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DNA methylation biomarker for prostate cancer shows promise for accurately determining patient risk

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describes a biomarker, PITX2 DNA methylation, which is capable of distinguishing cancerous tissue from non-cancerous tissue and predicting the risk of cancer recurrence using only small amounts of tissue obtained from core needle biopsies.

Take the PLOS ONE 10th Anniversary Community Survey

PLOS ONE published its first research articles nearly ten years ago (December 20, 2006). In this anniversary year—beginning in December 2016 and continuing throughout 2017—PLOS wants to recognize the many contributors to this revolutionary journal

Vintage Dinosaur Art: Animals of Long Ago

It seems that in the 1950s and 60s, there was a real explosion in the popularity of dinosaur books for kids. Perhaps it had something to do with broader pop culture trends of the period, such as the sci-fi B-movie boom. Although theShow More Summary

Short-term effects of CO2-induced low pH exposure on target gene expression in Platynereis dumerilii

Objective: Increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration are causing changes to the seawater carbonate chemistry, lowering the pH and we study potential impacts of these changes at the molecular level in a non-calcifying, marine polychaete species Platynereis dumerilii. Show More Summary

Impact of ocean acidification on Arctic phytoplankton blooms and dimethylsulfide production under simulated ice-free and under-ice conditions

In an experimental assessment of the potential impact of Arctic Ocean acidification on seasonal phytoplankton blooms and associated dimethylsulfide (DMS) dynamics, we incubated water from Baffin Bay under conditions representing an acidified Arctic Ocean. Show More Summary

Republicans are weakening the “civilian led” US military

The Republicans don’t care at all bout the law, the Constitution, freedom, security, or the people of the United States. One way we ensure civilian control of the military is by restricting military associated individuals from being secretary of defense. It is not like it can’t happen, but there has to be a waiting period.…

So, what the heck did Trump do with Taiwan?

He started the process of stealing your democracy. Why? How? Have a look: I will hold the electors who put his name in the ballot box as equally responsible. Oh, and by the way, he also did this: Donald Trump Picks GOP Oil Industry Ally, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to Lead EPA

The CS Detective by Jeremy Kubica

The CS Detective: An Algorithmic Tale of Crime, Conspiracy, and Computation by Jeremy Kubica is the tory of disgraced ex-detective and hardboiled private eye Frank Runtime. Frank Runtime knows Regit and is not afraid to use it. From the publishers: When a robbery hits police headquarters, it’s up to Frank Runtime and his extensive search…

When the Aquarium opened in 1984, Lucile Packard—the visionary...

When the Aquarium opened in 1984, Lucile Packard—the visionary of our volunteer program and wife of David Packard—exclaimed, “In my long life, I’ve never been able to see what’s down there. Now, at last, all of us can.“ 30 years on, this view hasn’t aged one bit. Thanks to visitor Gérald François for the amazing photo!

noaasanctuaries: It’s hard to hear your friends when you’re in a...

noaasanctuaries: It’s hard to hear your friends when you’re in a crowded room! And right now, many places in the ocean are becoming like that crowded room, as noise pollution – like sounds from ships – makes the ocean environment much...Show More Summary

Shoutout to our white shark researchers, who’ve been...

Shoutout to our white shark researchers, who’ve been braving wind, rain and waves as they study the awesome elasmobranchs migrating through central California right now. So far they’ve ID’d about 80 sharks this season, 70% of which are sharks documented during previous seasons!  Learn more about our white shark research and conservation work.

Thousands of geese die after landing in toxic US water

Thousands of migrating geese have died after taking refuge from a snowstorm in toxic mine waters in the western United States, mine officials have said.

Atlas of the RNA universe takes shape

As the floor plan of the living world, DNA guides the composition of animals ranging from unicellular organisms to humans. DNA not only helps shepherd every organism from birth through death, it also plays an essential role in the development of many human diseases.

Conservation effort spreads seeds of destruction across the Midwest

Weed scientists in at least two Midwestern states have been reporting for years that a conservation program meant to provide habitat for pollinating insects is sowing bad seeds - including seeds of the potentially devastating agricultural weed Palmer amaranth - along with the good. Show More Summary

Fishy Caribbean 'juveniles' to be recognized as a new species, the Hourglass basslet

Living in deep reefs in the Atlantic Ocean, the banded basslet, a small and colorful species with a wide range of distribution, has long been thought to undergo significant changes during its growth into an adult. Suspiciously, the juveniles appeared much more heavily banded. Recently, however, American scientists figured out that the 'juveniles' were in fact a new species.

Two UTHealth researchers elected to prestigious scientific association

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) In recognition of their efforts to develop new treatments for fungal infections and stress-related chronic illnesses, respectively, Michael Lorenz, Ph.D., and Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D.,...Show More Summary

Despite evolutionary inexperience, northern sockeye manage heat stress

(Oregon State University) Sockeye salmon that evolved in the generally colder waters of the far north still know how to cool off if necessary, an important factor in the species' potential for dealing with global climate change.

Ecologists publish research on soil's potential to increase the Earth's CO2

(Kansas State University) Soil, an important part of the carbon cycle, might compound the world's carbon dioxide problem, according to a global study in Nature involving Kansas State University researchers and Konza Prairie Biological Station.

New book on Cilia from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) 'Cilia', from CSHLPress, examines key aspects of ciliary biology -- from the molecular to the organismal level -- in normal physiology and disease. The contributors dissect the complex structures of motile...Show More Summary

Mount Sinai researchers find signs of secondhand marijuana smoke exposure in children

(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Children exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke show measurable amounts of the drug in their bodies, a researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has found. The study was published in the journal Pediatric Research

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