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September 29, 2016

Ancient Reptile Fossils Claw for More Attention

Sep. 29, 2016 — Newly recovered fossils confirm that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon and an anteater, was a small reptile with a fearsome finger. The second digit of its forelimb sported a ... read more

Network and Gene Tools Help Quickly Identify New, Rare Genetic Disease

Sep. 29, 2016 — A new genetic disorder, which still has no name, has been identified using a national network and gene mapping tools. It shares similarities to two other rare genetic disorders arising from related ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Could we get rid of mosquitoes without polluting the environment? Yes, we can, say researchers. The BinAB toxin, produced in crystal form by a bacterium, specifically kills the larvae of Culex and ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Humans and birds adapt their movement when running on uneven ground. "And even though their adaptation mechanisms and strategies developed completely independently, they do so in very similar ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — The social ability of dogs is affected by genes that also seems to influence human behavior, according to a new study. The scientists have found a relationship between five different genes and the ... read more

Status Drives Men's Reproductive Success Across Non-Industrial World

Sep. 29, 2016 — The reproductive success of men in non-industrialized societies is closely tied to their social status, finds a new ... read more

Ki67 May Help Avoid Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Some Patients

Sep. 29, 2016 — Breast cancer patients over 50 years old could be spared invasive procedures by use of stratification based on tumor size and molecular characteristics, including Ki67. The cell proliferation index ... read more

Encryption Method Takes Authentication to a New Level, Improves Privacy Protection

Sep. 29, 2016 — New kinds of encryption methods have been developed for improving the privacy protection of consumers to enable safer, more reliable and easier-to-use user authentication than current systems allow. ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Oral administration of nimbolide, over 12 weeks shows reduction of prostate tumor size by up to 70 per cent and decrease in tumor metastasis by up to 50 per cent, report ... read more

Cells Migrate Collectively by Intermittent Bursts of Activity

Sep. 29, 2016 — Cell migration is a central process in the development and maintenance of multicellular organisms. Researchers have now discovered that this motion occurs by intermittent bursts of activity. It can ... read more

Milk Intake Is Objectively Not Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk, Study Suggests

Sep. 29, 2016 — A new study has debunked the association between milk and dairy products and increased cardiovascular risk. The work included the computational analysis of the masses of data obtained in relation ... read more

Beauty of Standing out in a Crowd: Attractiveness Judged According to Who We Are With, Research Shows

Sep. 29, 2016 — Judgements of attractiveness vary depending on who is nearby, and how good-looking they are in comparison, research shows. A person will rank higher on a scale of attractiveness when compared ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Scientists have observed antiferromagnetic correlations in one-dimensional fermionic quantum many-body systems, outlines a new ... read more

Recycling Approved Drugs for Cancer Treatment

Sep. 29, 2016 — In recent years, it has become a medical trend to do research on well-known drugs, to discover unknown effects. This strategy is called repurposing. Now researchers have found that a drug against ... read more

Why We Prize Authenticity, but Buy Something Else

Sep. 29, 2016 — Being lauded is not the same as being liked. And marketers should take this into account, suggests a new ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — A study using a new imaging method has revealed that, surprisingly, cocaine accumulates in the eyes of zebrafish. The findings indicate that chemicals – especially psychoactive drugs – need to be ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — A hot and dense mass of complex molecules, cocooning a newborn star, has been discovered astronomers using ALMA. This unique hot molecular core is the first of its kind to have been detected outside ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — City-sized maps of terrain and life on the sea-floor have revealed that drifts of 'marine snow' on submarine hillsides act as a source of food to fuel a higher biomass of marine life on the ... read more

Childhood Hypertension Associated With Cognitive Issues

Sep. 29, 2016 — Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, has increased significantly in children, paralleling the current childhood obesity epidemic.  Although we know that adult hypertension can ... read more

Nuclear Protein Causes Neuroblastoma to Become More Aggressive

Sep. 28, 2016 — Aggressive forms of neuroblastoma contain a specific protein in their cells' nuclei that is not found in the nuclei of more benign forms of the cancer, and the discovery could lead to new forms ... read more

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