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Controlling Cardiac Scarring Could Help Heart Tissue Regenerate


The potential promise of targeting non-muscle cells in the heart responsible for cardiac scarring could lead to new treatments for heart disease, Virginia Tech researchers say in a review paper.
24-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

One Snake’s Prey Is Another Snake’s Poison: Scientists Pinpoint Genetics Behind Extreme Resistance


Joel McGlothlin’s team found that the ancestors of garter snakes gained toxin-resistant nerves almost 40 million years ago.
2-Jun-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chemical Analysis of Amazonian Fish Ear-Stones May Inform Conservation Efforts


Researchers describe the use of chemical analysis of ear-stones or “otoliths” to tease out details of a fish’s life story, potentially revealing the migratory routes and environments the fish encountered in its travels.
7-Jun-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Trial, Error of Viral Evolution: The Difference Between Fading Out, Pandemic

In a review article, researchers from Virginia Tech, Yale University, and the National Institutes of Health study viral evolution with the aim of finding knowledge that might help prevent disease.
23-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tuberculosis in Mongoose Driven by Social Communication Behavior


Mongoose use urine and anal gland secretions to communicate with other members of their species. However, in the mongoose, secretions from sick animals were found to be infected with the TB pathogen.
10-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Close Encounters Don't Tell Whole Story of Hunted Species in Amazon Ecosystems


Evidence of wildlife passage, such as tracks, scat, fur, and disturbed surroundings, is a more accurate tool for assessing wildlife conservation status than actual encounters with animals, according to an international team of scientists from six...
13-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

40-Million-Year-Old Fossils Indicate How Dinosaurs Grew From Hatchlings to Adults


Asilisaurus and living crocodilians grow similarly in that individuals of both species show marked differences in growth patterns.
5-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fralin Researchers Use New Technology to Sequence Mosquito Sex Chromosome


The new information about the Y chromosome will facilitate efforts to reduce female mosquitoes or create sterile males—strategies of interest to research teams across the world.
28-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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