Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers discover a new way in which insulin interacts with its receptor

Since the discovery of insulin nearly 100 years ago, scientists have explored how it interacts with its receptor with the goal of improving the ability…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

City Apartments or Jungle Huts: What Chemicals and Microbes Lurk Inside?

What are the differences between life in a walled urban apartment versus in a jungle hut that’s open to nature? Researchers at Rutgers and other…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Vampire bats give a little help to their “friends”

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Vampire bats could be said to be sort of like people – not because of their blood-sucking ways, but because they help…

Updated : Oct 18, 2019 in Research Articles

Newly discovered virus infects bald eagles across America

MADISON, Wis. — Researchers have discovered a previously unknown virus infecting nearly a third of America’s bald eagle population. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison,…

Updated : Oct 15, 2019 in Announcement

Save the Date: Major Meeting on Fluid Dynamics in Seattle, Nov. 23-26, 2019

SEATTLE, October 15, 2019 -- The American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics 72nd Annual Meeting will take place on Nov. 23-26, 2019, at the…

Updated : Oct 01, 2019 in Announcement

Biologist Carlos Carmona-Fontaine Receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Carlos Carmona-Fontaine, assistant professor of biology and a member of the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University, has been selected by…

Updated : Sep 17, 2019 in Research Articles

Hiding in plain sight: Early rice farmers unwittingly selected for weedy imposters

Early rice growers unwittingly gave barnyard grass a big hand, helping to give root to a rice imitator that is now considered one of the…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

New model predicts Painted Lady butterfly migrations based on breeding sites data

Based on climatic data from 36 years, and the location of 646 breeding sites in 30 countries, the model reveals for the first time where…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists to use advances in 3D imaging to predict effects of rising CO2 levels on crops

ST. LOUIS, MO, September 4, 2019 - Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are higher than at any point in the past 800,000 years and in 2017,…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

New study confirms the long-term benefits of a low-fat diet

SEATTLE -- September 4, 2019 -- A team led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has identified several women's health benefits from a…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

New viruses discovered in endangered wild Pacific salmon populations

Three new viruses--including one from a group of viruses never before shown to infect fish--have been discovered in endangered Chinook and sockeye salmon populations. While…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Denisovan finger bone more closely resembles modern human digits than Neanderthals

Scientists have identified the missing part of a finger bone fragment from the Denisova Cave in southern Siberia, revealing that Denisovans--an early human population discovered…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Ageing research to accelerate with experimental validation in AI-powered drug discovery

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, London, UK: The Biogerontology Research Foundation salutes its Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor Alex Zhavoronkov on leading a team of researchers…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

The argument for sexual selection in bacteria

The evolutionary pressure to pass on DNA can produce behavior that otherwise makes no sense in a struggle to survive. Rams bash heads in fights…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Potential vaccine treats and prevents deadly streptococcal toxic shock

A new vaccine developed by Griffith University Institute for Glycomics researchers has the potential to treat and prevent toxic shock caused by invasive streptococcal disease,…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

NIH, Cincinnati Children’s scientists develop possible strategy for cancer drug resistance

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have devised a potential treatment against a common type of leukemia that…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Unique multi-institute research to harness untapped reservoir of plant genes for bioenergy

ST. LOUIS, MO, September 3, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a major initiative important for the development of bioenergy crops…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Sexual selection influences the evolution of lamprey pheromones

In "Intra- and Interspecific Variation in Production of Bile Acids that Act As Sex Pheromones in Lampreys," published in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology , Tyler…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Body’s ageing process accelerated by DNA changes, study suggests

DNA changes throughout a person's life can significantly increase their susceptibility to heart conditions and other age-related diseases, research suggests. Such alterations - known as…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Remora-inspired suction disk mimics fish’s adhesion ability, offers evolutionary insight

Remora fishes are famed hitchhikers of the marine world, possessing high-powered suction disks on the back of their head for attaching themselves in torpedo-like fashion…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Human perception of colors does not rely entirely on language, a case study

After patient RDS (identified only by his initials for privacy) suffered a stroke, he experienced a rare and unusual side effect: when he saw something…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

New Middle-grade adventure series launches with a focus on rescuing endangered species

According to a recent U.N. release , one million animals and plants are threatened with extinction, perhaps in the next few decades. Our children and…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers identify biomarker to predict if someone infected with malaria will get sick

Immunological signatures can predict whether malaria-infected children will develop fever or other symptoms, suggests a study publishing September 3 in the journal Immunity . Surprisingly,…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

International scientists shed new light on demise of two extinct New Zealand songbirds

Swedish and New Zealand scientists shed new light on demise of two extinct New Zealand songbirds They may not have been seen for the past…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

New whale species discovered along the coast of Hokkaido

A new beaked whale species Berardius minimus, which has been long postulated by local whalers in Hokkaido, Japan, has been confirmed. In a collaboration between…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

In the largest study of its kind, no evidence that testosterone reduces cognitive empathy

It's long been known that autism is far more prevalent in males than in females. What hasn't been understood is why. "Of course, the primary…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Corals take control of nitrogen recycling

Corals are shown to recycle their own waste ammonium using a surprising source of glucose--a finding that reveals more about the relationship between corals and…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists link ‘hunger hormone’ to memory in Alzheimer’s study

Scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas have found evidence suggesting that resistance to the "hunger hormone" ghrelin in the brain is linked to…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Why fruit flies eat practically anything

Japan -- Say hello to the common fruit fly: a regular guest in all our homes, feasting on that banana peel you tossed into the…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Birds in serious decline at Lake Constance

At first glance, the numbers recorded between 1980 and 2012 appear to be quite balanced. 68 of the 158 bird species that inhabit the area…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

ERC Starting Grant for MDC scientist Jane Reznick

Learning from naked mole-rats is key to Jane Reznick's research into new therapies for heart disease and strokes. She has now been awarded an ERC…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Fighting frostbite: Focusing on prevention and early drug treatment are the keys to success

Frostbite is an injury which usually affects the extremities, such as fingers and toes, and has the potential of causing irreversible tissue loss. The treatment…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Two ERC Starting Grant for the University of Konstanz

Announced today, 3 September 2019, by the European Research Council (ERC), the prominent grant - which includes 1.5 million euros in funding over the next…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers improve drug delivery through mesoporous materials

In a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue in NANO , a group of researchers from Guiyang, China, have conducted a study based…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

A breakthrough in imaginative AI with experimental validation to accelerate drug discovery

September 3rd, 2019, London, UK: Deep Knowledge Analytics salutes its parent company, Deep Knowledge Ventures, in the landmark Nature Biotechnology publication of its portfolio company,…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Slowed metabolism helps migrating geese soar

Researchers have shed new light on how some geese can fly high for long periods of time, according to a study published today in eLife…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Poverty as disease trap

No drug can cure a paradox. That basic truth is at the heart of a new Stanford-led study highlighting how poverty traps make it impossible…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Research into Parkinson’s disease: Binding-protein prevents fibril proliferation

Protein aggregates have been observed in the nerve tissue of patients with Parkinson's disease which consist of individual components (monomers) of the protein α-synuclein which…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Undercover evolution

Providing a glimpse the hidden workings of evolution, a group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that embryos that appear the same can…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers reveal how bacteria behind hospital infections block out antibiotics

Drug-resistant bacteria responsible for deadly hospital-acquired infections shut out antibiotics by closing tiny doors in their cell walls. The new finding by researchers at Imperial…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria

The human digestive tract is home to thousands of different strains of bacteria. Many of these are beneficial, while others contribute to health problems such…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Mystery solved about the machines that move your genes

Fleets of microscopic machines toil away in your cells, carrying out critical biological tasks and keeping you alive. By combining theory and experiment, researchers have…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Impact of climate change on global banana yields revealed

Climate change could negatively impact banana cultivation in some of the world's most important producing and exporting countries, a study has revealed. Bananas are recognised…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

How humans have shaped dogs’ brains

Dog brain structure varies across breeds and is correlated with specific behaviors, according to new research published in JNeurosci . These findings show how, by…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Body representation in monkeys’ brains

A study explores the neuropsychological basis for body representation in monkeys. A sense of ownership of one's own body is a central element of self-consciousness.…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Iris and sclera coloration in great apes

Researchers compared how gray-scale values of sclerae contrasted with iris coloration in 51 bonobos, 50 chimpanzees, and 52 humans, and found that sclerae are lighter…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Population structure of Scotland and isles

A study explores the population structure of Scotland and the surrounding isles. Genome analysis has unearthed rich insights into the population histories of England, Wales,…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Toxic frogs with weak defenses persist in the gene pool alongside stronger competitors

Diversity is a hallmark of life and it shows up in unexpected places. A multi-national team of evolutionary biologists investigated how two types of poison…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Understanding probiotic yeast

Researchers led by Prof. Johan Thevelein (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology) have discovered that Saccharomyces boulardii, a yeast with probiotic properties, produces uniquely excessive amounts…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Skin cancer risk in athletes: The dangers of ultraviolet radiation

The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. Speaking at The Physiological Society's Extreme Environmental Physiology conference next…