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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

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 — 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

Can a Critic-Turned-Believer Sway Others? The Case of Genetically Modified Foods

Jan. 17, 2019 — When an advocate for one side of an issue announces that he or she now believes the opposite, can that message affect others' views? Research shows that such a conversion message can influence ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — A powerful new technique combines expansion microscopy with lattice light-sheet microscopy for nanoscale imaging of fly and mouse neuronal circuits and their molecular constituents that's ... 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

Jan. 17, 2019 — A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. It is the first time researchers have successfully shown 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

Scientists Confirm Pair of Skeletons Are from Same Early Hominin Species

Jan. 17, 2019 — Separate skeletons suggested to be from different early hominin species are, in fact, from the same species, a team of anthropologists has concluded in a comprehensive analysis of remains first ... 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 — People's love for their local areas could be harnessed to tackle global environmental problems, researchers ... 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

Engineered Immune Cells Target Broad Range of Pediatric Solid Tumors in Mice

Jan. 17, 2019 — Immune cells engineered to attack childhood cancers were able to eradicate different types of pediatric tumors in mice, according to a new ... read more

Economist Find a Global Tax on Carbon May Be Feasible

Jan. 17, 2019 — There is a consistently high level of public support across nations for a global carbon tax if the tax policy is carefully designed, according to a recent ... 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

Antibiotics Still Routinely Prescribed in the ER for Infants With Viral Lung Infections

Jan. 17, 2019 — Despite recommendations first issued more than a decade ago, antibiotics are still routinely prescribed in US emergency rooms for infants with bronchiolitis, a common viral lung infection. The ... 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

World Trade Center Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

Jan. 17, 2019 — A new study has found a significant increase in head and neck cancers among workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), pointing to newly ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — The onset of the most recent ice age about 2.6 million years ago changed where the western Gulf of Mexico gets its supply of sediments. The finding adds new insight into how extreme climate change ... read more

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