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Phenotype risk scores identify patients with unrecognized Mendelian disease patternsGenetic association studies often examine features independently, potentially missing subpopulations with multiple phenotypes that share a single cause. We describe an approach that aggregates phenotypes on the basis of patterns described by Mendelian diseases. We mapped the clinical features of 1204 Mendelian diseases into phenotypes captured from the electronic health record (EHR) and summarize
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Random heteropolymers preserve protein function in foreign environmentsThe successful incorporation of active proteins into synthetic polymers could lead to a new class of materials with functions found only in living systems. However, proteins rarely function under the conditions suitable for polymer processing. On the basis of an analysis of trends in protein sequences and characteristic chemical patterns on protein surfaces, we designed four-monomer random hetero
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Real-time imaging of adatom-promoted graphene growth on nickelSingle adatoms are expected to participate in many processes occurring at solid surfaces, such as the growth of graphene on metals. We demonstrate, both experimentally and theoretically, the catalytic role played by single metal adatoms during the technologically relevant process of graphene growth on nickel (Ni). The catalytic action of individual Ni atoms at the edges of a growing graphene flak
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Organometallic and radical intermediates reveal mechanism of diphthamide biosynthesisDiphthamide biosynthesis involves a carbon-carbon bond-forming reaction catalyzed by a radical S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) enzyme that cleaves a carbon-sulfur (C–S) bond in SAM to generate a 3-amino-3-carboxypropyl (ACP) radical. Using rapid freezing, we have captured an organometallic intermediate with an iron-carbon (Fe–C) bond between ACP and the enzyme’s [4Fe-4S] cluster. In the presence of th
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Oklahoma's induced seismicity strongly linked to wastewater injection depthThe sharp rise in Oklahoma seismicity since 2009 is due to wastewater injection. The role of injection depth is an open, complex issue, yet critical for hazard assessment and regulation. We developed an advanced Bayesian network to model joint conditional dependencies between spatial, operational, and seismicity parameters. We found that injection depth relative to crystalline basement most stron
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Protecting marine mammals, turtles, and birds by rebuilding global fisheriesReductions in global fishing pressure are needed to end overfishing of target species and maximize the value of fisheries. We ask whether such reductions would also be sufficient to protect non–target species threatened as bycatch. We compare changes in fishing pressure needed to maximize profits from 4713 target fish stocks—accounting for >75% of global catch—to changes in fishing pressure neede
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GDV1 induces sexual commitment of malaria parasites by antagonizing HP1-dependent gene silencingMalaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites that proliferate in the bloodstream. During each replication cycle, some parasites differentiate into gametocytes, the only forms able to infect the mosquito vector and transmit malaria. Sexual commitment is triggered by activation of AP2-G, the master transcriptional regulator of gametocytogenesis. Heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1)–dependent silencing of a
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Precursors of logical reasoning in preverbal human infantsInfants are able to entertain hypotheses about complex events and to modify them rationally when faced with inconsistent evidence. These capacities suggest that infants can use elementary logical representations to frame and prune hypotheses. By presenting scenes containing ambiguities about the identity of an object, here we show that 12- and 19-month-old infants look longer at outcomes that are
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Factoring stream turbulence into global assessments of nitrogen pollutionThe discharge of excess nitrogen to streams and rivers poses an existential threat to both humans and ecosystems. A seminal study of headwater streams across the United States concluded that in-stream removal of nitrate is controlled primarily by stream chemistry and biology. Reanalysis of these data reveals that stream turbulence (in particular, turbulent mass transfer across the concentration b
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Astrocyte-derived interleukin-33 promotes microglial synapse engulfment and neural circuit developmentNeuronal synapse formation and remodeling are essential to central nervous system (CNS) development and are dysfunctional in neurodevelopmental diseases. Innate immune signals regulate tissue remodeling in the periphery, but how this affects CNS synapses is largely unknown. Here, we show that the interleukin-1 family cytokine interleukin-33 (IL-33) is produced by developing astrocytes and is deve
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Rev-erb{alpha} dynamically modulates chromatin looping to control circadian gene transcriptionMammalian physiology exhibits 24-hour cyclicity due to circadian rhythms of gene expression controlled by transcription factors that constitute molecular clocks. Core clock transcription factors bind to the genome at enhancer sequences to regulate circadian gene expression, but not all binding sites are equally functional. We found that in mice, circadian gene expression in the liver is controlle
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Lysosome activation clears aggregates and enhances quiescent neural stem cell activation during agingIn the adult brain, the neural stem cell (NSC) pool comprises quiescent and activated populations with distinct roles. Transcriptomic analysis revealed that quiescent and activated NSCs exhibited differences in their protein homeostasis network. Whereas activated NSCs had active proteasomes, quiescent NSCs contained large lysosomes. Quiescent NSCs from young mice accumulated protein aggregates, a
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Mutation dynamics and fitness effects followed in single cellsMutations have been investigated for more than a century but remain difficult to observe directly in single cells, which limits the characterization of their dynamics and fitness effects. By combining microfluidics, time-lapse imaging, and a fluorescent tag of the mismatch repair system in Escherichia coli , we visualized the emergence of mutations in single cells, revealing Poissonian dynamics.
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Comment on "Synthesis and characterization of the pentazolate anion cyclo-N5- in (N5)6(H3O)3(NH4)4Cl"Zhang et al . (Reports, 27 January 2017, p. 374) reported synthesis of a cyclo -N 5 – ion putatively stabilized in a solid-state salt by hydrogen bonding from surrounding counterions. We performed theoretical calculations suggesting that HN 5 would be favored over the anion in the reported pentazolate salt via proton transfer.
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Topological insulator laser: TheoryTopological insulators are phases of matter characterized by topological edge states that propagate in a unidirectional manner that is robust to imperfections and disorder. These attributes make topological insulator systems ideal candidates for enabling applications in quantum computation and spintronics. We propose a concept that exploits topological effects in a unique way: the topological ins
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Topological insulator laser: ExperimentsPhysical systems exhibiting topological invariants are naturally endowed with robustness against perturbations, as manifested in topological insulators—materials exhibiting robust electron transport, immune from scattering by defects and disorder. Recent years have witnessed intense efforts toward exploiting these phenomena in photonics. Here we demonstrate a nonmagnetic topological insulator las
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Response to Comment on "Synthesis and characterization of the pentazolate anion cyclo-N5- in (N5)6(H3O)3(NH4)4Cl"Huang and Xu argue that the cyclo -N 5 – ion in (N 5 ) 6 (H 3 O) 3 (NH 4 ) 4 Cl we described in our report is theoretically unfavorable and is instead protonated. Their conclusion is invalid, as they use an improper method to assess the proton transfer in a solid crystal structure. We present an in-depth experimental and theoretical analysis of (N 5 ) 6 (H 3 O) 3 (NH 4 ) 4 Cl that supports the re
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What is 5G and why did Trump nix a huge tech deal to boost America's lead in its development?Self-driving cars. Internet-connected homes. Smart cities. Innovations like these are expected to reshape the technology industry and society at large—but none will take off without stronger wireless infrastructure, known as 5G.
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Even plastic art decays, but museum curators are on the caseEnvironment Scientists can help them save their polymer-based collections. Museums are struggle to cope with plastic decay. But a new research paper says we should follow our noses to the solution.
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French court throws out Facebook 'censorship' caseA French court on Thursday dismissed a case brought by a French teacher who wanted to sue the US social media giant over his claims that his page was censored when he posted a nude painting by Gustave Courbet.
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At SXSW, the future is a place where robots make your latte and grocery shopping is like gamingAt South by Southwest, as entrepreneurs and celebrities mingle to discuss the future of tech, a lot of the hype focuses on attention-grabbing projects such as flying cars. But there also are ideas on display with a more practical bent—projects that could get into consumers' hands sooner.
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Could a pathogen be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease?Although we’ve had compelling evidence of this for decades, the pathogen hypothesis is finally being taken seriously. Read More
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Is It Time To Bring Risk Back Into Our Kids' Playgrounds?Are playgrounds in the U.S. too sterile and risk-averse to help our kids thrive? Anthropologist Barbara J. King considers play and child development in evolutionary perspective. (Image credit: Noah Clayton/Getty Images/Tetra images RF)
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Artificial sweetener Splenda could intensify symptoms in those with Crohn's diseaseIn a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers have found that, given over a six-week period, the artificial sweetener sucralose, known by the brand name Splenda, worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's disease, but had no substantive effect on those without the condition.
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Trilobites: Steve, a Famous Northern Light, Stays Mysterious (and Keeps His Name)Steve is a glowing strip in the night sky, not far from the northern lights. It was named after a cartoon. Now scientists have learned more.
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Study finds that ending overfishing would stop the population declines of endangered bycatch species about half the timeHealthier fish stocks. Higher catches. Profits from fishing. Is there a way to achieve these holy grails of commercial fisheries without harming endangered species that are caught incidentally?
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A Chinese shipbuilder accidentally revealed its major navy plansEastern Arsenal Nuclear submarines, giant aircraft carriers, robot warships. A giant Chinese shipbuilder leaks out a plan for a massive naval build up of nuclear powered aircraft carriers and submarines, and underwater combat robots.
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Reducing collateral damageA study finds that ending overfishing would stop the population declines of endangered bycatch species about half the time
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Mayor Landrieu to Headline The Atlantic’s Third Annual Renewal Summit, Made Possible by Allstate, in New Orleans on Tuesday, March 27Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2018)—More than a decade after Hurricane Katrina, the resurgence of New Orleans has become an icon of American renewal and grassroots ingenuity. But as the city continues to thrive, it is no less immune to the pervasive challenges of rising costs and economic inequality. As New Orleans celebrates its tricentennial, The Atlantic’s 3rd annual Renewal Summit , made possib
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Ancient climate shifts may have sparked human ingenuity and networkingStone tools signal rise of social networking by 320,000 years ago in East Africa, researchers argue.
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Spotify to go public on April 3Spotify will go public on April 3 as the world's largest streaming company lists on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Canada to boost nuclear power to help meet climate targetCanada, the second largest producer of uranium, will boost its reliance on nuclear energy to reduce its carbon footprint and will encourage other nations to do the same, public broadcaster CBC said Thursday.
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Ford pledges to revamp aging product line, add SUVs, by 2020Ford, with a sagging U.S. market share and one of the oldest vehicle lineups in the industry, is promising to revamp three-quarters of its models in the next two years.
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Researchers create a protein 'mat' that can soak up pollutionIn a breakthrough that could lead to a new class of materials with functions found only in living systems, scientists have figured out a way to keep certain proteins active outside of the cell. The researchers used this technology to create mats that can soak up and trap chemical pollution.
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Topsy-turvy currents key to removing nitrate from streamsMore than 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci sketched what he called 'la turbolenza,' comparing chaotic swirls atop flowing water to curly human hair. It turns out those patterns influence myriad phenomena, from the drag on an airplane's wings and the formation of Jupiter's red spot to the rustling of tree leaves.
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Modern humans interbred with Denisovans twice in historyModern humans co-existed and interbred not only with Neanderthals, but also with another species of archaic humans, the mysterious Denisovans. Research now describes how, while developing a new genome-analysis method for comparing whole genomes between modern human and Denisovan populations, researchers unexpectedly discovered two distinct episodes of Denisovan genetic intermixing, or admixing, be
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Compact fiber optic sensor offers sensitive analysis in narrow spacesResearchers have developed a new flexible sensor with high sensitivity that is designed to perform variety of chemical and biological analyses in very small spaces. The sensor's small size means that it could potentially be used inside blood vessels. With additional development, the sensor might be used to detect specific chemicals, DNA molecules or viruses.
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Scientists discover evidence of early human innovation, pushing back evolutionary timelineScientists discovered that early humans in East Africa had -- by about 320,000 years ago -- begun trading with distant groups, using color pigments and manufacturing more sophisticated tools than those of the Early Stone Age, tens of thousands of years earlier than previous evidence has shown in eastern Africa. As earthquakes remodeled the landscape and climate fluctuated between wet and dry condi
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Monitoring Mutations with MicrofluidicsA device dubbed the 'mother machine' enables real-time observation of mutagenesis in single bacterial cells.
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Core elements identified for successful transitions in care for older adults with dementiaWhile there has been an increased focus on person-centered models of care transition for cognitively intact older adults from hospital to home, little is known about the core elements of successful transitions in care specifically for persons with dementia.
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Scientists discover evidence of early human innovation, pushing back evolutionary timelineAn international collaboration has discovered that early humans in eastern Africa had--by about 320,000 years ago--begun trading with distant groups, using color pigments and manufacturing more sophisticated tools than those of the Early Stone Age. These behavioral innovations may represent a response to the rapid environmental and climactic changes occurring at the time.
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Researchers discover evidence of the technology and behaviors linked to the emergence of human speciesAn anthropology professor from the George Washington University and a team of international collaborators, including scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of National History, have discovered that early humans in East Africa used coloring materials and obtained a range of raw materials from distant sources -- activities which imply the existence of social networks -- about 320,000 year
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Democratizing single-cell analysisScientists at the Allen Institute and the University of Washington have developed a new low-cost technique for profiling gene expression in hundreds of thousands of cells.
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Researchers create a protein 'mat' that can soak up pollutionIn a breakthrough that could lead to a new class of materials with functions found only in living systems, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have figured out a way to keep certain proteins active outside of the cell. The researchers used this technology to create mats that can soak up and trap chemical pollution.
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Scientists discover genomic ancestry of Stone Age North Africans from MoroccoAn international team of researchers have sequenced DNA from individuals from Morocco dating to approximately 15,000 years ago. This is the oldest nuclear DNA from Africa ever successfully analyzed. The study, published in Science, shows that the individuals, dating to the Late Stone Age, had a genetic heritage that was in part similar to ancient Levantine Natufians and an uncharacterized sub-Saha
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New methods find undiagnosed genetic diseases in electronic health recordsResearchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found a way to search genetic data in electronic health records to identify undiagnosed genetic diseases in large populations so treatments can be tailored to the actual cause of the illness.
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Studying DNA of ancient humans from Morocco reveals ancestral surprisesAfter sequencing DNA in bone matter of several 15,000-year-old humans from North Africa, a region critical for understanding human history but one in which it has been challenging to connect genetic dots, researchers report a notable lack of relatedness to ancient Europeans, in their specimens - a finding that rules out hypotheses of gene flow from southern Europe into northern Africa at a particu
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Evidence of major environmental and technological changes in East Africa, as Homo sapiens evolvedThree new studies highlight major environmental, ecological and technological changes that occurred in East Africa preceding the Middle Stone Age roughly 300,000 years ago, around the time that anatomically modern humans were evolving.
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Clearing clumps of protein in aging neural stem cells boosts their activityYoung, resting neural stem cells in the brains of mice store large clumps of proteins in specialized cellular trash compartments known as lysosomes, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found.
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New understanding of parasite biology might help stop malaria transmissionResearchers at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute made an important step toward deeper understanding of how malaria blood stage parasites turn the switch to become transmissible to other humans. This knowledge is fundamental for future research aiming to interrupt malaria transmission. The results will be published on Friday, March 16, 2018, in the multidisciplinary journal Science.
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Scientists discover evidence of early human innovation, pushing back evolutionary timelineScientists discovered that early humans in East Africa had -- by about 320,000 years ago -- begun trading with distant groups, using color pigments and manufacturing more sophisticated tools than those of the Early Stone Age, tens of thousands of years earlier than previous evidence has shown in eastern Africa. As earthquakes remodeled the landscape and climate fluctuated between wet and dry condi
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Topsy-turvy currents key to removing nitrate from streams, UCI-led study findsMore than 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci sketched what he called 'la turbolenza,' comparing chaotic swirls atop flowing water to curly human hair. It turns out those patterns influence myriad phenomena, from the drag on an airplane's wings and the formation of Jupiter's red spot to the rustling of tree leaves.
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Bacterial and host cell proteins interact to regulate Chlamydia's 'exit strategy'Interactions between Chlamydia trachomatis proteins and host cell proteins help determine whether the bacterium leaves an infected cell via breakdown of the cellular membrane (lysis) or in a membrane-bound package, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens by Phu Hai Nguyen of the National Institutes of Health, US, and colleagues.
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New model links yellow fever in Africa to climate, environmentThe burden of yellow fever in any given area is known to be heavily dependent on climate, particularly rainfall and temperature which can impact both mosquito life cycle and viral replication. Now, researchers from Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO) have developed a new model to quantify yellow fever dynamics across Africa using not only annual averages of these climat
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New Sanctions Against Russia Finally Take the Country's Online Chaos SeriouslyRussian US EnergyFrom election meddling to NotPetya to grid hacking, Russia's digital provocations are no longer being ignored.
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Exercising during pregnancy can make your labour shorterExercise is linked to a 10 per cent decrease in labour time, suggesting that regular aerobic activity plus strengthening exercises, make it easier to push
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Changing environment influenced human evolutionNew evidence from Kenya suggests that local climate change drove early human innovation.
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Matter: What’s Behind Many Mystery Ailments? Genetic Mutations, Study FindsAn examination of 20,000 patients finds that more than 800 may have genetic conditions.
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New understanding of parasite biology might help stop malaria transmissionMalaria parasites multiply asexually in the human bloodstream, thereby causing chronic infection and all the complications associated with this devastating disease. During each round of multiplication, a small proportion of parasites develop into non-dividing gametocytes instead. Gametocytes are infectious to mosquitoes and are therefore the catalyst for transmitting malaria to other humans. Under
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Democratizing single-cell analysisScientists at the Allen Institute and the University of Washington have developed a new low-cost technique for profiling gene expression in hundreds of thousands of cells. Split Pool Ligation-based Transcriptome sequencing (SPLiT-seq) is a scalable technique for characterizing RNA in individual cells that can be used to identify the various cell types found in the brain and other tissues. The rese
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Researchers create a protein 'mat' that can soak up pollutionIn a breakthrough that could lead to a new class of materials with functions found only in living systems, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have figured out a way to keep certain proteins active outside of the cell. The researchers used this technology to create mats that can soak up and trap chemical pollution.
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Scientists discover genomic ancestry of Stone Age North Africans from MoroccoAn international team of researchers, led by Johannes Krause and Choongwon Jeong from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Jena, Germany), and Abdeljalil Bouzouggar from the Institut National des Sciences de l'Archéologie et du Patrimoine (Rabat, Morocco) and including scientists from the Mohammed V University in Rabat, the Natural History Museum in London, University of Oxfo
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Topsy-turvy currents key to removing nitrate from streams, study findsMore than 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci sketched what he called "la turbolenza," comparing chaotic swirls atop flowing water to curly human hair. It turns out those patterns influence myriad phenomena, from the drag on an airplane's wings and the formation of Jupiter's red spot to the rustling of tree leaves.
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Bacterial and host cell proteins interact to regulate Chlamydia's 'exit strategy'Interactions between Chlamydia trachomatis proteins and host cell proteins help determine whether the bacterium leaves an infected cell via breakdown of the cellular membrane (lysis) or in a membrane-bound package, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens by Phu Hai Nguyen of the National Institutes of Health, U.S., and colleagues.
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Biologists Trace Genetic Roots Of Evolution, One Cell At A TimeE.coli bacteria, each cell trapped in a tiny tube, are giving researchers the chance to study the pace and effects of single genetic mutations. Most mutations, the scientists find, aren't harmful. (Image credit: Kwangshin Kim/Science Source)
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A Cultural Leap at the Dawn of HumanityWhen Rick Potts started digging at Olorgesailie, the now-dry basin of an ancient Kenyan lake, he figured that it would take three years to find everything there was to find. That was in 1985, and Potts is now leading his fourth decade of excavation. It’s a good thing he stayed. In recent years, his team has uncovered a series of unexpected finds , which suggest that human behavior and culture bec
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Elliptiske kurver er kryptologernes favorit og matematikernes mareridtDen matematiske superstjerne Andrew Wiles, der er kendt for sit bevis af Fermats sidste sætning, var på besøg i Danmark i denne uge, hvor han gav en oversigt om vores viden om rationale punkter på elliptiske kurver.
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Gas vs. Electric: How Far Can a Car Go With Different Fuel Sources?A typical car can travel 30 miles on just one gallon of gasoline. How do electric vehicles stack up?
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Scientists discover evidence of early human innovation, pushing back evolutionary timelineAnthropologists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and an international team of collaborators have discovered that early humans in East Africa had—by about 320,000 years ago—begun trading with distant groups, using color pigments and manufacturing more sophisticated tools than those of the Early Stone Age. These newly discovered activities approximately date to the oldest know
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Compact fiber optic sensor offers sensitive analysis in narrow spacesResearchers have developed a new flexible sensor with high sensitivity that is designed to perform variety of chemical and biological analyses in very small spaces.
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Babies Can Think Logically before They Learn to TalkA new study shows language is not a prerequisite for some basic reasoning -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Anker's new PowerWave intelligent wireless chargers are already on saleGadgets First day and they are already on sale. New PowerWave Series wireless chargers from Anker are optimized for iPhones, packed with fast charging tech, and are on sale right out of the gate.
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US radio giant iHeartMedia files for bankruptcyLeading US radio company iHeartMedia, which runs some of the country's most popular Top 40 stations, has filed for bankruptcy protection as it struggles to pay $20 billion in debt.
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FIFA to give VAR green light at World CupFIFA are expected to rubber-stamp video assistant referee technology (VAR) for this summer's World Cup despite lingering opposition from within and outside football.
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Scientists investigating mysterious dark matterUniversity of Houston scientists are helping to develop a technology that could hold the key to unraveling one of the great mysteries of science: what constitutes dark matter? Scientists believe dark matter makes up 85 percent of the matter in the universe, but nobody actually knows what dark matter is.
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Powerful new device for studying puzzling processA millisecond burst of light on a computer monitor signaled production of the first plasma in a powerful new device for advancing research into magnetic reconnection—a critical but little understood process that occurs throughout the universe. The first plasma, a milestone event signaling the beginning of research capabilities, was captured on camera on Sunday, March 5, at 8:13 p.m. at Jadwin Hall
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How royal jelly helps honeybee larvae defy gravity and become queensHoneybee larvae develop into queen bees only when they are fed large quantities of a food known as royal jelly. But royal jelly does more than determine whether a larva becomes a queen: it also keeps her safely anchored to the roof of the structure, called a queen cell, in which she develops. Research published in Current Biology on March 15 explains the role that the pH of royal jelly plays in ma
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UH scientists investigating mysterious dark matterUniversity of Houston scientists are helping to develop a technology that could hold the key to unraveling one of the great mysteries of science: what constitutes dark matter?
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Stephen Hawking as Accidental Ambassador for Assistive TechnologiesThe great explainer of the universe lived in a time when researchers rapidly developed technology to assist people with physical limitations in achieving increased independence -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cell therapy could improve brain function for Alzheimer's diseaseInhibitory interneurons are particularly important for managing brain rhythms. Researchers have uncovered the therapeutic benefits of genetically improving these interneurons and transplanting them into the brain of a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.
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The complex journey of red bloods cells through microvascular networksIf you think of the human body, microvascular networks comprised of the smallest blood vessels are a central part of the body's function. They facilitate the exchange of essential nutrients and gasses between the blood stream and surrounding tissues, as well as regulate blood flow in individual organs.
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The view from inside supersonic combustionIn a jet engine, the flow of air is slowed down to increase the temperature and pressure for combustion—burning fuel with the right ratio of fuel and air to conquer drag allows for acceleration.
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Neanderthals Weren't Humans' Only Mating Partners. Meet the Denisovans.The mysterious extinct human lineage known as the Denisovans may have interbred with modern humans in at least two separate waves, a new study finds.
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Modern humans interbred with Denisovans twice in historyModern humans co-existed and interbred not only with Neanderthals, but also with another species of archaic humans, the mysterious Denisovans. While developing a new genome-analysis method for comparing whole genomes between modern human and Denisovan populations, researchers unexpectedly discovered two distinct episodes of Denisovan genetic intermixing, or admixing, between the two. This suggests
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Childhood aggression linked to deficits in executive functionResearchers find that primary school children with reduced cognitive skills for planning and self-restraint are more likely to show increased aggression in middle childhood. The study examined the relationship between aggression and executive function -- a measure of cognitive skills that allow a person to achieve goals by controlling their behavior. The results suggest that helping children to in
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The complex journey of red bloods cells through microvascular networksWhile the behavior of blood cells flowing within single, straight vessels is a well-known problem, less is known about the individual cellular-scale events giving rise to blood behavior in microvascular networks.
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The view from inside supersonic combustionIn supersonic engines, achieving the right flow speed, producing the right ratio of evaporated fuel and causing ignition at the right time is complex. Vortices are affected by the shock wave, and this changes the way the fuel combusts and multiplies the number of possibilities of how particles can behave. To deepen our understanding, researchers use numerical modeling to calculate the huge variety
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Scientists map the portal to the cell's nucleusThe gateway to cellular headquarters has 552 components. A new map that shows how all these pieces fit together could help scientists study numerous diseases.
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How 'Atlanta,' the Most Innovative Show on TV, Reinvented Itself AgainIn Season 2, the FX show is transforming TV again—by turning the camera on the prejudices and motivations of its audience.
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CRISPR genetic editing takes another big step forward, targeting RNAMost people have heard of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology, which acts as targeted molecular scissors to cut and replace disease-causing genes with healthy ones. But DNA is only part of the story; many genetic diseases are caused by problems with RNA, a working copy of DNA that is translated into proteins.
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Measuring electrical conductance across a single moleculeWhen noble metals, like gold, are treated with an aliphatic thiol, like alkanethiol, a uniform monolayer—a layer only one molecule deep—self-assembles on the surface. Each individual molecule can conduct electrons. This phenomenon is interesting because the conducting molecules produce unique quantum properties that could potentially be useful in electronics such as transistors, superconducting sw
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Photos: Surfing Norway in Sub-Zero TemperaturesAgence France-Press photographer Olivier Morin recently spent time with surfers on the beaches of Norway’s Lofoten Islands. Above the Arctic Circle, men and women were taking surf lessons in snowstorms on Unstad Beach, with air temperatures dropping to around 9 degrees Fahrenheit (-13 degrees Celsius). As day turned to night, some surfers stayed behind to witness the northern lights, with a few e
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Number-Selective Neurons Found in Untrained Crows BrainsThe finding suggests corvids may have an innate sense of number.
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Graphene finds new application as non-toxic, anti-static hair dyeIt's an issue that has plagued the beauty industry for more than a century: Dying hair too often can irreparably damage your silky strands.
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GPM observes Tropical Cyclone Eliakim forming near MadagascarNASA got an inside look at the heavy rainfall within developing Tropical cyclone Eliakim.
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STEVE the aurora makes its debut in mauveA newly discovered type of aurora is a visible version of usually invisible charged particles drifting in the upper atmosphere.
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Biologists unravel another mystery of what makes DNA go 'loopy'New research shows that a process known as hemimethylation plays a role in looping DNA in a specific way. Researchers also demonstrated that hemimethylation is maintained deliberately -- not through random mistakes as previously thought -- and is passed down through human cell generations.
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New research on the strength of children's bones could help in the design of safer car seatsResearchers have successfully used computer simulated models and medical imaging to test the strength of young children's bones, producing results which could help car seat manufacturers design safer car seats for young children.
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Walmart just filed a patent for robot bees amid ongoing battle with AmazonAmid an ongoing battle over the retail and grocery delivery market, Walmart has filed a patent for robotic bees that would pollinate crops just like the real insects. Read More
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10 famous Irish American women you ought to knowIn honor of St. Patrick's day and Women's History Month, we present 10 Irish American women who changed the world in their own way. Read More
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Neuroscientists identify brain circuit that integrates head motion with visual signalsNeuroscientists at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre have identified a circuit in the primary visual cortex (V1) of the brain that integrates head- and visual-motion signals. The study, published today in Neuron, elucidates the mechanisms by which visual and vestibular inputs to the brain sum together to enable appropriate behavioural responses.
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False beliefs about MMR vaccine found to influence acceptance of Zika vaccinePeople's willingness to use a Zika vaccine, once it's available, will be influenced by how they weigh the risks associated with the disease and the vaccine, but also by their misconceptions about other vaccines.
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NASA's GPM observes Tropical Cyclone Eliakim forming near MadagascarNASA got an inside look at the heavy rainfall within developing Tropical cyclone Eliakim.
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A new algorithm designed to make cardiopulmonary resuscitation more effectiveResearchers in the UPV/EHU's Signal and Communications Group in collaboration with researchers in the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have developed an algorithm to guide an effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuver. Based on chest acceleration, it calculates the depth and frequency at which the chest compressions are being performed. The prestigious PLOS ONE journal reports on th
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Scientists map the portal to the cell's nucleusThe gateway to cellular headquarters has 552 components. A new map that shows how all these pieces fit together could help scientists study numerous diseases.
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The view from inside supersonic combustionIn supersonic engines, achieving the right flow speed, producing the right ratio of evaporated fuel and causing ignition at the right time is complex. Vortices are affected by the shock wave, and this changes the way the fuel combusts and multiplies the number of possibilities of how particles can behave. To deepen our understanding, researchers use numerical modeling to calculate the huge variety
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The complex journey of red bloods cells through microvascular networksWhile the behavior of blood cells flowing within single, straight vessels is a well-known problem, less is known about the individual cellular-scale events giving rise to blood behavior in microvascular networks. To better understand this, researchers Peter Balogh and Prosenjit Bagchi published a recent study in the Biophysical Journal.
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Five major new biodiversity assessments to be launched as 750 world experts and policymakers meetLeading scientists and other experts from around the world will convene for eight days with policymakers from more than 115 countries to finalize landmark reports on biodiversity, nature's contributions to people and issues of land degradation and restoration.The sixth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (#IPBES6), chaired
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Rutgers student on front lines of orangutan conservation, researchDidik Prasetyo's passion is learning more about the endangered apes and trying to conserve their habitats and populations, which face enormous pressure from deforestation from logging, palm oil and paper pulp production and hunting. He co-authored an alarming recent study in Current Biology on the estimated loss of more than 100,000 Bornean orangutans between 1999 and 2015.
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Memories and recollections of the late, great Stephen Hawking | LettersReaders pay tribute to the theoretical physicist who died this week Roger Penrose’s splendid obituary of Prof Stephen Hawking (15 March) overlooked one very important aspect. He was a passionate campaigner for peace and protester against nuclear weapons. I only had the privilege to meet him once, at the Royal Society, where he launched in the UK the internationally renowned Doomsday Clock from the
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FBI and Homeland Security accuse Russia of cyberattacks on US infrastructureRussian US D. Trump
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A new use for graphene: Making better hair dyesGraphene, a naturally black material, could provide a new strategy for dyeing dark hair that will make it less prone to staticky flyaways. Researchers have put it to the test. They used sheets of graphene to make a dye that adheres to the surface of hair, forming a coating that is resistant to 30 washes without the need for chemicals that damage the hair cuticle.
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Brain mechanism involved in language learningPsychologists found that when we learn the names of unfamiliar objects, brain regions involved in learning actively predict the objects the names correspond to.
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Molecular basis of major antibiotic resistance transfer mechanism unraveledOne of the biggest current threats to global health is the rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria, caused by the spreading of antibiotic resistance amongst them. In an attempt to help fight this threat, researchers have unraveled the molecular basis of a major antibiotic resistance transfer mechanism. They also developed molecules and a proof-of-principle for blocking this transfer.
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CRISPR genetic editing takes another big step forward, targeting RNAScientists create new molecular scissors to correct protein imbalance in cellular model of dementia.
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Measuring electrical conductance across a single moleculeWhen noble metals are treated with an aliphatic thiol, a uniform monolayer self-assembles on the surface; this phenomenon is interesting because the conducting molecules produce unique quantum properties that could be useful in electronics. Attempts to measure the current across this thin skim have yielded varied results, but researchers in France developed a stable mechanical setup to measure con
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Climate Change Goes Firmly in the "Loss" Column for InsurersPayouts after disasters and costly litigation leave insurance companies exposed, report finds -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cell therapy could improve brain function for Alzheimer's diseaseInhibitory interneurons are particularly important for managing brain rhythms. They're also the research focus of a laboratory led by Jorge Palop, Ph.D., assistant investigator at the Gladstone Institutes. In a study published in Neuron, Palop and his collaborators uncovered the therapeutic benefits of genetically improving these interneurons and transplanting them into the brain of a mouse model
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Diamonds from the deep: Study suggests water may exist in Earth's lower mantleA new study, which included experiments at Berkeley Lab, suggests that water may be more common than expected at extreme depths approaching 400 miles and possibly beyond -- within Earth's lower mantle. The study explored microscopic pockets of a trapped form of crystallized water molecules in a sampling of diamonds.
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Study shows omega-3 levels better predictors of death risk than serum cholesterolA recent study in 2500 participants in the Offspring cohort of the Framingham Heart Study looked at the value of measuring blood levels of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids to assess an individual's risk for developing certain diseases and determined that the risk for death from any cause was reduced by about 33% in participants with the highest omega-3 blood levels.
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Childhood aggression linked to deficits in executive functionResearchers find that primary school children with reduced cognitive skills for planning and self-restraint are more likely to show increased aggression in middle childhood. The study examined the relationship between aggression and executive function -- a measure of cognitive skills that allow a person to achieve goals by controlling their behavior. The results suggest that helping children to in
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Measuring electrical conductance across a single moleculeWhen noble metals are treated with an aliphatic thiol, a uniform monolayer self-assembles on the surface; this phenomenon is interesting because the conducting molecules produce unique quantum properties that could be useful in electronics. Attempts to measure the current across this thin skim have yielded varied results, but researchers in France developed a stable mechanical setup to measure con
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Study shows shorter hepatitis C regimen effective in black patientsA study by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute found that contrary to current hepatitis C treatment guidelines, an eight-week treatment regimen may be just as effective as 12 weeks in black patients.
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Playing hockey on a sled totally changes the gameScience Para hockey has its own unique biomechanics. When it comes to para hockey, the biomechanics are completely different than playing upright. So most research is basically useless to players and coaches.
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Should You Worry About Microplastics in Bottled Water?There are some very good reasons why you shouldn't panic about a study reporting microplastics in bottled water.
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Overblik: 15 års ubeslutsomhed for det danske atomaffaldDe danske politikere har siden 2003 forsøgt at finde en løsning på, hvordan det radioaktive affald skal opbevares. Her får du et overblik og forhistorien om det farlige affald.
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Cryptococcal meningitis: Validation of new therapeutic regimensThe Advancing Cryptococcal Meningitis Treatment for Africa (ACTA) trial funded by the Medical Research Council (UK) and ANRS (France) has highlighted the benefits of new therapeutic regimens in the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis, a frequent and severe opportunistic disease in patients living with HIV. In light of these findings, reported in the March 15, 2018, issue of the New England Journa
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New research on the strength of children's bones could help in the design of safer car seatsResearchers at the University of Sheffield have successfully used computer simulated models and medical imaging to test the strength of young children's bones, producing results which could help car seat manufacturers design safer car seats for young children.
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Attacks on 4G LTE networks could send fake emergency alertsTen new attacks and nine prior attacks on 4G LTE networks were outlined in a paper.
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Spectrum Health study finds delay in initial dementia diagnosisA Spectrum Health study has found that dementia patients are not undergoing evaluation at the onset of the dementia process, a delay that prevents early, beneficial treatment. Researchers retrospectively reviewed 110 randomly chosen initial evaluations from the Spectrum Health Medical Group Neurocognitive Clinic. They found that 78.9 percent of the patients evaluated already had moderate or severe
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Sussex research reveals brain mechanism involved in language learningPsychologists found that when we learn the names of unfamiliar objects, brain regions involved in learning actively predict the objects the names correspond to.
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CRISPR genetic editing takes another big step forward, targeting RNASalk scientists create new molecular scissors to correct protein imbalance in cellular model of dementia.
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Joint supplement speeds melanoma cell growthChondroitin sulfate, a dietary supplement taken to strengthen joints, can speed the growth of a type of melanoma, according to experiments conducted in cell culture and mouse models.
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A certain type of neurons is more energy efficient than previously assumedA contradiction, about how a type of neurons generates signals, was now resolved by researchers at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. Writing in Neuron, Professor Peter Jonas and first author Hua Hu reconcile the observation that fast-spiking, parvalbumin-expressing GABAergic interneurons send trains of rapid signals, thought to be energy expensive, with the limited energy supp
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Graphene finds new application as non-toxic, anti-static hair dyeGraphene's geometry allows it to adhere well to hairs without use of harsh chemicals and could be used to make hair conductive for use in bio-integrated electronics.
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Altering songbird brain provides insight into human behaviorA study from UT Southwestern's Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute demonstrates that a bird's song can be altered -- to the syllable -- by activating and deactivating a neuronal pathway responsible for helping the brain determine whether a vocalization is performed correctly.
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Diabetes: Are high blood glucose levels an effect rather than the cause of the disease?Insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels are considered to be the cause of type 2 diabetes. However, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have now provided evidence that things might be completely different. They showed in flies that elevated levels of the metabolite MG (methylglyoxal) cause the typical diabetic disturbances of the
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Getting lost: Why older people might lose their wayResearchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE) have found a possible explanation for the difficulty in spatial orientation experienced sometimes by elderly people. In the brains of older adults, they detected an unstable activity in an area that is central for spatial navigation. The results are reported in the journal Current Biology. In the long term, these findings might
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A new use for graphene: Making better hair dyesGraphene, a naturally black material, could provide a new strategy for dyeing dark hair that will make it less prone to staticky flyaways. In an article published March 15 in the journal Chem, researchers have put it to the test. They used sheets of graphene to make a dye that adheres to the surface of hair, forming a coating that is resistant to 30 washes without the need for chemicals that damag
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Modern humans interbred with Denisovans twice in historyModern humans co-existed and interbred not only with Neanderthals, but also with another species of archaic humans, the mysterious Denisovans. Research published March 15 in Cell describes how, while developing a new genome-analysis method for comparing whole genomes between modern human and Denisovan populations, researchers unexpectedly discovered two distinct episodes of Denisovan genetic inter
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How royal jelly helps honeybee larvae defy gravity and become queensHoneybee larvae develop into queen bees if they are fed large quantities of a food called royal jelly. But royal jelly does more than determine whether a larva becomes a queen: it also keeps her safely anchored to the roof of the queen cell in which she develops. Research published in Current Biology on March 15 explains how the pH of royal jelly helps make the substance viscous enough to keep the
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Potential new way to limit antibiotic resistance spreadingOne of the biggest current threats to global health is the rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria, caused by the spreading of antibiotic resistance amongst them. In an attempt to help fight this threat, EMBL researchers have unraveled the molecular basis of a major antibiotic resistance transfer mechanism. They also developed molecules and a proof-of-principle for blocking this transfer. Cell publi
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How cells protect themselves against mechanical stressThe Piezo1 and Piezo2 ion channels are known to open up response to the slightest mechanical stimulus. MDC researchers have now discovered that the channels are also sensitive to changes in membrane voltage. The voltage sensitivity appears to be an ancient property of these channels that protects cells from mechanical stress.
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Graphene flakes for future transistorsTiny and very promising for possible applications in the field of nanoelectronics: they are the graphene nanoflakes. These hexagonal shaped nanostructures would allow to exploit quantum effects to modulate the current flow. Thanks to their intrinsic magnetic properties, they could also represent a significant step forward in the field of spintronics, which is based on the electron spin.
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Clinically-validated 3-D printed stethoscopeA team of researchers have developed an open-source, clinically validated template for a 3-D printed stethoscope for use in areas of the world with limited access to medical supplies -- places where a stethoscope could mean the difference between life and death.
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Our ancestors mated with the mystery ‘Denisovan’ people – twiceThe genes of extinct hominins called Denisovans live on in people from China and Papua New Guinea, suggesting two instances of cross-species breeding
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