Biology

Meet the Eye Microbiome

1 day ago   |   Scientific American

Bacteria live on our eyeballs, and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases
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Rare recessive mutations pry open new windows on autism

2 days ago   |   Science Daily

Most genetic variants linked to autism are de novo mutations, which are not inherited and are relatively easy to find. A new study, in one of the largest cohorts to date...
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Antiperspirant Boosts Armpit and Toe-Web Microbial Diversity

2 days ago   |   Scientific American

Rather than wiping microbes out, antiperspirants and foot powders increased the diversity of microbial flora in armpits and between toes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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From Two Bulls, Nine Million Dairy Cows

2 days ago   |   Scientific American

Just two Y chromosomes exist in a huge population of U.S. Holsteins; researchers want to know what traits have been lost
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Biothreats, Real and Imagined

3 days ago   |   Scientific American

We have more to fear from natural pathogens than from biological weapons
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Wildebeest! Okapi! Giraffe! Ibex! Come Peruse Their Genomes

3 days ago   |   Wired

The Ruminant Genome Project just released the DNA of 44 species of the multi-stomached, headgear-bearing animals, revealing a host of biological curiosities.
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Dynamic collaboration behind new research into best way of using biologging tags

4 days ago   |   Science Daily

Methods used to design F1 cars and spacecraft have played a crucial role in new research into the tags used to track animal movements. Ecologists teamed up with aerospace...
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Making systems robust

4 days ago   |   Science Daily

Both nature and technology rely on integral feedback mechanisms to ensure that systems resist external perturbations. Researchers have now used synthetic biology to design a...
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Scientists chart course toward a new world of synthetic biology

4 days ago   |   Science Daily

A team has compiled a roadmap for the future of synthetic or engineering biology, based on the input of 80 leaders in the field from more than 30 institutions. The report...
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House votes to block military transgender ban

5 days ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block President Donald Trump's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service. The House has passed...
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Bernie Sanders to unveil plan to cancel all $1.6 trillion of student loan debt

Bernie Sanders to unveil plan to cancel all $1.6 trillion of student loan debt

The proposal goes further than the plan already unveiled by his Democratic primary rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Read more ...

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Mass. man charged with negligent homicide in NH crash that killed 7

Mass. man charged with negligent homicide in NH crash that killed 7

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USWNT vs. Spain: Live score, updates, highlights from USA's World Cup...

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Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from the USWNT's knockout stage match against Spain in the 2019 Women's World Cup. Follow along here. Read more ...

SCOTUS strikes down ban on ‘scandalous' and ‘immoral' trademarks

SCOTUS strikes down ban on ‘scandalous' and ‘immoral' trademarks

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Siblings make history crossing Times Square on high wire 25 stories in the air

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Joe Biden: Congress Should Immediately Grant Citizenship To 'Dreamers'

Joe Biden: Congress Should Immediately Grant Citizenship To 'Dreamers'

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Adam Silver: NBA stopped using term ‘owner' years ago

Adam Silver: NBA stopped using term ‘owner' years ago

While some NBA teams have begun backing away from the term “owner” because of racial insensitivity, commissioner Adam Silver says the league hasn't used it in years. Multiple... Read more ...