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New RNA Molecules May Play a Role in Aging

Thomas Jefferson University

Using a new sequencing method, this class of previously invisible RNA molecules were found to be abundantly expressed.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Asthma, Cancer, Infectious Diseases, PLOS ONE,

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13-Nov-2019 4:15 PM EST
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A study warns about the ecological impact caused by sediment accumulation in river courses

Universitat de Barcelona

Insects, crustaceans and other water macroinvertebrates are more affected by the effect of sediment accumulation in river courses than the excess of nitrate in water environments, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Marine Science, Pollution, PLOS ONE,

Released:
13-Nov-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Ancient Egyptians Gathered Birds From the Wild for Sacrifice and Mummification
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Ancient Egyptians Gathered Birds From the Wild for Sacrifice and Mummification

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In ancient Egypt, Sacred Ibises were collected from their natural habitats to be ritually sacrificed, according to a study released November 13, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sally Wasef of Griffith University, Australia and colleagues.

Channels: Archaeology and Anthropology, Birds, Religion, Staff Picks, PLOS ONE, All Journal News,

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6-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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First look at thermostat wars suggests women may be losing these battles

Ohio State University

Your characterization of the thermostat war in your house is likely to depend at least in part on whether you’re a man or a woman. A new study taking a glimpse at these skirmishes offers the first known data on joint consumer decision-making around home temperatures and potential effects on energy use.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Gender Issues, In the Home, PLOS ONE,

Released:
12-Nov-2019 2:50 PM EST
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Songbirds Sing Species-Specific Songs

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The generation of species-specific singing in songbirds is associated with species-specific patterns of gene activity in brain regions called song nuclei, according to a study published November 12 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Kazuhiro Wada of Hokkaido University in Japan, and colleagues.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Birds, Genetics, Wildlife, PLOS ONE, All Journal News,

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5-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
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University of South Australia

Virtual reality (VR) could become the next big thing to complement sports training as new research from the University of South Australia shows how it can significantly improve players’ real-world sports skills.

Channels: All Journal News, Gaming, Sports, Technology, PLOS ONE,

Released:
11-Nov-2019 10:05 PM EST
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A Game-Changing Test for Prion, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Diseases is on the Horizon

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A new test agent can easily and efficiently detect the misfolded protein aggregates that cause devastating neurological diseases in blood samples. The technology could lead to early diagnosis of prion, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's diseases for the first time.

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Materials Science, Parkinson’s Disease, PLOS ONE, DOE Science News,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 11:00 AM EST
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Red deer are evolving to give birth earlier in a warming climate

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Red deer living on the Isle of Rum, on the west coast of Scotland, have been giving birth earlier and earlier since the 1980s, at a rate of about three days per decade.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Nature, Wildlife, Evolution and Darwin, PLOS ONE,

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6-Nov-2019 7:05 AM EST
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