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January 22, 2019

Urbanization Changes Shape of Mosquitoes' Wings

Jan. 22, 2019 — Research shows that rapid urbanization in São Paulo City, Brazil, is influencing wing morphology in the mosquitoes that transmit dengue and ... read more

How Sex Pheromones Diversify: Lessons from Yeast

Jan. 22, 2019 — What happens to sex pheromones as new species emerge? New research studies sex pheromones in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, revealing an 'asymmetric' pheromone recognition ... read more

Machine Learning Could Reduce Testing, Improve Treatment for Intensive Care Patients

Jan. 22, 2019 — Doctors in intensive care units face a continual dilemma: Every blood test they order could yield critical information, but also adds costs and risks for patients. To address this challenge, ... read more

Trout, Salamander Populations Quickly Bounce Back from Severe Drought Conditions

Jan. 22, 2019 — Populations of coastal cutthroat trout and coastal giant salamanders in the Pacific Northwest show the ability to rebound quickly from drought conditions, buying some time against climate ... read more

Women, Your Inner Circle May Be Key to Gaining Leadership Roles

Jan. 22, 2019 — According to a new study, women who communicate regularly with a female-dominated inner circle are more likely to attain high-ranking leadership ... read more

Jan. 22, 2019 — Researchers have carried out research in Southwest Cameroon to assess which proportion of forest would be necessary in order to provide sufficient habitat for rainforest bird ... read more

Bifacial Stem Cells Produce Wood and Bast

Jan. 22, 2019 — So-called bifacial stem cells are responsible for one of the most critical growth processes on Earth -- the formation of wood. By alternately developing into wood and bast cells, these stem cells are ... read more

Jan. 22, 2019 — The hagfish dates back at least 300 million years. The secret of survival for these eel-like sea creatures can be found in the rate and volume of slime it produces to fend off ... read more

Effective Strategies for Safeguarding CRISPR Gene-Drive Experiments

Jan. 22, 2019 — Researchers have demonstrated for the first time how two molecular strategies can safeguard CRISPR gene-drive experiments in the lab, according to a new ... read more

Famous Freak Wave Recreated in Laboratory Mirrors Hokusai's 'Great Wave'

Jan. 22, 2019 — Researchers have recreated for the first time the famous Draupner freak wave measured in the North Sea in ... read more

Jan. 22, 2019 — A new study looks at the job satisfaction of front line conservation rangers working in challenging conditions at a national park in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and identifies ... read more

Jan. 22, 2019 — Scientists predict that certain regions of the United States will experience higher levels of pollutants that cause smog, acid rain and respiratory problems due changes in forest soils from climate ... read more

Jan. 22, 2019 — Prions can infect both humans and animals, causing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans, mad cow disease in cattle, and chronic wasting disease in elk and deer. The infectious, misfolded protein ... read more

Jan. 22, 2019 — Using a specially designed camera, researchers have succeeded for the first time in recreating how birds see colors in their surroundings. The study reveals that birds see a very different reality ... read more

Breastmilk Sugars Differ in Pregnant Women on Probiotics

Jan. 22, 2019 — The complex sugars found in human breastmilk, long believed to be fixed in their composition, may change in women who are taking probiotics, according to new ... read more

Jan. 22, 2019 — The study is the first to track the timing of 12 geographically distinct breeding populations of tree swallows across the continent. Researchers measured how long birds spent at breeding grounds to ... read more

Jan. 22, 2019 — A new, simple, and inexpensive method that uses ultraviolet light to control particle motion and assembly within liquids could improve drug delivery, chemical sensors, and fluid ... read more

Negative Experiences on Social Media Tied to Higher Odds of Feeling Lonely

Jan. 22, 2019 — Positive interactions on social media are not making young adults feel more connected, whereas negative experiences increase the likelihood of them reporting ... read more

Jan. 22, 2019 — Diseases such as multiple sclerosis are characterized by damage to the 'myelin sheath', a protective covering wrapped around nerve cells akin to insulation around an electrical wire. ... read more

Graphene and Related Materials Safety: Human Health and the Environment

Jan. 22, 2019 — Researchers reviewed the current research into the safety of graphene and related materials looking at both human health and environmental ... read more

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