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Life Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 16.07.2019
Evaluating the risks posed by synthetic biology
Last week, nearly 70 experts from around the world gathered at EPFL for a workshop on potential threats arising from synthetic biology.

Innovation / Technology - Life Sciences - 16.07.2019
Eighth CRISPR patent issued by U.S.; seven more soon to come
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded a new patent to the University of California (UC), University of Vienna, and Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier covering methods

Life Sciences - Health - 16.07.2019
What it’s like to be a neuroscientist
In the second of a series on what the lives of Stanford researchers actually look like, neuroscientist Miriam Goodman and four members of her lab talk about their paths to neuroscience, how they handle failures, and the hopes and joys that keep them coming back for more.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 09.07.2019
Finds Direct Oxidative Stress Damage Shortens Telomeres
The same sources thought to inflict oxidative stress on cells - pollution, diesel exhaust, smoking and obesity - also are associated with shorter telomeres, the protective tips on the ends of the chromosomal shoelace. A new study from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, published in Molecular Cell , provides the first smoking gun evidence that oxidative stress acts directly on telomeres to hasten cellular aging.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.07.2019
Major donation to accelerate neurodegenerative disease research at Imperial
Major donation to accelerate neurodegenerative disease research at Imperial
The £1.63M gift from Lily Safra and the Edmond J. Safra Foundation will support fellowships for rising stars in Parkinson's Disease research The Edmond and Lily Safra Fellowship will o

Life Sciences - 05.07.2019
Citizen scientists wanted to record sightings of mammals by waterways across the UK
Members of the public are being asked to record sightings of mammals by waterways across the UK, in an effort to help with future conservation efforts.

Innovation / Technology - Life Sciences - 02.07.2019
Seventh CRISPR patent awarded to Doudna/Charpentier team
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today issued a patent to the University of California (UC), the University of Vienna and French biologist Emmanuelle Charpentier covering methods of cleaving, modifying or targeting and binding DNA in a cell using a CRISPR protein-RNA complex.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.07.2019
X-Ray Studies Key in Study Relating to Immune System-Signaling Protein
X-Ray Studies Key in Study Relating to Immune System-Signaling Protein
A  study published May 22   notes the role of X-ray experiments at Berkeley Lab's  Advanced Light Source  (ALS) in detailing the structure of a grouping of amino acids that are part of an important signaling protein.

Life Sciences - 02.07.2019
Conducting field research in Belize
Adrianne Wilson spent two weeks in Belize as the recipient of a grant from the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas.

Life Sciences - 01.07.2019
Scientists identify possible source of the 'Uncanny Valley' in the brain
Scientists identify possible source of the ’Uncanny Valley’ in the brain
For a neuroscientist, the 'Uncanny Valley' is an interesting phenomenon Fabian Grabenhorst Sign up to receive our weekly research email Our selection of the week's biggest research news and features direct to your inbox from the University of Cambridge.

Life Sciences - 01.07.2019
Uncovering the Mysteries of Birdsong
Two Honors Awarded to Constance Scharff, Professor at the Institute of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin No 201/2019 from Jul 01, 2019 The neuroethologist Constance Scharff, professor at Freie Universität Berlin, has been distinguished with two important academic honors.

Life Sciences - Health - 26.06.2019
Ancient DNA helps scientists study human evolution: ’It’s like a time capsule’
Archaeologists learn about the past by piecing together artifacts from material culture: the tools, artwork and architecture left behind that tell us how ancient humans lived. But imagine being able to study their DNA, to learn about how different groups of people were related to each other, where they came from or even what kinds of diseases they had? The concept of recovering DNA from ancient bones, especially those of humans and our evolutionary relatives, is still relatively new.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 26.06.2019
Family trauma increases likeliness of youth homelessness
Each year, more than four million young people in the United States experience some form of homelessness.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 26.06.2019
Molecular Switch for Better Biofuels
A field of sorghum, a grain that is often used as a biomass crop for production of ethanol and butanol.

Life Sciences - Physics - 26.06.2019
A Frog Worth Kissing: Natural Defense Against Red Tide Toxin Found in Bullfrogs
A photo illustration showing the atomic structures of saxiphilin and saxitoxin, a red tide algal bloom, and an American bullfrog (R.

Life Sciences - 26.06.2019

Life Sciences - Music - 26.06.2019
Translating proteins into music, and back
Translating proteins into music, and back
By turning molecular structures into sounds, researchers gain insight into protein structures and create new variations.

Innovation / Technology - Life Sciences - 25.06.2019
Patent office renews dispute over patent rights to CRISPR-Cas9
Schematic representation of the CRISPR-Cas9 system. The Cas9 enzyme (orange) cuts the DNA (blue) in the location selected by the RNA (red).

Psychology - Life Sciences - 25.06.2019

Life Sciences - 25.06.2019
Research excellence in natural sciences and life sciences
Research excellence in natural sciences and life sciences
06/25/2019 The 2019 Nature Index is an indicator of the high-quality research output in natural sciences and life sciences at the University of Würzburg which ranks 69th internationally and 4th in Germany.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.06.2019
Monarch butterflies bred in captivity may lose ability to migrate
Monarch butterflies purchased from a commercial breeder did not fly in a southward direction, even in offspring raised outdoors, in a new study conducted by scientists at the University of Chicago. Wild-caught monarchs bred indoors under simulated outdoor conditions also did not orient south, suggesting that captive breeding disrupts the monarch's famous annual migratory behavior.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.06.2019
Explores role of metabolism in immune cell behavior
What makes healthy cells change and become dysfunctional to the point of causing disease? In addition to a disruption in genes that regulate cells, there is another factor in cell misbehavior that involves metabolism, say Yale researchers.

Life Sciences - 21.06.2019
Couple introduces Berkeley falcons to the world, one post at a time
Berkeley Ph.D. student Sean Peterson and biologist Lynn Schofield - with their baby, Vireo Schofield-Peterson - find joy in sharing Berkeley's falcon family with the public.

Life Sciences - 21.06.2019
UQ extends #1 Nature ranking run
The University of Queensland is number one in Australia in the Nature Index of high-quality research outputs, maintaining the coveted position in the annual table.

Life Sciences - Environment - 19.06.2019
Berkeley Lab Celebrates the Integrative Genomics Building
Biosciences Area Associate Lab Director Mary Maxon caps off the Integrative Genomics Building dedication festivities by leading the ceremonial "snipping" of a double-helix-inspired ribbon.

Life Sciences - Health - 19.06.2019
Synthetic biology roadmap could set research agenda for next 10 years
A new roadmap for synthetic biology could help to set research goals for improving food production, public health and the environment.

Life Sciences - Health - 19.06.2019
Scientists chart course toward a new world of synthetic biology
Synthetic or engineering biology involves genetically engineering not only yeast and bacteria but also plants, animals and humans.

Academic Rankings - Life Sciences - 19.06.2019

Life Sciences - Environment - 18.06.2019
First book published on fishes of the Salish Sea
First book published on fishes of the Salish Sea
The first book documenting all of the known species of fishes that live in the Salish Sea is now available.

Event - Life Sciences - 18.06.2019
Of octopuses and astrobiology: Conference talk speculates on cognition beyond Earth
Of octopuses and astrobiology: Conference talk speculates on cognition beyond Earth
Of the many papers and presentations scheduled for AbSciCon2019 , the conference on astrobiology and the search for life in space happening in Bellevue, Washington, the week of June 24, Dominic Sivit

Health - Life Sciences - 17.06.2019
IRB research provides new hope against bronchiolitis
IRB research provides new hope against bronchiolitis
A collaborative project between the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, affiliated to USI) and several other European and American research institutes provides new hope for the development of an efficient vaccine against human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (hRSV), which is responsible, in particular, for acute lung infections such as bronchiolitis in children.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 17.06.2019

Life Sciences - 17.06.2019
Researcher helps design tricky intelligence tasks for new TV gameshow
Researcher helps design tricky intelligence tasks for new TV gameshow
An imperial academic has helped to design fiendishly difficult tasks on a new television to test different aspects of human intelligence. Dr Adam Hampshire 's team, from the Department of Medicine, worked with the creators of TV show The Family Brain Games , to help design a series of games for the show, which airs this evening (Monday 17 June) at 8pm on BBC Two.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.06.2019

Life Sciences - 13.06.2019
Cell communication in the
Cell communication in the "fear network"
Guest contribution by Dr. Lena Goedecke, biologist in the research group of Prof. Hans-Christian Pape at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence It is the day of my PhD defense.

Life Sciences - 12.06.2019
New science museum in Ghent set to open its doors next year
New science museum in Ghent set to open its doors next year
In 2020, Ghent will be able to add another museum to an already impressive list. The brand-new Ghent University Museum (GUM) is located at the centre of the Ghent Botanical Garden, right around the corner from MSK Gent and S.M.A.K.

Life Sciences - 12.06.2019
Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism
Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism
By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.06.2019

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 11.06.2019

Health - Life Sciences - 11.06.2019
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