Gene Variant May Have Helped Ancient Humans Survive Starvation

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Category: scienceSource:  sciamJan 22nd, 2022

Gene linked to severe learning disabilities governs cell stress response

A gene that has been associated with severe learning disabilities in humans has been found to also play a vital role in cells' response to environmental stress, according to a Duke University study appearing May 24 in the journal Cell Reports......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Biosynthesis of cyanobacterin opens up new class of natural compounds for applications in medicine and agriculture

The fact that nature is an excellent chemist is demonstrated by the abundance of molecules, so-called natural products, which it produces biosynthetically. These natural products are also of central importance to us humans. They are used in many ways.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Ancient viral elements embedded in human genome are not from fossil retrovirus

Using a next generation sequencing analysis to examine human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) integration sites, researchers from Kumamoto University, the National Institute of Genetics (Japan), and the University of Michigan (U.S.) have discovered that.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Where rivers jump course: First global compilation of river avulsions

Humans have always had a complex relationship with rivers, which both fostered and threatened civilizations throughout history. Just recall Osiris, the ancient Egyptian god of death and rebirth, who was inextricably linked with the annual flooding of.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

512GB Pixel 6 Pro no longer available from Verizon

It appears that Verizon has taken down its listing for the 512GB variant of the Google Pixel 6. The post 512GB Pixel 6 Pro no longer available from Verizon first appeared on Phandroid. These days as our internet gets faster, our phones have.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Gene Editing Could Increase Food Security, UK Adviser Says

Gene editing could drastically increase global food security and reduce reliance on chemical fertilisers and pesticides in the coming decade, a scientific adviser to the UK government's environment department has said. From a report: Speaking before.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022

The (fossil) eyes have it: Evidence that an ancient owl hunted in daylight

The structure of bones around the eye indicate a small pupil that let in less light. Enlarge (credit: IVPP) An extraordinarily well-preserved fossil owl was described in PNAS this past March. Owls are not new to the fossil rec.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022

Tracking ancient earthquakes by taking the temperatures of faults

Understanding ancient earthquakes helps researchers estimate the hazards posed by modern earthquakes. Reported in a new study, geologists have come up with a new way to estimate intensity of these old events: take their temperature......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

Scientists discover a gene that plays a critical role in embryo development

A new study co-led by a Cedars-Sinai investigator has identified a gene that plays an important role in a biological pathway involved in embryo development. The gene's impact at the cellular level could explain why some babies are born with physical.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

Ancient Roman laws give us a window into a world of abuse

Domestic violence was endemic in the Roman world......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

Forget about Mars, when will humans be flying to Saturn?

It might be hard to fathom now, but the human exploration of the solar system isn't going to stop at the moon and Mars. Eventually, our descendants will spread throughout the solar system—for those interested in space exploration, the question is o.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

Study finds crime-cutting benefits of therapy when combined with cash handouts

Spending $500 for therapy and a small cash payment helped reduce crime and violence by half among some of the most troubled young men in West Africa, a new study has found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

Glass and the energy reform: Sustainable production thanks to electricity?

2022 is the international year of glass. And yet many glass factories are struggling to survive. High energy costs and considerable CO2 emissions mean that glass production faces a challenging future. Researchers at FAU and Technische Hochshchule Nü.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022

Apple VP Dr. Sumbul Desai talks Apple Watch data health benefits in CBS interview

Lots of stories exist about how the Apple Watch helped save lives. In a CBS interview, Dr. Sumbul Desai, Apple’s vice president of health, highlights the data health benefits that the Apple Watch brings. more… The post Apple VP Dr. Sumbul Desai.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022

Ancient crocodile found in Peru sheds new light on their origin

A team of researchers at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, working with colleagues from the U.S. and France, has uncovered a prehistoric crocodile fossil in Peru. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022

Gene-edited tomatoes could be a new source of vitamin D

Tomatoes gene-edited to produce vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, could be a simple and sustainable innovation to address a global health problem......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022

Digging into soil biology recovery after petroleum contamination

Spills and leaks of petroleum products wreak havoc on the environment. They can contaminate soils and pose significant threats to humans, animals, plants, and soil microbes. Cleaning up petroleum contamination can be energy and time-consuming, howeve.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022

When does resistance to toxins evolve in animals?

Does a snake die when it bites its lip? Why will a mongoose survive a scorpion's sting, but we humans perish? These questions occupied the minds of toxin-enthusiasts and Master's students in Biology Jory van Thiel and Roel Wouters. They collected inf.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022

The sci-fi technology tackling malarial mosquitos

Gene drive development makes a genetically modified gene that spreads widely within populations......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022

Scientists Research An Even More Powerful Technique for Genetically-Modifying Mosquitos

The BBC reports on "the next generation of genetic modification technology" — which goes beyond simply introducing a "lab-tweaked gene" into an organism. Instead it introduces a "gene drive" — a lab-tweaked gene "that targets and removes.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022