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The Laws of Attraction: Pheromones Don’t Lie, Research in Fruit Flies Shows

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For the first time, scientists have shown that a female fruit fly’s pheromone signals can actually tell males how much energy her body has invested in egg production versus in storing away energy for her own survival. And it’s a signal that she can’t change in order to make herself more attractive.

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Young Victims of Cyberbullying Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide and Self-Harm, Study Finds

Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide than non-victims. While perpetrators of cyberbullying are also more likely to experience suicidal thoughts and behaviours, researchers say.

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Online Education Boosts Proper Use of Drugs That Prevent Blood Clots

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Results of a yearlong study funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) with more than 900 nurses at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suggest that well-designed online education can decrease the rate of nonadministration of prescribed and necessary doses of blood thinners to prevent potentially lethal blood clots in hospitalized patients.

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Compounds in Desert Creosote Bush Could Treat Giardia and “Brain-Eating” Amoeba Infections

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Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert plant common to the Southwestern United States, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against the protozoa responsible for giardia infections and an amoeba that causes an often-lethal form of encephalitis.

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New Technique Searches ‘Dark Genome’ for Disease Mutations

Researchers have developed a new methodology for identifying disease-causing genetic mutations in the non-coding region of the genome. This portion of the genome has remained uninterpretable until now.

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De-Jargonizing Program Helps Decode Science Speak

Science is fascinating to many, but sentences about research full of expert-level terms and descriptions can scare away even the most passionate audiences. Now, scientists have created a free, scientist-friendly “De-Jargonizer” they hope will make science and research accessible to the public.

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Northern Arizona University, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, Bruce Hungate, Ben Koch, human microbiome, colonizing opportunistic pathogens, Cops, Pathogens, Infectious Disease, Fungi, Protozoa, Virus, Bacteria

Scientists Urge Further Study of “the Beasts in All of us”—Colonizing Opportunistic Pathogens (COPs)

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A new paper published in PLOS Pathogens by a team of researchers comprised of Bruce Hungate and Ben Koch from Northern Arizona University; Lance Price from George Washington University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute; and Gregg Davis and Cindy Liu from George Washington University outlines the critical need for further research into the nature of colonizing opportunistic pathogens, or COPs.

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Exposure to Antimicrobials During Development May Cause Irreversible Outcomes

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have discovered that exposure to environmental levels of triclocarban (TCC), an antibacterial chemical common in personal care products like soaps and lotions as well as in the medical field, can transfer from mother to offspring and interfere with lipid metabolism.

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Scientists Link Cutting-Edge Biodiversity Genomics with Environmental Metadata Through New Public Database

Genomic Observatories Metadatabase Will Assist Scientists Aiming to Study the Impact of Global Challenges Across Life on Earth

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Trapdoor spiders crossed Indian Ocean to get to Australia

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An Australian trapdoor spider, which usually moves no further than a couple of metres from where it was hatched, must have travelled to Australia over the Indian Ocean from South Africa, University of Adelaide research has shown.







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