Biology

Sunbathers may want to avoid midnight snacks before catching some rays. A study in mice shows that eating at abnormal times disrupts the biological clock of...
by UT Southwestern Medical Center
2:34pm
8.15.2017
The brain remains one of the great mysteries of science – its function, pathology and even fundamental structure are frontiers modern science is still...
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9:54am
8.11.2017
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A new paper outlines the critical need for further research into the nature of colonizing opportunistic pathogens, or COPs. Bacterial COPs are of particular...
by Northern Arizona University
9:23am
8.10.2017
New research has revealed how special molecules help the tongue communicate with the brain to identify the correct taste. Using this knowledge, scientists were...
by Columbia University Medical Center
9:15am
8.10.2017
In the largest functional brain imaging study to date, researchers compared 46,034 brain SPECT imaging studies provided by nine clinics, quantifying...
by IOS Press
2:51pm
8.8.2017
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Scientists have found that administering a fragment of the klotho protein to young, aging or impaired mice rapidly improves their cognitive and physical...
by University of California, San Francisco
2:39pm
8.8.2017
Researchers have discovered that a protein called cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) can trick the heart into growing in a healthy way and pumping more blood, just as it...
by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
9:59am
8.8.2017
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Using isotope fingerprints in feathers, researchers have pinpointed the northern breeding grounds of a small, colorful songbird.
by The University of British Columbia
11:49am
8.3.2017
The new toxin, Botulinum neurotoxin type X (BoNT/X), has the potential to open up a new field of toxin therapeutics related to intracellular membrane...
by Stockholm University
9:37am
8.3.2017
Researchers have linked chronic fatigue syndrome to variations in 17 immune-system signaling proteins, or cytokines, whose concentrations in the blood...
by Stanford University Medical Center
8:32am
8.2.2017
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Scientists have found a mechanism by which the brain coordinates feeding with energy expenditure, solving a puzzle that has previously eluded researchers and...
by Monash University
1:36pm
8.1.2017
The amount of influenza-specific antibodies present in an individual's blood can indicate not only if they experienced the flu, but potentially when--a finding...
by Pennsylvania State University
9:27am
8.1.2017
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Behind the chubby cheeks and bright eyes of babies as young as 8 months lies the smoothly whirring mind of a social statistician, logging our every move and...
by Washington University in St. Louis
8:53am
7.31.2017
The term “birdbrain” has been part of our lexicon for about a century to describe someone’s intellect, or lack of it, presumably because birds have really...
by Florida State University
1:07pm
7.28.2017
Sperm counts in the men of Europe, North America and Australia have plunged more than 50 percent over several decades, according to a controversial new study....
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10:06am
7.28.2017
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Men could be held responsible for the failure to produce children as far back as medieval times, a new study of medical and religious texts has shown.
by University of Exeter
1:53pm
7.27.2017
Bacteria come in all shapes and sizes -- some are straight as a rod, others twist like a corkscrew. Shape plays an important role in how bacteria infiltrate...
by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
9:26am
7.27.2017
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About one in four adults will struggle with anxiety at some point in their lives, making it one of the most common mental disorders in the United States.
by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
9:21am
7.26.2017
A new discovery helps to explain how cells that surround blood vessels, called pericytes, stimulate new blood vessels to grow with the hormone 'leptin' playing...
by University of Bristol
2:28pm
7.25.2017
Our bodies are composed of trillions of cells, each with its own job. To be able to perform these specific jobs, every cell needs a different set of tools,...
by Marieke Oudelaar, University of Oxford
12:05pm
7.25.2017
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Scientists discovered a gene that regulates the size of diatoms, which contribute 20 percent of global primary production in food chains. The discovery could...
by University of East Anglia
9:53am
7.25.2017
Tiny eel-like creatures called nematodes are surrounding us. While they can be free-living (a cup of soil or seawater contains thousands), the most well-known...
by University of California, Riverside
2:14pm
7.24.2017
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Twenty years ago, microbiologists discovered a unique system that some microorganisms use to digest and recycle wood. Three orders of "brown rot fungi" have...
by University of Massachusetts at Amherst
1:53pm
7.24.2017
When researchers transplanted human brain cells generated from individuals diagnosed with childhood-onset schizophrenia into mice, the animal's nerve cell...
by University of Rochester Medical Center
2:29pm
7.20.2017
It’s like the Superman of viruses, astonishingly tough and able to survive in an environment that would dissolve flesh and bone. And now scientists have...
by University of Virginia Health System
2:16pm
7.20.2017
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After analyzing skin microbiomes from cohabitating couples, microbial ecologists found that people who live together significantly influence the microbial...
by American Society for Microbiology
1:56pm
7.20.2017
How short-term memories become long-term ones has frequently been explored by researchers. While a definitive answer remains elusive, a group concludes that...
by New York University
1:09pm
7.19.2017
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Rather than conduct an aquatic roll call with nets to know which fish reside in a particular body of water, scientists can now use DNA fragments suspended in...
by Cornell University
9:37am
7.18.2017
Researchers have discovered mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children. Their study explains the mechanism involved.
by Swiss National Science Foundation
9:20am
7.18.2017
A study of nearly 6,000 families, combining three genetic sequencing technologies, finds that mutations that occur after conception play an important role in...
by Boston's Children Hospital
2:28pm
7.17.2017
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