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Toxins from one bacterial species contribute to genetic diversity of others

A toxin produced by bacteria as a defense mechanism causes mutations in target bacteria that could help them survive, according to a study published today in eLife......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgFeb 23rd, 2021

Animals fake death for long periods to escape predators

Many animals feign death to try to escape their predators, with some individuals in prey species remaining motionless, if in danger, for extended lengths of time......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 16 min. ago

Genetic study uncovers hidden pieces of eye disease puzzle

Scientists have discovered DNA variations which could provide clues in the search for the origin of progressive eye disease keratoconus, which causes sight loss and can lead to corneal transplant......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News15 hr. 15 min. ago

Study explores link between forestry management and pesticides in aquatic species

Pesticides used in forestry may threaten species in downstream rivers and estuaries, but little is known about the extent to which this occurs. A new study by researchers at Portland State University found mussels, clams and oysters in watersheds alo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 43 min. ago

Wolf social group dynamics matter for infectious disease spread, models suggest

By modeling wolves in Yellowstone National Park, researchers have discovered that how a population is organized into social groups affects the spread of infectious diseases within the population. The findings may be applicable to any social species a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 15 min. ago

Mammal ancestors moved in their own unique way

The backbone is the Swiss Army Knife of mammal locomotion. It can function in all sorts of ways that allows living mammals to have remarkable diversity in their movements. They can run, swim, climb and fly all due, in part, to the extensive reorganiz.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 43 min. ago

Detection dogs help generate important data for research and conservation

The lists of Earth's endangered animals and plants are getting increasingly longer. But in order to stop this trend, we require more information. It is often difficult to find out exactly where the individual species can be found and how their popula.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 15 min. ago

New book reveals Charles Darwin"s cultural impact in unprecedented detail

The largest number of species named after a single person is often attributed to the German polymath and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt. The impressive list contains about 400 species and includes everything from penguins to perennials. But in a n.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 15 min. ago

RNA analysis unravels the cues for feline fertility and brings hope for endangered wild cats

Creating living embryos using artificial reproduction technologies provides a promising avenue to rescue mammalian species at risk of extinction. In order to grow in vitro a sufficient number of female gametes fit for fertilization, scientists have t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 15 min. ago

Rarest seal breeding site discovered

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown breeding site used by the world's rarest seal species......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Protein kinases significantly contribute to the immunodeficiency in HIV patients

A new study indicates that protein kinases, which initiate the process that erodes the body's immunity, significantly contribute to the immunodeficiency in HIV patients. Drugs that block these protein kinases may offer a solution to treating HIV pati.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Deciphering the genetics behind eating disorders

By analysing the genome of tens of thousand people, a team has discovering similarities between the genetic bases of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge-eating disorder, and those of psychiatric disorders. Eating disorders differ in their gene.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Scientists describe "hidden biodiversity crisis" as variation within species is lost

The rapid loss of variation within species is a hidden biodiversity crisis, according to a new study looking at how this variation supports essential ecological functions and the benefits nature provides for people. The study highlights the need to b.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Super-resolution RNA imaging in live cells

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is key to various fundamental biological processes. It transfers genetic information, translates it into proteins or supports gene regulation. To achieve a more detailed understanding of the precise functions it performs, resea.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Bacterial toxin is found in patients with urinary tract infections

A DNA-damaging bacterial toxin called colibactin is produced in patients with urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a new study......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

64 human genomes as new reference for global genetic diversity

20 years after the successful completion of the Human Genome Project', an international research group has now sequenced 64 human genomes at high resolution. This reference data includes individuals from around the world, better capturing the genetic.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

New exotic invasive snake is captured in Everglades National Park. It"s likely a released pet

Visitors hiking the Mahogany Hammock Trail in Everglades National Park earlier this month spotted an unfamiliar snake. It turned out to be a brand-new invasive species......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

A research group proposes six guidelines for managing the impacts of invasive species

Invasive alien species, defined as animals and plants that breed and disperse in a landscape beyond their native range, have negative environmental, social, and economic impacts. One example among many is the forage grass genus Brachiaria, originally.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Scientists describe "hidden biodiversity crisis" as variation within species is lost

The rapid loss of variation within species is a hidden biodiversity crisis, according to the authors of a new study looking at how this variation supports essential ecological functions and the benefits nature provides for people......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Optimally promoting biodiversity in agricultural landscapes

Due to modern agriculture, biodiversity across many species groups is in decline. Over the last three decades, attempts have been made to counteract this with agri-environmental schemes at various levels—from the national federal state to EU-wide p.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Hear from Uber, Facebook and Netflix about diversity, equity and inclusion at TC Sessions: Justice

Hear from Uber, Facebook and Netflix about diversity, equity and inclusion at TC Sessions: Justice.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021