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Sequencing Ancient DNA From 27 Dogs, Scientists Unearth Ancient Canine Diversity
News   Oct 30, 2020

A global study of ancient dog DNA, led by scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, University of Oxford, University of Vienna and archaeologists from more than 10 countries, presents evidence that there were different types of dogs more than 11,000 years ago.

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Denisovan DNA Found in the Genome of Early East Asians
News   Oct 30, 2020

In a new study, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany and the Mongolian Academy of Sciences present an analysis of the genome of the oldest human fossil found in Mongolia to date.

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How the Immune System Tackles the Bacteria in Our Gut
News   Oct 30, 2020

New research published in Nature suggests that the gut's local immune system can be quite precise, creating antibodies that appear to home in on specific microbiota.

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Anemone Produce Toxins That Have Pharmacological Potential
News   Oct 29, 2020

Researchers based in Brazil and the United States have completed the first-ever mapping exercise to profile the toxins produced by tube-dwelling anemones, or cerianthids, a family of marine animals. The analysis revealed that the toxins that can act on the nervous system, cardiovascular system, and cell walls, among other functions, paving the way to the discovery of novel medications.

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Scientists Analyze Over Half a Million Chemical-Gene Interactions
News   Oct 29, 2020

A University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist has used an unprecedented objective approach to identify which molecular mechanisms in mammals are the most sensitive to chemical exposures.

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Why Are Some People Infected With COVID-19 Asymptomatic?
News   Oct 29, 2020

A team of researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark set out to investigate how important immune cells react to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Scientists Map the Genome of Agricultural Monsters
News   Oct 29, 2020

An associate professor in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences contributed to genetic studies of New World screwworms that feed on livestock and thrips, tiny insects that can transmit viruses to tomatoes and other plants.

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Scientists Develop the First Known Methyl Transferase Ribozyme
News   Oct 29, 2020

The research group of chemistry professor Claudia Höbartner is now reporting a scientific breakthrough: Her team at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) in Bavaria, Germany, has developed a ribozyme that can attach a very specific small chemical change at a very specific location in a target RNA.

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“Epigenetic Clock” Provides Clues About How the Human Brain Ages
News   Oct 29, 2020

The epigenetic clock could inform us about how swiftly we age, and how prone we are to diseases of old age.

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PFASs Found To Impact Estrogen-Controlled Gene Expression
News   Oct 29, 2020

Researchers have used a combination of laboratory experiments and computer modeling to reveal that PFASs can interact with the estrogen receptor in different ways to influence estrogen-controlled gene expression.

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