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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Dec. 14, 2018 — Researchers praises widespread commitment but call for broader participation to better protect global marine ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — Researchers have revealed how the mixture of chemical weapons deployed by plants keeps marauding insects off base better than a one-note defense. This insight goes beyond the ecological convention of ... read more

Genetically Modified Pigs Resist Infection With the Classical Swine Fever Virus

Dec. 13, 2018 — Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a new ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — A recent experimental study on nanoscale collagen fibrils sheds light on reasons why collagen is such a resilient ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — Slimy, hard-to-clean bacterial mats called biofilms cause problems ranging from medical infections to clogged drains and fouled industrial equipment. Now, researchers have found a way to cleanly and ... read more

Whether a Urinary Tract Infection Recurs May Depend on the Bacterial Strain

Dec. 13, 2018 — Genetically diverse bacterial strains that cause urinary tract infections differ in their ability to trigger protective immune responses in mice, potentially explaining why these infections ... read more

New Interactions Between Ebola Virus and Human Proteins Discovered

Dec. 13, 2018 — Several new connections have been discovered between the proteins of the Ebola virus and human host cells, a finding that provides insight on ways to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from reproducing ... read more

Novel Mechanisms of Dengue and Zika Virus Infections and Link to Microcephaly

Dec. 13, 2018 — New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal strategies the viruses use to successfully infect their host and a link to ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — Our understanding of when the very first animals started living on land is helped by identifying trace fossils -- the tracks and trails left by ancient animals -- in sedimentary rocks that were ... read more

Neuroscientists Uncover Sensory Switches Controlling Infanticide and Parental Behavior

Dec. 13, 2018 — Many species of mammals have evolved what appear to be paradoxical behaviors towards their young. Like humans, most exhibit nurturing, protective behaviors, and in some circumstances even act as ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — Researchers have observed a previously unrecognized behavior in a single-celled parasite called Spironucleus vortens, which infects ornamental fish such as angelfish: The protozoans ... read more

Drug Targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika Viruses Found in Lab Study

Dec. 13, 2018 — No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every year and result in severe illness, birth defects, and even death. Scientists may ... read more

Amyloid Pathology Transmission in Lab Mice and Historic Medical Treatments

Dec. 13, 2018 — A study has confirmed that some vials of a hormone used in discontinued medical treatments contained seeds of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease, and are able to seed amyloid pathology ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — Population data for European mountain birds have been for the first time combined in a recent study, with worrying results: the abundances of mountain-specialist birds has declined by as much as 10% ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — Queensland's coastal shark numbers are continuing a 50-year decline, in sharp contradiction of suggestions of 'exploding' shark populations, according to a new analysis. Researchers ... read more

New Techniques Better Determine How Ancient Viral DNA Influences Human Genes

Dec. 13, 2018 — New laboratory techniques can identify which of our genes are influenced by DNA snippets that are left behind in our genetic code by ... read more

Septin Proteins Act as Cellular Police to Identify, Imprison and Kill 'Superbug' Shigella

Dec. 13, 2018 — A protein family found naturally in our cells could help stop the spread of dangerous drug resistant infections by using 'detective' like powers to collect evidence of bacterial infection ... read more

Tale of Two Trees: New Web Tool Estimates Gene Trees With Ease

Dec. 13, 2018 — Scientists introduce ORTHOSCOPE, a new web-based tool capable of inferring gene function, estimating gene trees and identifying sets of ancestral genes in just ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — Since the arrival of the Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in North America was first reported in New Jersey in early 2018, it has been found in eight other states in the US and, by ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required, a new study ... read more

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