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Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have analyzed how green algae manufacture complex components of a hydrogen-producing enzyme. The enzyme, known as the hydrogenase, may be relevant for the biotechnological production of ... read more

Rare Genetic Forms of Obesity More Numerous, Diverse Than Previously Thought

Mar. 27, 2017 — In their search of seven databases and analysis of 161 papers, researchers found that 79 obesity syndromes have been previously reported. Of the 79 syndromes, 19 have been genetically solved, to the ... read more

Scientists Overcome Inaccessibility of Caves Through Molecular Genetic Approach

Mar. 27, 2017 — An international group of scientists has used a novel highly sensitive method for detection of environmental DNA in groundwater to extend the poorly known range of the rare subterranean amphibian ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — New research on bacteria that cause major problems for those with cystic fibrosis reveals clues as to how it proliferates for so long in the lungs and offers new ideas for treatments to ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Molecular motors produce the force that powers the beat of sperm cell tails to generate movement toward the egg cell for fertilization. New research now shows how the molecular motors that power the ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have discovered the molecular mechanisms underlying the shoot-to-root stage of nitrogen-demand signaling in plants. The team found that genes encoding CEPD polypeptides are switched on in ... read more

Color Change Test to Help Cancer Research Advance

Mar. 27, 2017 — A simple color changing test to help scientists investigate potential cancer drugs has been developed, allowing research to progress at a much greater speed than has been possible until ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Habituating to predators or fleeing and hiding are tactics that vary between species. Scientists have observed that adult male common wall lizards sharing their living spaces with humans become ... read more

Travelling-Wave Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry Elucidates Structures of Gold Fingers

Mar. 27, 2017 — Drugs containing gold have been used for centuries to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, they might be effective against cancer and HIV. One mechanism by which they work could ... read more

Unique Wheat Passes the Test

Mar. 27, 2017 — A unique, patented wheat can have significant importance to agriculture, the environment and undernourished people in developing countries. Animal tests recently demonstrated that this special wheat ... read more

Liver Fully Recovers from a Low Protein Diet

Mar. 27, 2017 — Damage caused to the liver by a low protein diet can be repaired, according to new ... read more

High Burden of Iodine Deficiency Found in Israel’s First National Survey

Mar. 27, 2017 — 62% of school-age children and 85% of pregnant women in Israel have low iodine intakes, according to the country's first national iodine survey. Government funding and legislation, and a ... read more

Can Robots Write Meaningful News?

Mar. 27, 2017 — Robots and computers are replacing people everywhere; doctors, pilots, even journalists. Is this leading to a dystopian society, or could it be something ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — An unprecedented 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been identified on a 25-kilometer stretch of the Dampier Peninsula coastline dubbed 'Australia's Jurassic Park.' A team of ... read more

Scientists Report Genetic Test to Help Predict Men at Most Risk from Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Mar. 27, 2017 — Scientists are reporting a test which can predict which patients are most at risk from aggressive prostate cancer, and whether they suffer an increased chance of treatment ... read more

Concern Over High US Prescribing Levels of Common Drug Linked to Dementia

Mar. 27, 2017 — A new analysis raises concern over high prescription rates in the USA of a common drug used to treat overactive bladder. The drug, oxybutynin, when taken orally, is consistently linked with cognitive ... read more

4 in 10 Men May Not Be Receiving Adequate Prostate Cancer Treatment in England

Mar. 27, 2017 — Almost 4 in 10 men with high-risk or locally advanced prostate cancer (prostate cancer that is likely to or that has already spread beyond the prostate) may be “undertreated” by the failure to ... read more

Does Disturbed Breathing While Asleep Make Some People Urinate More at Night?

Mar. 27, 2017 — A new study has found that reducing obstructive sleep apnea (where patients have difficulty in breathing while asleep -often associated with loud snoring) can reduce the need to get up and pee at ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Star-shaped cells called astrocytes, long considered boring, 'support cells,' are finally coming into their own. To everyone's surprise they even play an important role in the ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — A team of scientists has described the most exceptionally preserved fossil bird discovered to date, in a newly published article. The new specimen from the rich Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota ... read more

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