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Bat tick found for the first time in New Jersey

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

A tick species associated with bats has been reported for the first time in New Jersey and could pose health risks to people, pets and livestock, according to a new...

Cell-autonomous immunity shaped human evolution

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Every human cell harbors its own defenses against microbial invaders, relying on strategies that date back to some of the earliest events in the history of life, researchers report. Because...

National parks preserve more than species

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

National parks are safe havens for endangered and threatened species, but an analysis by data scientists finds parks and protected areas can preserve more than species.

New tracking technology will help fight rhino poaching in Namibia

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Interactive software that 'reads' and analyzes footprints left by black rhinoceroses can be used to monitor the movements of the animals in the wild, giving conservationists a new way to...

Insect Biodiversity Center to promote insect conservation, healthy ecosystems

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

A newly launched center at Penn State will create a focal point for the study and conservation of insects and the ecosystems with which they interact. The Insect Biodiversity Center brings together...

Modeling behaviors that spread disease

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

Whether it’s a cough or a handshake, one point of contact by an infected individual may be all it takes to spark an epidemic. The same can also be true...

New Tracking Technology Will Help Fight Rhino Poaching in Namibia

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

Interactive software that “reads” and analyzes footprints left by black rhinoceroses can be used to monitor the movements of the animals in the wild, giving conservationists a new way to...

More cats might be COVID-19 positive than first believed, study suggests

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

A newly published study looking at cats in Wuhan, where the first known outbreak of COVID-19 began, shows more cats might be contracting the disease than first believed.

Artificial intelligence aids gene activation discovery

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Scientists have long known that human genes are activated through instructions delivered by the precise order of our DNA. With the aid of artificial intelligence, researchers have solved a long-standing...

Escaped cat found after four days of hiding in airport

2 weeks ago from UPI

Wildlife rescuers were summoned to an airport in India to help capture a cat that escaped from its carrier during a flight and eluded security for four days.

Study shows Latin America twice as rich in plant species as tropical Africa

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Latin America is more than twice as rich in plant species as tropical Africa and is home to a third of the world's biodiversity, a new paper published today in...

Caffeine shot delivers wakeup call on antifungal drug resistance

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The management of fungal infections in plants and humans could be transformed by a breakthrough in understanding how fungi develop resistance to drugs.

New tracking technology will help fight rhino poaching in Namibia

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Interactive software that 'reads' and analyzes footprints left by black rhinoceroses can be used to monitor the movements of the animals in the wild, giving conservationists a new way to...

Prediction of protein disorder from amino acid sequence

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Structural disorder is vital for proteins' function in diverse biological processes. It is therefore highly desirable to be able to predict the degree of order and disorder from amino acid...

Undergrads creating antiviral treatment for COVID-19

2 weeks ago from Harvard Science

Six months into the global pandemic, there is still no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. A team of Harvard undergraduates is working to change that. Members of Harvard’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM)...

'Dune' trailer introduces Timothee Chalamet as hero

2 weeks ago from UPI

Warner Bros. released the trailer for director Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's "Dune" on Wednesday.

An evolutionary roll of the dice explains why we're not perfect

2 weeks ago from Physorg

If evolution selects for the fittest organisms, why do we still have imperfections? Scientists at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath investigating this question have found...

In ancient giant viruses lies the truth behind evolution of nucleus in eukaryotic cells

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Perhaps as far back as the history of research and philosophy goes, people have attempted to unearth how life on earth came to be. In the recent decades, with exponential...

Researchers solve decades old mitochondrial mystery that could lead to new disease treatments

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Penn Medicine researchers have solved a decades old mystery around a key molecule fueling the power plant of cells that could be exploited to find new ways to treat diseases,...

National parks preserve more than species

2 weeks ago from Physorg

National parks are safe havens for endangered and threatened species, but an analysis by Rice University data scientists finds parks and protected areas can preserve more than species.

Scientists discover new corals on most comprehensive deep-sea study of GBR

2 weeks ago from Physorg

For the first time, scientists have viewed the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, discovered five undescribed species consisting of black corals and sponges, and recorded Australia's...

New role of arginine metabolism in plant morphogenesis identified

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

A research team found that arginine metabolism has a vital role in regulating gametophore shoot formation in the moss Physcomitrium patens.

Machine learning aids gene activation discovery

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Scientists have long known that human genes spring into action through instructions delivered by the precise order of our DNA, directed by the four different types of individual links, or...

Mysterious cellular droplets come into focus

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The world inside the human cell has grown a bit more interesting in recent years as the role of a new biological structure became clearer.

Sampling the gut microbiome with an ingestible pill

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Gut microbes affect human health, but there is still much to learn, in part because they're not easy to collect. But researchers now report in ACS Nano that they have...

New role of arginine metabolism in plant morphogenesis identified

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Arginine metabolism works to make a plant body complex, according to new research by a collaborative team from Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems (ExCELLS), National Institute for...

More cats might be COVID-19 positive than first believed, study suggests

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A newly published study looking at cats in Wuhan, where the first known outbreak of COVID-19 began, shows more cats might be contracting the disease than first believed.

Northern Quebec wildlife officials rely on Cree to provide crucial data on wildlife

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The information collected from the 'Citizen Scientist' initiative will be used to help identify critical habitats, rare species, invasive species, as well as changes in population and migration of species...