INFECTION BIOLOGY: STAYING A STEP AHEAD OF THE GAME

Trypanosoma brucei, which causes sleeping sickness, evades the immune system by repeatedly altering the structure of its surface coat....

UNIVERSITY CHOICE AND ACHIEVEMENT PARTLY DOWN TO DNA

Research has shown for the first time that genetics plays a significant role in whether young adults choose to go to university, which...

 
 
 

MICE NEED A CLUTCH TO SMELL

Researchers identify shootin 1b as a clutch molecule that couples force and adhesion for the migration of neurons to the mouse olfactory...

ADDING FLAVORS TO E-CIGARETTE LIQUIDS CHANGES CHEMISTRY, CREATES IRRITANTS

New research shows added flavorings in e-cigarettes or vaping devices react to e-liquid, or e-juice, creating new compounds that could...

 
 
 

GENE-EDITED ZEBRAFISH MODELS TAKE DISEASE RESEARCH TO THE NEXT LEVEL

The potent combination of CRISPR/Cas9 and zebrafish as a model organism offers enormous potential for research into human diseases...

DID EATING STARCHY FOODS GIVE HUMANS AN EVOLUTIONARY ADVANTAGE?

Gene AMY1, which kickstarts digestion of starch in the mouth, is associated with blood glucose levels and digestion of carbohydrates,...

 
 
 

CLIMATE STRESS WILL MAKE CITIES MORE VULNERABLE

The fall of Angkor has long puzzled historians, archaeologists and scientists, but now a research team is one step closer to discovering...

NEW APPROACH FOR CONTROLLING DENGUE FEVER AND ZIKA VIRUS

To be able to reproduce and become effective disease carriers, mosquitoes must first attain optimal body size and nutritional status....

 
 
 

SCULPTING BACTERIA INTO EXTREME SHAPES REVEALS THE RUGGED NATURE OF CELL DIVISION

Stars, triangles and pentagons demonstrate the adaptability and robustness of bacterial cell division machinery.

BIODIVERSITY CAN ALSO DESTABILIZE ECOSYSTEMS

According to the prevailing opinion, species-rich ecosystems are more stable against environmental disruptions such as drought, hot...

 
 
 

CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS NEARLY 50 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO BE OVERWEIGHT, OBESE

A new study reveals that children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder , are up to 50 percent more likely...

CARBON FIBER CAN STORE ENERGY IN THE BODY OF A VEHICLE

A study has shown that carbon fibers can work as battery electrodes, storing energy directly. This opens up new opportunities for structural...

 
 
 

OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS FOUND IN SEAFOOD LINKED TO HEALTHY AGING

Higher blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a higher likelihood of healthy ageing among older adults,...

HORMONE ALTERS MALE BRAIN NETWORKS TO ENHANCE SEXUAL AND EMOTIONAL FUNCTION

Scientists have gained new insights into how the 'master regulator' of reproduction affects men's brains.

 
 
 

COMBINING GENETIC AND SUN EXPOSURE DATA IMPROVES SKIN CANCER RISK ESTIMATES

By combining data on individuals' lifetime sun exposure and their genetics, researchers can generate improved predictions of their...

EXPERTS RAISE SAFETY CONCERNS ABOUT CARDBOARD BABY BOXES

Cardboard baby boxes are being promoted for infant sleep as a safe alternative to more traditional cots, bassinets, or Moses baskets,...

 
 
 

GENOME SEQUENCING FOUND FEASIBLE AND INFORMATIVE FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER TREATMENT

Comprehensive genetic testing of tumors and non-cancerous tissue from pediatric cancer patients is a feasible and clinically useful...

LETTING THE SUNSHINE IN MAY KILL DUST-DWELLING BACTERIA

Allowing sunlight in through windows can kill bacteria that live in dust.

 
 
 

IMMUNE CULPRITS LINKED TO INFLAMMATION AND BONE LOSS IN GUM DISEASE IDENTIFIED

An unhealthy population of microbes in the mouth triggers specialized immune cells that inflame and destroy tissues, leading to the...

GOING TO BED WITH YOUR EX MIGHT NOT BE AS BAD YOU THINK

Conventional wisdom holds that people set themselves up for even greater heartache when they jump into bed with their ex-partner after...

 
 
 



Woman caught on camera running to stranger's door, abandoning 2-year-old boy

Woman caught on camera running to stranger's door, abandoning 2-year-old boy

The woman could be seen running toward the front door of the home while lifting the child in the air by one arm. Read more ...

Ex-USA Gymnastics head accused of tampering with evidence in Larry Nassar case

Ex-USA Gymnastics head accused of tampering with evidence in Larry Nassar case

Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation... Read more ...

Powerball jackpot soars to $430 million

Powerball jackpot soars to $430 million

No one won the jackpot in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, bringing the jackpot to $430 million. Read more ...

Trump threatens to shut down southern border over migrant caravan

Trump threatens to shut down southern border over migrant caravan

President Trump on Thursday threatened to shut down the southern border and call up the military if Mexico did not stop a migrant caravan from making its way north into the... Read more ...

Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, holding off the Houston Astros in the American League Championship... Read more ...

Reports: White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

Reports: White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

Don McGahn is no longer White House counsel, according to reports. Read more ...

MLB postseason 2018: Three takeaways from Dodgers' NLCS Game 5 win over Brewers

MLB postseason 2018: Three takeaways from Dodgers' NLCS Game 5 win over Brewers

Clayton Kershaw was great again as the Dodgers moved to within one win of their second straight National League pennant. Read more ...

Interfering Astros fan goes on the attack against ‘joke' ump

Interfering Astros fan goes on the attack against ‘joke' ump

It might not be a Jeffrey Maier or Steve Bartman situation, but Astros fan Troy Caldwell added another controversial fan interference moment to the MLB playoff lexicon during... Read more ...

Thousands flee East Bay homes due to gas pipeline risk

Thousands flee East Bay homes due to gas pipeline risk

Thousands of people have evacuated their East Bay homes because a natural gas pipeline is at risk in Contra Costa County. Read more ...

Video captures mom whipping son with belt for stealing her BMW

Video captures mom whipping son with belt for stealing her BMW

A Texas high school freshman went on a joyride in his mom's spanking-new BMW, but his badass mom chased him down - and whupped him with a belt, in a caught-on-video scene that... Read more ...