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Life Sciences - Palaeontology - 02.07.2020
New species of Ichthyosaur discovered in museum collection
Hauffiopteryx altera (Latin for different from ) has been identified as a new species of Ichthyosaurs by researchers from McGill University and the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart in Germany.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.07.2020

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 01.07.2020
Unit analyses causes of male infertility
Unit analyses causes of male infertility
In what is a great success for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Münster, the Clinical Research Unit "Male Germ Cells" will continue to receive funding - amounting to 5.7 million euros - from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Life Sciences - 01.07.2020
New Synthetic Biology Tools Unlock Complex Plant Engineering
New Synthetic Biology Tools Unlock Complex Plant Engineering
Researchers at JBEI have developed a new set of synthetic biology tools that could unlock advanced plant engineering.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.06.2020
Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington's and other diseases
Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington’s and other diseases
SAFB1 is an important protein controlling gene regulation in the brain and is similar in structure to other proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases of age. The team, from the University of Bristol's Translational Health Sciences , wanted to find out if this protein might be associated with certain neurodegenerative conditions.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.06.2020
Next-Generation Sequencing to provide Precision medicine for Rare Metabolic Disorders
Next-Generation Sequencing to provide Precision medicine for Rare Metabolic Disorders
Advances in next-generation-sequencing technology that allow researchers to look at billions of pieces of genetic information are changing the way a disease is diagnosed. Correct identification of changes in the human genetic code responsible for rare metabolic disorders provides scientists and physicians with fact-based guidelines for the treatment.

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 26.06.2020

Life Sciences - 26.06.2020
Bizarre saber-tooth predator from South America was no saber-tooth cat
Bizarre saber-tooth predator from South America was no saber-tooth cat
A new study led by researchers from the University of Bristol has shown that not all saber-tooths were fearsome predators. Saber-tooth cats, such as the North American species Smilodon fatalis , are among the most iconic fossil animals with a reputation for being fierce predators. However, saber-tooths came in all shapes and sizes and nearly a hundred different saber-tooths are known to science so far.

Life Sciences - Health - 25.06.2020
Handing over the keys at Früebüel
Handing over the keys at Früebüel
Despite the coronavirus lockdown, the renovation and extension of Früebüel research station in Walchwil (Canton of Zug) was completed nearly on schedule.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.06.2020
Human interactions with wild and farmed animals must change dramatically to reduce risk of another deadly pandemic
Compiled by a team of international wildlife and veterinary experts, a new study has identified seven routes by which pandemics could occur and 161 options for reducing the risk.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 25.06.2020

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 24.06.2020
’Dairy Brain’ project asks farmers to help create smarter dairies
A herd of Holsteins during a milking session at the Sunburst Dairy Farm in Belleville, Wisconsin. UW researchers are asking dairy farmers, producers and equipment manufacturers to integrate dairy data to help farmers make useful, real-time decisions. Photo: Bryce Richter Milk volume and composition; feed costs; market prices and weather; and cow health and genetics are just a few of the data streams swirling around dairies.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.06.2020
Dale Kaiser, founding member of Stanford’s Department of Biochemistry, dies at 92
Using a virus as an experimental system, Kaiser made fundamental discoveries that were instrumental in ushering in the era of recombinant DNA technology, often known as gene splicing.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.06.2020
Researchers use stem cells to model the immune response to COVID-19
Cities across the United States are opening back up, but we're still a long way from making the COVID-19 pandemic history.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.06.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 19.06.2020
Schwartz Named Head of Computational Biology Department
Multidisciplinary professor to succeed department's founder Martial Hebert, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science , has named Russell Schwartz the new head of the Computational Biology Department, effective July 1.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 19.06.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 18.06.2020
Sugar-Coating Disguise Allows for Coronavirus Infection
According to Mary Poppins, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. In the case of coronavirus, a cloak of sugar helps the virus infect.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.06.2020
What archaeological records can tell us about historic epidemics
Infectious diseases have been with us since our beginnings as a species. Professor Charlotte Roberts explains what the archaeological record reveals about epidemics throughout history - and the human response to them. The previous pandemics to which people often compare COVID-19 - the influenza pandemic of 1918 , the Black Death bubonic plague (1342-1353), the Justinian plague (541-542) - don't seem that long ago to archaeologists.

Life Sciences - Health - 16.06.2020
How does our brain trigger different sighs? New findings could provide answers
How does our brain trigger different sighs? New findings could provide answers
Share on: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn One group of neurons controls various types of sighing, but they receive their instructions from different areas of the brain depending on the reason for the sigh, according to a study scheduled to publish June 16 in the journal Cell Reports.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 15.06.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 15.06.2020
UCLA receives nearly $14 million from NIH to investigate gene therapy to combat HIV
UCLA researchers and colleagues have received a $13.65 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate and further develop an immunotherapy known as CAR T, which uses genetically modified stem cells to target and destroy HIV.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.06.2020

Life Sciences - 11.06.2020
How transcription factors recognize binding motifs on chromatin
How transcription factors recognize binding motifs on chromatin
In a video (5'35'') combining interviews and figures, the team behind the latest collaboration from the Thomä and Schübeler labs - Alicia Michael, Ralph Grand and Luke Isbel - explain how they developed an assay identifying where the preferable sites for the transcription factor-DNA binding motif on the nucleosome were, so that they could build transcription factor-nucleosome complexes.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 11.06.2020

Life Sciences - 10.06.2020
Discovery of the oldest Chinese work of art
Discovery of the oldest Chinese work of art
Carved from burnt bone, this miniature bird statuette is the oldest known Chinese work of art, according to an international team involving the CNRS, the universities of Bordeaux (France), Shandong (China), Bergen (Norway), and the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel).

Life Sciences - 10.06.2020
A Robot to Track and Film Flying Insects
A Robot to Track and Film Flying Insects
Flying insects have developed effective strategies for navigating in natural environments.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 10.06.2020
Potential treatment for Rett syndrome
An experimental cancer drug can extend the life of mice with Rett syndrome, a devastating genetic disorder that afflicts about one of every 10,000 to 15,000 girls within 6 to 18 months after birth, Yale researchers report June 10 in the journal Molecular Cell.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 09.06.2020
Rewiring plant reproduction for higher seed yields
Rewiring plant reproduction for higher seed yields
Exploiting quirks in plant reproduction could boost yields in two staple crops, sorghum and cowpea, for crop farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa (SA).

Health - Life Sciences - 08.06.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 05.06.2020
Microbiology offers relief for
Microbiology offers relief for "colicky" babies
Vanesa Rocha Martin is studying how bacteria can be used to treat infant colic. As part of her Pioneer Fellowship, she is now turning her findings into a first-line therapy with a proven effect.

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.06.2020

Life Sciences - Event - 05.06.2020

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 04.06.2020
Faces, Bodies, Spiders, and Radios: How the Brain Represents Visual Objects
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Health - Life Sciences - 04.06.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 04.06.2020
Heralding a new era in protein analytics
Heralding a new era in protein analytics
Systems biologist Paola Picotti receives this year's Rössler Prize for her groundbreaking work in the field of proteomics.

Life Sciences - Environment - 03.06.2020
On the trail of symbiont diversity
On the trail of symbiont diversity
Parasitic wasps act as biological weapons against aphids in pest control. With the help of symbionts, however, some aphids try to defend themselves against the attacks. The struggle between these insects is one of the specialities of Christoph Vorburger, head of the "Aquatic Ecology" department and evolutionary ecologist Nina Hafer-Hahmann, postdoc in the same department.

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.06.2020

Administration - Life Sciences - 02.06.2020

Life Sciences - Veterinary - 02.06.2020
Designing animal studies to improve research reproducibility and reduce animal use
At the invitation of the University of Bern, international experts worked out new recommendations for the design of animal studies. They encourage a paradigm shift to improve the reproducibility of scientific results and reduce animal numbers. Animal experiments are typically conducted under highly standardized laboratory conditions.

Life Sciences - Environment - 02.06.2020
Finding food security underwater
Our growing need for food poses one of the biggest threats to the environment. Stanford ocean and food security experts explain how the ocean could produce dramatically more food while driving sustainable economic growth.
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