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Article ID: 713415

Scientists create new standard genome for heavily studied worm

Cornell University

A new Cornell University-led study finds that the genome for a widely researched worm, on which countless studies are based, was flawed. Now, a fresh genome sequence will set the record straight and improve the accuracy of future research.

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23-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713420

Revealing Viruses’ Hidden Influence

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists studying bacteria and other microbes didn’t anticipate their data would hold the key to studying viruses. But new techniques are allowing researchers from DOE's Joint Genome Institute to use this data to gain insights about viruses’ genes and their role in the environment.

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23-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713412

Cocktails with Cleopatra?

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

What kind of beer did the Pharaohs drink? In ancient times, beer was an important ingredient in people's daily diet. Great powers were attributed to beer in the ancient world

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23-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713409

Chimpanzees at the crossroads: Adapt to living outside protected areas

University of Kent

Research carried out into the impact of changes to chimpanzee habitats found they have adapted to human developments in a number of ways

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Article ID: 713395

Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage

Cornell University

One of the big issues with sustainable energy systems is how to store electricity that’s generated from wind, solar and waves. At present, no existing technology provides large-scale storage and energy retrieval for sustainable energy at a low financial and environmental cost. Engineered electroactive microbes could be part of the solution.

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23-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713401

Physical Activity Research Highlights from 2019 ACSM Annual Meeting

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for new health and fitness story ideas related to physical activity and chronic diseases, here is a selection of research that will be presented at ACSM's Annual Meeting beginning May 28 in Orlando, Florida. Contact Lisa Ramage to learn more about these topics or interview the ACSM researchers.

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Article ID: 713384

STAR Detector has a New Inner Core

Brookhaven National Laboratory

A newly installed upgrade of the STAR detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) gives nuclear physicists more particle tracks than ever to gain insight into the building blocks of matter and the force that bound them to form the visible matter of our world.

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23-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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