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yesterday at 20:34. Facebook
Trump is reportedly considering one of two Silicon Valley executives for the now vacant position.

Robert Califf Steps Down from FDA

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yesterday at 19:28. Facebook
The fruits, which have been genetically engineered to produce less of an enzyme that causes browning, were approved by the US Department of Agriculture in February 2015 and deemed safe by the US Food and Drug Administration one month later.

USDA Approves Genetically Engineered Apples

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yesterday at 18:32. Facebook
Constant exposure to the sounds of a busy road can impact a male European tree frog's stress levels, immune system, and vocal sac coloration, scientists show.

How Traffic Noise Affects Tree Frogs

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yesterday at 17:38. Facebook
Since seals hunt by detecting water currents from the breath of stationary fish, we may finally have an explanation for why some fish species have evolved to suppress their breathing.

Seal Whiskers Can Detect Weak Water Currents

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yesterday at 16:46. Facebook
One study reports that cancer cells that are most likely to metastasize contain the surface protein CD36, a receptor that binds lipids. A second study finds that, when mice lack a protein responsible for lipid transport, cancer cells form fewer metastatic tumors.

Lipids Take the Lead in Metastasis

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yesterday at 15:58. Facebook
The newly identified Skywalker gibbon (Hoolock tianxing) is threatened with extinction, along with roughly 60 percent of primate species worldwide.

Image of the Day: Jungle Jedi

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01/22/2017 at 22:01. Facebook
The platform could one day be used for cancer diagnostics and rapid diagnosis during a viral outbreak.

Mobile Microscope Detects DNA Sequences

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01/22/2017 at 19:23. Facebook
The attack on tenure in Missouri is part of a larger bill that would also require public universities to tell students the total estimated cost of obtaining a degree, and list details about employment prospects.

Tenure Under Attack in Iowa and Missouri

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01/22/2017 at 17:37. Facebook
“I see the results not in a negative way . . . but as a reality check and as an opportunity to move in the right direction, which means more transparency, more openness, more detailed documentation of [methodology], and more honesty with ourselves,” said Stanford University School of Medicine’s John Ioannidis, who was not involved with the project.

Preliminary Results from Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology

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01/22/2017 at 15:49. Facebook
The new study is the first to identify a prion-like protein in bacteria.

Bacterial Protein Acts as Prion in Yeast and E. coli

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01/21/2017 at 21:59. Facebook
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01/21/2017 at 19:46. Facebook
When the researchers activated the amygdala, docile mice attacked everything from bottle caps to live insects.

Scientists Activate Predatory Instinct in Mice

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01/21/2017 at 17:32. Facebook
“Authors who choose to preprint their manuscripts often get valuable feedback from readers, and to be invited to submit a manuscript to a journal is an added reward for sharing their work in this way,” says John Inglis, executive director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Press.

Journals Seek Out Preprints

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01/21/2017 at 15:44. Facebook
One key step in the origins of eukaryotic life likely involved a single, large archaeon engulfing a smaller bacterium.

Asgard Archaea Hint at Eukaryotic Origins

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01/20/2017 at 22:21. Facebook
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01/20/2017 at 21:37. Facebook
When termites and plant competition were plugged into the simulations, they revealed patterns nearly identical to that of the mysterious "fairy circles" observed in the Namib desert.

Another Explanation for Africa's Enigmatic Fairy Circles

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01/20/2017 at 20:41. Facebook
The findings could represent the first description of a viral communication system.

Scientists Identify a Viral Communication System

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