Earworm Songs Help Boost Our Long Term Memory
New research from UC Davis suggests these experiences are more than a passing nuisance -- they play an important role in helping memories form, not only for the song, but also related life events like hanging out with friends, or watching other people hang with their friends on the '90s television show, Friends.
Modified Milk Testing Could Aid Dairy Sustainability
Testing urea levels in dairy cows helps scientists and farmers understand how effectively nitrogen from feed is used in cows’ bodies, with important economic implications for farmers. Researchers have now developed a robust new set of milk urea nitrogen calibration reference samples to improve measurement accuracy.
Team Explores How Viruses Evolve
Researchers have studied the structure, assembly and evolution of a "container" composed of a bacterial enzyme.
Cloud Computing Drives New Studies of Childhood Brain Development
People often think about human behavior in terms of what is happening in the present, but other dimensions of behavior extend over weeks, months, and years.
Brain "Roadmaps" Reveal Areas Vulnerable to Alzheimer's Disease
A study has shed light on how tau proteins move through the brain and why some areas of the brain are more vulnerable to damage than other areas.
An Unexpected Source of Vanilla Flavoring
Scientists have devised a novel way of tackling the mounting issue of plastic pollution… by using bacteria to transform plastic waste into vanilla flavoring.
Night and Day: Animal Studies May Not Translate to Humans Without Time Considerations
A survey of animal studies showed that most behavioral testing is conducted during the day when the nocturnal rodents would normally be at rest.
Brain Area That Drives Food Craving Identified
New research from scientists at the Universities of Aberdeen and Leicester has identified an area of the brain that drives cravings for protein-rich food.
Bacteria Hijack Phage of Competitors To Defeat Them
Scientists were able to show for the first time how Pseudomonas bacteria use a self-produced signal molecule to manipulate phages in a competing bacterial strain selectively to defeat their enemy. This targeted control of phages provides entirely new biotechnological and therapeutic approaches.
"Vegan Spider Silk" Offers Green Alternative to Single-Use Plastics
Researchers have created a plant-based, sustainable, scalable material that could replace single-use plastics in many consumer products.
Tracking Metastatic Cancer at the Single-Cell Level
Researchers have made strides toward deepening the understanding of metastasis by tracking the development of metastatic cells.
Toxic Protein Could Be Targeted To Treat Dementia
Researchers have discovered that cis P-tau, a toxic, non-degradable version of a healthy brain protein, is an early marker of vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease.