Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Engineered virus might be able to block coronavirus infections, mouse study shows

Washington, DC - April 7, 2020 - No vaccines exist that protect people against infections by coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, or the ones…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

The four horsemen of the COVID-19 pandemic

It is clear that we must prioritize identifying and alleviating the conditions that made the Covid-19 pandemic possible. Even as it rages, scientists are already…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Research Articles

Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In recent years, scientists have uncovered evidence that modern humans and Neanderthals share a tangled past. In the course of human history,…

Updated : Mar 27, 2020 in Feature

Argonne’s researchers and facilities playing a key role in the fight against COVID-19

In the Manhattan Project of the early 1940s, a group of scientists from all over the world raced against time to save society. Today, every…

Updated : Mar 25, 2020 in Research Articles

Scientists investigate why females live longer than males

An international team of scientists studying lifespans of wild mammals have found that, just like humans, females tend to live significantly longer than their male…

Updated : Mar 19, 2020 in Research Articles

Scientists learn how vampire bat strangers make friends

COLUMBUS, Ohio – We humans can explain how our relationships with college roommates and co-workers have formed over the years, but scientists haven’t had a…

Updated : Mar 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Scientists Have Discovered the Origins of the Building Blocks of Life

Rutgers researchers have discovered the origins of the protein structures responsible for metabolism: simple molecules that powered early life on Earth and serve as chemical…

Updated : Mar 11, 2020 in Research Articles

Microbes play important role in soil’s nitrogen cycle

March 11, 2020 – Under our feet, in the soil, is a wealth of microbial activity. Just like humans have different metabolisms and food choices,…

Updated : Mar 10, 2020 in Research Articles

Hot time in the city: Urban lizards evolve heat tolerance

Faced with a gritty landscape of metal fences, concrete walls and asphalt pavement, city lizards in Puerto Rico rapidly and repeatedly evolved better tolerance for…

Updated : Feb 19, 2020 in Research Articles

Random gene pulsing generates patterns of life

A team of Cambridge scientists working on the intersection between biology and computation has found that random gene activity helps patterns form during development of…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Feature

Speakers announced for 2020 Experimental Biology meeting

Renowned scientists including Nobel laureates, research pioneers and celebrated educators will convene at the Experimental Biology (EB) 2020 meeting, to be held April 4–7 in…

Updated : Feb 12, 2020 in Research Articles

Study: Diet Makes a Difference in Fight Against Hospital-Acquired Infection

Popular diets low in carbs and high in fat and protein might be good for the waistline, but a new UNLV study shows that just…

Updated : Feb 04, 2020 in Research Articles

Argonne and Washington University scientists unravel mystery of photosynthesis

Plants have been harnessing the sun’s energy for hundreds of millions of years. Algae and photosynthetic bacteria have been doing the same for even longer,…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Immune systems not prepared for climate change

Researchers have for the first time found a connection between the immune systems of different bird species, and the various climatic conditions in which they…

Updated : Jan 24, 2020 in Announcement

Media alert: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2020

Reporters are invited to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), to be held April 22-26, 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland, just 30 minutes from downtown…

Updated : Jan 09, 2020 in Research Articles

Harnessing Biology and Technology to Develop New Depression Treatments – Update from Harvard Review of Psychiatry

January 9, 2020 – New research into the biology of depression, along with new and evolving technologies, provides the basis for developing the next generation…

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Research Tip Sheet

Science Snapshots From Berkeley Lab

Unique Cancer Drug Discovered With Help From Advanced Light Source Begins Historical Clinical Trial By Aliyah Kovner An investigational cancer drug that targets tumors caused…

Updated : Dec 18, 2019 in Feature

The Ant, the Woodpecker, and the 3-D Printer: A Tale of Interdepartmental Collaboration

Robert Warren, associate professor of biology, was devoting 40 to 50 hours a week building wooden nests in his home workshop to study ant behavior, termites,…

Updated : Dec 18, 2019 in Research Articles

75 million-year-old sea turtle fossil discovery is a new genus and species that sheds light on the evolution of its modern relatives

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Paleontologists in Alabama have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of fossil sea turtle that may fill an important…

Updated : Dec 16, 2019 in Research Articles

Hard as a rock? Maybe not, say bacteria that help form soil

MADISON, Wis. — Research published this week by University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists shows how bacteria can degrade solid bedrock, jump-starting a long process of alteration…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Feature

Research at Argonne’s Advanced Photo Source Leads to New Ebola Drug

Effective treatments for deadly diseases often depend on unlocking the mysteries of how proteins in our bodies behave. Research at U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)…

Updated : Dec 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Post doc interviews in the life sciences may promote bias

Post doc interviews in the Life Sciences are relatively unregulated compared to interviews for faculty positions. To find out if this lack of regulation promotes…

Updated : Nov 26, 2019 in Announcement

Two Rutgers Professors Named Fellows of AAAS

Two Rutgers professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year, an honor awarded to AAAS members…

Updated : Nov 20, 2019 in Research Articles

High school students’ data science contributions boost biomineralization research

Students often participate in internships and receive formal training in their chosen career fields during college, but some pursue professional development opportunities even earlier. Now…

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…