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Dolphins May Be Ideal Model For Studying Cervical Cancer

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A recent study of marine mammals by University of Florida aquatic animal health experts has revealed that dolphins may be the ideal model for studying cervical cancer in humans. "We discovered...

Ants recruited in war on cane toad

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Australian researchers have found a new way to control the dreaded cane toad: using cat food to attract vicious meat ants.

Scientists find donut-shaped structure of enzyme involved in energy metabolism

8 years ago from Science Daily

Using advanced X-radiation techniques, researchers were able to visualize one of these terminals inside of an enzyme that degrades proline, which is an amino acid that has a central role...

Chickens See Color Better Than Humans

8 years ago from Live Science

Chickens may have superior color vision compared to humans, a new study says.

Cell-cell interactions adapt to the stiffness of the environment

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The ability of tissue cells to stick to one another is critical for many physiological and pathological processes. But normal living cells need to do much more than just hold...

First Gene Mutations Linked to Stuttering

8 years ago from Science NOW

Researchers have pinpointed the first genetic mutations responsible for stuttering. The find links the condition,... [Read more]

Stress and trade-offs explain life's diversity: New Smithsonian model

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Plants and people alike face critical choices as they reproduce: to make a few big, well-provisioned seeds - or babies - or many small, poorly-provisioned ones. Different species make strikingly...

Attacking cancer cells with hydrogel nanoparticles

8 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers are using hydrogels -- less than 100 nanometers in size -- to sneak a particular type of small interfering RNA into cancer cells. Once in the cell the siRNA...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

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Study: Fog declines along California coast … Study identifies gene linked with ADHD … Mars Express begins Phobos flybys … Narcolepsy may be autoimmune disorder ... Health/Science news from UPI.

Narcolepsy may be autoimmune disorder

8 years ago from UPI

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Swiss scientists say they have identified immune molecules that target a natural protein in the body to produce narcolepsy in some individuals.

Tissue regeneration molecular path found

8 years ago from UPI

CINCINNATI, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've discovered a molecular pathway that can regenerate damaged kidney tissue.

Americans favor conservation, but few practice it

8 years ago from Science Daily

Most Americans like the idea of conservation, but few practice it in their everyday lives, according to the results of a national survey.

Red squirrels making a comeback

Red squirrels are returning to areas of Scotland where they have not been seen for years, according to campaigners.

Spray-On Glass Features Unique Protective Coating

8 years ago from Live Science

Liquid Glass provides an easy-clean coating hundreds of times thinner than a human hair.

New Transistors Mimic Human Brain's Synapses

8 years ago from Live Science

A new transistor could pave the way for increasingly efficient computer systems that "think" like humans.

In Pictures: healing plants

Scientists and the Samburu people of Kenya are working together to better understand and safeguard the region's naturally occurring medicinal plants.

Dual functional painkillers using ionic liquids

8 years ago from Chemistry World

Liquid aspirin could be possible using pharmaceutically active ionic liquids claim researchers in Northern Ireland

Scientists transplant nose of mosquito, advance fight against malaria

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Scientists at Vanderbilt and Yale universities have successfully transplanted most of the 'nose' of the mosquito that spreads malaria into frog eggs and fruit flies and are employing these surrogates...

Rare beetles found at Blakeney

Two species new to the county are discovered as part of 187 different varieties at the National Trust reserve in north Norfolk.

Travellers get farmer’s disease

8 years ago from Science Alert

In a recent study, ecotourism and adventure activities are giving travellers a disease that usually infects agricultural workers.

Tinnitus does not appear to be a highly inherited condition, study suggests

8 years ago from Science Daily

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, does not appear to be a highly inherited condition (i.e., does not pass frequently from parents to offspring), according to a new article.

Stem cells sabotage their own DNA to produce new tissues, new study suggests

8 years ago from Science Daily

Stem cells intentionally cut and then repair their own DNA as a mechanism of activating genes that promote the development of new tissues, according to new research. This is a...

Pegasus - A Load Of Horse Feathers?

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Pegasus - A Load Of Horse Feathers? Evolution proceeds by producing variants of a life-form which may, or may not, thrive in their current environment.  An interesting question arises: "In an...

Feature: Discovering the secrets of microbats

8 years ago from Science Alert

In an effort to understand this elusive species, researchers have enlisted members of the public to keep watch for microbats in their attics!

Little Fish, Big Science

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- The zebrafish population at Duke is about to boom. It turns out those puny, striped fish (they get their name honestly) that dart around many a household aquarium...

Observatory: Small Protection Zones Help Predators, Too

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Can a marine conservation zone help predatory birds as well as fish?

Protein study shows evolutionary link between plants, humans

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Inserting a human protein important in cancer development was able to revive dying plants, showing an evolutionary link between plants and humans and possibly making it easier to...

Euthanasia debates begin in Quebec City

8 years ago from CBC: Health

Quebec's national assembly hearings on euthanasia and the right to die with dignity debate begin Monday afternoon.