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Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic make-up
A team of Swedish and British scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. The ne...
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Scientists propose rethinking 'endangered species' definition to save sl...
Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, according to new research coinciding with ...
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How a member of a family of light-sensitive proteins adjusts skin color
A team of Brown University researchers found that opsin 3 -- a protein closely related to rhodopsin, the protein that enables low-light vision -- has a role in adjusti...
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Scientists find new type of cell that helps tadpoles' tails regenerate
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have uncovered a specialised population of skin cells that coordinate tail regeneration in frogs. These 'Regeneration-Organi...
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Brain's insular cortex processes pain and drives learning from pain
Acute pain, e.g. hitting your leg against a sharp object, causes an abrupt, unpleasant feeling. In this way, we learn from painful experiences to avoid future harmful ...
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The Lancet Global Health: 1 in 7 babies worldwide born with a low birthw...
More than 20 million babies were born with a low birthweight (less than 2500g; 5.5 pounds) in 2015 -- around one in seven of all births worldwide. Almost three-quarter...
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Jawless fish take a bite out of the blood-brain barrier
A jawless parasitic fish could help lead the way to more effective treatments for multiple brain ailments, including cancer, trauma and stroke.One major challenge in t...
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From Earth's deep mantle, scientists find a new way volcanoes form
Far below Bermuda's pink sand beaches and turquoise tides, geoscientists have discovered the first direct evidence that material from deep within Earth's mantle transi...
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Tomato pan-genome makes bringing flavor back easier
Almost everyone agrees that most store-bought tomatoes don't have much flavor. Now, scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Boyce Thompson Inst...
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Newly identified bacteria-killing protein needs vitamin A to work
People who have inadequate vitamin A in their diets are more susceptible to skin infection, yet how that vitamin affects skin immunity has been unclear. In a study pub...
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Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic ...
A team of Swedish and British scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using in...
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Scientists propose rethinking 'endangered ...
Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding anima...
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How a member of a family of light-sensitiv...
A team of Brown University researchers found that opsin 3 -- a protein closely related to rhodop...
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Scientists find new type of cell that help...
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have uncovered a specialised population of skin cells...
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Brain's insular cortex processes pain and ...
Acute pain, e.g. hitting your leg against a sharp object, causes an abrupt, unpleasant feeling. ...
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The Lancet Global Health: 1 in 7 babies wo...
More than 20 million babies were born with a low birthweight (less than 2500g; 5.5 pounds) in 20...
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Jawless fish take a bite out of the blood-...
A jawless parasitic fish could help lead the way to more effective treatments for multiple brain...
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From Earth's deep mantle, scientists find ...
Far below Bermuda's pink sand beaches and turquoise tides, geoscientists have discovered the fir...
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Tomato pan-genome makes bringing flavor ba...
Almost everyone agrees that most store-bought tomatoes don't have much flavor. Now, scientists f...
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Newly identified bacteria-killing protein ...
People who have inadequate vitamin A in their diets are more susceptible to skin infection, yet ...
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