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Life Sciences - 21.08.2019
What do 'singing' fish have to do with heart disease...'
What do ’singing’ fish have to do with heart disease...’
Studying the fine structure of muscles used by fish to 'sing' to their mate could help researchers to better understand, and treat, heart conditions. A better understanding of how muscle fibres contract could bring new insights into heart conditions. To find out more, researchers from Imperial's NHLI have turned their focus to a humming fish.

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.08.2019
High-tech sustainable protection for key Australian crops
The application of a revolutionary alternative to chemical fungicides to protect Australia's $5 trillion global food and agribusiness sector is being spearheaded by researchers at The University of Queensland.

Life Sciences - 20.08.2019
Queen bees face increased chance of execution if they mate with two males rather than one
Queen bees face increased chance of execution if they mate with two males rather than one
Queen stingless bees face an increased risk of being executed by worker bees if they mate with two males rather than one, according to new research by the University of Sussex and the University of São Paulo. A colony may kill their queen because of the quality of offspring, according to the paper by Professor Francis Ratnieks, from the University of Sussex, along with colleagues Ayrton Vollet-Neto and Vera Imperatriz-Fonseca from the University of São Paulo, published in a leading evolutionary journal, the American Naturalist.

Life Sciences - Environment - 20.08.2019
Food security from oceans
Food security from oceans
Our growing need for food poses one of the biggest threats to the environment. Examining contributions from the ocean more closely can be key to addressing the challenge.

Innovation - Life Sciences - 20.08.2019
UC receives its 11th U.S. patent for CRISPR-Cas9
The University of California, the University of Vienna and Emmanuelle Charpentier received an 11 th U.S. patent involving CRISPR-Cas9, further expanding the reach of UC's patented technology relating to this revolutionary gene-editing tool.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 20.08.2019
New campus center poised to push the boundaries of genetic science
Recognizing that genomic research is at the forefront of modern biological investigation and underscoring UW-Madison's strong status in this rapidly evolving field have led to creation of a new campus center.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 19.08.2019
Getting Teens Hooked on STEM
Getting Teens Hooked on STEM
It's 1 p.m. on a sunny afternoon in July - smack dab in the middle of summer break - and a perfect 75 degrees outside; but Jonathan Park is laser-focused.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 16.08.2019
Berkeley Talks transcript: Take an intoxicating plants tour at UC Botanical Garden
Sal Levinson: I'm Sal Levinson - I'm a propagator at the UC Botanical Garden. I work in native propagation, I grow plants that we sell here, and I also do the butterfly tours here.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 16.08.2019
Explores ’concept of the ordinary’--100 words at a time
Prof. Lauren Berlant is a renowned thinker, one who has earned acclaim not only as a leading voice in the study of gender and sexuality, but as an incisive cultural critic.

Palaeontology - Life Sciences - 15.08.2019
Women don beards to highlight gender bias in science
Leslea Hlusko, a paleoanthropologist, with primate skull casts in Berkeley's Human Evolution Research Center.

Life Sciences - 15.08.2019
Single protein plays important dual shipping role in the brain
Just as a packaging breakdown can hamstring delivery of cables, switches and connectors to a house under construction, removing a protein from neurons can block the "shipment" of proteins to developing axons.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.08.2019
Major award for two Bernese medical projects
Major award for two Bernese medical projects
Prestigious grants from the USA go to two Bernese researchers: the biomedical scientists Marianna Kruithof-de Julio and Robert Rieben were the only researchers in Switzerland to receive a grant under

Life Sciences - 15.08.2019
Researchers dish up digital avocado
It's an ancient fruit, but the avocado has been brought into the new millennium with the publication of its draft genome, which may be the key to improvements in future crops.

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 13.08.2019
A Community-Driven Data Science System to Advance Microbiome Research
A Community-Driven Data Science System to Advance Microbiome Research
The National Microbiome Data Collaborative will develop an open-access framework for harnessing microbiome data to accelerate discoveries The National Microbiome Data Collaborative ( NMDC ), a new in

Life Sciences - 12.08.2019
Haskins builds bridges between scientists and educators at Summer Institute
Haskins builds bridges between scientists and educators at Summer Institute
From as far as Wyoming and as near as Connecticut, general education teachers, special education teachers, and school administrators came together in New Haven July 21-25 to learn about the latest de

Life Sciences - Environment - 12.08.2019
Searching for the ’hidden drivers’ of Florida’s rarest plants
Post-doctoral researcher Daniel Revillini is growing rare and endangered plants from seeds collected from Central Florida's imperiled Lake Wales Ridge. Photo: Evan Garcia/University of Miami Post-doctoral researcher Daniel Revillini is growing rare and endangered plants from seeds collected from Central Florida's imperiled Lake Wales Ridge.

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.08.2019
Rare Antelopes and Black Cats
Rare Antelopes and Black Cats
A Würzburg research group has documented numerous large mammals on Kilimanjaro with video traps. The protected areas of the mountain are enormously important for the biodiversity of this animal group.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 07.08.2019
Novartis stands behind Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi) for the treatment of children less than 2 years of age with spinal muscular atrophy
Basel, August 6, 2019 - Today the FDA released a statement addressing data integrity issues with the Biologics License Application (BLA) for Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi). First and foremost, we are fully confident in the safety, quality and efficacy of Zolgensma. The FDA supports the continued marketing and use of Zolgensma for patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) less than 2 years of age.

Life Sciences - 05.08.2019
New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts
New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts
Our research shows the huge potential of stem cells for one day becoming the first therapy for heart failure Johannes Bargehr Sign up to receive our weekly research email Our selection of the week's biggest Cambridge research news and features direct to your inbox from the University.

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.08.2019
Britain's foremost expert on bumble bees highlights the risks they face in new podcast
Britain’s foremost expert on bumble bees highlights the risks they face in new podcast
A biologist at the University of Sussex has revealed how his research into the impact of pesticides on bees came about as a result of suggestions made by members of the public.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 02.08.2019
Thinking faster than words
How people act and react to the world around them - through their spatial thinking - shapes how they think, Stanford psychologist Barbara Tversky says.

Life Sciences - Health - 31.07.2019
Protective protein not only guards against DNA damage, but could help better target fast-growing cancer cells
The discovery that an essential protein plays a protective role during cell division, could open the door to better targeted treatment of fast-growing cancer cells. Polo-like kinase (PLK1) was previously thought to have a major function - helping chromosome alignment during mitosis for cell division.

Environment - Life Sciences - 30.07.2019

Environment - Life Sciences - 30.07.2019
Buzzing with life
The ETH Zurich Zentrum and Hönggerberg campuses are not just the study and office spaces of the 30,000 members of ETH: they are also home to a variety of animals and plants.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.07.2019
$1.5 million awarded for dementia prevention study
Researchers have secured funding from the National Health Medical Research Council for a first-ever trial of both screening and intervention for obstructive sleep apnoea in older people at risk for dementia.

Life Sciences - Health - 29.07.2019
Personalized blood pressure management may aid stroke recovery
Personalized blood pressure management may aid stroke recovery
Post-stroke management - particularly the regulation of blood pressure - is crucial to achieve the best outcome for patients.

Life Sciences - Health - 29.07.2019
Thanks to science, parasite can have sex in mice, not just cats
Laura Knoll is a professor of medical microbiology in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Computer Science / Telecom - Life Sciences - 26.07.2019
How to make electrical muscle stimulation feel natural to virtual reality users
If there's one familiar sound whenever a volunteer tries out an interactive device that uses electrical muscle stimulation, it is probably laughter. Even for experienced users of the technology, the sensation of a machine controlling your body feels unnatural and strange. Something about the experience disrupts people's sense of agency-the feeling of being in control of one's actions-which could interfere with the technology's potential to improve learning and make virtual reality more realistic.

Life Sciences - 25.07.2019
Hidden genetic variations power evolutionary leaps
Laboratory populations that quietly amass 'cryptic' genetic variants are capable of surprising evolutionary leaps.

Life Sciences - Health - 24.07.2019
Plant virology and vector-transmitted disease experts join forces to help African farmers
Farmers in African countries who face failing harvests due to insect vector plant diseases are being helped through a new training programme set up by leading experts in plant virology and vector-transmitted diseases.

Innovation - Life Sciences - 23.07.2019
Newly granted CRISPR patents boost UC’s U.S. portfolio to 10
The bacterial enzyme Cas9 is the engine of RNA-programmed genome engineering in human cells. (UC Berkeley graphic by K. C.

Life Sciences - 23.07.2019
Veronica Hinman Appointed Head of Department of Biological Sciences
Veronica Hinman, an expert in the field of evolutionary and developmental biology and a member of the Carnegie Mellon University faculty since 2006, has been named head of the Department of Biological Sciences in the Mellon College of Science.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.07.2019
Scientists map our underappreciated 'little brain'
Scientists map our underappreciated ’little brain’
Scientists at UC Berkeley and Western University in Canada have used brain imaging to map the cerebellum, a formerly underappreciated neural region that contains the vast majority of the brain's neurons, hence its Latin moniker "little brain.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.07.2019
Vampire algae killer's genetic diversity poses threat to biofuels
Vampire algae killer’s genetic diversity poses threat to biofuels
Multiple species of pathogen challenge commercial algae production DNA sequences show what are likely different species, suggesting a much larger diversity in this family than we originally assumed. Blake Hovde LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 22, 2019-New DNA analysis has revealed surprising genetic diversity in a bacterium that poses a persistent threat to the algae biofuels industry.

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.07.2019
Studying the biodiversity of the Solomon Islands
Undergraduate students Anastasiya Plotnikova, Alia Giolitti, Alexis Cambridge, Peter Aronson, Kathryn Doolittle, and Daniela Hojda take notes about birds while in the Solomon Islands as part of a field research course in tropical ecology.

Life Sciences - Health - 18.07.2019
A rocky road to success for UQ researcher
Years of hard work have led Dr Alessandra Donato to the cusp of a discovery that could result in new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. After moving to Australia from Italy in 2013, she completed her PhD in Neuroscience in the Hilliard laboratory at the Queensland Brain Institute in March, 2019.

Environment - Life Sciences - 18.07.2019
Researchers solve the mystery of the disappearing jumbo squid
Stanford-led research identifies a perfect storm of warming waters and reduced food to blame in the collapse of the once lucrative jumbo squid fishery off Baja California. The culprit responsible for the decline of Mexico's once lucrative jumbo squid fishery has remained a mystery, until now. A new Stanford-led study published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science identifies shifting weather patterns and ocean conditions as among the reasons for the collapse, which spells trouble for the Gulf of California's marine ecosystems and fishery-dependent economies.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 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.

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