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Once tasty Blue Apron is now a penny-stock

28 min ago from CBSNews - Science

Online meal-kit delivery service has seen its value plunge 90 percent since a 2017 IPO

Intracellular biologics drug delivery start-up Entrada launches with $59 million

57 min ago from C&EN

Firm is latest with plans to deliver proteins and nucleic acids inside cells using special peptides

Scientists develop method to visualize a genetic mutation

58 min ago from Science Daily

A team of scientists has developed a method that yields, for the first time, visualization of a gene amplifications and deletions known as copy number variants in single cells. Significantly...

Uncovering a key mechanism in assembly of Avian Sarcoma Virus, a relative of HIV-1

58 min ago from Science Daily

Researchers used NMR to detail how the matrix domain of the Avian Sarcoma Virus Gag protein binds to certain phospholipids. These phospholipids are vital for Gag protein binding to the...

Gender separation affects sense of smell

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Olfactory sensory receptors in mice change as a function of exposure to odors emitted from members of the opposite sex, researchers have discovered.

Using CRISPR technology for conditional gene regulation

1 hour ago from Science Daily

CRISPR allows scientists to precisely target and edit DNA within living cells, which could help them correct anomalies that cause inherited diseases. A team has now developed a method to...

Genetic cause of ALS and frontotemporal dementia blocked by RNA-binding compound

1 hour ago from Science Daily

A new compound blocks the most common genetic cause of familial ALS and frontotemporal dementia. Results suggest that the target currently being pursued by many research groups may not actually...

Pathogen predicament: How bacteria propel themselves out of a tight spot

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Scientists have deciphered how some types of 'swimming' bacteria have evolved to be able to escape when trapped in small spaces. The discovery could pave the way to finding new...

Extraordinary 'faithful father' revealed by study of smooth guardian frog of Borneo

1 hour ago from Science Daily

New research shows the male smooth guardian frog is a kind of amphibian 'Mr. Mom.'

Neutron micelle measurements lend insights into improved drug delivery

2 hours ago from Physorg

Micelles are unique biological structures in that they are an assembly of molecules with properties that both attract and repel water. They form around other molecules to help them travel...

Experts identify 'tipping point' in tree disease outbreaks

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Experts have found a way to model disease progression and predict the 'tipping point' of a disease, providing early warning indicators that an epidemic is imminent and action needs to...

Dive-bombing for love: Male hummingbirds dazzle females with a highly synchronized display

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Male Broad-tailed Hummingbirds perform dramatic aerial courtship dives to impress females. In a new study, scientists have shown that diving males closely time key events to produce a burst of...

'A League of Their Own' director Penny Marshall dies at 75

4 hours ago from UPI

Penny Marshall, an actor whose career spanned five decades and included a titular role in 'Laverne & Shirley,' died at her home in California. She was 75.

Dive-bombing for love: Male hummingbirds dazzle females with a highly synchronized display

4 hours ago from Physorg

When it comes to flirting, animals know how to put on a show. In the bird world, males often go to great lengths to attract female attention, like peacocks shaking...

Scientists develop method to visualize a genetic mutation

4 hours ago from Physorg

A team of scientists has developed a method that yields, for the first time, visualization of a gene amplifications and deletions known as copy number variants in single cells.

Deciphering infanticide

5 hours ago from Science Daily

It may seem like one of the cruelest aspects of the natural world, but a new study is pinpointing the suite of factors, including the shape of the pup and...

Space Views of Penguin ‘Poo’ Yield Insights

5 hours ago from Science @ NASA

Using satellite observations of Antarctica to search for penguin guano (poo) may not sound like the most exciting research, but it’s providing scientists with unique insights on the Adélie penguin’s diet and the...

Broading the biodiversity catalogue of spider populations in the Iberian Peninsula

6 hours ago from Science Daily

The biodiversity catalogue of the Iberian Peninsula spiders is now adding the discovery of a dozen new species -- from seven different families -- that are mainly found in edaphic...

Sanders hints Trump may not force government shutdown over border wall

6 hours ago from UPI

The White House signaled Tuesday there's a possibility it will not force the government to shut down over President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

Seal pups across the UK are 'at risk from toxic chemicals'

Seal pups across the UK are "at risk" from man-made toxic chemicals present in their mothers' milk.

Discovery of novel mechanisms that cause migraines

7 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have demonstrated a new mechanism related to the onset of migraine. In fact, they found how a mutation, causes dysfunction in a protein which inhibits neuronal electrical activity, induces...

Watch: Florida trapper catches unusually large pig

7 hours ago from UPI

Wildlife trappers in Florida said they captured a "massive" hog that was so large that it looked like a bear in some photos.

Pathogen predicament: How bacteria propel themselves out of a tight spot

7 hours ago from Physorg

Scientists have deciphered how some types of "swimming" bacteria have evolved to be able to escape when trapped in small spaces.

Scientists gain insights into traffic cop function of gene expression protein

7 hours ago from Physorg

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered a crucial quality-control mechanism inside cells that, when it fails, might contribute to major diseases including cancers.

Research points to chemical and sensory cues that trigger infant-directed aggressive behavior in male mice

7 hours ago from Physorg

It may seem like one of the cruelest aspects of the natural world, but research has shown that infanticide is actually an instinctive behavior in many animals—and Catherine Dulac has...

Extraordinary 'faithful father' revealed by study of smooth guardian frog of Borneo

7 hours ago from Physorg

Stay-at-home dads might find their spirit animal in the smooth guardian frog of Borneo. A new pair of research papers authored by an investigator at the University of Kansas shows...

California farm expands E. coli recall to cauliflower, more lettuce types

8 hours ago from UPI

The California farm at the center of romaine lettuce E. coli contamination last month has expanded a recall to include more types of lettuce and cauliflower.

Wild get Koivu back but lose Dumba ahead of clash vs. Sharks

8 hours ago from UPI

On Monday, the Minnesota Wild got some good news on the injury front as well as bad news.