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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Mar. 1, 2017 — Using living organisms such as bacteria or fungi, as an alternative to chemical fertilizers, can improve the soil biodiversity of green roofs, according to new ... read more

DNA from Taxidermy Specimens Explains Genetic Structure of British and Irish Goats

Feb. 28, 2017 — Modern-day British and Irish goats used in agriculture lack genetic diversity. DNA comparisons were made with decades-old taxidermy specimens -- the first time such specimens have been used to answer ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Octopus, cuttlefish and squid are well known in the invertebrate world. With their ink-squirting decoy technique, ability to change color, bizarre body plan and remarkable intelligence they highlight ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Biomedical engineers have discovered a way to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis using two lasers and a camera. An increase in cell stiffness is an indicator of cancerous tissue, but ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers have designed a machine that can rapidly produce large quantities of customized peptides. This technology could help researchers rapidly generate new peptide drugs to test on diseases ... read more

Dietary Prebiotics Improve Sleep, Buffer Impacts of Stress, Says Study

Feb. 25, 2017 — New research suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters called prebiotics -- which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut -- can also have an impact, improving sleep and buffering the ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Scientists have generated a new plasmid-based reverse genetics system for ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Small 'bubbles' frequently form on membranes of cells and are taken up into their interior. The process involves EHD proteins. Scientists have now shed light on how these proteins assemble ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Anisoplin, a new protein produced by a pathogenic fungus of insects and mites that provides new possibilities for the design of biotechnological tools to control pests, researchers have ... read more

Feb. 25, 2017 — A new database of bottlenose dolphin DNA and associated proteins just completed could possibly aid in dolphin care and research of human medical problems such as stroke and kidney ... read more

First Systematic Study of Deadly, Antibiotic-Resistant Fungus Reported

Feb. 24, 2017 — The deadly fungus, Candida auris, which has been found in hospitals, is resistant to entire classes of antimicrobial drugs, limiting treatment options for those infected. Microbiologists have ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — A new study has shown that the electrical wire-like behavior of DNA is involved in the molecule's ... read more

Mouse Model Could Shed New Light on Immune System Response to Zika Virus

Feb. 23, 2017 — A new mouse model with a working immune system could be used in laboratory research to improve understanding of Zika virus infection and aid development of new ... read more

Europeans Brought New Strains of Ulcer-Causing Bacterium to Pre-Columbian Americas

Feb. 23, 2017 — A genomic study of a harmful stomach bacterium finds that foreign strains intermingled with and replaced local strains after the arrival of Europeans and African slaves across the ... read more

Why a Common Bacterium Can Produce Severe Illness

Feb. 23, 2017 — How can the same infection result in dramatically different levels of illness in two different people? A new study identifies two conditions -- a genetic immunodeficiency and delayed acquired ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Sexual reproduction and viral infections both rely on a functionally identical protein, according to new research. The protein enables the fusion of two cells, such as a sperm cell and egg cell, or ... read more

Fungus on Lawns: Novel Methods of Rhizoctonia Solani Control?

Feb. 23, 2017 — Scientists have identified a novel and important biological aspect of R. Solani while investigating brown patch infected cool-season turfgrasses: R. solani isolated from diseased tissue were ... read more

Computing With Biochemical Circuits Made Easy

Feb. 23, 2017 — A software tool and a systematic wet-lab procedure proven in practice are an advance in the design and construction of circuits made of ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Viruses propagate by infecting a host cell and reproducing inside. This not only affects humans and animals, but bacteria as well. This type of virus is called bacteriophage. They carry so called ... read more

Mathematics Supports a New Way to Classify Viruses Based on Structure

Feb. 23, 2017 — Scientists have found new evidence to support a classification system for viruses based on viral ... read more

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