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October 28, 2016

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October 28, 2016

First-Time Reconstruction of Infectious Bat Influenza Viruses

Oct. 26, 2016 — All known Influenza A viruses originate from aquatic birds that serve as virus reservoirs in nature. Avian viruses can cause severe disease and may lead to devastating pandemics when introduced into ... read more

Measuring the Forces of Biology

Oct. 21, 2016 — Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — There are many disadvantages to using human cells in the initial stages of creating a new therapy. Scientists often have to test a large number of compounds in order to find one that is effective ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Researchers have revealed the molecular events leading to the regulation of cell growth and proliferation in response to stiffness of the extracellular matrix that surrounds ... read more

Do Microbes Control Our Mood?

Oct. 20, 2016 — Our intestine hosts a complex ecosystem of bacteria; we call it the gut microbiota, which includes at least 1000 difference species. We get most of our gut microbes soon after birth, although there ... read more

Scientists Can Listen to Proteins by Turning Data Into Music

Oct. 20, 2016 — Transforming data about the structure of proteins into melodies gives scientists a completely new way of analyzing the molecules that could reveal new insights into how they work -- by listening to ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Eukaryotic cells, including human cells, form paired condensed chromosomes before cell division. The paired chromosomes are then equally divided into the daughter cells. Prokaryotic cells, including ... read more

All Yeasts Are Not Created Equal

Oct. 19, 2016 — The type of yeast in bread is less similar to the type that causes fungal infections than previously thought, new research ... read more

Neu5Gc in Red Meat and Organs May Pose a Significant Health Hazard

Oct. 19, 2016 — A non-human sialic acid sugar molecule common in red meat that increases the risk of tumor formation in humans is also prevalent in pig organs, with concentrations increasing as the organs are ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Maintaining the ends of chromosomes, called telomeres, allows cells to continuously divide and achieve immortality. In a new study, researchers have developed a first-of-its- kind system to observe ... read more

The Healing Potential of Crab Shells

Oct. 17, 2016 — Combining a sugar derived from crab and shrimp shells with nanomaterials could lead to applications that enhance bone regeneration and wound healing, suggests ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Of the many elusive grails of agricultural biotechnology, the ability to confer nitrogen fixation into non-leguminous plants such as cereals ranks near the very top, say ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Pathogenic bacteria use small RNA molecules to adapt to their environment. Infection researchers have now pinpointed a protein involved in regulating the activity of these ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — A device called the TreadWheel can be used to study the benefits of exercise on fruit flies, new research suggests. The researchers observed that across all genotypes the gentle TreadWheel exerciser ... read more

Oct. 16, 2016 — The existing genetic diversity of California Condors, all of which are descended from just 14 individuals, is strikingly low. But were condors more genetically diverse before their 20th century ... read more

Human Transport Has Unpredictable Genetic, Evolutionary Consequences for Marine Species

Oct. 14, 2016 — Human activities, such as shipping, are having a noticeable impact on marine species and their native habitats. New research says that human forms of transport can disrupt natural genetic patterns ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Researchers reveal how mould from humidity caused by rotting fruits and vegetables unfolds a surprising strategy to infect ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — The first animals evolved from their single-celled ancestors around 800 million years ago, but new evidence suggests that this leap to multi-celled organisms in the tree of life may not have been ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Spraying barley crops with RNA molecules that inhibit fungus growth could help protect the plants against disease, according to a new study. Plant diseases caused by fungi that grow on crops ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — The evolutionary history of thousands of protein modifications in 18 related species have now been reconstructed by a team of scientists. Their findings highlight a previously unknown strategy for ... read more

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