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Delving Into the 2017 Plague Outbreak
News   Apr 17, 2019

Scientists have described the scale and transmission dynamics of the 2017 pneumonic plague outbreak in Madagascar.

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Smart Antioxidant-containing Polymer Responds to Chemistry
News   Apr 17, 2019

A polymer that senses high oxidant levels and responds by administering just the right amount of antioxidant to restore the delicate balance could be used to curtail the impact of highly oxidizing chemicals in natural waterways.

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Microbes May Reduce Allergy-like Reactions to Some Cheeses
News   Apr 17, 2019

Some aged cheeses cause allergy-like reactions in many people, but scientists are working to identify bacteria that could reduce those unpleasant side effects.

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An Epigenetic Approach to Tackling World Hunger?
News   Apr 17, 2019

Researchers have discovered a new way to regenerate flowering plant tissues, opening possibilities of mitigating global food problem.

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Wind Blows Microplastics Into Remote Mountain Regions
News   Apr 16, 2019

Samples collected over a five-month period from a secluded area of the Pyrenees mountains identified average daily counts of 365 deposits of microplastics per square meter in this remote region.

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Surviving the Dead Sea With Necrophagy
News   Apr 16, 2019

Researchers have found that bacteria can survive in the sediments of the Dead Sea at a depth of over 400 meters in spite of extreme conditions.

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What Makes Spiders Fussy Eaters?
News   Apr 16, 2019

It might be one of nature’s most agile and calculating hunters, but the wolf spider won’t harm an insect that literally leaves a bad taste in its mouth.

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Oil Eating Bacteria Discovered in Mariana Trench
News   Apr 15, 2019

Scientists have discovered a unique oil eating bacteria in the deepest part of the Earth’s oceans – the Mariana Trench.

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Twinkling Stars or DNA?
News   Apr 15, 2019

An imaging technique could make it possible to peer inside cells and watch dozens of different molecules in action at once -- by labeling them with short strands of light-up DNA that blink on and off with their own unique rhythm.

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Gene Linked to Appetite Regulation Offers Obesity Insights
News   Apr 15, 2019

Maintaining a healthy body weight is no simple matter. A better understanding of how the body regulates appetite could help tip the scale toward the healthy side. Contributing toward this goal, a research team reports that the gene SRC-1 affects body weight control by regulating the function of neurons in the hypothalamus - the appetite center of the brain.

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