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Protective Molecule Sidelined in Models of ALS


Scientists have identified a naturally occurring molecule that has the potential for preserving sites of communication between nerves and muscles in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — as well as a molecule that interferes with this helpful...
18-Nov-2016 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Explore Gigantic Volcanic Eruptions That Caused Worldwide Mass Extinctions


A paper in Nature Communications confirms a major feature in the formation of large igneous provinces — massive worldwide volcanic eruptions that created incredibly high volumes of lava and triggered environmental catastrophes and mass extinctions...
15-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Virginal Tech, Cytimmune Sciences Create Cancer Therapy That Reduces Toxic Chemotherapy Effects


Virginia Tech scientists have developed a new cancer drug that uses gold nanoparticles created by the biotech firm CytImmune Sciences to deliver paclitaxel — a commonly used chemotherapy drug directly to a tumor.
14-Nov-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Species of Extremely Leggy Millipede Discovered in a Cave in California


The new millipede also has bizarre-looking mouthparts of a mysterious function, four legs that are modified into penises, a body covered in long silk-secreting hairs, and paired nozzles on each of its over 100 segments that squirt a defense chemical...
26-Oct-2016 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Professor, Graduate Student Unravel Mystery of Bacteria's Antibiotic Resistance


These latest findings represent the first detailed biochemical characterization of a flavoenzyme involved in antibiotic resistance.
7-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

International Scientists Join Forces to Put ‘Precision’ Focus on Neuroscience


For three days this week, Roanoke, Virginia, is the capital of the precision neuroscience world. The top minds of precision neuroscience are coming together in a think-tank setting to explore the challenges and promise of bringing personalized...
5-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals How Seabirds Dive Safely at High Speeds


Some species of seabirds plunge-dive at speeds greater than 50 miles per hour to surprise their prey. In the first study on the biomechanics of this diving behavior, researchers show how the birds pull of this feat safely.
5-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Different Tree Species Use the Same Genes to Adapt to Climate Change, Researchers Find


Large-scale analysis revealed that both pine and spruce use the same suite of 47 genes to adapt to geographic variation in temperature, and to appropriately time acquisition of cold hardiness – a trait that allows plants to tolerate the adverse...
22-Sep-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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