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May 20, 2019

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A multidisciplinary team has provided new insight into underlying mechanisms controlling the precise size of cells. The researchers found that 'the adder,' a function that ... read more
Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, ... read more
Scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. The new study suggests that genetic ... read more
Long associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -- the family of plants that also ... read more
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Cell Polarity: An Aurora Over the Pole

Recent research has identified the master switch that triggers the symmetry breaking process in the zygotes of the nematode worm, Caenorhabditis ... read more

How Host-Cell Enzymes Combat the Coronavirus

Host-cell enzymes called PARP12 and PARP14 are important for inhibiting mutant forms of a coronavirus, according to a new ... read more

A Tale of Two Skeeters

A native mosquito in Missouri has fewer parasites when it shares its waters with an interloper, according to new ... read more

Bedbugs -- some of the most unwanted human bed-mates -- have been parasitic companions with other species aside from humans for more than 100 million years, walking the earth at the same time as ... read more

Antibody Responses Vs. Ebola Keep Evolving in Survivors, Months After Recovery

Antiviral antibodies produced by survivors of Ebola infection continue to evolve and improve after recovery, according to a study of immune responses in four people who received care at Emory ... read more

Human Antibody Reveals Hidden Vulnerability in Influenza Virus

The ever-changing 'head' of an influenza virus protein has an unexpected Achilles heel, report scientists. The team discovered the structure of a naturally occurring human antibody that ... read more

Key Step in Cell Protein Production

Scientists have discovered how genes create proteins in research which could aid the development of treatments for human ... read more

Researchers have identified the main introduction routes of the red swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, during its global-scale invasion. This North American species is the most widely spread ... read more

Evolution in the Gut

Evolution and dietary habits interact and determine the composition of bacteria in the digestive tract. Many microorganisms in the intestine seem to have developed in sync with their host animals ... read more

Antibiotic Treatment Alleviates Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms in Male Mice

Researchers have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer's disease symptoms in mice. The study shows that, by altering the gut ... read more

Revision to Common View on How Retinal Cells in Mammals Process Light

Scientists say that new experiments with mouse eye tissues strongly suggest that a longstanding 'textbook concept' about the way a mammal's retina processes light needs a ... read more

Breakthrough Technique for Studying Gene Expression Takes Root in Plants

An open-source RNA analysis platform has been successfully used on plant cells for the first time -- a breakthrough that could herald a new era of fundamental research and bolster efforts to engineer ... read more

A jawless parasitic fish could help lead the way to more effective treatments for multiple brain ailments, including cancer, trauma and stroke. Researchers borrowed molecules from the immune system ... read more

Developing egg cells conduct tests to select the healthiest of their energy-making machines to be passed to the next ... read more

Data collected from over 1 million forest plots reveals patterns of where plant roots form symbiotic relationships with fungi and ... read more

A new study reveals the loss of plant diversity harms the humble bumblebee at a critical stage in its development from egg to ... read more

Ragweed Compounds Could Protect Nerve Cells from Alzheimer's

As spring arrives in the northern hemisphere, many people are cursing ragweed, a primary culprit in seasonal allergies. But scientists might have discovered a promising new use for some substances ... read more

Over-Fed Bacteria Make People Sick

In a new hypothesis, a CRC 1182 research team suggests that inflammatory diseases are caused by an over-supply of food, and the associated disturbance of the intestine's natural bacterial ... read more

What Artificial Intelligence Can Teach Us About Proteins

Proteins are vital parts of all living organisms and perform essential tasks in our bodies. They build and repair tissues, supply components of the immune and hormone systems, regulate metabolism, ... read more

Researchers identify exact cells mediating the mouse's defense against Staphylococcus infection ... read more

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