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March 21, 2019

Chromatin Changes Rapidly in Response to Low Oxygen

Mar. 20, 2019 — A study reveals new insights into how cells respond to oxygen deprivation. The researchers found that chromatin, the complex of DNA and proteins where all genes reside, quickly changes in response to ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — 'Surprisingly, we found that biotic, or living, interactions are crucial in shaping biodiversity patterns even in the extreme ecosystems of the Antarctic Dry ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — Ocean warming is threatening coral reefs globally, with persistent thermal stress events degrading coral reefs worldwide, but a new study has found that corals at or near the equator are affected ... read more

Ant Larvae Fight the Offspring of Parasitic Queens

Mar. 20, 2019 — The eggs of a parasitic ant queen living off a foreign species may end up as food for the larvae of the host ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — An active substance that has been known for 30 years could unexpectedly turn into a ray of hope against eye tumors. This is shown by a new study. The plant leaves of which contain the tested ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — Two isolated mountain lion populations in southern California's Santa Ana and Santa Monica Mountains are at risk of local extinction, perhaps as soon as within 50 years, according to a study ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — As an organism grows and responds to its environment, genes in its cells are constantly turning on and off, with different patterns of gene expression in different cells. But can changes in gene ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — A researcher travels the Americas, collecting feces from nonhuman primates to determine the risk of Zika ... read more

Fountain of Youth for Heart Health May Lie in the Gut

Mar. 19, 2019 — As our collection of resident gut bacteria changes with age, it increasingly produces harmful metabolites that damage veins and blood vessels, driving disease, a new study ... read more

Revealing the Rules Behind Virus Scaffold Construction

Mar. 19, 2019 — New insights into virus shell self-assembly could impact future drug delivery and therapeutic ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — The study of evolution is revealing new complexities, showing how the traits most beneficial to the fitness of individual plants and animals are not always the ones we see in nature. Instead, new ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — In favorable conditions, many bacteria propel themselves to food sources and other sites of interest using whip-like molecular propellers known as flagella. However, according to new research, ... read more

Woolly Star Plants Need Catastrophes to Live

Mar. 19, 2019 — The endangered Santa Ana Woolly Star depends on catastrophic floods. Thanks to a huge dam, natural floods are now nonexistent in its home turf. Researchers use different soil treatments mimicking ... read more

Androgen Receptor, Treatment Target for Prostate Cancer, Imports Into Mitochondria

Mar. 19, 2019 — Androgens stimulate prostate cancer cells to grow. Many drugs to target that cancer focus on stopping androgen biosynthesis or blocking the androgen receptor, or AR. Researchers have discovered a new ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — The ecological bio-production of xylitol and cellulose nanofibers from material produced by the paper industry has been achieved. This discovery could contribute to the development of a greener and ... read more

Electron Accelerators Reveal the Radical Secrets of Antioxidants

Mar. 19, 2019 — A professor has demonstrated for the first time the value of linear particle accelerators for the generation of free radicals inside biological samples. This work will have important applications ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — In the Americas, primate species likely to harbor Zika -- and potentially transmit the virus -- are common, abundant, and often live near people. So reports a new ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — With an estimated daily fuel demand of more than 5 million barrels per day, the global aviation sector is incredibly energy-intensive and almost entirely reliant on petroleum-based fuels. However, a ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Researchers have developed what could be the bone implant material of the future: an airy, foamlike substance from plant cellulose that can be injected into the body and provide scaffolding for the ... read more

Food Safety: Dung Beetles and Soil Bacteria Reduce Risk of Human Pathogens

Mar. 19, 2019 — Food safety regulations increasingly pressure growers to remove hedgerows, ponds and other natural habitats from farms to keep out pathogen-carrying wildlife and livestock. Yet, this could come at ... read more

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