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Better species mapping can improve conservation efforts
The scientific models that ecologists and conservation biologists rely on to determine which species and habitats to protect lack critical information to help them make effective decisions, according to a new study.
Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:47 GMT

New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in Alabama
A sea turtle discovered in Alabama is a new species from the Late Cretaceous epoch, according to a new study.
Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:47 GMT

Global warming is transforming the Great Barrier Reef
A new study shows that corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine heatwave of 2016.
Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:47 GMT

Boosting livelihoods and conservation practices among small-scale fishermen
(University of Plymouth) A donation from Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton is enabling a new project from the Blue Marine Foundation and the University of Plymouth Marine Institute which aims to improve the conservation of fish and the incomes of fishermen in UK coastal waters.
EurekAlert! - Biology, Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:47 GMT

Low total testosterone in men widespread, linked to chronic disease
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) New research finds that more men have suboptimal testosterone levels than previously known, and it may be putting these men at risk.
EurekAlert! - Biology, Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:47 GMT

Focus on osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and sarcopenia at largest congress in the field
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) will welcome more than 4,000 delegates to the WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2018, opening today in Kraków, Poland. The CME-accredited Congress is the world's largest gathering of clinicians and researchers working in the field of musculoskeletal disorders.
EurekAlert! - Biology, Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:47 GMT

Scientists Discover Over 100 New Genes That Are Responsible For Hair Color
Dozens of new genes were discovered, giving scientists an idea of how hair color is determined. Before the discovery, scientists only knew about the existence of 13 genes that determine hair color.
Tech Times : Biotech, Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:47 GMT

Biochemists Develop Small, Transparent Patch To Detect Food Contamination
A tiny test patch called the Sentinel Wrap has been developed to determine if food is still safe to eat. This new technology is considered to be more reliable than the expiry dates stamped on food products.
Tech Times : Biotech, Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:47 GMT

Journal Retracts Paper That Said CRISPR Is Dangerous
A controversial paper that claimed the gene-editing software CRISPR is dangerous retracted its claims that had caused panic. The software is seen as a major stepping stone in fighting diseases.
Tech Times : Biotech, Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:47 GMT

International collaboration working to enhance protections for spinner dolphins
An international study involving researchers from Western Australia and the United States has unlocked a key behavioural schedule in spinner dolphins, which could provide crucial insight to conservation measures for the free-ranging animals.
Biology News - Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:48:20 GMT

Video: Tracking data and shark behaviour
Animals often share space as they move through their environment. Capturing these aggregations and co-occurrence events has proven extremely difficult in elusive, wide-ranging animals.
Biology News - Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:48:20 GMT

Tremors in newborn piglets attributed to previously unidentified virus
Symptoms of tremors and shaking in newborn piglets are not a sign that the animals are cold, but rather that they are suffering from a specific viral infection. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna have now been able to prove this correlation for the first time using a newly developed test. The scientists detected a previously unknown virus, termed atypical porcine pestivirus (APPV), in "shaking piglets", making it possible to clearly diagnose the potentially fatal disease. The virus remains in the animals for a long time following an infection and may also be transmitted sexually. The findings were published in the journal Veterinary Research.
Biology News - Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:48:20 GMT

The proteins that domesticated our genomes

EPFL scientists have carried out a genomic and evolutionary study of a large and enigmatic family of human proteins, to demonstrate that it is responsible for harnessing the millions of transposable elements in the human genome. The work reveals the largely species-specific gene-regulatory networks that impact all of human biology, in both health and disease.

Biology News Net, Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:47 GMT

Human kidney progenitors isolated, offering new clues to cell renewal

In a first-of-its-kind look at human kidney development, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have isolated human nephron progenitor (NP) cells. Their results, published online in the journal Stem Cell Translational Medicine, will help scientists understand how these progenitor cells become renal cells in the developing fetus, and possibly offer a future way to foster renal regeneration after chronic kidney failure or acute injury.

Biology News Net, Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:47 GMT

Study reveals how ionising radiation damages DNA and causes cancer

For the first time, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have been able to identify in human cancers two characteristic patterns of DNA damage caused by ionising radiation. These fingerprint patterns may now enable doctors to identify which tumours have been caused by radiation, and investigate if they should be treated differently.

Biology News Net, Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:47 GMT

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