Gene expression altered by direction of forces acting on cell

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Tissues and cells in the human body are subjected to a constant push and pull—strained by other cells, blood pressure and fluid flow, to name a few. The type and direction ....

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California grants western Joshua trees temporary endangered species protections

Credit: CC0 Public Domain California officials took the unusual step Tuesday of granting temporary endangered species status to the western Joshua tree, but will allow 15 solar energy firms to raze Joshua trees that stand ....

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Researchers develop the world’s smallest ultrasound detector

Silicon chip (approx. 3 mm x 6 mm) with multiple detectors. The fine black engravings on the surface of the chip are the photonics circuits interconnecting the detectors (not visible with bare eyes). In the ....

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Finding in 100-million-year-old amber reveals sexual intercourse of ostracods

The studied ostracods from Myanmar amber. Credit: NIGPAS Small bivalved crustacean ostracods are the most abundant fossil arthropods since the Ordovician and play an important role in paleoenvironmental reconstruction and evolutionary biology. The vast majority ....

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Peel-apart surfaces drive transistors to the ledge

This cross-section view shows the long and monolayer MoS2 nanoribbon on top of the ledge of Ga2O3 substrate. Credit: 2020 KAUST Semiconductor manufacturers are paying more attention to two-dimensional materials, such as transition metal dichalcogenides ....

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Novel technology for the selection of single photosynthetic cells

PhenoChip- a microfluidic device for the single cell phenotyping of unicellular phototrophs such as microalgae and cyanobacteria. Credit: Lars Behrendt You might need a microscope to witness the next agricultural revolution. New research, published in ....

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Damage from whopper hurricanes rising for many reasons

This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at 2:40 p.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Laura strengthened Wednesday into "an extremely dangerous Category ....

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Recently discovered planets not as safe from stellar flares as first thought

Violent outbursts of seething gas from young red dwarf stars may make conditions uninhabitable on fledgling planets. In this artist's rendering, an active, young red dwarf (right) is stripping the atmosphere from an orbiting planet ....

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Partner selection ultimately happens in the woman’s reproductive tract

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Achieving pregnancy has been shown to be more likely between partners who carry dissimilar human leucocyte antigen (HLA) immune genes. Accordingly, humans are expected to choose HLA dissimilar reproductive partners. Earlier ....

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