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Tracking Down the Causes of Alzheimer's

4 hours ago − University of Basel
Genes are not only important for regular memory performance, but also for the development of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at the University of Basel now identified a specific group of genes that plays a central role in both processes. This group of molecules controls the concentration of calcium ions inside the cell. Their results appear in the current issue of the journal JAMA Psychiatry. …
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• Scientists See Motor Neurons 'Walking' in Real Time − 4 hours ago
• Seal Pups Listen for Long Distance Calls to Locate Their Mothers − 4 hours ago
• Animal Without Synapses Feeds by External Digestion Using Global, Local Cellular Control − 4 hours ago
• Scientists Discover Key Clues in Turtle Evolution − 4 hours ago
• Study Provides Insights into the Mechanisms of Fine-tuning of Wheat to Diverse Environments − 4 hours ago
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Meet Pentecopterus, a New Predator from the Prehistoric Seas

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Orangutan Females Prefer Cheek-padded Males

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The Timing of Sleep Just as Important as Quantity
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Ancient Hybridization Key to Domestic Dog's Origin, Wolf Conservation Efforts
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VIMS Reports Intense And Widespread Algal Blooms

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Microbial Diversity Insights Are Often Strongly Biased
Substantial methodological biases in soil fungal diversity were demonstrated by an Estonian-German research consortium (University of Tartu and EMBL). It turns out that even sophisticated and innovative approaches such…
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Cell Biology

VIMS Reports Intense And Widespread Algal Blooms


13 hours ago − Virginia Institute of Marine Science
• Texas A&M Team Finds Neuron Responsible for Alcoholism − 4 hours ago
• Scientists See Motor Neurons 'Walking' in Real Time − 4 hours ago
• Animal Without Synapses Feeds by External Digestion Using Global, Local Cellular Control − 4 hours ago
• Tracking Down the Causes of Alzheimer's − 4 hours ago
• Yeast Study Yields Insights into Cell-division Cycle − 13 hours ago
• The Timing of Sleep Just as Important as Quantity − Yesterday
 
Cancer, Oncology

FSU Researcher: Change in Environment Can Lead to Rapid Evolution


4 hours ago − Florida State University
• University of Toronto Biologists Identify Mechanisms of Embryonic Wound Repair − 2 days ago
• New Synthetic Tumor Environments Make Cancer Research More Realistic − 5 days ago
• Researchers Use DNA 'Clews' to Shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 Gene-editing Tool into Cells − 5 days ago
• The DNA Damage Response Goes Viral: A Way in for New Cancer Treatments − 5 days ago
• Research Identifies a Protein That Helps Determine the Fate of RNA − 5 days ago
• Circadian Genes Go to Sleep Every Day at the Periphery of the Nucleus − 5 days ago
 
Genetics

Study Provides Insights into the Mechanisms of Fine-tuning of Wheat to Diverse Environments


4 hours ago − Kansas State University
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• Yeast Study Yields Insights into Cell-division Cycle − 13 hours ago
• Deciphering the Olfactory Receptor Code − 2 days ago
• Neurobiology: Light-activated Learning − 5 days ago
• Bacterial Warfare − 6 days ago
• Botanists Conduct First Large-scale Genetic Study of Marijuana, Hemp − 6 days ago
 
Zoology

Aquatic Hunger Games: Archerfish Spit the Distance for Food


13 days ago − Wake Forest University
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• Rainbow of Glowing Corals Discovered in Depths of the Red Sea − 2 months ago
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Botany

Study Yields Insights into How Plant Cells Grow


5 months ago − Purdue University
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Entomology

Entomologists Sniff Out New Stink Bug to Help Soybean Farmers Control Damage


9 days ago − Texas A&M AgriLife Communications
• Brown Widow Spider Reported for the First Time in Tahiti − 8 days ago
• Beyond Royal Jelly: Study Identifies Plant Chemical That Determines a Honey Bee's Caste − 5 days ago
• How Do Ants Identify Different Members of Their Society? − 19 days ago
• Flowers Can Endanger Bees − 28 days ago
• Female Stink Bugs 'Select' the Color of Their Eggs − 1 months ago
 
Agriculture

Study Provides Insights into the Mechanisms of Fine-tuning of Wheat to Diverse Environments


4 hours ago − Kansas State University
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• Sequencing of Barley Genome Achieves New Milestone − 7 days ago
• A Community of Soil Bacteria Saves Plants from Root Rot − 7 days ago
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• Green Light of Hope to Overcome Striga-triggered Food Insecurity in Africa − 12 days ago
 
Paleontology, Fossil, Dinosaur

Meet Pentecopterus, a New Predator from the Prehistoric Seas


Yesterday − Yale University
• Fossil Specimen Reveals a New Species of Ancient River Dolphin to Smithsonian Scientists − Yesterday
• Scientists Discover Key Clues in Turtle Evolution − 4 hours ago
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• Pigments, Organelles Persist in Fossil Feathers − 6 days ago
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Ethology

Female Mice Do Not Avoid Mating with Unhealthy Males


5 months ago − University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna
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