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A gorgeous species of orchid in Panama has a new name - it was named after the family of the researcher who discovered the flower.
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Within each strand of DNA lies the blueprint for building an organism, along with the keys to its evolution and survival.
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A common genetic variant that affects one in three people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat, according to study published today in PLOS Genetics .
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When scientists first sequenced the genome of a Neanderthal, our extinct, heavy-browed human cousin, we learned a surprising amount about our own species too: many modern humans carry Neanderthal genes, proving we interbred with them long ago.
Stem cells in bone marrow need to produce hydrogen sulfide in order to properly multiply and form bone tissue, according to a new study.
A new genetic analysis revealing the previously unknown biodiversity and distribution of thousands of fungi in North America might also reveal a previously underappreciated contributor to climate change.
Eight students in the College will spend their summer as research interns at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, marking a new phase in the affiliation between the lab and the University of Chicago that will allow students to pursue significant scientific projects.
A time-of-flight mass cytometer is the centerpiece of the new Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs, a center that helps scientists use the immune system to fight cancer and infection.
The low yields in crop production, particularly maize, has been attributed to the inability of farmers to purchase nitrogen based fertilisers to boost production in the country.
A new technique for discovering natural compounds has been discovered, and could form the basis of novel therapeutic drugs.
Droplets of filamentous material enclosed in a lipid membrane: these are the models of a "simplified" cell used by the SISSA physicists Luca Giomi and Antonio DeSimone, who simulated the spontaneous emergence of cell motility and division -- that is, features of living material -- in inanimate "objects."
Synthesis of these nanoparticles by microorganisms has been described only for bacterial species."
When it comes to the communities of helpful bacteria living in and on people, "one-size-fits-all" is definitely not the rule, a new study finds.
Chili peppers likely became a cultivated crop in central-east Mexico, according to a new study by an international team including UC Davis plant scientists.
A DEVASTATED mum has paid tribute to her "blue-eyed angel" who died suddenly after catching a childhood bug - previously thought to be harmless to fit children and adults.
Great Lakes fish in the salmon family that rely on the fish "alewife" as part of their diet face a major obstacle in restoring naturally reproducing populations, according to new U.S. Geological Survey research published in the journal Fish and Shellfish Immunology .
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