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Pelicans Most Vulnerable To Fishing Tackle Injuries

Pelicans Most Vulnerable To Fishing Tackle Injuries

A study shows that pelicans are particularly susceptible to fishing tackle injuries, forming 59 percent of all birds injured.

Amyloid Fibrils: The Link Between HIV & Alzheimer’s

Amyloid Fibrils: The Link Between HIV & Alzheimer’s

Scientists have found that the protein fibrils which enhance the infective ability of HIV are toxic to neuronal cells even when disaggregated.

Boron Tolerance Genes To Boost Wheat Yields

Boron Tolerance Genes To Boost Wheat Yields

The discovery of the genes that confer boron resistance could lead to improved yields of wheat, a crop 35 percent of the world’s population depends on.

Poor Nutrition Linked To Chronic Diseases

Poor Nutrition Linked To Chronic Diseases

Research shows that consuming fruits and vegetables, especially whole grains, can protect against the development of chronic diseases.

New Skulls Show Oldest Neandertal Traits

New Skulls Show Oldest Neandertal Traits

The 17 skulls from Spain’s Sima de los Huesos are the oldest reliably-dated humans to show clear Neandertal morphology.

Blocking STAT5 To Fight Leukemia

Blocking STAT5 To Fight Leukemia

Blocking STAT5 in conjunction with standard tyrosine kinase inhibitor drugs could be a powerful one-two punch that kills leukemic cells.

Do Female Hormones Contribute To Obesity?

Do Female Hormones Contribute To Obesity?

Scientists suggest that exposure to estrogen from soy products or PVC plastics could explain the higher rates of obesity in males of developed countries.

World’s Most Sensitive Thermometer Uses Light

World’s Most Sensitive Thermometer Uses Light

The light-based thermometer exploits a phenomenon known as the “whispering gallery” effect to measure temperature with a precision of 30 billionths of a degree.

Test For Prostate Cancer Using Semen

Test For Prostate Cancer Using Semen

A microRNA-based test for prostate cancer could help distinguish aggressive tumors from slow growing ones and prevent unnecessary biopsies.

Why Do Girl Babies Survive Better?

Why Do Girl Babies Survive Better?

The secret to baby girls’ enhanced ability to survive to birth could lie in a risk-averse strategy, according to a study of placental gene expression.