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  • How mucus tames microbes
    Posted on October 14, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    New research reveals that glycans -- branched sugar molecules found in mucus -- can prevent bacteria from communicating with each other and forming infectious biofilms, effectively rendering the microbes harmless. […]

  • Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies
    Posted on October 11, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Astronomers have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by suppressing star formation. […]

  • Ice on lunar south pole may have more than one source
    Posted on October 10, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    New research sheds light on the ages of ice deposits reported in the area of the Moon's south pole -- information that could help identify the sources of the deposits and help in planning future human exploration. […]

  • Koala epidemic provides lesson in how DNA protects itself from viruses
    Posted on October 10, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    In animals, infections are fought by the immune system. Studies on an unusual virus infecting wild koalas reveal a new form of 'genome immunity.' […]

  • Prehistoric humans ate bone marrow like canned soup 400,000 years ago
    Posted on October 9, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Researchers have uncovered evidence of the storage and delayed consumption of animal bone marrow at Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv. The research provides direct evidence that early Paleolithic people saved animal bones for up to nine weeks before feasting […]

  • Humans have salamander-like ability to regrow cartilage in joints
    Posted on October 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Contrary to popular belief, cartilage in human joints can repair itself through a process similar to that used by creatures such as salamanders and zebrafish to regenerate limbs, researchers have found. […]

  • New cancer-driving mutation in 'dark matter' of the cancer genome
    Posted on October 9, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    A research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the vast non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the 'dark matter' of human cancer DNA. […]

  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019: Lithium-ion batteries
    Posted on October 9, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 is being awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino "for the development of lithium-ion batteries." […]

  • 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics: Evolution of the universe and discovery of exoplanet...
    Posted on October 8, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    This year's Nobel Prize in Physics is being awarded "for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's place in the cosmos," with one half to James Peebles "for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology" and the […]

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