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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Forest Degradation in the Tropics

Mar. 1, 2017 — Village communities in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and South America have not been using local forest resources as sustainably as is often assumed. According to the study, in 90 percent of ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Little is known about the nesting activities of some lineages of megachiline bees. Two scientists made use of their earlier observations, gathered during a survey in the United Arab Emirates, to fill ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Scientists have developed an in vitro stem cell-based bioassay grown on multi-electrode arrays capable of detecting the biological activity of Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins. Their assay could ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Biomedical engineers have discovered a way to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis using two lasers and a camera. An increase in cell stiffness is an indicator of cancerous tissue, but ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Population gains follow enactment of fishing regulations in the early 1990s after decades of declining shark ... read more

Do Cells Have Exotic Vibrational Properties?

Feb. 28, 2017 — A little-understood biological property that appears to allow cell components to store energy on their outer edges is the possible key to developing a new class of materials and devices to collect, ... read more

More Mosquito Species Than Previously Thought May Transmit Zika

Feb. 28, 2017 — Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ... read more

Rare Proteins Collapse Earlier

Feb. 28, 2017 — Some organisms are able to survive in hot springs, while others can only live at mild temperatures because their proteins aren't able to withstand such extreme heat. Researchers investigated ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Mammalian cells fully adapt to zero gravity in less than a minute. Real-time readings on the International Space Station (ISS) reveal that cells compensate ultra-rapidly for changes in gravitational ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Millions of years ago something happened, allowing early Homo sapiens to branch out from the primitive hominoid family tree. Was this crucial turn in human evolution partly driven by seaweed and its ... read more

Using Google to Map Our Ecosystem

Feb. 28, 2017 — Researchers have developed a method to quantify ecosystem services of street trees. Using nearly 100,000 images from Google Street View, the study helps further understanding on how green spaces ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Systematic 'infanticide' of unrelated young occurs in several animal species. For carnivores and primates, infanticidal actions are mainly sexually motivated. A study has shown for the ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — The night vision of frogs and toads appears to be superior to that of all other animals. They have the ability to see color even when it is so dark that humans are not able to see anything at all, ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Gang warfare is not unique to humans -- banded mongooses do it too. Now researchers have shed light on the causes of the fights -- and found they are most common when females are receptive to ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Fossil hunters have found part of an ancient primate jawbone related to lemurs -- the primitive primate group distantly connected to monkeys, apes and humans, a researcher reports. Scientists named ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Some fruit flies build up tolerance to the toxin alpha-amanitin; the genetic mechanisms behind this adaptation link to an important metabolic pathway. Scientists have now used genome-wide association ... read more

Drug Combination Defeats Dengue, Ebola in Mice, Study Finds

Feb. 27, 2017 — A combination of two cancer drugs inhibited both dengue and Ebola virus infections in mice in a study, despite the fact that these two viruses are vastly different from each ... read more

Doctors Should Discuss Herbal Medication Use With Heart Disease Patients

Feb. 27, 2017 — Physicians should be well-versed in the herbal medications heart disease patients may take to be able to effectively discuss their clinical implications, potential benefits and side effects—despite ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Humans have dramatically increased the spatial and seasonal extent of wildfires across the US in recent decades and ignited more than 840,000 blazes in the spring, fall and winter seasons over a ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — A special structure for storing energy known as a supercapacitor has been constructed in a plant for the first time. The plant, a rose, can be charged and discharged hundreds of ... read more

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