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Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms Behind Hibernation in Mammals

Researchers have characterised changes in the structure of motor proteins, called myosins, and energy consumption that occur during hibernation, highlighting key differences in large and small hibernators.
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High-Protein Diet Could Drive Heart Disease

A new study published in Nature Metabolism investigated the potentially adverse effects of a high protein diet, which is often promoted as a “healthy lifestyle”.
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Gnat Species Observed Escaping Flower Death Trap

In a group of plants that is famous for luring its pollinators into a death trap, one species offers its flowers as a nursery in exchange.
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Beef Exports From Botswana to Norway May Undermine Climate Goals, Say Researchers

Preferential trade agreements enable Norway to import large quantities of meat from Africa. This may undermine climate change mitigation in the agricultural sector.
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Deep Learning Model Can Predict Single-Molecule Magnets

The method identifies magnetic materials solely based on their crystal structure, eliminating the need for time-consuming experiments and simulations.
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Soils Around the World Are Losing Potassium, Putting Crops at Risk

Potassium deficiency in agricultural soils is a largely unrecognized but potentially significant threat to global food security reveals new research.
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First Human Trial Shows “Wonder” Material Is Safe To Develop

A revolutionary nanomaterial with huge potential to tackle multiple global challenges could be developed further without acute risk to human health, research suggests.
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Dopamine’s Role in Movement Is More Important Than We Thought

New research shifts the spotlight towards dopamine’s critical involvement in movement, with implications for our understanding and treatment of symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease (PD).
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Drug Repairs Removal System for Alzheimer's-Causing Waste in Mice

A team of Rutgers undergraduates has shown that an experimental drug known as Yoda1 may help drain cranial waste plus neurotoxins that cause Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
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New Chameleon-Inspired Technique Prints Multiple Colors From a Single Ink

Chameleons have inspired new research into color-changing 3D-printed inks that create more vibrant and more sustainable colors.
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