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January 20, 2019

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January 20, 2019

Mediterranean Freshwater Fish Species Susceptible to Climate Change

Jan. 18, 2019 — Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean ... read more

Killer Blows? Knockout Study of Pair of Mouse MicroRNA Provides Cancer Insight

Jan. 18, 2019 — Researchers used knockout mouse models created by gene editing to reveal that the miRNA miR-146b, like miR-146a, is involved in the development of cancers, with them having similar but not identical ... read more

Orchards in Natural Habitats Draw Bee Diversity, Improve Apple Production

Jan. 17, 2019 — Apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have for the first time created artificial cell assemblies that can communicate with each other. The cells, separated by fatty membranes, exchange small chemical signaling molecules to ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Scientists have developed a gene therapy that blocks axonal degeneration, preventing axon destruction in mice and suggesting a therapeutic strategy that could help prevent the loss of peripheral ... read more

Size Matters: To Livebearer Fish, Big Fins Are a Big Deal

Jan. 17, 2019 — Biologists studied the evolution of 40 molly and Limia species, and concluded dorsal fin displays arose first for males to compete with other males, only later being used in courtship displays to ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Most of our cells contain an immobile primary cilium. The 'skeleton' of the cilium consists of microtubule doublets, which are 'pairs' of proteins essential for their formation ... read more

Individual Lichens Can Have Up to Three Fungi

Jan. 17, 2019 — Individual lichens may contain up to three different fungi, according to new research from an international team of researchers. This evidence provides new insight into another recent discovery that ... read more

Researchers Race Against Extinction to Uncover Tree's Cancer-Fighting Properties

Jan. 17, 2019 — As the population of a fir tree in China dwindles, researchers are racing to replicate its cancer-fighting ... read more

A New Way to Transfer Energy Between Cells

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have described a new method for the transmission of electrons between proteins that refutes the evidence from experiments until now. This process, involved in the generation of energy in ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — In biology, folded proteins are responsible for most advanced functions. These complex proteins are the result of evolution or design by scientists. Now scientists have discovered a new class of ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly ... read more

Penguins, Starfish, Whales: Which Animals Will Win and Lose in a Warming Antarctic?

Jan. 17, 2019 — Using risk assessments, like those used for setting occupational safety limits in the workplace, researchers determined the winners and losers of climate change in the Antarctic. They show that ... read more

Fruit Fly Promiscuity Alters the Evolutionary Forces on Males

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have demonstrated for the first time what effect female fruit flies having multiple partners has on sexual selection -- before and after mating. Sexual selection is the branch of natural ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — A team of researchers have discovered the interaction between an Ebola virus protein and a protein in human cells that may be an important key to unlocking the pathway of replication of the killer ... read more

Unintended Side Effects: Antibiotic Disruption of the Gut Microbiome Dysregulates Skeletal Health

Jan. 16, 2019 — Diet and exercise regulate the accrual of bone mass, but some evidence suggests the microbiome may also play a role. Researchers examined how the gut microbiome impacts skeletal health and what ... read more

Researchers Create 'Shortcut' to Terpene Biosynthesis in E. Coli

Jan. 16, 2019 — Researchers have developed an artificial enzymatic pathway for synthesizing isoprenoids, or terpenes, in E.coli. This shorter, more efficient, cost-effective and customizable pathway transforms E. ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Ozaena ground beetles likely have anatomical adaptations enabling them to parasitize ant nests throughout their life cycle, according to a new ... read more

Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles Recovering After Endangered Species Act Protection

Jan. 16, 2019 — More than three-quarters of marine mammal and sea turtle populations have significantly increased after listing of the US Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to a new ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Using a novel patient-specific stem cell-based therapy, researchers prevented blindness in animal models of geographic atrophy, the advanced 'dry' form of age-related macular degeneration ... read more

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