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Article ID: 699093

Transgenic rice plants could help to neutralize HIV transmission

Iowa State University

An international research group, which included an ISU scientist, has proven that three proteins that can help prevent the spread of HIV can be expressed in transgenic rice plants. Using plants as a production platform could provide a cost-effective means of producing prophylactics, particularly in the developing world.

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Article ID: 698961

Study of Ancient Forefoot Joints Reveals Bipedalism in Hominins Emerged Early

Stony Brook University

In the first comprehensive study of the forefoot joints of ancient hominins, to be published online in PNAS, an international team of researchers conclude that adaptations for bipedal walking in primates occurred as early as 4.4 million years ago

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14-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698657

Study Finds Managed Waterways Are Not Isolated From Effects of Climate Change

Indiana University

A study led by researchers at Indiana University has found that human changes to rivers and streams in the United States and Canada do not isolate these natural resources from the effects of climate change.

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7-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698510

In a First, Scientists Precisely Measure How Synthetic Diamonds Grow

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Scientists have now observed for the first time how diamonds grow from seed at an atomic level, and discovered just how big the seeds need to be to kick the crystal growing process into overdrive.

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2-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698465

Discovery of Copper Band Shows Native Americans Engaged in Trade More Extensively Than Previously Thought

Binghamton University, State University of New York

A research team including Matthew Sanger, assistant professor of anthropology at Binghamton University, State University at New York, has found a copper band that indicates ancient Native Americans engaged in extensive trade networks spanning far greater distances than what has been previously thought.

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2-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698105

Switching Sides: The Betrayal of an Anti-Cancer Gene

Weizmann Institute of Science

Continuing his groundbreaking p53 studies, the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Prof. Moshe Oren has shown how cancer cells within the tumor microenvironment – in particular, within the fibroblasts – can “brainwash” the p53 gene into helping cancer spread, rather than fighting it.

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26-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697784

Warming Alters Predator-Prey Interactions in the Arctic

Washington University in St. Louis

Under warming conditions, arctic wolf spiders’ tastes in prey might be changing, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis, initiating a new cascade of food web interactions that could potentially alleviate some impacts of global warming.

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23-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697200

NUS researchers confine mature cells to turn them into stem cells

National University of Singapore

Research led by Professor G.V. Shivashankar of the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore and Italy’s IFOM has revealed that mature cells can be reprogrammed into redeployable stem cells without direct genetic modification – by confining them to a defined geometric space for an extended period of time.

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9-Jul-2018 11:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697178

Oxygen Levels on Early Earth Rose and Fell Several Times Before the Successful Great Oxidation Event

University of Washington

Earth’s oxygen levels rose and fell more than once hundreds of millions of years before the planetwide success of the Great Oxidation Event about 2.4 billion years ago, new research from the University of Washington shows.

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