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May 26, 2017

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May 26, 2017

Dog Skull Study Reveals Genetic Changes Linked to Face Shape

May 26, 2017 — A study of dog DNA has revealed a genetic mutation linked to flat face shapes such as those seen in pugs and ... read more

May 25, 2017 — Synthetic biology researchers have demonstrated a new method for digital information processing in living cells, analogous to the logic gates used in electric circuits. The circuits are the largest ... read more

May 25, 2017 — Globally, every 30 seconds a diabetic has a limb amputated because of a non-healing wound. A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing wounds -- and ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Genetic variants have been identified that help plants grow in low-iron environments, which could improve crop yields, say ... read more

Zika Spread Secrets Tracked Through New Gene Sequencing Study

May 24, 2017 — Scientists studying the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond has provided a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time. The research has significant public ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Analysis of the largest collection of Zika genomes to date reveals the trajectory and evolution of the virus as it spread throughout the Americas, with implications for future surveillance ... read more

May 24, 2017 — With mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections. Now a new study explains how Zika virus entered the United ... read more

Effective Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems

May 24, 2017 — Despite having increased human wellbeing in the past, intense modifications by multiple and interacting pressures have degraded ecosystems and the sustainability of their goods and services. For ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Walls such as the proposed barrier along the US-Mexico border lead to habitat fragmentation and can close off animal populations by impeding ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Clostridium botulinum is the bacterium that causes the neurointoxication, which produces one of the most potent toxins on earth and is classified as a potential bioterrorism threat. While no cure ... read more

Camelina: Where You Grow What You Grow

May 24, 2017 — A new study looks at how three varieties of camelina perform when grown in two different regions within the Great Plains. The end goal is to find the camelina variety that performs best in each ... read more

LA Lawns Lose Lots of Water: 70B Gallons a Year

May 24, 2017 — In summer 2010, Los Angeles was losing about 100 gallons of water per person per day to the atmosphere through the evaporation and plant uptake of lawns and trees. Lawns accounted for 70 percent of ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Is it possible to watch at the level of single cells how fish embryos become trout, carp or salmon? Researchers have successfully combined two very advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques. The ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Ocean currents affect how climate change impacts movements of species to cooler regions. A new study provides novel insight into how species' distributions change from the interaction between ... read more

May 24, 2017 — The Hermit Thrush is famous for its melodiously undulating song, but we know very little about whether -- and if so, how -- its songs vary across the large swath of North America that it calls home ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Researchers have figured out how a once-defeated bacterium has re-emerged to infect cotton in a battle that could sour much of the Texas and US crop. And it boils down to this: A smart bacteria with ... read more

How Polyomavirus Tricks Our Cells Into Helping It Build Its Invasion Route

May 24, 2017 — If every cell in our body is a factory, viruses are industrial spies who try to break in and take over. New findings about how one of the most mysterious types of spy - polyomaviruses -- accomplishes ... read more

Spinach Genome Will Make More Than Popeye Stronger

May 24, 2017 — Researchers report a new draft genome of Spinacia oleracea, better known as spinach. Additionally, the authors have sequenced the transcriptomes (all the RNA) of 120 cultivated and wild spinach ... read more

How Ebola Disables People's Immune Defenses

May 24, 2017 — Scientists have unlocked mysteries of how the Ebola virus hampers the body's natural defenses to speed the rate of infection and its accompanying lethal disease, according to a new ... read more

May 23, 2017 — Lizards living in fire-ant-invaded areas are stressed. However, a team of biologists found that the lizards did not exhibit this stress as expected after extended fire ant exposure in socially ... read more

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