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New Cell Atlas of COVID-19 Pathology Reveals How the Coronavirus “Wreaks Havoc in the Lungs

    Single-cell analysis of autopsy samples from COVID-19 patients shows how the lungs repeatedly tried, and failed, to repair themselves.Scient…

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New Discovery Shows Human Cells Can Write RNA Sequences Into DNA – Challenges Central Principle in B

    In a discovery that challenges long-held dogma in biology, researchers show that mammalian cells can convert RNA sequences back into DNA, a …

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Breakthrough Understanding of Limb and Organ Regeneration – Closer to the Development of Regenerativ

    A team of scientists led by James Godwin, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, has come a step closer to unraveling…

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Monitoring Species Condemned to Extinction May Help Conservationists Save Others As Global Temperatu

    Perfect Bush-crow and Swallow habitat in Ethiopia. Credit: Andrew BladonThe White-tailed Swallow, Hirundo megaensis, and Ethiopian Bush-crow…

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Deep Evolutionary Origins of the Human Smile in Ancient Ancestors

    Side and oral views of a virtual model of the ischnacanthid acanthodian jaw showing the tooth-rows and reconstruction of the tooth replaceme…

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Oxygen Control Hypothesis – Did Earth’s Early Rise in Oxygen Help Multicellular Life Evolve?

    Artist rendering of early Earth. Credit: NASAA new study is taking the air out of a hypothesis linking early Earth’s oxygenation to la…

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Review of DNA mixture interpretation methods helps assess reliability

    Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public DomainThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published "DNA Mixture Interpretation: A Sci…

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Study proves bits of DNA in seawater correlate to the weight of netted fish

    DNA bits in seawater samples drawn during New Jersey government fish trawls revealsrelative abundance of fish with a 70% match between the t…

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Flightless birds more common globally before human-driven extinctions

    Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public DomainThere would be at least four times as many flightless bird species on Earth today if it were not for human …

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What's killing killer whales? Orca report covering a decade of necropsies identifies threats

    A southern resident killer whale swims in the Salish Sea in 2018. An endangered species, this population of just over 70 individuals lives y…

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Mosquito populations booming in Texas after recent rains

    Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public DomainThat familiar buzz and bite are signs that mosquito season in Texas is here, according to a Texas A&M AgriL…

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New research on predator-prey relationships

    Credit: CC0 Public DomainOne of the reasons that prey species migrate is to avoid predators over long time scales, this ultimately has a pow…

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Mass of Human Chromosomes Measured for the First Time – Mysteriously Heavier Than Expected

    The spread of 46 human chromosomes measured using X-rays in the study, with color added. Credit: Archana Bhartiya et al/ Chromosome Research…

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Noise and Light Pollution Changes Which Species of Birds Visit Our Backyards

    Noise and light pollution can change which birds visit our backyards.A new study reports that birds across the continental U.S. tend to avoi…

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Scientists Uncover New Details of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Interactions with Human Cells

    The SARS-CoV-2 virus inserts itself into the membrane of a host human cell using a small part of its spike protein (yellow), called a fusion…

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Human African Sleeping Sickness: Sex Cells in Parasites Are Doing Their Own Thing

    Trypanosome cell during meiosis. Credit: Dr. Lori PeacockResearchers at the University of Bristol have discovered how microbes responsible f…

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Honey bee sting: Key aspect of bee defense against hornets

    Figure 1. (A) An A. cerana guard attempting to sting (yellow circle) a V. velutina worker that has already been naturally stung in its thora…

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Cells walk microscopic tightrope in new study of cell behavior

    Credit: Brian CamleyBy offering cells a microscopic "tightrope," Johns Hopkins University and Virginia Tech scientists have discovered a new…

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New marine scale worm species first to provide evidence of male dwarfism

    E. issunboushi. Credit: Toba AquariumIn the Kumano Sea, off the southeast coast of Japan, an evolutionary mystery lays in wait. Researchers …

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Scaled, armored or naked: How does the skin of fish evolve?

    Scaled skin of a chub (Squalius cephalus), naked skin of a catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and skin with bony armour of an armoured catfish (P…

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Scientists Use Earth to Understand Possible

    The Griqualand West Basin in the Northern Cape Province in South Africa contains sedimentary deposits that chronicle the epoch when oxygen b…

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Hunting for Alien Worlds: The Great Exoplane

    At various times in Earth’s history, our planet has been a “snowball”.(Image credit: MIT)At the 2012 Astrobiology Science Conference, Ast…

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'Water-Trapped' Worlds: Life Aroun

    This twilight photo, taken at Palmer Station in Antarctica, hints at what the melting edge of an ice-covered hemisphere might look like arou…

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Hunting for Alien Worlds (Part 2): Science o

    This chart compares the smallest known exoplanets, or planets orbiting outside the solar system, to our own planets Mars and Earth.(Image cr…

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Is Finally Hittin

    View of Jezero crater, as seen by the Ingenuity helicopter.With its helicopter babysitting duties all wrapped up, Perseverance can finally g…

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Beyond synthetic biology, synthetic ecology

    In a new Nature Communications study, researchers from BU's Microbiome Initiative discovered that providing microbial communities with …

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Waste Not: New Dipping Solution Turns the Wh

    After filleting, there are still lots of valuable and nutritious parts of the fish left, such as the backbones, heads and fins. By dipping t…

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Scientists Are Unlocking the Mysteries of an

    Big echidna energy.pelooyen/iStock via Getty ImagesMost of the time, an echidna’s penis is tucked safely inside its body, keeping itself cl…

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Scientists Have Identified a New ‘Chocolate

    The chocolate frog on a very green leaf.Stephen J. Richards/Australian Journal of ZoologyA little less than 12,000 years ago, rising sea lev…

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World’s Coral Reefs May Cease Calcifyi

    Dr. Kay Davis conducts a benthic survey on a flat reef at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia in December 2020. Below her, the coral…

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World’s Lakes Losing Oxygen Rapidly As

    Oxygen levels in the worlds temperate freshwater lakes are declining rapidlyfaster than in the oceansa trend driven largely by climate chang…

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Why Does the Sun Make Hair Lighter?

    svetikd/iStock via Getty ImagesSome people don't need to visit the salon to alter their hair color. After spending enough time in the s…

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Aphids may spit in a plant up to 20 times be

    To monitor aphid feeding behavior in great detail, a golden thread connected to recording devices was glued to its back with silver glue. Cr…

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Hive thinking: Beekeeping makes a buzz in Iv

    Honey is harvested only at night as the local bees are very aggressiveNight has just fallen in central Ivory Coast and the hour has come for…

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Potential new sunscreen is coral-safe and pr

    Credit: CC0 Public DomainA new study published in Scientific Reports has found that methylene blue, a century-old medicine, has the potentia…

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An almost complete extinct dwarf emu egg fou

    Emu egg purchased at the farmers' market in Mountain View, California. Credit: Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0A pair of researchers, one with …

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Food scientists aim to make plant-based prot

    David Julian McClements is a Distinguished Professor of Food Science at UMass Amherst. Credit: UMass AmherstAs meat-eating continues to incr…

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Common Antidepressant Medication Helps Fight

    UCLA researchers discover MAOIs could activate immune system to shrink various types of tumors.A class of drug called monoamine oxidase inhi…

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An omega-3 that’s poison for tumors

    So-called “good fatty acids” are essential for human health and much sought after by those who try to eat healthily. Among the O…

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Understanding the skin’s defense syste

    EAST LANSING, Mich. – It can be easy to forget that the human skin is an organ. It’s also the largest one and it’s exposed…

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Non-altered birth cord cells boost survival

    IMAGE: Ismail Hadisoebroto Dilogo, professor of medicine at Cipto Mangunkusumo Central Hospital-Universitas Indonesia, corresponding author…

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Salps fertilize the Southern Ocean more effe

    Experts at the Alfred Wegener Institute have, for the first time, experimentally measured the release of iron from the fecal pellets of kril…

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The First ‘Google Translate’ for

    Young elephant exhibits protective behavior towardhis younger sibling. Credit: AlamyWhen a male African savanna elephant folds his ears whil…

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Transcendence Happens All the Time

    Credit: CDC, Alissa Eckert, MSMI, Dan Higgins, MSM and Caleb A. Scharf (ASCII art).The ongoing coronavirus pandemic might not seem like an o…

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Frozen in Siberian Permafrost for 24,000 Yea

    The revived rotifer.A lone rotifer has awakened after spending the past 24,000 years in frozen hibernation. Scientists hope that further stu…

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Century-Old Textiles Woven from Fascinating

    The fruiting body of an agarikon fungus. Credit: Universal Images Group North America LLC, Deagostini and Alamy Stock PhotoBiofabrication co…

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