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July 30, 2016

Satellite Data Reveal Serious Decline in Georgia Salt Marsh Health

July 29, 2016 — The amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast has declined significantly in the last 30 years, spurring concerns about the overall health of marshland ecosystems in the area, warn ... read more

July 29, 2016 — Scientists have untangled a soil metagenome -- all the genetic material recovered from a sample of soil -- more fully than ever before, reconstructing portions of the genomes of 129 species of ... read more

New Cloud-Computing Platform to Further the Analysis of Microbial Genomes

July 29, 2016 — A cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource has been developed by researchers, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the ... read more

Animal 'Roles' Could Provide Key to Accurate Forest Restoration Findings, Says New Study

July 29, 2016 — Replanting cleared forests can recover animal communities and important ecological processes relatively quickly, says a new study. But, warn the research team, the traditional way of evaluating such ... read more

Scientists Warn About Health of English Bulldog

July 29, 2016 — According to new research it could be difficult to improve the health of the English bulldog, one of the world's unhealthiest dog breeds, from within its existing gene ... read more

July 28, 2016 — A new acoustic buoy recently deployed to listen for some of the world's biggest animals in the New York Bight has detected its first whale species, and it's a really big ... read more

July 28, 2016 — New research suggests evolution is a driving mechanism behind plant migration, and that scientists may be underestimating how quickly species can ... read more

July 28, 2016 — There is a genetic basis to the migratory routes flown by songbirds, scientists have found. The have now narrowed in on a relatively small cluster of genes that may govern the ... read more

July 28, 2016 — It stands to reason in a healthy environment that prey should always vastly outnumber the predators that eat them. But researchers have found that sometimes, even in the most untouched environments ... read more

July 28, 2016 — Even if people completely stopped converting tropical forests into farmland, the impacts of tropical deforestation would continue to be felt for many years to come. That's the conclusion of ... read more

July 28, 2016 — Tomato plants deter attacks from a parasitic plant that's known to ravage crops by detecting one of its peptides, a new study ... read more

July 28, 2016 — Male cuttlefish do not bluff. When their body language shows they are agitated, they are. This was one of the findings from a study on the giant Australian ... read more

New Leishmania Virulence Strategies

July 28, 2016 — Medical researchers have discovered novel virulence strategies employed by the Leishmania parasite. These scientific breakthroughs represent two important clues to understanding the cellular and ... read more

Scientists Discover How Certain Proteins May Help Fight Chlamydia

July 28, 2016 — Scientists have made an interesting discovery, which may help fight chlamydia infection -- one of the most widespread STDs in the world. A series of experiments have shown that certain proteins are ... read more

Pneumonia Discovery May Offer Way to Boost Body's Defenses

July 28, 2016 — The finding may offer a new way for doctors to boost patients' ability to fight off the life-threatening infection as bacteria become more and more resistant to ... read more

Scientists Call for Increased Federal Investment in Sustainable Agriculture

July 28, 2016 — Based on a new analysis of federal funding from the US Department of Agriculture, researchers say there is an urgent need for increased investment in research and development aimed at making ... read more

Conservation Scientists Help Fish Catch a Break in Pohnpei

July 28, 2016 — Underneath the waves of Palikir Pass, one of the world's top surf breaks in the Pacific Ocean, lies a new safe zone which aims to ensure the survival of local fisheries and the species that are ... read more

Zika, Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Pose Threat to Travelers

July 28, 2016 — Mosquitoes in the Aedes family can transmit not only the Zika virus, but also dengue and chikungunya. Travelers visiting regions affected by these diseases should take steps to protect themselves, ... read more

Oil Pollution a Threat to Haddock

July 28, 2016 — Haddock is an important fish species that has its most important spawning ground in and around Norway’s northern Lofoten archipelago, where oil production is being planned. However, research now ... read more

July 28, 2016 — An improved sequencing tool reveals dynamic changes of poly(A) tails in eggs and embryos. By revealing the dynamic poly(A) regulation during the translation of RNA into protein, the study furthered ... read more

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