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Why are there so many types of lizards?

Life Science News - 23 February 2018 - 9:18pm
Researchers have sequenced the complete genetic code -- the genome -- of several vertebrate species from Panama. They found that changes in genes involved in the interbrain (the site of the pineal gland and other endocrine glands), for color vision, hormones and the colorful dewlap that males bob to attract females, may contribute to the formation of boundaries between species. Genes regulating limb development also evolved especially quickly.
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Degradation of Marine Carbohydrates

Laboratory Journal - 23 February 2018 - 4:37pm
Enzymes play a decisive role in the degradation of marine algal biomass. Scientists from Greifswald and Bremen were able to prove this for the first time in extensive experiments. They discovered a completely new sub-family of biocatalysts in the sugar degradation in marine bacteria. Researchers from the Universities of Greifswald and Bremen and from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPIMM) in Bremen have published their results in the journal Nature Chemical Biology.
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Two-way communication is possible with a single quantum particle

Science News - 23 February 2018 - 4:00pm
One photon can transmit information in two directions at once.
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Tempur-Symphony Pillow Review

thesleepjudge.com - 23 February 2018 - 3:00pm
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Mutation explains why some people are more vulnerable to viral brain infection

Life Science News - 22 February 2018 - 11:14pm
Scientists identified mutations in a single gene that impair immunity to viruses in a region of the brain called the brain stem.
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New crystal structures reveal mysterious mechanism of gene regulation by the 'magic spot'

Life Science News - 22 February 2018 - 10:21pm
Using an innovative crystallization technique for studying 3D structures of gene transcription machinery, researchers revealed new insights into the long debated action of the 'magic spot' -- a molecule that controls gene expression in E. coli and many other bacteria when the bacteria are stressed. The study contributes to fundamental understanding of how bacteria adapt and survive under adverse conditions and provides clues about key processes that could be targeted in the search for new antibiotics.
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New mapping shows just how much fishing impacts the world’s seas

Science News - 22 February 2018 - 9:40pm
Industrial fishing now occurs across 55 percent of the world’s ocean area while only 34 percent of Earth’s land area is used for agriculture or grazing.
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Global Virome Project is hunting for more than 1 million unknown viruses

Science News - 22 February 2018 - 8:53pm
Scientists are searching for viruses lurking in animals that could threaten human health.
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DNA gets away: Scientists catch the rogue molecule that can trigger autoimmunity

Life Science News - 22 February 2018 - 8:51pm
A research team has discovered the process -- and filmed the actual moment -- that can change the body's response to a dying cell. Importantly, what they call the 'Great Escape' moment may one day prove to be the crucial trigger for autoimmune diseases like arthritis.
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In living color: Seeing cells from outside the body with synthetic bioluminescence

Life Science News - 22 February 2018 - 8:50pm
Glowing creatures like fireflies and jellyfish are captivating to look at but also a boon for science, as their bioluminescent molecules contribute to visualizing a host of biological processes. Now, scientists have supercharged these molecules, making them hundreds of times brighter in deep tissues and allowing for imaging of cells from outside the body. The bioengineered light source was used to track cancer cells in mice and brain-cell activity in monkeys, but its applications extend beyond the lab.
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Scientists gain new insight on how antibodies interact with widespread respiratory virus

Life Science News - 22 February 2018 - 8:50pm
Scientists have found and characterized the activity of four antibodies produced by the human immune system that target an important protein found in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to new research.
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Loops, loops, and more loops: This is how your DNA gets organized

Life Science News - 22 February 2018 - 8:50pm
A living cell is able to neatly package a big jumble of DNA into chromosomes while preparing for cell division. For over a century, scientists have been puzzled for decades on how the process works. Researchers now managed for the first time to isolate and film the process, and witnessed -- in real time -- how a single protein complex called condensin reels in DNA to extrude a loop.
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A look at the space between mouse brain cells

Life Science News - 22 February 2018 - 8:50pm
Between the brain's neurons and glial cells is a critical but understudied structure that's been called neuroscience's final frontier: the extracellular space. With a new imaging paradigm, scientists can now see into and study this complex fluid-filled matrix.
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Cave art suggests Neandertals were ancient humans’ mental equals

Science News - 22 February 2018 - 8:12pm
Ancient humans’ close relatives also created rock art and shell ornaments, studies assert.
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Sumo Lounge Omni Bean Bag Review

thesleepjudge.com - 22 February 2018 - 8:00pm
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The last wild horses aren’t truly wild

Science News - 22 February 2018 - 8:00pm
The ancestor of today’s domesticated horses remains a mystery after a new analysis of ancient horse DNA.
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DNA origami: Imaging individual flexible DNA 'building blocks' in 3-D

Life Science News - 22 February 2018 - 6:57pm
A team of researchers has generated 3-D images from 129 individual molecules of flexible DNA origami particles. Their work provides the first experimental verification of the theoretical model of DNA origami.
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