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UTEP researchers help bring biofriendly materials to drug design for neuro disorders
The contributions of researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso have yielded the first indication that carbon quantum dots, a class of nanoparticles, can be utilized to combat neurological disorders, according to a paper published in the journal Processes as part its special issue on protein biosynthesis and drug design and delivery. (2020-06-05)
Eat less and live a long healthy life? Study shows 'not in all cases'
The assumption that dietary restriction (and drugs that mimic its effects) will extend both lifespan and healthspan jointly has come under question, based on research involving 160 genetically distinct strains of fruit fly. (2020-06-04)
Sleep, death and ... the gut?
A new study finds a causal link between sleep deprivation and death. (2020-06-04)
Mothers ensure their offspring's success through epigenetics
Parents pass genes along to their offspring which equip them for their future life. (2020-06-04)
Gene discovery in fruit flies 'opens new doors' for hearing loss cure in elderly
Scientists at UCL have discovered sets of regulatory genes, which are responsible for maintaining healthy hearing. (2020-06-02)
NASA analyzes Gulf of Mexico's reborn tropical depression soaking potential
Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed that strong storms from a redeveloped tropical cyclone were soaking parts of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. (2020-06-02)
Anesthesia's effect on consciousness solved, settling century-old scientific debate
How does general anesthesia cause loss of consciousness? Despite its 175-year-history of use by the U.S. medical system, science has been unable to definitively answer that question, until now. (2020-05-29)
Bangladeshi eggplant farmers reap rewards via genetics
Farmers in Bangladesh achieved significantly higher yields and revenues by growing insect-resistant, genetically engineered eggplant, a new Cornell study has found. (2020-05-29)
Revealing how flies make decisions on the fly to survive
Many insects process visual information to make decisions about controlling their flying skills and movements- flies must decide whether to pursue prey, avoid a predator, maintain their flight trajectory or land based on their perceptions. (2020-05-28)
Scientists discover a gene to stay thin
An international team of researchers with the participation of IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences - reports the discovery of a thinness gene - ALK - conserved in evolution from flies to mice and importantly in very thin humans. (2020-05-28)
New view on how tissues flow in the embryo
Watching and measuring what happens in tissues inside the human embryo is currently not possible, and it's difficult to do in mammalian models. (2020-05-28)
Birds, bees and butter -- new study shows biodiversity critical for shea crop in Africa
A new study shows that shea yields are higher in more diverse habitats in sub-Saharan Africa, which has important implications for a crop that is typically harvested and sold by women in rural areas, and which helps finance education for children. (2020-05-26)
How a male fly knows when to make a move on a mate
Like people, fruit flies must decide when conditions are right to make a move on a mate. (2020-05-22)
Scientists identify gene linked to thinness that may help resist weight gain
In a study publishing May 21 in the journal Cell, researchers use a genetic database of more than 47,000 people in Estonia to identify a gene linked to thinness that may play a role in resisting weight gain in metabolically healthy thin people. (2020-05-21)
A clue as to why it's so hard to wake up on a cold winter's morning
Do you remember the challenge of waking up on winter's cold, dark days? (2020-05-21)
How to tune out common odors and focus on important ones
Quantitative biologists at CSHL have figured out how a fly brain learns to ignore overwhelmingly prevalent, mundane odors to focus on more important ones. (2020-05-11)
NTU Singapore scientists develop sustainable way to extract chitin from prawn shells
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a green way to create chitin, by using two forms of food waste - prawn shells and discarded fruit - and fermenting them. (2020-05-08)
Flies sleep when need arises to adapt to new situations
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that flies sleep more when they can't fly, possibly because sleeping helps them adapt to a challenging new situation. (2020-05-08)
Eliminating damaged germline cells preserves germline integrity
Researchers from the University of Tsukuba discovered that the transcription factor Myc plays a central role in the elimination of damaged germline cells. (2020-05-07)
A role reversal for the function of certain circadian network neurons
A newly published study in Current Biology reveals surprising findings about the function of circadian network neurons that undergo daily structural change. (2020-05-07)
Study finds 'volume dial' for turning neural communication up or down
MIT neuroscientists find that the protein Synaptotagmin 7 limits the supply of neurotransmitter-containing vesicles for release at synapses. (2020-05-06)
New test could guarantee the perfect avocado
A technique for measuring the ripeness of avocados could reduce waste by up to 10% and help fulfil consumer demand for ready-to-eat fruit. (2020-05-05)
Predators help prey adapt to an uncertain future
What effect does extinction of species have on the evolution of surviving species? (2020-05-04)
Foraging Drosophila flies are open for new microbial partners
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology found that vinegar flies do not necessarily prefer yeasts from their natural environments, but were also attracted by yeasts found in a foreign habitat. (2020-05-04)
New insights into how genes control courtship and aggression
Fruit flies, like many animals, engage in a variety of courtship and fighting behaviors. (2020-04-28)
Not so sweet
Have you ever noticed how a bite of warm cherry pie fills your mouth with sweetness, but that same slice right out of the refrigerator isn't nearly as tempting? (2020-04-23)
Penn Engineers' 'nanocardboard' flyers could serve as martian atmospheric probes
Penn Engineers are suggesting a new way to explore the sky: tiny aircraft that weigh about as much as a fruit fly and have no moving parts. (2020-04-21)
Researchers identify link between obesity and sleep loss in worms
Can staying up late make you fat? Researchers found the opposite to be true when they studied sleep in worms: It's not the sleep loss that leads to obesity, but rather that excess weight can cause poor sleep. (2020-04-21)
Solving the puzzle of Mitchell disease
Researchers discovered that ACOX1 is involved in two distinct neurodegenerative disorders. (2020-04-16)
JUUL sales bounced back within weeks of self-imposed flavor ban
A new study finds JUUL sales recovered within weeks following a dip after the company withdrew some flavored products from stores, eventually surpassing sales from before the change as consumption shifted to the menthol/mint and tobacco flavors that remained on shelves. (2020-04-16)
Children's fruit drinks need clearer labels, finds NYU study
The labels of drinks marketed to kids do not help parents and other consumers differentiate among fruit juice and sugar-laden, artificially flavored drinks, finds research from NYU School of Global Public Health. (2020-04-16)
Clemson geneticists zeroing in on genes affecting life span
Trudy Mackay and Robert Anholt's latest research published in PLOS Biology quantified variation in life span in the fruit fly genome, providing valuable insights for understanding human disease and aging. (2020-04-14)
Fruit may mask taste of dark green vegetables in commercial baby foods
Commercially prepared baby foods that purport to be loaded with dark green vegetables are sweetened with fruit puree and often don't contain a high percentage of dark green vegetable content, according to a team of researchers. (2020-04-13)
Sweet as: The science of how diet can change the way sugar tastes
Researchers at the University of Sydney have discovered the basic science of how sweet taste perception is fine-tuned in response to different diets. (2020-04-09)
NASA sees tropical cyclone Irondro developing an eye
As Tropical Cyclone Irondro continues to move through the Southern Indian Ocean, NASA's Terra satellite saw the storm developing an eye as it continued to intensify. (2020-04-03)
Subtle flavors
Evolution is a tinkerer, not an engineer. 'Evolution does not produce novelties from scratch. (2020-04-02)
Tiny fly from Los Angeles has a taste for crushed invasive snails
As part of their project BioSCAN the scientists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (USA) have already discovered plenty of minute insects that are new to science, but they are still only guessing what the lifestyles of these species are. (2020-04-01)
Amyloid formation drives brain tissue loss in animal studies
Amyloid plaque formation directly causes brain tissue loss in animals, but a drug called lithium reduces the life shortening effects of this loss, shows a new study published today in eLife. (2020-03-31)
FSU research shows guppies help their brothers when it comes to the opposite se
In a new study published by a Florida State University team, researchers found that male Trinidadian guppies observe a form of nepotism when it comes to pursuing the opposite sex. (2020-03-26)
NASA find Herold a fading ex-tropical cyclone
Former Tropical Cyclone Herold is now a fading area of low-pressure in the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite provided forecasters with a visible image. (2020-03-20)
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