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Bacteria Even More Resistant to Antiseptic Thanks to New Gene Variant
News   Apr 16, 2019

A team of investigators has discovered a new, more powerful variant on an antimicrobial resistance gene common among Staphylococcus species.

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Don't Use Unapproved Devices to Diagnose Concussions, Warns FDA
News   Apr 12, 2019

The FDA warned that some tools — such as apps on a smartphone marketed to coaches or parents for use during sporting events — have not been reviewed by the FDA for safety and efficacy and could result in an incorrect diagnosis, potentially leading to a person with a serious head injury returning to their normal activities instead of getting medical care.

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38 Newly Discovered Genes Offer Hope for Restoring Hearing
News   Apr 12, 2019

Multiple new genes involved in hearing loss have been revealed in a large study of mouse mutants. The new genes identified reveal the metabolic pathways and regulatory processes involved in hearing.

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What Evolutionary Secrets Can Long-lived Bats Tell Us?
News   Apr 11, 2019

Researchers analyzed an evolutionary tree reconstructed from the DNA of a majority of known bat species and found four bat lineages that exhibit extreme longevity. They also identified, for the first time, two life history features that predict extended life spans in bats.

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Virtual Reality Training Offers Benefits to Parkinson's Patients
News   Apr 11, 2019

Researchers are reporting early success with a new tool to help people with Parkinson's disease improve their balance and potentially decrease falls with high-tech help: virtual reality.

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CpG Traffic Lights: Green Is Go for Gene Activity
News   Apr 10, 2019

A research team has identified reliable markers of gene activity. The discovery has potential for future applications in clinical practice.

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Environmental Protection Strategies Get Robotic Assistance
News   Apr 09, 2019

Engineering has developed a robot that can autonomously drive interlocking steel sheet piles into soil. The structures that it builds could function as retaining walls or check dams for erosion control.

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Mimicking DNA With MOFs
News   Apr 09, 2019

Scientists have begun making "metal-organic frameworks" made of building blocks that typically make up biomolecules, e.g. amino acids for proteins or nucleic acids for DNA. Apart from the traditional MOF use in chemical catalysis, these biologically derived MOFs can be also used as models for complex biomolecules that are difficult to isolate and study with other means.

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Just How Good Are Protein Disorder Prediction Programs?
News   Apr 08, 2019

Proteins with disordered regions may also be sticky, and clump together inside and between cells, and are directly implicated in a number of neurodegenerative diseases. Thus, being able to identify disordered regions in proteins is highly important. Researchers have generated and validated a representative experimental benchmarking set of site-specific and continuous disorders, using deposited NMR chemical shift data for more than a hundred selected proteins.

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Improving Flavor With Cyber Agriculture
News   Apr 05, 2019

What goes into making plants taste good? For scientists, it takes a combination of botany, machine-learning algorithms, and some good old-fashioned chemistry.

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