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Cold War nuclear bomb tests reveal true age of whale sharks
Atomic bomb tests conducted during the Cold War have helped scientists for the first time correctly determine the age of whale sharks. (2020-04-06)
Anterior insula activation restores prosocial behavior in animal model of opioid addiction
Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology have shown that chemogenetic activation of the anterior insula restores prosocial behavior in an animal model of opioid addiction and empathy. (2020-04-03)
Most people consider becoming vegetarian for their health
Researchers know that people are motivated to be vegetarian for different reasons -- the most common in western cultures being health, the environment and animal rights. (2020-04-02)
Elephant welfare can be assessed using two indicators
In two new studies, scientists from the University of Turku, Finland, have investigated how to measure stress in semi-captive working elephants. (2020-04-01)
The value of diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2: When, whom, what and how often to test?
New research published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, addresses the potential uses of two main types of tests SARS-CoV-2, nucleic acid amplification tests for viral RNA and antibody detection tests. (2020-03-28)
Copper boosts pig growth, and now we know why
Pigs have better feed conversion rates with copper in their diets, but until now, scientists didn't fully understand why. (2020-03-27)
A possible treatment for COVID-19 and an approach for developing others
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease is more transmissible, but has a lower mortality rate than its sibling, SARS-CoV, according to a review article published this week in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (2020-03-26)
eDNA provides researchers with 'more than meets the eye'
Researchers from Curtin University have used next generation DNA sequencing to learn more about the different species of plants, insects and animals present in the Pilbara and Perth regions of Western Australia. (2020-03-24)
Plants and animals aren't so different when it comes to climate
A new study reveals that plants and animals are remarkably similar in their responses to changing environmental conditions across the globe, which may help explain how they are distributed today and how they will respond to climate change in the future. (2020-03-24)
Building a better color vision test for animals
University of Cincinnati biologists modified simple electronics to create a color vision test for fiddler crabs and other animals. (2020-03-19)
Study by international team of scientists investigates evolution during Cambrian Explosion
A new study by an international team of scientists has revealed the developmental and evolutionary mechanisms underlying the origin of a major phylum. (2020-03-19)
Composite metal foams take the heat, move closer to widespread applications
Engineering researchers have demonstrated that composite metal foams (CMFs) can pass so-called 'simulated pool fire testing' with flying colors, moving the material closer to use in applications such as packaging and transportation of hazardous materials. (2020-03-19)
Careless cancer cells may be susceptible to future drugs
Could the ability of cancer cells to quickly alter their genome be used as a weapon against malignant tumors? (2020-03-11)
Older women with breast cancer may benefit from genetic testing, study suggests
About 1 in 40 postmenopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 65 have cancer-associated mutations in their BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, according to a Stanford-led study of more than 4,500 participants in the long-running Women's Health Initiative. (2020-03-10)
Producing human tissue in space
The University of Zurich has sent adult human stem cells to the International Space Station (ISS). (2020-03-07)
New platform for cancer diagnostics and drug testing
Parts of tumor tissue, which is normally discarded in cancer surgery, bear information about the disease. (2020-03-04)
Cell-based test shows potential to predict which drugs and chemicals cause birth defects
EPA's ToxCast TM program evaluated the developmental toxicity risk of 1,065 compounds using Stemina Biomarker Discovery's human cell-based devTOX quickPredict test (devTOXqP). (2020-03-03)
Mayo researchers recommend all women with breast cancer diagnosis under age 66
A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic published this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that all women with a breast cancer diagnosis under the age of 66 be offered germline genetic testing to determine if they have a gene mutation known to increase the risk of developing other cancers and cancers among blood relatives. (2020-03-02)
Gene loss more important in animal kingdom evolution than previously thought
Scientists have shown that some key points of animal evolution -- like the ones leading to humans or insects -- were associated with a large loss of genes in the genome. (2020-02-27)
Extinction resistance, not speciation, shaped ecologically diverse modern marine fauna
Ecologically diverse clades came to dominate the modern oceans because they were better buffered against the successive mass extinctions events which reshaped marine animals over evolutionary time -- not because of their higher rates of speciation, according to a new study. (2020-02-27)
Tel Aviv University researchers discover unique non-oxygen breathing animal
Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have discovered a non-oxygen breathing animal. (2020-02-25)
Breaking the temperature barrier in small-scale materials testing
Researchers have demonstrated a new method for testing microscopic aeronautical materials at ultra-high temperatures. (2020-02-25)
New method gives glaucoma researchers control over eye pressure
Neuroscientists have developed a new method that permits continuous regulation of eye pressure without damage, becoming the first to definitively prove pressure in the eye is sufficient to cause and explain glaucoma. (2020-02-24)
Antidepressant harms baby neurons in lab-grown 'mini-brains'
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have demonstrated the use of stem-cell-derived 'mini-brains' to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain. (2020-02-21)
New torula yeast product as digestible as fish meal in weanling pig diets
Starting weanling pigs off with the right diet can make all the difference for the health and productivity of the animal. (2020-02-21)
Antibiotics in animals: More research urgently needed
Resistance to antibiotics has been declared a global health emergency -- and it's not just humans who are impacted by this public health crisis. (2020-02-21)
New type of heart valve may be the only replacement a child needs
Current prosthetic heart valves for children with congenital heart disease are fixed in size, requiring repeated open-heart surgeries during childhood to replace the valve with a larger version. (2020-02-19)
Receiving the news of Down syndrome in the era of prenatal testing
Most of the mothers of a child with Down Syndrome born in the Netherlands between 2010-16 have consciously chosen not to have prenatal testing. (2020-02-19)
Parents from lower-income families less likely to say child's water supply is safe
Parents from lower-income families are less likely to describe their home tap water as safe, say their water has been tested or feel confident in the quality of drinking fountain water at their child's school compared with higher income peers, a new national poll suggests. (2020-02-17)
Testing during studying improves memory and inference
A new study by the Human Memory and Cognition Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, led by psychology professor Aaron Benjamin, has found that learning by testing yourself improves your ability to make inferences about the subject matter as compared to rote restudy. (2020-02-17)
New Brazilian study describes neural inflammatory processes in lab-developed human cells
Astrocytes are neural cells with many important functions in the nervous system. (2020-02-13)
Pea instead of soy in animal feed
By far the largest proportion of soybeans grown worldwide is used for animal feed. (2020-02-12)
Study: One-third of plant and animal species could be gone in 50 years
University of Arizona researchers studied recent extinctions from climate change to estimate the loss of plant and animal species by 2070. (2020-02-12)
Alarmingly low rates of HIV testing among at-risk teenage boys
The majority of teenage boys most at risk for developing HIV are not being tested for the disease, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. (2020-02-11)
Human textiles to repair blood vessels
As the leading cause of mortality worldwide, cardiovascular diseases claim over 17 million lives each year, according to World Health Organization estimates. (2020-02-10)
Even after death, animals are important in ecosystems
Animal carcasses play an important role in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. (2020-01-22)
Scientists show we don't need horses to treat diphtheria
A project taking the first steps towards ending the use of horses to treat diphtheria has succeeded. (2020-01-21)
Engagement and education key to changing attitudes towards virginity testing
Virginity testing is a complex, culturally mediated practice that is poorly understood by Western clinicians. (2020-01-21)
Parrots collaborate with invisible partners
New study shows that peach-fronted conures have a surprisingly advanced talent for collaboration when it comes to finding food. (2020-01-20)
Including irregular time intervals improves animal movement studies
Studies of animal movement and behavior--including those addressing disease spread and animal conservation--should monitor animals at both regular and irregular time points to improve understanding of animal movement behavior, according to a new study by Penn State statisticians. (2020-01-14)
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