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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 — 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

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

July 28, 2016 — While relentless bright light brings many forms of cyanobacteria to their knees -- figuratively, of course -- Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 does the opposite, thriving and growing at a rate that far ... read more

A Sage Discovery: Plant-Derived Compounds Have Potent Anti-Inflammatory Effects

July 27, 2016 — New research reveals that two specific plant-derived compounds may be effective for fighting inflammation and ... read more

July 27, 2016 — A team of conservation biologists is calling for a worldwide strategy to prevent the unthinkable: the extinction of the world's largest mammal ... read more

July 27, 2016 — A decision by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the gray wolf from protection under the US Endangered Species Act may be made as early as this fall. Research presents strong evidence that ... read more

July 27, 2016 — The dragons from 'Game of Thrones' have come to life in insect form. New ant species that appear dragon-like due to their large and distinctive spines were recently found in the tropical ... read more

Morphology Suggests an Endangered Goby in Southern California Is a New Species

July 27, 2016 — An endangered fish along the coast of California -- the tidewater goby -- may actually be two species rather than one, according a new ... read more

Bizarre Bacteria Causing Major Cattle Disease Named by Researchers

July 27, 2016 — After more than 50 years of research, the tick-borne bacterium responsible for one of the most troubling and economically devastating cattle diseases in the Western United States has been named and ... read more

Mix Up Plant Species to Keep Soil Healthy

July 27, 2016 — Across the globe, soils are under threat. Due changing land use to feed a growing population, climate change, and contamination of land with toxic chemicals, this precious resource is deteriorating, ... read more

July 27, 2016 — A DNA analysis of living and extinct species of mysterious New Zealand wrens may change theories around the country's geological and evolutionary ... read more

July 27, 2016 — Drugs for livestock can harm beneficial organisms that break down dung. Therefore newly developed medical substances need to be tested on single species in the lab. An international research group ... read more

July 26, 2016 — Now, using new data collected samples of ancient, carbonized rice, a team of scientists has successfully determined DNA sequences to make the first comparisons between modern and ancient rice. In the ... read more

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