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April 23, 2019

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April 23, 2019

Mechanism of a Protein Upon Infection of the 'Fasciola Hepatica'

Apr. 22, 2019 — The study also validated ten reference genes in sheep that allow for studying how the immune system behaves when facing this ... read more

Preliminary Study Suggests Mercury Not a Risk in Dog Foods

Apr. 18, 2019 — Researchers recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods and found good news for dog owners. Of the 24 diets tested, only three were positive for low ... read more

Flies Smell Through a Gore-Tex System

Apr. 18, 2019 — Scientists have gained important insights into how the nanopores that allow the fruit fly to detect chemicals in the air, and has identified the gene responsible for their ... read more

Apr. 18, 2019 — Scientists have discovered that immune responses originally found to prevent fungal infections are also important in eliminating Trichinella spiralis, a round worm and the causative agent of ... read more

Infection Biology: Gut Microbe Helps Thwart Salmonella

Apr. 18, 2019 — Researchers have identified a bacterial species in the gut microbiome of the mouse which protects against infection by human-pathogenic ... read more

Apr. 18, 2019 — Researchers use GPS to track the timing and patterns of giant tortoise migration over multiple years. The tortoises often take the same migration routes over many years in order to find optimal food ... read more

Apr. 18, 2019 — The American Bumblebee - a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario - is critically endangered, according to a new study. The finding found the native North American species, ... read more

Apr. 18, 2019 — Gaming and virtual reality could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of education and participation. This is what an ... read more

Apr. 17, 2019 — Biomedical engineers have developed a system that can study 10s to 100s of programmed bacteria within mini-tissues in a dish, condensing study time from months to days. The speed and high throughput ... read more

Apr. 17, 2019 — A new study begins to resolve the scale and pace of change during the first phases of animal domestication beyond the Fertile Crescent. To reconstruct this history, the authors turned to an unusual ... read more

Apr. 17, 2019 — Scientists report the first cases of foot disease for endangered huemul deer in Chilean Patagonia. Culturally iconic, the huemul deer is featured alongside the condor on Chile's coat of arms and ... read more

Apr. 17, 2019 — An international team of researchers presents the first observations of the development of the skull and brain in the living coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae. Their study provides new insights into the ... read more

Genetics Behind the Evolution of Flightless Birds

Apr. 17, 2019 — Based on the analysis of the genomes of more than a dozen flightless birds, including an extinct moa, researchers found that while different species show wide variety in the protein-coding portions ... read more

Apr. 17, 2019 — Physical traits and behaviors that make a lizard sexy -- features used to attract potential mates and fend off competitors -- may be important enough that they do not change in the face of stress, ... read more

Apr. 17, 2019 — Understanding the ecology and distributions of species in Amazonia is hampered by lack of information about environmental conditions, such as soils. Plant occurrence data are typically more abundant ... read more

New Algorithm Allows for Faster, Animal-Free Chemical Toxicity Testing

Apr. 16, 2019 — The use of animals to test the toxicity of chemicals may one day become outdated thanks to a low-cost, high-speed ... read more

Apr. 16, 2019 — Bacterial cells that normally colonize our guts can distinguish themselves from other bacterial species using what's traditionally considered their enemy -- a virus. Researchers report that some ... read more

Scientists Crack the Code to Regenerate Plant Tissues

Apr. 16, 2019 — A group of scientists have discovered a new way to regenerate flowering plant tissues, opening possibilities of mitigating global food shortage ... read more

Apr. 16, 2019 — Researchers have solved the decades-old mystery of how stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori causes gastric cancer. Using mouse models and human cancer cell lines, they showed that inflammation ... read more

Tree Dens Play a Critical Role in Panda Lifestyle

Apr. 16, 2019 — An international team of conservationists highlights the importance of tree dens as a choice for pandas raising infants in native habitats. The study analyzed the difference in microhabitats of cave ... read more

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