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Crowning the 'king of the crops': Sequencing the white guinea yam genome

Added: 22.09.2017 18:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

Scientists have, for the first time, provided a genome sequence for the white Guinea yam, a staple crop with huge economic and cultural significance on the African continent and a lifeline for millions of people.

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China empowers nuke plant innovations

Added: 22.09.2017 17:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

September 23, 2017 5:00 AM
BEIJING • China is becoming the testing ground for a new breed of nuclear power stations designed to be safer and cheaper, as scientists from the US and other Western nations find it difficult to raise enough money to build experimental plants at home.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Scientists sequence asexual tiny worm whose lineage stretches back 18 million years

Added: 22.09.2017 16:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

A team of scientists has sequenced, for the first time, a tiny worm that belongs to a group of exclusively asexual species that originated approximately 18 million years ago -- making it one of the oldest living lineages of asexual animals known.

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Why poison frogs don't poison themselves

Added: 22.09.2017 16:29 | 1 views | 0 comments

Poison frogs harbor some of the most potent neurotoxins we know, yet scientists have long wondered -- how do these frogs keep from poisoning themselves? Scientists are now a step closer to resolving that head-scratcher. And the answer has potential consequences for the fight against pain and addiction.

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Unique property of critical methane-producing enzyme discovered

Added: 22.09.2017 16:29 | 1 views | 0 comments

An unexpected discovery has given a group of scientists a greater understanding of an important methane-producing enzyme called methyl-coenzyme M reductase, or MCR. Their findings overturn what was previously believed to be true in the field: that a set of unique modifications present in MCR were essential to how the enzyme functions.

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Breaking Coulomb's law: Scientists find a way around the rule that 'opposites attract'

Added: 22.09.2017 14:31 | 0 views | 0 comments

Scientists have taken a big step towards creating the next generation of batteries, as well as more effective water treatment and better alternative energy after defying one of nature’s most fundamental rules on an atomic scale.

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700 years old saint myth has been proven (almost) true

Added: 22.09.2017 14:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

Scientists confirm that the age and content of an old sack is in accordance with a medieval myth about Saint Francis of Assisi.

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Usher syndrome: Gene therapy restores hearing and balance

Added: 22.09.2017 14:25 | 1 views | 0 comments

Scientists have recently restored hearing and balance in a mouse model of Usher syndrome type 1G characterized by profound congenital deafness and vestibular disorders caused by severe dysmorphogenesis of the mechanoelectrical transduction apparatus of the inner ear's sensory cells. These findings open up new possibilities for the development of gene therapy treatments for hereditary forms of deafness.

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Neuron types in brain are defined by gene activity shaping their communication patterns

Added: 22.09.2017 14:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

Neurons are the basic building blocks that wire up brain circuits supporting mental activities and behavior. In a major step forward, scientists have described a discovery about the molecular-genetic basis of neuronal cell types. The study, which involves sophisticated computational analysis of the messages transcribed from genes that are active in a neuron, points to patterns of cell-to-cell communication as the core feature that makes possible rigorous distinctions among neuron types across the mouse brain.

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Locking down the big bang of immune cells

Added: 22.09.2017 14:25 | 1 views | 0 comments

Ignored pieces of DNA play a critical role in the development of immune cells (T cells), scientists have found. These areas activate a change in the structure of DNA that brings together crucial elements necessary for T cell formation. This “big bang” discovery may aid in combating diseases.

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