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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:38:21 EDT
Barley genome sequenced
Looking for a better beer or single malt Scotch whiskey? A team of researchers may have you covered. They are among a group of 77 scientists worldwide who have sequenced the complete genome of barley, a key ingredient in beer and single malt Scotch.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:20:22 EDT
Illuminating the secret of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms
Scientists now understand what makes bioluminescent mushrooms glow, which may pave the way to new possibilities for harnessing fungal bioluminescence in analytical and imaging technologies. Bioluminescence is a highly conserved phenomenon that exists in a wide range of organisms; there are roughly 80 different known species of bioluminescent fungi alone scattered across the globe.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:17:36 EDT
Can aromatherapy calm competition horses?
Although studies suggest that inhaling certain scents may reduce stress in humans, aromatherapy is relatively unexplored in veterinary medicine. But new research raises the question of whether aromatherapy may be beneficial to horses as well.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:19:11 EDT
Dairy 'excellent' source of protein for children, new study deems
Researchers are using pigs as a model to study the best way of evaluating protein quality in foods eaten by children.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:54:18 EDT
Synthetic two-sided gecko's foot could enable underwater robotics
Geckos are well known for effortlessly scrambling up walls and upside down across ceilings. Even in slippery rain forests, the lizards maintain their grip. Now scientists have created a double-sided adhesive that copies this reversible ability to stick and unstick to surfaces even in wet conditions. They say their development could be useful in underwater robotics, sensors and other bionic devices.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:23:51 EDT
Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to imbalanced microbiome
Abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria are related to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS, in patients with and without concurrent irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, scientists have discovered.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:23:26 EDT
The clever cell: Molecular mechanism inhibits the swarming motility of bacterial populations
A biological chemistry working group has decoded a molecular mechanism that inhibits the swarming motility of bacterial populations.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:16:52 EDT
'Unicorn' shipworm could reveal clues about human medicine, bacterial infections
A dark slithering creature four feet long that dwells in the foul mud of a remote lagoon in the Philippines has been discovered by researchers. They say studying the animal, a giant shipworm with pinkish siphons at one end and an eyeless head at the other, could add to our understanding of how bacteria cause infections and, in turn, how we might adapt to tolerate--and even benefit from--them.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:59:50 EDT
Fighting infections with a silver sword
Silver has been used to fight infections since ancient times. Today, researchers are using sophisticated techniques such as the gene-editing platform Crispr-Cas9 to take a closer look at how silver poisons pathogens. The work is yielding new insights on how to create effective antimicrobials and avoid the pitfalls of antimicrobial resistance.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:13:37 EDT
Using 3-D weapons of science to fight infectious diseases
Researchers have achieved a significant milestone in the effort to understand pathogens responsible for some of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.
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