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Genome editing in farm animals: Chickens and pigs with integrated genetic scissors

Researchers at the TUM have demonstrated a way to efficiently study molecular mechanisms of disease resistance or biomedical issues in farm animals. Researchers are now able to introduce specific gene mutations into a desired organ or even correct ex.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgApr 20th, 2021

Researchers speed identification of DNA regions that regulate gene expression

Scientists have developed a highly efficient method to address a major challenge in biology -- identifying the genetic 'switches' that regulate gene expression......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 41 min. ago

New map reveals genes that control the skeleton

New research has now mapped the unique genetic profile of the skeleton's 'master regulator' cells, known as osteocytes......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 41 min. ago

Novel CBD analog shows promising pain-halting effects in mice

Studies have shown that while CBD reduces pain sensation in animals, its ability to do so in humans is limited by low bioavailability, the extent to which the drug successfully reaches its site of action. Now, new research suggests this obstacle may.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 41 min. ago

Study describes new mechanism for terminating transcription of DNA into RNA in bacteria

A bacterial protein helps to stop transcription—the process of making RNA copies of DNA to carry out the functions of the cell—by causing the cellular machinery that transcribes the DNA to pause at the appropriate spots in the genome. The protein.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 41 min. ago

Massive molecular study uncovers clues to the evolution and diversification of essential plant family

The most comprehensive study of the family tree for legumes, the plant family that includes beans, soybeans, peanuts, and many other economically important crop plants, reveals a history of whole-genome duplications. The study also helps to uncover t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 41 min. ago

Animals laugh too, analysis of vocalization data suggests

Human laughter is common, but it's a somewhat mysterious part of our evolution. It's clear to evolutionary scholars that we laugh as a part of play, signaling our cooperation or friendliness. But how did laughter evolve? And are humans the only ones.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 41 min. ago

AI is ready to take on a massive healthcare challenge

Shortening the diagnostic journey and reducing the associated costs was, until recently, a moonshot challenge, but is now within reach. Technology and AI advances are combining to make genetic testing accessible. Einat Metzer.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Sharks Use the Earth’s Magnetic Field Like a Compass

Biologists have long believed that these animals rely on magnetic sensing to migrate across oceans. Someone finally figured out how to prove it......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

New study tracks large sharks during hurricanes

A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science tracked large sharks in Miami and The Bahamas to understand how these migratory animals respond to major storms, like hurricanes......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

More than one way for animals to survive climate change

As climate change continues to trigger the rise in temperature, increase drier conditions and shift precipitation patterns, adapting to new conditions will be critical for the long-term survival of most species. Researchers at the University of New H.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Comprehensive genetic analyses confirm four different giraffe species and seven subspecies

Visually, they are hardly distinguishable, but genetic analyses show: There are four distinct species of giraffe and seven subspecies. This result was obtained by an international team led by Prof. Dr. Axel Janke from the LOEWE Center for Translation.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

ESG Stock News- Solar Integrated Roofing (OTC: $SIRC) Announces Closing of Balance LLC Acquisition

Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC: SIRC) announce the closing of its acquisition of Balance, LLC, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firm Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTCMKTS:SIRC) EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 4, 2021 /EINPresswire.....»»

Category: cloudSource:  techienewsukRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

TeamGroup builds "ultra-durable" NVMe SSDs designed for Chia mining

We've been warned of potential storage shortages and price hikes as a result of Chia, which uses a proof of space and time model that allows miners to farm/earn the currency by allocating their unused disk space. Adata says it has prompted a 500% inc.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Researchers create leather-like material from silk proteins

Leather is an ever growing multi-billion dollar industry requiring more than 3.8 billion bovine animals—equal to one for every two people on earth—to sustain production each year. And while the products—clothing, shoes, furniture and more—can.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

‘Knowledge-as-a-service’ platform Lynk announces collaboration with UBS

Lynk announced today that its “knowledge-as-a-service” platform will be integrated into UBS’ investment process. The collaboration means the banking giant’s research analysts and institutional clients, including hedge funds, private equity fi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

“Knowledge-as-a-service” platform Lynk announces collaboration with UBS

Lynk announced today that its “knowledge-as-a-service” platform will be integrated into UBS’ investment process. The collaboration means the banking giant’s research analysts and institutional clients, including hedge funds, private equity fi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Researchers analyze the host origins of SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses

Coronavirus (CoVs) infection in animals and humans is not new. The earliest papers in the scientific literature of coronavirus infection date to 1966. However, prior to SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV-2, very little attention had been paid to corona.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Mendix Updates Low-Code Platform, Thoma Bravo Buys Proofpoint for $12.3B and More News

Thoma Bravo bets big on cybersecurity in Proofpoint buy, Salesforce introduces integrated learning with Salesforce Learning Paths and more news. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Pyrosomes: Enigmatic marine inhabitants with an important role in the Cabo Verde ecosystem

Pyrosomes, named after the Greek words for 'fire bodies' due their bright bioluminescence, are pelagic tunicates that spend their entire lives swimming in the open ocean. They are made up of many smaller animals, known as zooids, that sit together in.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Mangroves and seagrasses absorb microplastics

Mangroves and seagrasses grow in many places along the coasts of the world, and these 'blue forests' constitute an important environment for a large number of animals. Here, juvenile fish can hide until they are big enough to take care of themselves;.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021