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May 19, 2019

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New discoveries made at the Klasies River Cave in South Africa's southern Cape, where charred food remains from hearths were found, provide the first archaeological evidence ... read more
Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, ... read more
Researchers have uncovered a specialized population of skin cells that coordinate tail regeneration in frogs. These 'Regeneration-Organizing Cells' help to explain one of the ... read more
In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a ... read more
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Electric Field-Based Dressing Helps Heal Wound Infections

Researchers have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity. Scientists have developed a dressing that uses an electric field to disrupt biofilm infection in ... read more

A detailed new model of a bacterial secretion system provides directions for developing precisely targeted ... read more

Cell Polarity: An Aurora Over the Pole

Recent research has identified the master switch that triggers the symmetry breaking process in the zygotes of the nematode worm, Caenorhabditis ... read more

Early Dengue Virus Infection Could 'Defuse' Zika Virus

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many ... read more

Scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. The new study suggests that genetic variation explains more than ... read more

Museum Volunteers Discover New Species of Extinct Heron at North Florida Fossil Site

When the bones of an ancient heron were unearthed at a North Florida fossil site, the find wasn't made by researchers but by two Florida Museum of Natural History volunteers. A previously ... read more

How Host-Cell Enzymes Combat the Coronavirus

Host-cell enzymes called PARP12 and PARP14 are important for inhibiting mutant forms of a coronavirus, according to a new ... read more

Long associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -- the family of plants that also includes cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale -- ... read more

Could Better Tests Help Reverse the Rise of Drug-Resistant Infections?

Faster, more accurate tests for drug-resistant infections are hailed as a promising tool in the fight against antibiotic resistance, so much so that the US and Britain are offering millions in prize ... read more

Electric Car Switch on for Health Benefits

Could the health benefits and reduced costs to healthcare systems be enough to justify subsidizing charging infrastructure to allow society to switch from the internal combustion engine to electric ... read more

A Tale of Two Skeeters

A native mosquito in Missouri has fewer parasites when it shares its waters with an interloper, according to new ... read more

Measuring Plant Improvements to Help Farmers Boost Production

Today, scientists have shown a new technology can more quickly scan an entire field of plants to capture improvements in their natural capacity to harvest energy from the ... read more

The flanks of many island volcanoes slide very slowly towards the sea. Whether these landslides are forewarnings of a catastrophic collapse or, on the contrary, even reduce its risk, is not yet ... read more

Algal Blooms in Lake Erie's Central Basin Could Produce Neurotoxins

Harmful algal blooms pose a unique toxic threat in Lake Erie's central basin, new research has found. Not only do blooms routinely occur in this area, which previously was not thought to be an ... read more

Shedding Light on the Key Determinants of Global Land Use Projections

Land use is at the core of various sustainable development goals. An international research group has endeavored to disentangle the key determinants of global land use ... read more

Scientists have demonstrated a new bio-inspired material for an eco-friendly and cost-effective approach to recovering uranium from seawater. The low-cost polymer adsorbent could help push past ... read more

Fecal Microbiota Transplant Found Safe and Effective in Children With C. Difficile

Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT), or the transfer of stool from a healthy donor to a patient, has been found effective in reversing severe, recurring diarrheal infections from Clostridiodes ... read more

Bedbugs -- some of the most unwanted human bed-mates -- have been parasitic companions with other species aside from humans for more than 100 million years, walking the earth at the same time as ... read more

Antibody Responses Vs. Ebola Keep Evolving in Survivors, Months After Recovery

Antiviral antibodies produced by survivors of Ebola infection continue to evolve and improve after recovery, according to a study of immune responses in four people who received care at Emory ... read more

People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a new study. The difference occurred even though ... read more

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