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Pregnant smokers may reduce harm done to baby's lungs by taking vitamin C
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 14:42

Women who are unable to quit smoking during their pregnancy may reduce the harm smoking does to their baby's lungs by taking vitamin C, according to a...

Widespread ocean anoxia was cause for past mass extinction
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 09:38

For decades, scientists have conducted research centered around the five major mass extinctions that have shaped the world we live in. The extinctions...

Daily egg consumption may reduce cardiovascular disease
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 08:40

People who consume an egg a day could significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases compared with eating no eggs, suggests a new study. ...

Deep space radiation treatment reboots brain's immune system
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 02:37

NASA and private company SpaceX plan to send humans to Mars within the next 15 years -- but need to figure out how to protect astronauts from the dang...

Genome structure of dinosaurs discovered by bird-turtle comparisons
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 21:31

A discovery has provided significant insight into the overall genome structure of dinosaurs. By comparing the genomes of different species, chiefly bi...

No evidence of natural gas from fracking in found Ohio drinking water
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 10:34

A study of drinking water in Appalachian Ohio found no evidence of natural gas contamination from recent oil and gas drilling. Geologists examined dri...

Annotation tool provides step toward understanding links between disease, mutant RNA
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 01:31

Researchers have developed a computer program that represents a key step toward better understanding the connections between mutant genetic material a...

Variations in placental microbiota appear related to premature birth
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 20:38

Researchers have found a surplus of pathogenic bacteria in placentas from premature births, supporting the hypothesis that maternal infection may caus...

Campaspe River
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 15:36

Campaspe River, photographed today near Barnadown in Victoria. David Kleinert Photography

Diamond 'spin-off' tech could lead to low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 02:45

An international team has discovered how to exploit defects in nanoscale and microscale diamonds and potentially enhance the sensitivity of magnetic r...

Researchers discover how body temperature wrecks potential dengue, Zika vaccine
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 10:34

A major route toward creating effective vaccines against dengue virus and Zika involves the E protein that covers the surface of each viral particle. ...

Researchers operate lab-grown heart cells by remote control
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 05:33

Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command -- simply by shining a...

E. coli tailored to convert plants into renewable chemicals
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 22:32

Jet fuel, pantyhose and plastic soda bottles: all three could be made from bioengineered bacteria. Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Single-tablet HIV treatment shows better outcomes over multi-tablet regimen
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 21:40

HIV patients on a single-tablet daily regimen had better outcomes than patients taking multiple pills per day, a new study shows. Latest Science New...

Scientists uncover a new face of a famous protein, SWI2/SNF2 ATPase
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 16:33

A team of scientists now have a deeper understanding of a large switch/sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) protein complex that plays a pivotal role in ...

More than a living syringe: Mosquito saliva alone triggers unexpected immune response
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 15:54

Mosquito saliva alone can trigger an unexpected variety of immune responses in an animal model of the human immune system. Animals News -- ScienceDai...

Limiting warming to 1.5 degree C would save majority of global species from climate change
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 07:35

New research finds that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C would save the majority of the world's plant and animal species from climate change. ...

Shocking study shows one third of world's protected areas degraded by human activities
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 06:41

A shocking study confirms that one third of the world's protected areas -- an astonishing 2.3 million square miles or twice the size of the state of A...

Climate-threatened animals unable to relocate
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 22:41

Many of the European mammals whose habitat is being destroyed by climate change are not able to find new places to live elsewhere. Latest Science Ne...

Major shift in marine life occurred 33 million years later in the South
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 20:40

A new study of marine fossils from Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand and South America reveals that one of the greatest changes to the evolution of l...

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