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June 28, 2022

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New Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

Researchers have developed a 'plug-and-play' biobattery that lasts for weeks at a time and can be stacked to improve output voltage and ...

Tadpoles Undergo Surprising Number of Vision Changes When Becoming Frogs

Tadpoles see well underwater, but what happens when they become frogs and live primarily on land? Researchers, curious about the answer, found the eyes of tadpoles undergo a surprising number of ...

How Did Vertebrates First Evolve Jaws?

Scientists reveal clues about the evolutionary origin of jaws by studying the embryonic development of zebrafish -- an approach known as 'evo-devo.' Using imaging and cell tracing techniques in ...

Highly Antibiotic-Resistant Strain of MRSA That Arose in Pigs Can Jump to Humans

A new study has found that a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of the superbug MRSA -- methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- has emerged in ...
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Identifying Bird Species by Sound, the BirdNET App Opens New Avenues for Citizen Science

The BirdNET app, a free machine-learning powered tool that can identify over 3,000 birds by sound alone, generates reliable scientific data and makes it easier for people to contribute ...

Deadly Fungus Can Multiply by Having Sex, Which Could Produce More Drug-Resistant, Virulent Strains

Researchers have unlocked an evolutionary mystery of a deadly pathogen responsible for fueling the superbug crisis: it can reproduce by having sex. And while such fraternizing is infrequent, ...

Study Finds Chaos Is More Common in Ecological Systems Than Previously Thought

Chaos in natural populations appears to be much more common than previously recognized, according to a new analysis. Populations of organisms in natural ecosystems fluctuate a lot, and a key question ...

What Sea Cucumbers Can Teach Us About Self-Defense

Sea cucumbers' self defense trick could boost multi-million dollar ...

Microbial Link Between Western-Style Diet and Incidence of Colorectal Cancer Uncovered

New research builds the case that a Western-style diet -- rich in red and processed meat, sugar and refined grains/carbohydrates -- is tied to higher risk of colorectal cancer through the intestinal ...

Heat Waves Could Lead to Avian Population Decline

Researchers examined how heat impacts the behavior and physiology of Zebra finches. They discovered that heat altered the activity of hundreds of genes in the testis, but fewer in the brain, ...

Protected Areas in Africa Are Too Small to Safeguard Rapidly Declining Vulture Populations

Vultures perform important ecosystem functions as they clean the landscape by eating carcasses and thus limit the spread of wildlife diseases. Yet, vulture populations are rapidly declining, mainly ...

Chemically Modified Plant Compounds Work Against Hepatitis E Virus

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is widespread, and so far there is no effective drug. In the search for one, the so-called rocaglates have come into focus: plant compounds that can inhibit the replication of ...

Researchers Uncover Brain Waves Related to Social Behavior

Researchers have discovered electrical brain-wave patterns given off during social interactions in mice. They also observed that mice showing signs of stress, depression, or autism lacked these brain ...

Novel, Sensitive, and Robust Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Technique Outperforms Competition

Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) is one of the most important methods to study biological function in cells, but it is limited by potential inaccuracies in the data it generates. Now, a ...

Genome of Voracious Desert Locust Sequenced

The first high-quality genome of the desert locust -- those voracious feeders of plague and devastation infamy and the most destructive migratory insect in the world -- has been produced. The genome ...

Volunteer 'Community Scientists' Do a Pretty Darn Good Job Generating Usable Data

Volunteer community scientists, aka citizen scientists, help researchers with data collection that would otherwise be a time-consuming slog. But while community science can be a valuable learning ...

From Outside to Inside: A Rapid and Precise Total Assessment Method for Cells

Researchers have demonstrated an improved version of impedance cytometry that uses four frequencies of applied AC voltage to measure the size and shape of individual microorganisms. By ensuring that ...

Biofinder Advances Detection of Extraterrestrial Life

An innovative scientific instrument, the Compact Color Biofinder may change the game in the search for signs of extraterrestrial ...

Built Infrastructure, Hunting and Climate Change Linked to Huge Migratory Bird Declines

New research shows how migratory birds are declining globally because of the way that humans have modified the landscape in recent decades. A total of 103 species of migrating birds were studied, ...

Changed Gene Expression After Heart Surgery Extends Cardiomyocyte Regeneration

While lower vertebrates can repair their adult hearts after a heart attack, mammals -- including humans -- cannot. The ability to regenerate dead muscle tissue in mammalian hearts disappears just a ...

3D Printing of 'Organic Electronics'

A research group has explored the potential production of micro-scale organic electronics for use in bioelectronics via multiphoton 3-D ...

The neural and cognitive complexity of the octopus could originate from a molecular analogy with the human brain, according to a new study. The research shows that the same 'jumping genes' ...

Climate Change Negatively Impacting Bumble Bees

Temperature changes have negatively impacted most species of bumble bees over the past 120 years, according to new new research. The researchers note that changes in temperature had more of a ...

Females Itch Less Than Males

The female hormone estradiol was found to suppress psoriasis in mice by regulating neutrophil and macrophage cells. The conditional knockout mice without the natural ovarian hormones estradiol showed ...

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