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Ocean Acidification Affects Mussels at Early Life Stages
Ocean Acidification Affects Mussels at Early Life Stages
News   Nov 24, 2017

A group of researchers have shown that mussel larvae are sensitive to ocean acidification, resulting in reduced rates of calcification.

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Improving Poultry Production Through Precision Fertility Management
Improving Poultry Production Through Precision Fertility Management
News   Nov 24, 2017

Whilst the poultry industry has historically regarded fertility as a physiological problem of some males, on-going research is revealing that this view is misleadingly simplistic. The reality is that variation in fertility is a complex issue because fertility is determined by the interaction of male and female factors at multiple levels.

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Physicists Develop Faster Way to Make Bose-Einstein Condensates
Physicists Develop Faster Way to Make Bose-Einstein Condensates
News   Nov 24, 2017

Physicists have invented a new technique to cool atoms into condensates, which is faster than the conventional method and conserves a large fraction of the original atoms. The team used a new process of laser cooling to cool a cloud of rubidium atoms all the way from room temperature to 1 microkelvin, or less than one-millionth of a degree above absolute zero.

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Protein "Intentionally" Terminates own Synthesis by Destabilizing Synthesis Machinery — the Ribosome
Protein "Intentionally" Terminates own Synthesis by Destabilizing Synthesis Machinery — the Ribosome
News   Nov 23, 2017

A research group has discovered that a protein, during its synthesis, may destabilize the structure of the ribosome and end its own synthesis prematurely, and found that this phenomenon is used for adapting the cell to its environment.

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Cinnamon Turns Up the Heat on Fat Cells
Cinnamon Turns Up the Heat on Fat Cells
News   Nov 22, 2017

New research indicates that cinnamaldehyde, found in cinnamon, improves metabolic health by acting directly on fat cells, or adipocytes, inducing them to start burning energy through a process called thermogenesis.

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What Makes Cancer Cells Metastasize?
What Makes Cancer Cells Metastasize?
News   Nov 22, 2017

Metastatic spread of tumor cells from one location in the body to another is the cause of 90 percent of cancer-related deaths.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Ebola
Unlocking the Secrets of Ebola
News   Nov 21, 2017

Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease.

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Source of a Potent Greenhouse Gas Identified
Source of a Potent Greenhouse Gas Identified
News   Nov 21, 2017

A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive—and, as a result, today’s global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere.

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Molecules in Spit Could Help Diagnose Concussions
Molecules in Spit Could Help Diagnose Concussions
News   Nov 21, 2017

Diagnosing a concussion can sometimes be a guessing game, but clues taken from small molecules in saliva may be able to help diagnose and predict the duration of concussions in children, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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New Player in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis Identified
New Player in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis Identified
News   Nov 16, 2017

Using proteomics, microscopic analysis, and functional assays, scientists have shown that a protein called membralin is critical for keeping Alzheimer’s disease pathology in check.

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