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Some Azhdarchid Pterosaurs Were Robust-Necked Top-Tier Predators

New analysis shows that some of these amazing flying beasts were far more formidable than we'd ever thought before... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

New York schools help Cornell monitor local waterways for invasive species

Invasive aquatic species like round goby, Asian carp, and sea lamprey are a growing problem in New York State. Their presence impacts water quality, food supply, recreation and tourism, as well as human and animal health. Early detection is a critical first step in monitoring a species' spread and managing responses.

Effects of a poor diet during pregnancy may be reversed in female adolescent offspring

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Here's some good news if you are female: Research published online in The FASEB Journal, shows that in mice, what is eaten during adolescence or childhood development may alter...Show More Summary

New structural studies reveal workings of a molecular pump that ejects cancer drugs

(Rockefeller University) Sometimes cells spit out things we don't want them to--like medications. Researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a tiny pump that expels, among other things, chemotherapy agents. This new knowledge could lead to the design of more effective drugs.

Study shows adipose stem cells may be the cell of choice for therapeutic applications

(Morris Animal Foundation) An international team of researchers, funded by Morris Animal Foundation, has shown that adipose (fat) stem cells might be the preferred stem cell type for use in canine therapeutic applications, including orthopedic diseases and injury.

New York schools help Cornell monitor local waterways for invasive species

(Cornell University) With 7,600 lakes and 70,000 miles of creeks and rivers to monitor, Cornell researchers struggled to stay ahead of round goby and other invasive species--until they tapped into New York's network of teachers looking to bring science alive for their students. Good story for National Invasive Species Awareness Week (Feb. 27 - March 3).

Novel 'barcode' tracking of T cells in immunotherapy patients identifies likely cancer-

(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) A new discovery by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle makes an important step in identifying which specific T cells within the diverse army of a person's immune system are best suited to fight cancer.The findings will be published February 24 in Science Immunology.

These Fins Are Made For Walking

The sea robin looks nothing like a robin -- or anything else, really. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Red carpets and deadly toxins go hand in hand

Awards season demands complexion perfection: no wonder some stars turn to a toxin seven million times more poisonous than cobra venom Awards season is fast accelerating towards its glamorous peak, the Oscars. It will be a fabulous evening of gorgeous gowns and flawless complexions. Show More Summary

Study shows ancient humans arrived in South America in multiple waves

(University at Buffalo) The findings published Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2017) in the journal Science Advances suggest that Paleoamericans share a last common ancestor with modern native South Americans outside, rather than inside, the Americas...Show More Summary

Biologists expand on more than 150 years of textbook wisdom with a new explanation for wasp mimicry

The masquerade is almost perfect. Certain moths of the subfamily Arctiinae are marked with a yellow and black pattern. But these day-active insects have wasp waists and their antennae resemble those of wasps. Their transparent wings are folded in a wasp-like way. Show More Summary

New algorithm identifies gene transfers between different bacterial species

Gene transfers are particularly common in the antibiotic-resistance genes of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria.

How proteins reshape cell membranes

Small "bubbles" frequently form on membranes of cells and are taken up into their interior. The process involves EHD proteins - a focus of research by Prof. Oliver Daumke of the MDC. He and his team have now shed light on how these proteins assemble on the surface of a cell and reshape its membrane.

How proteins reshape cell membranes

(Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association) Small 'bubbles' frequently form on membranes of cells and are taken up into their interior. The process involves EHD proteins -- a focus of research by Prof. Oliver Daumke of the MDC. He and his team have now shed light on how these proteins assemble on the surface of a cell and reshape its membrane.

Funding for study which could lead to new drug treatment for dementia diseases

(University of Plymouth) Scientists from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) have received funding of more than £58,500 from BRACE, a charity which supports research into Alzheimer's disease, forShow More Summary

Resist Protest Event in Minnesota Draws Huge Crowd, Ignored By Press

Last night, I went to an event, apparently organized by an indivisible group, in Plymouth Mass. Plymouth is in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District, and is represented by Congressman Erik Paulsen. Paulsen took over, years ago, from a “reasonable Republican” that even Democrats in CD03 remember fondly. But Paulsen has quietly and without fanfare served as…

Hammerhead shark migration gives new hope for conservation

(Frontiers) Great Hammerhead sharks have been tagged and tracked across the USA and Bahamas in a bid to shed light on their migration habits. Researchers suggest that these sharks are more at risk than previously thought because of their predictable and seasonal migratory patterns. Show More Summary

In enemy garb

(University of Freiburg) Biologists expand on more than 150 years of textbook wisdom with a new explanation for wasp mimicry.

Size matters... and structure too! New tool predicts the interaction of proteins and RNA

(Center for Genomic Regulation) Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation developed Global Score, a method that allows, for the first time, to predict protein interactions with long non-coding RNAs. This algorithm helps scientists...Show More Summary

Early baleen whales contended for title of ocean's Barry White

Until now, it has been a bit of a mystery about the evolution of hearing capabilities in those graceful ocean behemoths, the baleen whales.

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