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April 23, 2017

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April 23, 2017

Research Uncovers Life-Saving Benefits in the Battle Against Viruses

Apr. 20, 2017 — At-risk patients, such as those with HIV or transplant recipients, could benefit from potentially life-saving study, say ... read more

Looping the Genome: How Cohesin Does the Trick

Apr. 20, 2017 — Twenty years ago, the protein complex cohesin was first described by researchers. They found that its shape strikingly corresponds to its function: when a cell divides, the ring-shaped structure of ... read more

Which Production Attributes Are Most Important to Consumers When Buying Beef, Chicken?

Apr. 19, 2017 — Consumers are increasingly interested in how their food is produced and look for claims such as no growth hormones, no GMOs, etc. on food products. In a new study, no growth hormones was prioritized ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Strawberry extract can inhibit the spread of laboratory-grown breast cancer cells, even when they are inoculated in female mice to induce tumors, new research shows. However, the scientists do point ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — The mechanism behind oil synthesis within microalgae cells has now been revealed by a research team. This discovery could contribute to the development of biofuels, they ... read more

Plant Protein May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes, Meat Eaters at Greater Risk

Apr. 19, 2017 — A new study adds to the growing body of evidence indicating that the source of dietary protein may play a role in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that plant protein was ... read more

Extraordinary Resilience of Deadly Bacterium Explained

Apr. 19, 2017 — Researchers have identified how the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses tension-activated membrane channels to stop itself from swelling up and bursting when it is suddenly exposed to ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — A new strain of red-eyed mutant wasps has been brought into the world by a team of scientists. The wasps were created to prove that CRISPR gene-slicing technology can be used successfully on the tiny ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — The dawn of the Animal Kingdom began with a collagen scaffold that enabled the organization of cells into tissues, scientists report in a new ... read more

Researchers Identify Tactic Dengue Virus Uses to Delay Triggering Immune Response

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers describe novel mechanism cells use to recognize earliest stages of infection and how virus evades triggering an immune ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Frogs' skins were known to secrete peptides that defend them against bacteria. A new research finding suggests that the peptides represent a resource for antiviral drug discovery as ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — The degree of pollution of rivers resulting from human activities is assessed using different biotic indices. The latter reflect the ecological status of a river based on the quantity and diversity ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Studies of bones from Ice Age megafaunal animals across Eurasia and the Americas have revealed that major increases in environmental moisture occurred just before many species suddenly became extinct ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — The structural properties of proteins that could eventually become important materials for manufacturing and medicine are revealed by a novel optical technique that works rapidly to sort through ... read more

Giant Sloth Was Vegetarian: Diet of Fossil Megatherium Decoded

Apr. 18, 2017 — Scientists have examined the diet of the extinct Giant Sloth Megatherium. Based on analyses of the collagen in the fossil bones, the researchers concluded in their study that Megatherium subsisted on ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — In experimental research, scientists tend to assume that male and female animals are alike, and mostly use males. But a new study shows surprisingly big differences in tissue gene expression between ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers have clarified how vaccinations can combat bacterial intestinal diseases: vaccine-induced antibodies in the intestine chain up pathogens as they grow in the intestine, which prevents ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — A drug delivery ion pump constructed from organic electronic components also works in plants. Researchers have used such an ion pump to control the root growth of a small flowering plant, the thale ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Culminating a nearly 10 year effort, researchers have determined the atomic resolution structure of a key molecule that translates signals from a cell’s local environment into a language that the ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Researchers have developed a way to make extremely high-resolution images of tissue samples, at a fraction of the cost of other techniques with similar resolution. Known as iterative expansion ... read more

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