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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:17:48 EST
Ancient humans arrived in South America in multiple waves
Paleoamericans share a last common ancestor with modern native South Americans outside, rather than inside, the Americas and new findings underscore the importance of looking at both genetic and morphological evidence, each revealing different aspects of the human story, to help unravel our species' history.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:18:16 EST
More virus infection, please
Scientists have generated a new plasmid-based reverse genetics system for rotaviruses.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:18:13 EST
Teach yourself everyday happiness with imagery training
Researchers have found that self-guided positive imagery training can successfully combat negative emotions in our daily lives. This tool is so powerful that it also changes the way our brain functions.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:18:09 EST
Hammerhead shark migration gives new hope for conservation
Great Hammerhead sharks have been tagged and tracked across the USA and Bahamas in a bid to shed light on their migration habits. Researchers suggest that these sharks are more at risk than previously thought because of their predictable and seasonal migratory patterns. As an endangered species, the Great Hammerhead shark is in desperate need of effective conservation management. This new information will allow marine planners to improve the protection of this iconic animal.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:18:06 EST
New risk factors for anxiety disorders
Several newly discovered variants of a gene increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders. A research team aims to derive new therapies from this finding which are better tailored to the individual patients.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:17:59 EST
Study examines ways to use demand information to adjust capacity
A new study derived optimal policies and data-driven, problem-solving techniques for firms to learn about demand so that they can decide when and by how much they should adjust their capacity level.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:17:55 EST
Interactive health apps may inspire healthy behaviors, but watch the tone
Just like real doctors and nurses, online health tools with good -- but controlled -- communication skills can promote healthier lifestyles, according to researchers. However, if their tone is conversational, these tools may lull users into a false sense of comfort, they add. In a study, people who experienced a back-and-forth interaction with an online health risk assessment website were more likely to follow the health behaviors suggested by the tool.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:17:52 EST
How proteins reshape cell membranes
Small 'bubbles' frequently form on membranes of cells and are taken up into their interior. The process involves EHD proteins. Scientists have now shed light on how these proteins assemble on the surface of a cell and reshape its membrane.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:17:40 EST
In enemy garb: New explanation for wasp mimicry
Biologists expand on more than 150 years of textbook wisdom with a new explanation for wasp mimicry.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:17:28 EST
Study catalogs the complex flavors of American-made goat cheese
Researchers generated a flavor lexicon that lists the 39 flavor attributes in cheeses made with goat milk. Flavor lexicons are important tools for cheesemakers because they help with development, product benchmarking and quality control.
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