- Leaky, star-forming galaxies leads to better understand the universe
- Bowel cancer risk reduced by adopting multiple healthy behaviors
- Urine of tiny migrating marine animals affects ocean chemistry
- Snakes and snake-like robots show how sidewinders conquer sandy slopes
- Multiple neurodevelopmental disorders have a common molecular cause
- Universal Ebola drug target identified by researchers
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 07:08 AM PDT
Focusing on large, star-forming galaxies, researchers were able to measure radiation leaks in an effort to better understand how the universe evolved as the first stars were formed.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 05:41 AM PDT
Adoption of a combination of five key healthy behaviors is associated with a reduction in the risk of developing bowel cancer. Researchers quantified the impact of combined multiple healthy lifestyle behaviors on the risk of developing bowel cancer, and found that this impact is stronger in men than in women.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 01:38 PM PDT
Tiny animals migrating from the ocean's surface to the sunlit depths release ammonia, the equivalent of our urine, that plays a significant role in marine chemistry, particularly in low-oxygen zones.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 11:14 AM PDT
The amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes was once something biologists only vaguely understood and roboticists only dreamed of replicating. By studying the snakes in a unique bed of inclined sand and using a snake-like robot to test ideas spawned by observing the real animals, both biologists and roboticists have now gained long-sought insights.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 09:55 AM PDT
Neurodevelopmental disorders such as Down syndrome and autism-spectrum disorder can have profound, lifelong effects on learning and memory, but relatively little is known about the molecular pathways affected by these diseases. A study shows that neurodevelopmental disorders caused by distinct genetic mutations produce similar molecular effects in cells, suggesting that a one-size-fits-all therapeutic approach could be effective for conditions ranging from seizures to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 12:26 PM PDT
A new tool can be used as a drug target in the discovery of anti-Ebola agents that are effective against all known strains and likely future strains, researchers report. Current experimental drugs generally target only one of Ebola's five species. "The current growing epidemic demonstrates the need for effective broad-range Ebola virus therapies," says the lead author on the study.
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