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July 05, 2015
How the mammoth got its wool: Genetic changes are identified
Evolutionary change in a gene resurrected in the lab from the extinct woolly mammoth altered the gene's temperature sensitivity and likely was part of a suite of adaptations that allowed the mammoth to survive in harsh arctic environments, new research reveals.

Goldschmidt -- the world's major geochemistry conference, Prague, Aug. 16-21, 2015
Goldschmidt2015, the world's major geochemistry congress, is due to take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from Aug.

UK doctors to help shape the future of medical revalidation
A national team of health education and profession experts, led by researchers from Plymouth University and commissioned by the General Medical Council, are surveying the UK's doctors to evaluate medical revalidation.

Research breakthrough to treat girls-only epilepsy
An international team, led by a University of Adelaide genetics expert, has made a breakthrough discovery which is expected to help thousands of young girls worldwide who are suffering from a rare yet debilitating form of epilepsy.

'Bee soup' could help understand declines and test remedies
It may sound counter-intuitive, but crushing up bees into a 'DNA soup' could help conservationists understand and even reverse their decline -- according to University of East Anglia scientists.

Stronger action needed to transform the UK's energy system
An ambitious policy package is essential for the UK to transform its energy system to achieve the deep reductions in carbon emissions required to avoid dangerous climate change, according to research led by UCL scientists.

Universe's hidden supermassive black holes revealed
Astronomers have found evidence for a large population of hidden supermassive black holes in the universe.

Arthritis drug could be used to treat blood cancer sufferers
Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered that a common drug given to arthritis sufferers could also help to treat patients with blood cancers.
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