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Unsung gene is key to how antibodies develop, study finds

Researchers have discovered that an overlooked gene plays a major role in the development of antibodies, which help the immune system recognize and fight viruses including SARS-CoV-2, bacteria and other causes of infectious disease......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyDec 1st, 2021

Study: Female dolphins have a working clitoris, so they probably enjoy sex

"Every time we looked at the vaginas, it was like this giant clitoris staring us in the face." Enlarge / Sure, they look like they're just taking a friendly swim, but these two dolphins are actually aroused. A recent study found that f.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 22 min. ago

S.African lions, pumas contracted COVID from zoo workers: study

Big cats caged in zoos are at risk from catching COVID-19 from their keepers, a study said Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 53 min. ago

How a contagious cancer spread among clams

A contagious blood cancer jumped from one species of clam to another and spread among clams living in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, shows a study published today in eLife......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 53 min. ago

A giant panda"s gut bacteria help it remain chubby while on a bamboo diet

The giant panda feeds exclusively on fibrous bamboo, yet they still manage to stay chubby and healthy. In a study published January 18 in the journal Cell Reports, researchers reveal that shifts in the bear's gut microbiota in the season when nutriti.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 53 min. ago

Scientists prove that deadly gene has jumped from a harmless organism to a nasty pathogen

University of South Australia scientists have made a surprising discovery in the origins of an antibiotic-resistant gene previously thought to have been confined to Adelaide......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 53 min. ago

Talent in rural Cornwall "wasted" due to poor public transport and lack of internet access

The skills of talented people in living in rural Cornwall are being wasted because of poor public transport and lack of internet access, a new study warns......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 53 min. ago

Increase in marine heat waves threatens coastal habitats

Heat waves—like the one that blistered the Pacific Northwest last June—also occur underwater. A new study in Frontiers in Marine Science paints a worrisome picture of recent and projected trends in marine heat waves within the nation's largest.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 53 min. ago

Climate change threatens future Winter Olympics

Climate change will limit where the Winter Olympics can be held as winter changes across the Northern Hemisphere, according to a study by an international team of researchers led by the University of Waterloo......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 21 min. ago

Australian dragons" gender determined by epigenetic differences

A team of Australian geneticists has discovered the gene that determines the sex of dragon lizards works differently from the way sex genes work in other animals......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 21 min. ago

Pandemic disruption to PhD research is bad for society and the economy, but there are solutions

Every year thousands of students enroll in Ph.D. degrees at universities in New Zealand. The government funds their degrees because the advanced knowledge and innovations they develop benefit our economy and society......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 21 min. ago

Why are zebra mussels so sticky? Study may lead to new industrial coatings, medical adhesives

A water tank full of coin-sized invertebrates may not be the first thing you'd expect to see in a materials science and engineering research lab......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 21 min. ago

A sweet breakthrough: Scientists develop recyclable plastics based on sugars

Researchers from the University of Birmingham, U.K., and Duke University, U.S., have created a new family of polymers from sustainable sources that retain all of the qualities of common plastics, but are also degradable and mechanically recyclable......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Study finds national and international frameworks are imperative for implementing nature-based solutions in Asia

Recognized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the term "nature-based solutions" (NbS) refers to those that bring together human well-being, environmental sustainabil.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Fish stocks fluctuate with seawater temperature

Year-to-year fluctuations in seawater temperature are partly responsible for the much slower ups and downs in the abundance of marine fish stocks. This is the conclusion from a worldwide study by Wageningen University & Research, among others. Fish b.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Ozone pollution costs Asia billions in lost crops: study

Persistently high levels of ozone pollution in Asia are costing China, Japan and South Korea an estimated $63 billion annually in lost rice, wheat and maize crops, a new study says......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Fibril activity may be key to a better understanding of foot-and-mouth disease

The imaging of vanishingly tiny structures created by the foot-and-mouth disease virus could one day help scientists develop new treatments for infected animals......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Over 100 different species made this 2,200-year-old shipwreck home, study finds

Ship's ram from First Punic War serves as "ecological memory" of 2 millennia of underwater life. Enlarge / The ship's ram as it was found on the seabed off Sicily at a depth of nearly 90 m, covered in marine life. (credit: K. Egorov/SD.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Study nixes Mars life in meteorite found in Antarctica

A 4 billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists reported Thursday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 16th, 2022

To Study Navigation, Researchers Taught Six Goldfish How to Drive

Long-time Slashdot reader cusco shares a fish story from the Guardian. Apparently Israeli researchers created a robotic car and taught six fish to navigate it on land... First, the team, led by Prof Ronen Segev, created a watery tank on wheels tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022

One of the oldest human fossils just got older: study

One of the oldest known Homo sapiens fossils may be more than 35,000 years older than previously thought, according to a study on Wednesday that used volcanic ash to date the find......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022