Timing the life of antimatter particles may lead to better cancer treatment

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and National Institute of Radiological Sciences have designed a way to detect the absolute oxygen concentration in patients' bodies, which may lead to more effective cancer treatment. The results ....

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Scientists characterize previously unknown gut reactions

Reconstructed microscopy image of a bacteriophage, which is a virus that attacks bacteria. Credit: Purdue University and Seyet LLC Strictly speaking, humans cannot digest complex carbohydrates—that's the job of bacteria in our large intestines. UC ....

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Breaking COVID-19’s ‘clutch’ to stop its spread

Matthew Disney, PhD, of Scripps Research in Jupiter, Florida, has spent over a decade developing tools to make RNA a druggable target for curing diseases. His lab's latest target is COVID-19, which is caused by ....

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The odd special mutation can be very helpful—the trick is knowing how to find them

A map of bypass suppressor interactions in yeast cells represented as arrows pointing from the bypass suppressor gene to the esseential gene. Functionally related genes are represented by the same colour. Credit: van Leeuwen et ....

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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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Rodent ancestors combined portions of blood and venom genes to make pheromones

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Experts who study animal pheromones have traced the evolutionary origins of genes that allow mice, rats and other rodents to communicate through smell. The discovery is a clear example of how ....

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Genomes of two millipede species shed light on their evolution, development and physiology

The rusty millipede Trigoniulus corallinus (Spirobolida)(left) and the orange rosary millipede Helicorthomorpha holstii (Polydesmida)(right). Credit: Wai Lok So, 2020 Millipedes, those many-legged denizens of the soil surface throughout the world, don't always get the recognition ....

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Researchers extract DNA from insects embedded in resin

Senckenberg researcher Mónica Solórzano-Kraemer with one of the examined resin samples. Credit: Xavier Delclòs For the first time, Senckenberg scientist Mónica Solórzano-Kraemer, together with lead authors David Peris and Kathrin Janssen of the University of ....

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Study traces the evolution of gill covers

A little skate (Leucoraja erinacea) embryo showing Pou3f3 gene activity in the central nervous system as well as the five pairs of nascent gill covers. Credit: Christine Hirschberger, University of Cambridge The emergence of jaws in ....

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