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May 31, 2016

Halting Protein Degradation May Contribute to New Cancer Treatment

May 31, 2016 — A researcher reports carrying out chemical-biological research on proteasomes, with an effort to chase a new treatment for ... read more

May 31, 2016 — A tiny marine crustacean with a great big claw has shown that not only does size matter, but left or right-handedness (or in this case, left or right-clawedness) is important ... read more

Hormone Treatment in Transgender Persons Could Shed Light on Role of Sex Hormones in Bone Density

May 30, 2016 — Male-to-female (MtF) transgender persons have a greater increase in bone mineral density than female-to-male (FtM) persons in their first year of hormone treatment. The research helps scientists ... read more

Identification of the Action Mechanism of a Protein Impacting Neural Circuit Development

May 30, 2016 — New research uncovers the action mechanism of an enzyme called DHHC9 in normal development and function of neural networks in the brain. Mutations in DHHC9 have been identified in patients suffering ... read more

May 30, 2016 — Tiny, vibrating hairs may explain how bumblebees sense and interpret the signals transmitted by flowers, according to a study by researchers at the University of ... read more

May 30, 2016 — Scientists working in the Gulf of Mexico have found that contaminants from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill lingered in the subsurface water for months after oil on the surface had been swept up ... read more

May 30, 2016 — Researchers have helped discover why the inhabitants of Madagascar speak Malagasy, a language otherwise unique to Southeast Asia and the Pacific -- a region located at least 6,000 km away. An ... read more

Google Searches for 'Chickenpox' Reveal Big Impact of Vaccinations

May 30, 2016 — Countries that implement government-mandated vaccinations for chickenpox see a sharp drop in the number of Google searches for the common childhood disease afterward, demonstrating that immunization ... read more

Impact of Minimum Wage on Child Health Varies

May 30, 2016 — Raising the minimum wage in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) does not necessarily lead to better health for young children, according to a new ... read more

May 30, 2016 — Research has revealed that a molecule involved in fish reproduction activates the brain via the nose. The pheromone is released by female zebrafish and sensed by smell receptors in the noses of the ... read more

May 30, 2016 — The water around Antarctica has not seen the atmosphere for centuries, since long before the machine age. New observations and model simulations suggest this may be the last place on Earth to feel ... read more

Effects of Maternal Smoking Continue Long After Birth

May 30, 2016 — Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new study has found. The finding helps explains why ... read more

Research Explains the Role of the Gene BRCA1 in DNA Repair

May 30, 2016 — Scientists are a step closer to understanding the role of the gene BRCA1, a new report suggests. Changes in this gene are associated with a high risk of developing breast and ovarian ... read more

May 30, 2016 — Cancer researchers have identified new genetic drivers of adrenal cancer by performing a comprehensive genomic analysis as part of the "Cancer Genome Atlas Research ... read more

May 30, 2016 — Just as members of an orchestra need a conductor to stay on tempo, neurons in the brain need well-timed waves of activity to organize memories across time. In the hippocampus--the brain's memory ... read more

May 30, 2016 — The fate of the world’s richest biodiversity of salamanders and newts is in the hands of pet owners across North America, warns a researcher, due to the threat of salamander chytrid disease that ... read more

May 30, 2016 — Researchers have engineered a hydrogen-producing enzyme in the test tube that works as efficiently as the original. The protein – a so-called hydrogenase from green algae – is made up of a ... read more

International Law Allows for the Legalization of Cannabis

May 30, 2016 — The regulated cultivation and trade of cannabis for recreational use is permissible on the basis of states’ positive human rights obligations. Pleas for the regulated cultivation and trade of ... read more

Smell Tests, Biomarkers and Colon Biopsies: New Approaches to Early Identification of Parkinson’s Disease

May 30, 2016 — Early diagnosis and starting treatment as early as possible are decisive factors in achieving improved quality of life for Parkinson’s ... read more

Europe Needs to Be Prepared for Zika Virus Epidemic, Experts Say

May 30, 2016 — The Zika epidemic has long assumed global proportions, experts say. Europe needs to get prepared to deal with the relentless spread of the health threat, in particular with a view to “imported” ... read more

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