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May 24, 2016

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May 24, 2016

Experts Develop Method for Including Migration Uncertainty in Population Projections

May 24, 2016 — Statisticians have developed what is believed to be the first model for factoring in the uncertainties of migration in population ... read more

Crowdsourcing Contest Using Data from People, Dogs Advances Epileptic Seizure Forecasting

May 24, 2016 — It might sound like a riddle: What do you get when you combine one online contest, two patients, five dogs and 654 data ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Bacteria use a form of 'social media' communication, quorum sensing, to monitor how many of their species are in the neighborhood. This is important in the pathogenicity of Vibrio cholerae, ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Microalgae consist of single cells but are capable of producing everything from food to fuel with the help of tailor-made LED ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have conducted the world's most comprehensive analysis of coral genes, focusing on how their evolution has allowed corals to interact with and adapt to the ... read more

Cell Labelling Via Photobleaching: Precious Ally for Scientific Research

May 24, 2016 — A multidisciplinary team of researchers gives birth to a unique method that enables instant, specific labeling of individual cells, Cell Labelling via Photobleaching (CLaP). This method will become a ... read more

Discovering How Well Wearable Mosquito Repellent Devices Work

May 24, 2016 — Researchers are testing the efficacy of commercially available wearable mosquito repellent ... read more

Chloride 'Switch' Turns on Membrane Formation

May 23, 2016 — Chloride plays a key role in the formation of the basement membrane, a suprastructure on the outside of cells that undergirds and guides the function of most of the tissues of the body. In ... read more

Making Virus Sensors Cheap and Simple: New Method Detects Single Viruses in Urine

May 23, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new method to rapidly detect a single virus in urine. While the technique presently works on just one virus, scientists say it could be adapted to detect a range of ... read more

Antihypertensive Effect of Fermented Milk Products Under the Microscope

May 23, 2016 — Over the past decade, interest has been rising in fermented dairy foods that promote health and could potentially prevent diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure). Functional dairy ... read more

The Trial, Error of Viral Evolution: The Difference Between Fading Out, Pandemic

May 23, 2016 — Investigators are studying viral evolution with the aim of finding knowledge that might help prevent disease. The researchers analyzed multiple studies on three well-known and varied viral families, ... read more

May 23, 2016 — It's a win-win situation for the environment and the economy when it comes to introducing legumes into agricultural systems, says new ... read more

May 23, 2016 — New research suggests that even though amphibians are severely declining worldwide, there is no smoking gun -- and thus no simple solution -- to halting or reversing these ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more popularly known as drones, are increasingly employed to monitor and protect wildlife. But researchers say that steps should be taken to ensure that UAV ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Humans have changed the world's oceans in ways that have been devastating to many marine species. But, according to new evidence, it appears that the change has so far been good for cephalopods, ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Chemists are developing a new coating method to protect seeds from being eaten by insects. In doing so, they have drawn inspiration from the humble peach and a few of its ... read more

May 23, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have observed the structural changes in carbonic anhydrase. They expect that this will greatly contribute to the future biomedical research and new drug ... read more

May 23, 2016 — A hominin in the same genus as humans and an ape nicknamed "Laia" are among the discoveries identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as the Top 10 New Species ... read more

Tropical Forest Plant Could Save Water from Metal Pollution

May 23, 2016 — A biomass recovered from common plant could help purify water from contamination of copper and zinc. A new article reports on the possible use of biosorbents derived from Jatropha curcas waste, to ... read more

Extinguishing Wildfires May Not Always Be the Correct Solution

May 23, 2016 — Many landscapes need fire but population expansion into wildland areas creates a tension between different interest groups. Researchers from across the globe show that a combination of factors, ... read more

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