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New species of fungus sticking out of beetles named after the COVID-19 quarantine
A comprehensive study on a group of unique ectoparasitic fungi associated with insects and other arthropods in Belgium and the Netherlands was published in the open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal MycoKeys. (2020-08-03)
An insect species can actively escape from the vents of predators via the digestive system
Some prey species can escape from inside a predator after a successful attack. (2020-08-03)
Study: Oriole hybridization is a dead end
A half-century of controversy over two popular bird species may have finally come to an end. (2020-08-03)
DNA metabarcoding detects ecological stress within freshwater species
Metabarcoding allows scientists to extract DNA from the environment, in order to rapidly detect species inhabiting a particular habitat. (2020-07-31)
Adjustable lordotic expandable vs static lateral lumbar interbody fusion devices
The objective of this study is to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes between patients treated with static and expandable interbody spacers with adjustable lordosis for MIS LLIF. (2020-07-31)
Insights on the gut microbiome could shape more powerful, precise treatment
In a recently published study, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital explore how the dynamics of bacterial species may influence the success of fecal microbiota transplantation in treating recurrent C. difficile infection. (2020-07-31)
Minimally invasive percutaneous treatment for osteoid osteoma of the spine
Osteoid osteomas are benign but painful bone-forming tumors usually involving long bones, with localization at the spine in 10-20% of the cases. (2020-07-31)
Loss of adaptive immunity helps deep sea anglerfish fuse with their mates
The discovery of altered adaptive immunity in anglerfish helps explain how the creatures are able to temporarily or permanently fuse with their mates without experiencing immune rejection. (2020-07-30)
Indigenous people vital for understanding environmental change
Grassroots knowledge from indigenous people can help to map and monitor ecological changes and improve scientific studies, according to Rutgers-led research. (2020-07-29)
Curtin research finds first African carder bees to reach Western Australia
Curtin research has recorded the first known appearance of Pseudoanthidium (Immanthidium) repetitum, the African carder bee, in Western Australia and has highlighted the need to closely monitor the impacts of such introduced species on the ecosystem. (2020-07-29)
Sea slugs: discovering other inhabitants in the Barcelona coasts
A study on marine biodiversity has identified seventy-three species of sea slugs in the coasts of Barcelona, an anthropized environment due to the urban metropolis. (2020-07-29)
Genetically similar fungi cause severe infections in different hospitals
Present in the human digestive tract, species of Candida can cause bloodstream infections in patients treated in hospital intensive care units. (2020-07-29)
Whale 'snot' reveals likely poor health during migration
UNSW researchers have linked the burden of humpback whales' annual migration to depleted microbial diversity in their airways - an indicator of overall health. (2020-07-29)
Madagascar: New mouse lemur species discovered
Group of researchers, from six countries, identified, genetically and morphologically, a new population of rats (Microcebus) that inhabit the same forests as another usual species previously described. (2020-07-28)
Researchers build first AI tool capable of identifying individual birds
New research demonstrates for the first time that artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to train computers to recognise individual birds, a task humans are unable to do. (2020-07-27)
Artificial Intelligence to identify individual birds of a same species
Humans have a hard time identifying individual birds just by looking at the patterns on their plumage. (2020-07-27)
Highly invasive lung cancer cells have longer 'fingers'
Tiny finger-like projections called filopodia drive invasive behavior in a rare subset of lung cancer cells. (2020-07-27)
Cycad plants provide an important 'ecosystem service'
A study published in the June 2020 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Horticulturae shows that cycads, which are in decline and among the world's most threatened group of plants, provide an important service to their neighboring organisms. (2020-07-26)
Livestock expansion is a factor in global pandemics
The growth of global livestock farming is a threat to our biodiversity and also increases the health risks to both humans and domesticated animals. (2020-07-24)
Big brains and dexterous hands
Primates with large brains can master more complex hand movements than those with smaller brains. (2020-07-24)
The first mouse model of human pancreas cancer subtypes
Organoids power the first mouse model of two pancreas cancer subtypes, identifying genes influencing a lethal transformation of one subtype to the other. (2020-07-23)
A novel tissue imaging system accelerates cancer diagnosis
Researchers from Osaka University developed a novel three-dimensional imaging system to diagnose cervical cancer in a faster, non-invasive and more efficient way than the conventional approach. (2020-07-23)
Palaeontology: Ancient African skull sheds light on American crocodile origins
The extinct African crocodile species Crocodylus checchiai may be closely related to American crocodile species alive today, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. (2020-07-23)
Shifts seen in breeding times and duration for 73 boreal bird species over 40 years
In a new study out this week, a team including forest ecologist Malcolm Itter at the University of Massachusetts Amherst reports finding ''clear evidence of a contraction of the breeding period'' among boreal birds in Finland over a 43-year span for which good quality data were available. (2020-07-23)
Research breakthrough in fight against chytrid fungus
For frogs dying of the invasive chytridiomycosis disease, the leading cause of amphibian deaths worldwide, the genes responsible for protecting them may actually be leading to their demise, according to a new study published today in the journal Molecular Ecology by University of Central Florida and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) researchers. (2020-07-23)
Genome-mapping reveals 'supermutation' resulting in cryptic coloration in stick insects
In a paper published July 23, 2020 in 'Science,' a multi-institution team discusses findings from an investigation of genetic mutations in seven species of North American stick insects (Timema) resulting in cryptic coloration. (2020-07-23)
New native Hawaiian land snail species discovered, first in 60 years
Auriculella gagneorum, a small candy-striped snail from Oahu's Waianae Mountains, represents the first new species of a living Hawaiian land snail described in 60 years. (2020-07-23)
Study identifies spread of bee disease via flowers
One in 11 flowers carries disease-causing parasites known to contribute to bee declines, according to a Cornell University study that identifies how flowers act as hubs for transmitting diseases to bees and other pollinators. (2020-07-23)
Plastics found in sea-bed sharks
Microplastics have been found in the guts of sharks that live near the seabed off the UK coast. (2020-07-22)
Climate change is impacting the spread of invasive animal species
What factors influence the spread of invasive animal species in our oceans? (2020-07-22)
More flowers and pollinator diversity could help protect bees from parasites
Having more flowers and maintaining diverse bee communities could help reduce the spread of bee parasites, according to a new study. (2020-07-22)
OSU researchers part of international effort to save critically endangered seabird
The global population of the critically endangered Chinese crested tern has more than doubled thanks to a historic, decade-long collaboration among Oregon State University researchers and scientists and conservationists in China, Taiwan and Japan. (2020-07-21)
Markerless motion capture technology could help skeleton athletes' training
Researchers from CAMERA at the University of Bath have developed the first non-invasive way of measuring athletes' push start performance. (2020-07-21)
O Christmas Tree: DNA shows WA's largest parasitic plant adapts to climate
A closer look at DNA from south-western Australia's native Nuytsia floribunda, known as the WA Christmas Tree, has found that temperature, rather than rainfall, impacts the tree's resilience and reproductive success. (2020-07-21)
Invasive lionfish may be a selective predator
The invasive lionfish has become a growing threat to the ecological balance of Atlantic waters. (2020-07-21)
Portable DNA device can detect tree pests in under two hours
A new rapid DNA detection method developed at the University of British Columbia can identify forest pests and pathogens like Asian gypsy moths and white pine blister rust in less than two hours, without using complicated processes or chemicals -- a substantial time savings compared to the several days it currently takes to send samples to a lab for testing. (2020-07-20)
The Azores: Exotic insect species increase on islands through human impact
A new study reveals that the diversity of exotic species of insects, spiders and other arthropods in the Azores is increasing. (2020-07-20)
Marine microorganisms: How to survive below the seafloor
Foraminifera, an ancient and ecologically highly successful group of marine organisms, are found on and below the seafloor. (2020-07-20)
If it's big enough and leafy enough the birds will come
A new study from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology highlights specific features of urban green spaces that support the greatest diversity of bird species. (2020-07-20)
St Petersburg University scientists count all the tiny snails in the Arctic
St Petersburg University Scientists have summarised all the known information about Arctic snails that have dimensions less than five millimetres. (2020-07-17)
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