May 5, 2016 — Laboratory findings do not tell the whole story of how the diabetes drug metformin works to limit the level of glucose in the blood, say scientists. The researchers found that metformin does not ... read more

Lung Tumors Hijack Metabolic Processes in the Liver, Study Finds

May 5, 2016 — Scientists who study how circadian rhythms -- our own body clocks -- control liver function have discovered that cancerous lung tumors can hijack this process and profoundly alter metabolism. Their ... read more

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