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A Peachy Defense System

May 23, 2016 12:51 pm | by ETH Zurich | Comments

Chemists are developing a biodegradable coating for seeds that doesn't hinder seed germination.


Squids on the Rise as Oceans Change

May 23, 2016 12:44 pm | by University of Adelaide | Comments

The number of cephalopods has increased in the world's oceans over the past 60 years.


Rice De-Icer Gains Anti-Icing Properties

May 23, 2016 12:30 pm | by Rice University | Comments

Scientists have advanced their graphene-based de-icer to serve a dual purpose. 


France to Tighten up Drug-Trial Rules after Fatal Incident

May 23, 2016 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

France's health minister has presented a plan to tighten up the rules regarding human drug trials following an experimental test that killed a volunteer in January. 


Getting Cold & Bold with Whole-Body Cryotherapy

May 21, 2016 4:00 am | by By David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Associated Press | Comments

A Steelers' first-round NFL draft choice in 2011 has been using a new way to battle the pain, remain more flexible and boost energy.


You Are What You Eat: Immune Cells Remember Their First Meal

May 20, 2016 11:21 am | by University of Bristol | Comments

Scientists have identified the trigger for immune cells' inflammatory response -- a discovery that may pave the way for new treatments for many human diseases.


Taking Control of Key Protein Stifles Cancer Spread in Mice

May 20, 2016 11:16 am | by Brown University | Comments

In a new study, scientists report that by wresting back control of that protein, they could restore multiple defenses in the lungs of mice, staving off cancer's spread there.


Chemists Develop New Platform for Macrolide Antibiotic Development

May 20, 2016 11:14 am | by Harvard University | Comments

Researchers have created a new, greatly simplified, platform for antibiotic discovery that may go a long way to solving the crisis of antibiotic resistance.


New Evidence for Origin of Ray-Finned Fishes

May 20, 2016 11:08 am | by Chinese Academy of Science Headquarters | Comments

Chinese researchers used high-resolution computed tomography to re-examine the most complete remains of the fish.


Graphene Makes Rubber More Rubbery

May 20, 2016 9:41 am | by University of Manchester | Comments

Two researchers discovered that adding a very small amount of graphene, the world's thinnest and strongest material, to rubber films can increase both their strength and the elasticity by up to 50 percent. 


'We Don't Know Nearly Enough About Migration'

May 20, 2016 9:32 am | by Max Planck Society | Comments

A migration expert together with three further experts on migration, summarizes in a review article the current state of knowledge.


Frozen-Food Recall Covers Hundreds of Items from Many Stores

May 20, 2016 2:00 am | by By David Pitt - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it'll be difficult to get consumers to dig.


Hawaii Shark Study Aims to Understand Why They Bite

May 19, 2016 10:00 pm | by By Audrey Mcavoy, Associated Press | Comments

New research shows tiger sharks favor waters near Maui that are close to some the state's most popular beaches for humans.


Burial Sites Show How Nubians, Egyptians Integrated Ancient Communities

May 19, 2016 11:55 am | by Purdue University | Comments

New bioarchaeological evidence shows that Nubians and Egyptians integrated into a community, and even married, in ancient Sudan.

Shedding Light on the 'Dark Matter' of the Genome

May 19, 2016 11:32 am | by University of Toronto | Comments

The new tool allows scientists to understand the role of non-coding RNAs.



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