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Study highlights importance of not investigating exon splicing in isolation

A study published in the journal Function highlights the importance of not investigating exon splicing in isolation. Exon splicing is the process by which introns are removed from pre-mRNA and exons are spliced back together......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgNov 20th, 2023

Rise in sea urchins and related damage to kelp forests impacts Oregon"s gray whales and their food, study finds

A recent boom in the purple sea urchin population off the southern Oregon Coast appears to have had an indirect and negative impact on the gray whales that usually forage in the region, a new study shows......»»

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Seychelles: Floating baby corals can help save damaged reefs, says new study

The Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands stretches across a vast area of the western Indian Ocean. Each island is fringed by coral reefs......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News24 min. ago

Math discovery provides new method to study cell activity, aging

New mathematical tools revealing how quickly cell proteins break down are poised to uncover deeper insights into how we age, according to a recently published paper co-authored by a Mississippi State researcher and his colleagues from Harvard Medical.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News24 min. ago

Body lice may be bigger plague spreaders than previously thought

A new laboratory study suggests that human body lice are more efficient at transmitting Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague, than previously thought, supporting the possibility that they may have contributed to past pandemics......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News24 min. ago

California"s beaches are eroding: An expert explains how to save them

Southern California could lose many of its beaches in the coming decades. A recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey shows that up to two thirds of Southern California's beaches could disappear by 2100 if sea levels rise 3 to 6 feet, which accordin.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News24 min. ago

An endemic island falcon that plays

An unusual falcon species has been added to the growing list of animals that play. A study published in the Journal of Raptor Research explains that Striated Caracaras (Phalcoboenus australis) in the Falkland Islands like to interact with various obj.....»»

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Long-term ocean sampling in Narragansett Bay reveals plummeting plankton levels: Impact uncertain for local food web

University of Rhode Island (URI) researchers estimate that in Narragansett Bay, the level of tiny plantlike creatures called phytoplankton has dropped by half in the last half century, based on new analysis of a long-term time series study of the bay.....»»

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The first lithic study of level VI-B at the Mumba site in Tanzania reveals Middle Stone Age industry

Irene Solano Megías, a predoctoral researcher at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), has just published the first techno-typological study of the most ancient lithic industry of level VI-B at the Mumba rockshel.....»»

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Probing small molecule-RNA interactions by looking through the FOREST

A team of researchers has recently demonstrated the utility of employing a previously established screening system to probe the interactions between small molecules and RNA. Their study is published in Communications Chemistry......»»

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Homo sapiens facilitated establishment of Bonelli"s eagle in the Mediterranean 50,000 years ago, study finds

Spanish and Portuguese scientists have unraveled the ancestral history of one of the most iconic birds of prey in the current Iberian fauna, the Bonelli's eagle (Aquila fasciata). The work, published in the journal People and Nature, integrates evide.....»»

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Study decodes dimerization and antidepressant recognition at noradrenaline transporter

The noradrenaline transporter, also known as the norepinephrine transporter (NET), is a member of the monoamine transporters (MATs) family, which also includes serotonin transporter (SERT) and dopamine transporter (DAT). These transporters collective.....»»

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Genes provide hope for the survival of Arabia"s last big cat

The authors of a major study on the critically endangered Arabian leopard say that the release of captive bred animals carefully selected for their genes can make a significant contribution to the successful recovery of the dwindling wild population.....»»

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Landfill study shows flawed detection methods, higher methane emissions in Illinois, other states

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's method of detecting methane leaks at landfills is flawed, and emissions of this powerful heat-trapping gas are likely much higher than what is being reported, according to a new study analyzing landfills in.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 56 min. ago

Study shows alkyl-aromatic hybrid micelles can form from emergent umbrella-shaped molecules

Micelles assemble in water from amphiphilic molecules, composed of hydrophilic and hydrophobic frameworks. They can be found all around us, for example in soaps, detergents, and shampoos. Their main application is the water-solubilization of insolubl.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 56 min. ago

Legacy of Indigenous stewardship of camas dates back more than 3,500 years, study finds

An Oregon State University study has found evidence that Indigenous groups in the Pacific Northwest were intentionally harvesting edible camas bulbs at optimal stages of the plant's maturation as far back as 3,500 years ago......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 56 min. ago

NASA study provides new look at orbital debris, potential solutions

New data analysis indicates that NASA and its partners could have more cost-effective methods for dealing with the growing issue of orbital debris than previously thought......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 56 min. ago

Illegitimate interruptions reduce productivity in the workplace, finds study

A team of researchers from The University of Queensland has found employees experience more stress at work when interrupted with requests for unnecessary or unreasonable tasks......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 56 min. ago

Biologists travel with their mobile laboratory to study a wide range of mitochondrial functions in avian migration

For Wendy Hood and Geoffrey Hill in Biological Sciences, Andreas Kavazis in Kinesiology, and their team, Emma Rhodes, Paulo Mesquita, and Jeff Yap, traveling the country to unlock the mystery of mitochondria in migrating aviary species has allowed th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 56 min. ago

Is gig work compatible with employment status? Study finds reclassification benefits both workers and platforms

As California legal challenges to the treatment and classification of so-called gig work continues apace, a Massachusetts trial over the same issues touched off this week......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 24 min. ago

Study finds cloudy waters may drive African fish to develop bigger eyes

Variations in water quality can impact the development of the visual system of one species of African fish, suggests a new study......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 24 min. ago