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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:02:43 EST
'Jaws' may help humans grow new teeth, shark study suggests
A new insight into how sharks regenerate their teeth, which may pave the way for the development of therapies to help humans with tooth loss, has been discovered.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:43:04 EST
Same gene dictates size of two sensory brain areas
The discovery has implications for understanding how the human brain evolved and how it varies between people
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:43:01 EST
New method for bio-designing yeast could improve biofuel production
A new strain of yeast that could improve the efficiency of making fuel from cellulosic biomass such as switchgrass has been discovered by researchers. Both the yeast strain and the method of its design could help overcome a significant bottleneck in the biofuels pipeline — namely, that the powerful solvents so good at breaking down biomass also sometimes hinder the next critical step of the process, fermentation.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:42:13 EST
Long-term cancer surviors still need guidance about screening, side effects, lifestyle
Researchers have published an article that addresses the needs of cancer survivors who are at least nine years beyond an initial diagnosis. The Q &A article discusses how to better care for long-term survivors.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:42:05 EST
Paleontologists discover evidence of new types of dinosaurs in Idaho including Tyrannosaur ancestors
A team of paleontologists has identified several new types of dinosaurs from fossil evidence discovered in eastern Idaho, demonstrating the presence of a much more diverse group of theropods in the area than was previously known.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:09:15 EST
Rare beluga data show whales dive to maximize meals
As the Arctic continues to change due to rising temperatures, melting sea ice and human interest in developing oil and shipping routes, it's important to understand belugas' baseline behavior, argue the authors of a new article.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:09:12 EST
Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world's fastest growing economies, China and India.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:07:34 EST
Software optimized on Mira advances design of mini-proteins for medicines, materials
Scientists are using Mira to virtually design unique, artificial peptides, or short proteins. Peptides have the best properties of two different classes of medical drugs today and could enable future, peptide-based medicines with few side effects. As researchers begin to develop new peptides, they are optimizing their in-house software to test thousands of potential peptide structure designs in tandem, requiring a state-of-the-art supercomputer.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:05:25 EST
New nanotechnology detects biomarkers of cancer
Researchers have developed a new technology to detect disease biomarkers in the form of nucleic acids, the building blocks of all living organisms.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:05:23 EST
Study finds mechanism by which obesity promotes pancreatic and breast cancer
Investigators may have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of obesity to promote cancer progression. The study focused on the effects of obesity on pancreatic and breast cancer, since more than half of those diagnosed with such tumors are overweight or obese.
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