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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

July 25, 2016 — The precise mechanisms involved in tomato softening have remained a mystery until now. Research has identified a gene that encodes an enzyme which plays a crucial role in controlling softening of the ... read more

A Bioink by Any Other Name: Clarifying Definitions in 3-D Bioprinting

July 25, 2016 — A new article defines key terms associated with bioinks and ... read more

Parasite Proteins Prompt Immune System to Fight Off Ovarian Tumors in Mice

July 22, 2016 — Scientists identified the specific proteins secreted by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that cause the immune system in mice to attack established ovarian ... read more

Genes Find Their Partners Without Matchmakers

July 22, 2016 — A new study provides more evidence that identical sections of DNA can match up with each other without the help of other ... read more

Maternal Intake of Past-Its-Prime Fish Oil Linked to Newborn Death, Rat Study Finds

July 22, 2016 — Nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly-oxidized ("off") fish oil died within two days after birth, finds a new ... read more

U. S. Land Capacity for Feeding People Could Expand With Dietary Changes

July 22, 2016 — A new “food-print” model that measures the per-person land requirements of different diets suggests that, with dietary changes, the U.S. could feed significantly more people from existing ... read more

July 22, 2016 — With increasing water temperatures comes an increasing likelihood of potentially pathogenic bacteria appearing in the North and Baltic Seas. Scientists have now demonstrated that a group of such ... read more

A 'Smart Dress' for Oil-Degrading Bacteria

July 22, 2016 — The modified polyelectrolyte-magnetite nanocoating was applied to functionalize the cell walls of oil decomposing bacteria Alcanivorax ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Northern Michigan University students who participated in a recent field ornithology class recorded interactions with more than 175 bird species in various habitats. They saw raptors pepper the sky ... read more

Can't See the Wood for the Climbers: Vines Threatening Tropical Forests

July 22, 2016 — Woody climbing vines, known as lianas, are preventing tropical forests from recovering and are hampering the ability of forests to store carbon, scientists are warning. Instead of taking decades to ... read more

July 22, 2016 — The first in vivo evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency viruses can infect human cells has been reported by a team of ... read more

Collective Hum: Buzzing Midges Inspire New Swarm Theory

July 21, 2016 — A team of researchers based in Israel and the US has found a mathematical resemblance between swarm dynamics and gravitational interactions. The study could provide a big leap forward in ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Ecologists are leading a global effort to predict where new infectious diseases are likely to emerge. In a new paper, they describe how macroecology—the study of ecological patterns and processes ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Veterinary researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have successfully produced three wood bison calves using in vitro ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Scientists have mathematically modeled the coevolutionary processes that describe how antibodies and viruses interact and adapt to one another over the course of a chronic infection, such as ... read more

July 21, 2016 — This is the first study to show that deciduous tree water uptake of snowmelt water represents a large but overlooked aspect of the water balance in boreal watersheds. For the boreal forest of Alaska ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A new study of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps, bonobos and gorillas shows that at least two major groups of bacteria have cospeciated with these hosts, with a lineage going back at least 15 ... read more

New Mechanism of Tuberculosis Infection

July 21, 2016 — Researchers have identified a new way that tuberculosis bacteria get into the body, revealing a potential therapeutic angle to ... read more

Predatory Prawns Eliminate a Major Parasite More Effectively Than Drugs Alone

July 21, 2016 — A new study upends the status quo to combatting schistosomiasis, which affects 250 million people worldwide. The team suggests that the spread of the parasitic disease is curbed more effectively with ... read more

Temperature Helps Drive the Emergence of Different Personalities in Spiders

July 21, 2016 — Not a single aggressive spider was able to reproduce at 93 degrees Fahrenheit and most of them died at that temperature. But when researchers added docile spiders to the mix, the aggressive spiders ... read more

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