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Urban dogs are more fearful than their cousins from the country
University of Helsinki

Fearfulness is one of the most common behavioural disorders in dogs.

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Released: 27-Mar-2020 12:50 PM EDT
New feathered dinosaur was one of the last surviving raptors
University of Pennsylvania

A new feathered dinosaur that lived in New Mexico 67 million years ago is one of the last known surviving raptor species, according to a new publication in the journal Scientific Reports.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Moffitt Researchers Discover Novel Role of Specific Histone Deacetylase in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Moffitt Cancer Center

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center are trying to identify alternative strategies to treat non-small cell lung cancer. (NSCLC) In a new article published online in Scientific Reports, they highlight how targeting the histone deacetylase HDAC11 may be a novel therapeutic strategy for NSCLC.

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Released: 25-Mar-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Solving a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing, part two:
Iowa State University

Two Iowa State engineers, who announced the solution to a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing last fall, have followed up with more research results. The engineers say their new algorithm is more useful and just as fast as the one previously used.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 10:05 AM EDT
New study: Cannabis helps fight resistant bacteria
University of Southern Denmark

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have saved millions of lives from fatal infections world-wide. However, with time bacteria have developed mechanisms to escape the effects of antibiotics - they have become resistant.

Newswise: Teeth Serve as “Archive of Life,” New Research Finds
20-Mar-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Teeth Serve as “Archive of Life,” New Research Finds
New York University

Teeth constitute a permanent and faithful biological archive of the entirety of the individual’s life, from tooth formation to death, a team of researchers has found. Its work provides new evidence of the impact that events, such as reproduction and imprisonment, have on an organism.

Released: 24-Mar-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Study shows commonly used mouthwash could make saliva significantly more acidic
University of Plymouth

The first study looking at the effect of chlorhexidine mouthwash on the entire oral microbiome has found its use significantly increases the abundance of lactate-producing bacteria that lower saliva pH, and may increase the risk of tooth damage.

Newswise: Advanced “Super-Planckian” Material Exhibits LED-Like Light When Heated
Released: 24-Mar-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Advanced “Super-Planckian” Material Exhibits LED-Like Light When Heated
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Since the late 19th century, scientists have understood that, when heated, all materials emit light in a predictable spectrum of wavelengths. Research published this week in Nature Scientific Reports presents a material that emits light when heated that appears to exceed the limits set by that natural law.

17-Mar-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Shedding light on how much carbon tropical forests can absorb
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

New research sheds light on how much tropical forests’ ability to take up and store carbon differ between forests with high versus low species richness, aiming to enhance our ability to predict tropical ecosystems’ strength as global carbon sinks.

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Released: 17-Mar-2020 11:05 AM EDT
'Little Foot' skull reveals how this more than 3 million year old human ancestor lived
University of the Witwatersrand

High-resolution micro-CT scanning of the skull of the fossil specimen known as "Little Foot" has revealed some aspects of how this Australopithecus species used to live more than 3 million years ago.


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