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Flowering crops, such as beans and cotton, offer their sweetest nectar to recruit colonizing ants in a strategy that balances their need for defense and to...
by University of Edinburgh
6.23.2017
3:24pm
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Darkness and sleep, and light and wakefulness, are linked in the circadian rhythm of zebrafish, much like it is in their human counterparts. One particular...
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6.23.2017
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In a recent feasibility study, clinician-scientists tested an anti-epileptic drug for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild...
by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
6.23.2017
3:04pm
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A new report finds that if commercial buildings fully used controls nationwide, the U.S. could slash its energy consumption by the equivalent of what is...
by PNNL
6.23.2017
2:55pm
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A study published this month has found an increase in the percentage of breast cancer patients who were diagnosed in early Stage 1, after the Affordable Care...
by Loyola University Health System
6.23.2017
2:51pm
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A new study found that eating fish at least twice per week correlated with lower rheumatoid arthritis disease activity and less swelling and tenderness in...
6.23.2017
11:55am
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Research provides evidence suggesting that cancer cells might streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easily. The study, conducted in both human...
by Stowers Institute for Medical Research
6.23.2017
10:05am
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Discovered more than two decades ago, the hormone leptin has been widely hailed as the key regulator of leanness. Yet, the pivotal experiments that probe the...
by Harvard Medical School
6.23.2017
10:02am
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The causes of falling sea levels in the Dead Sea, which have significant impacts on the environment and the economy, are to be investigated in new research.
by University of Plymouth
6.23.2017
9:52am
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Lithium-ion batteries are used to power many things from mobile phones, laptops, tablets to electric cars. But they have some drawbacks, including limited...
by A*STAR
6.23.2017
9:47am
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As methods for studying and comparing genetic data improve, scientists are beginning to decode these marks to reconstruct the evolutionary history of species,...
by University of Texas at Austin/Texas Advanced Computing Center
6.23.2017
9:42am
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Scientists have used florescent proteins from jellyfish to help shed new light on how DNA replicates. Using these proteins, the team focused laser beams on the...
by University of York
6.23.2017
9:34am
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When patients suffer a stroke, medical doctors often take an MRI to determine location and extent of damage. But due to time and the critical nature of the...
6.22.2017
3:24pm
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The evolution of the amniotic egg—complete with membrane and shell—was key to vertebrates leaving the oceans and colonizing the land and air. Now, 360 million...
by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
6.22.2017
2:53pm
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New study of snail neurons suggests memories that trigger anxiety or PTSD could be "erased" without affecting normal memory of past events.
by Columbia University Medical Center
6.22.2017
2:47pm
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Sea sponges known as Venus' flower baskets remain fixed to the sea floor with nothing more than an array of thin, hair-like anchors made essentially of glass.
by Brown University
6.22.2017
2:37pm
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Impairments in processing and using information that help with decision-making and planning simple tasks such as grocery shopping are linked with one's...
by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
6.22.2017
2:02pm
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"It's like a snake on the outside, but a fish on the inside." The fossil of an early snake-like animal - called Lethiscus stocki - has kept its evolutionary...
by University of Calgary
6.22.2017
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Most genetic searchers for the roots of autism have compared massive populations of those on the spectrum with huge numbers of unrelated peers who are not. A...
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6.22.2017
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An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry...
by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
6.22.2017
9:28am
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The absence of a single dominant bumblebee species from an ecosystem disrupts foraging patterns among a broad range of remaining pollinators in the system—from...
by Emory University
6.22.2017
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At least 1.4 million seagulls feed at landfills across North America, which aside from the nuisance it might pose, is also a threat to the health of nearby...
by Duke University
6.22.2017
9:00am
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Fathers-to-be, take note: You may be more useful in the labor and delivery room than you realize. That's one takeaway from a study that found that when an...
by University of Colorado at Boulder
6.22.2017
8:55am
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Traditional cameras—even those on the thinnest of cell phones—cannot be truly flat due to their optics: lenses that require a certain shape and size in order...
by California Institute of Technology
6.22.2017
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The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is...
by Maria Cheng, Associated Press
6.22.2017
8:42am
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A new study of the overall economic and energy costs confirms some suspicions: corn is better off on your dinner plate than in your gas tank.
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6.21.2017
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Skeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south...
by North Carolina State University
6.21.2017
2:35pm
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Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of Coffea Arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production. But the plant – and the 15...
6.21.2017
2:23pm
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Research has shown that how trusting a person is may depend, at least in part, on his or her genes. However, distrust does not appear to be inherited in the...
by University of Arizona
6.21.2017
2:22pm
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Dating back to the first century, scientists, philosophers and reporters have noted the occasional occurrence of "bright nights," when an unexplained glow in...
by American Geophysical Union
6.21.2017
2:02pm