Uncovering The Secrets of How to Make Genes From Scratch

Researchers at the Smurfit Institute of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin and the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh have recently uncovered secrets about De novo…

Are beetle epidemics impacting forest bird populations?

By Jordan Haber What’s the Buzz? 25 February 2020 According to a recent 2019 study by researchers at Montana State University and the University of Vermont, growing populations…

Drinking Water from Salt Water: A New Approach to Desalination

Desalination, the process of removing salt from water, is a practical way to provide drinking and irrigation water to communities who have lost their primary water source.  More…

Advancements in Genetic Testing are Redefining the Treatment of Epilepsy

Some conditions are easy to deal with; they have one specific cause, a direct course of action, and a known cure. But these perfect scenarios are unfortunately less…

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Bumblebees in Michigan Found Safe from Harmful Fungus, For Now

If you are one of the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who got to watch Jerry Seinfeld lend his voice to the lovable Berry B. Benson in…

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Can a blood test diagnose a concussion?

Diagnosing concussions, a mild form of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that affects thousands each year, can be difficult. Most diagnostic tools involve subjective, self-reported measurements. In addition, neuroimaging…

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Turning a killer into a cure: Ebola virus could possibly aid in cancer treatment

Glioblastomas are a very aggressive form of brain cancer that spread rapidly through the brain and to other parts of the body. They are often lethal because they are…

The Humble Plantain Has Won Against Climate Change

Researchers from the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland and the School of Biology Sciences at Trinity College Dublin have recently discovered that…

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Afraid of Heights?

Men born before 1939 with a body height of 5’9” can expect a 10% lower dementia risk compared to men with a body height of 5’7” Researchers at…

Copper-Catalyst Forces Co-Workers Carbon Dioxide and Water to Work Out their Differences and Make Renewable Energy

Everyone has that coworker they’d rather walk on shattered glass than talk to.  For the infamous greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, that coworker is water.   Now I know what…

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