Amazon study shows big conservation gains possible for imperilled freshwater ecosystems

Flona Tapajós, Pará, Brasil. Credit: Marizilda Cruppe - Rede Amazônia Sustantável A new study by an international team of environmental scientists in the Brazilian Amazon shows that redesigned conservation projects could deliver big gains for ....

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Key control mechanism allows cells to form tissues and anatomical structures in the developing embryo

Determination of neural progenitor cell-cell de-adhesion forces using micropipette aspiration. Credit: IST Austria Under a microscope, the first few hours of every multicellular organism's life seem incongruously chaotic. After fertilization, a once tranquil single-celled egg ....

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Mud-slurping chinless ancestors had all the moves

Life restoration of Cephalaspis, a typical osteostracan, swimming over the substrate. Credit: Hugo Salais (Metazoa Studio) A team of researchers, led by the University of Bristol, has revealed our most ancient ancestors were ecologically diverse, ....

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How harmful algae respond to rising water temperatures

To help better understand how temperature influences harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Delaware, University of Delaware researchers looked at the effect of temperature changes on the physiology of three species that live in the Delaware ....

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Zebrafish embryos help prove what happens to nanoparticles in the blood

Fluorescently labelled 70 nm SiO2 nanoparticles were injected into the bloodstream of 3 days old transgenic zebrafish embryos and live-imaged at 3 min after the injection. The insets show schematics for the two conditions tested: ....

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New study reveals how reptiles divided up the spoils in ancient seas

Duria Antiquior - a more ancient Dorset. Watercolour of a Mesozoic marine ecosystem by geologist Henry De la Beche, painted in 1830. Ancient oceans have fascinated natural historians since the 1800s. Credit: Tom Stubbs, University ....

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New model shows that industrial fishing could promote anti-social fish behavior

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Life on Earth is all about strategies for survival, with every organism developing behaviors and bodies that maximize chances of staying alive and reproducing while minimizing the likelihood of being injured ....

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Common antioxidant enzyme may provide potential treatment for COVID-19

Simple diagram showing catalase kick starting reaction that converts hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. Credit: Yunfeng Lu research group/UCLA Researchers from UCLA and China have found that catalase, a naturally occurring enzyme, holds potential ....

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