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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Apr. 26, 2017 — New research shows that the invasive European paper wasp, Polistes dominulus, plays a role in facilitating sour rot disease in the absence of other ... read more

The Clever Cell: Molecular Mechanism Inhibits the Swarming Motility of Bacterial Populations

Apr. 26, 2017 — A biological chemistry working group has decoded a molecular mechanism that inhibits the swarming motility of bacterial ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are not in better environmental shape than the rest of the ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — A new study indicates that the number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction may be considerably higher than previously thought. A team of researchers, however, believe they've come ... read more

'Diet' Products Can Make You Fat, Study Shows

Apr. 25, 2017 — High-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden 'diet' foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as ... read more

Fighting Infections With a Silver Sword

Apr. 25, 2017 — Silver has been used to fight infections since ancient times. Today, researchers are using sophisticated techniques such as the gene-editing platform Crispr-Cas9 to take a closer look at how silver ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Researchers have achieved a significant milestone in the effort to understand pathogens responsible for some of the world’s most deadly infectious ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — When people migrate, Canis familiaris travels with them. Piecing together the details of those migrations has proved difficult because the clues are scattered across the genomes of hundreds of dog ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Researchers have developed methods to use data from FRAP, an experiment used to study how molecules move inside cells, in ways it's never been used ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Whey protein nanofibrils loaded with iron nanoparticles. Now researchers are developing a new and highly effective way of fortifying iron into food and ... read more

Understanding the Correct Architectures of IMM Proteins

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists have developed a new technique to understand the correct architectures of IMM proteins, using special chemical ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists used a powerful genetic technique to test seafood dinners sold in six District restaurants and found 33 percent had been mislabeled. The swaps, they found, were mostly with closely related ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Scientists have developed new fluorescent probes that prove the existence of cell membrane structures called ‘lipid rafts’, allowing researchers to study how toxins and viruses invade ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — New insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change has been gained by recent research. The new work suggests that climate-change driven increases in rainfall in warm, wet ... read more

Genetic Target for Growing Hardier Plants Under Stress

Apr. 24, 2017 — In a new investigation, researchers have identified two proteins that regulate whether a cell in plant roots forms a hair cell, which increases surface area for absorption, or a non-hair cell. Plants ... read more

Chili Peppers and Marijuana Calm the Gut, Study Suggests

Apr. 24, 2017 — You wouldn't think chili peppers and marijuana have much in common. But when eaten, both interact with the same receptor in our stomachs, according to a new paper. The research could lead to new ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers recently confirmed it is possible to extract proteins from 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones. The discovery sparks hopes for new insights about evolution and environmental change and ... read more

Nanosponges Lessen Severity of Streptococcal Infections

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have shown that engineered nanosponges can reduce the severity of infections caused by the bacteria responsible for strep throat and flesh-eating ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new species of silky ant has been named after the famous British band Radiohead in honor of the musicians' environmental efforts, especially in raising climate-change awareness. Two scientists ... read more

New Mechanism Mediating Environment-Microbe-Host Interactions

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have uncovered a new mechanism showing how microbes can alter the physiology of the organisms in which they ... read more

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