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yesterday at 21:39. Facebook
Week in Review: Science policy at AAAS; international marches for science; circadian clock and aging; neurons for both itch and pain; a conversation with Iraqi-American epidemiologist Wael Al-Delaimy; “waviness” in whale nerves [ Link ]
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yesterday at 20:41. Facebook
Enzymes in the digestive fluid that fills the carnivorous plants’ vase-shape modified leaves might one day enable human celiac disease patients to properly digest the grain protein gluten.

Pitcher Plant Enzymes Digest Gluten in Mouse Model
The Scientist
yesterday at 19:32. Facebook
A fraction of HIV patients in a small, uncontrolled study were able to stop antiretroviral therapy after receiving the immune boosters.

HIV Vaccines May Help Tamp Down Virus
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yesterday at 18:33. Facebook
The findings offer a possible mechanistic explanation for why Zika seems to be sexually transmissible.

Study: Zika Shrinks Testicular Tissue in Mice
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yesterday at 18:17. Facebook
LabQuiz: How Well do you Know Your Culture Media?

What's pink, light sensitive, and sterile? If you answered, "males of an interspecific hybrid-mouse model of albinism," you're not wrong. But the correct answer is your cell culture media. Do you know what you're feeding your cells and why? Take our LabQuiz and find out, then share your score in the comments. [ Link ]

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yesterday at 17:31. Facebook
Bioinformatic tools can now identify many silent biosynthetic gene clusters in bacterial genomes. The next step is figuring out how to activate them.

Discovering Novel Antibiotics
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yesterday at 16:31. Facebook
“If you actually do two separate experiments and observe no difference between males and female, perhaps it’s legitimate not to care. But for most cases, we don’t know—so we basically have to bite the bullet.” —Kathleen Gardiner [ Link ]
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yesterday at 15:43. Facebook
Bees can learn complex behaviors to obtain rewards.
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The Scientist
02/23/2017 at 22:22. Facebook
Among the theories put forth by 19th-century scientists to explain the movement of water up a tree was the idea that pressure gradients inside leaves sucked water upward. Others insisted cellular conduits must function like pumps.

19th Century Experiments Explained How Trees Lift Water
The Scientist
02/23/2017 at 21:29. Facebook
Raisman’s techniques helped Darek Fidyka, a paralyzed Bulgarian man, regain the ability to walk.

Geoffrey Raisman Dies
The Scientist
02/23/2017 at 20:35. Facebook
Researchers demonstrate the delivery of AAV-packaged CRISPR-CjCas9 into the muscles and eyes of mice.

Scientists Deliver CRISPR-CjCas9 in Mice
The Scientist
02/23/2017 at 19:34. Facebook
At least fifteen former NIDCD researchers and their collaborators are prohibited from publishing certain data because of a controversy surrounding one former faculty member’s alleged misconduct.

Publication Ban Affects Former NIDCD Collaborators
The Scientist
02/23/2017 at 18:33. Facebook
Neuroscientists have long debated how itch and pain overlap in the nervous system.

Itch Neurons in Mouse Spinal Cords Can Sense Pain
The Scientist
02/23/2017 at 17:32. Facebook
Eveland is currently studying inflorescence development in green millet (Setaria viridis), an emerging model system for corn and other food crops.

Andrea Eveland Teases Apart Gene Networks in Crop Plants
The Scientist
02/23/2017 at 16:31. Facebook
Visiting pollinators unknowingly carry spores from diseased plants to healthy flowers, giving fungi the opportunity to invade nascent fruits that eventually shrivel, fall to the ground, and crack open to release more spores to the wind.

The Fungus that Poses as a Flower
The Scientist
02/23/2017 at 15:28. Facebook
Two major causes of the rapid Koala decline in South East Queensland are car accidents and chlamydia.

Image of the Day: A Vanishing Act
The Scientist
02/23/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Going gluten free? A newly discovered protease could break down grain proteins that trigger celiac disease.

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The Scientist
02/22/2017 at 22:22. Facebook
“The march for science is a way of standing in solidarity with scientists in the U.S. Trying to send a message that the rest of the world cares, and the rest of the world thinks the science that they do in the U.S. is very important, and we think it’s a tragedy, a disaster, if that science starts to become curtailed.” — Stuart Khan #ScienceMarch

Marching for Science, from Berlin to Sydney
The Scientist
02/22/2017 at 21:37. Facebook
NASA researchers have discovered ancient microbes locked inside minerals, suggesting a possible niche for interstellar life.

60,000-Year-Old Life Found in Crystals in Mexican Cave
The Scientist
02/22/2017 at 20:27. Facebook
Drones can easily access sites that ornithologists can’t reach.

Drones Covertly Record Songbirds