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Clinton Vs. Trump: Latest Electoral Prediction

It is fun to look at polls, and using such data, decide which candidate will win which state, and ultimately, which candidate will win the electoral college. A lot of people and organizations do that, and for this reason, I don’t. I do not have access to polls that no one else sees. Were I…

What happens to a pathogenic fungus grown in space?

A new study, published this week in mSphere, provides evidence that Aspergillus fumigatus, a significant opportunistic fungal threat to human health, grows and behaves similarly on the International Space Station compared with earth....Show More Summary

Universal clamping protein stabilizes folded proteins: New insight into how the chaperone protein Hsp70 works

On October 26th Nature will publish a study that overturns the decades-old textbook model of action for a protein that is central for many processes in living cells. Researchers at the FOM Institute AMOLF and the University of Heidelberg...Show More Summary

HIV jumped to the US in 1970 – 10 years before it was spotted

The HIV virus was in the US in the 1970s before it triggered the nation's AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, a new genetic study has found

Fossil Hunting Event at Biddulph Grange Garden

Budding Palaeontologists Wanted at Biddulph Grange Garden – Sunday 30th October On the cusp of “Dinovember” already and Sunday 30th October will see team members from Everything Dinosaur visiting the prestigious Biddulph Grange Garden (Staffordshire), to set up a fossil finding activity in support of the fund to help restore and refurbish the amazing Geological […]

‘Autism therapy helped my child speak’ – a mum hails new method

Louisa Harrison explains how a parent-led intervention – the first to have lasting benefits for children with autism – helped her communicate with her son

NOAA: Americans added an extra pound of seafood to their diet in 2015

(NOAA Headquarters) 2015 was another above-average year for fishing and seafood consumption, with the average American adding nearly an extra pound of seafood to their diet, according to the annual Fisheries of the United States report released today by NOAA.

For the first time, brain surface stimulation provides 'touch' feedback to direct movement

(University of Washington) Grasping a cup or brushing hair or cooking a meal requires feedback that has been lost in amputees and individuals with paralysis -- a sense of touch. University of Washington researchers have have used direct...Show More Summary

Poland-US Science Award for research on RNA structure

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) World-renowned scientists -- Professor Ryszard Kierzek from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan and Professor Douglas H. Turner from the University of Rochester -- are the winners of the 2016 edition of the Poland-US Science Award. Show More Summary

Neurobiology: Epigenetics and neural cell death

(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have demonstrated how deregulation of an epigenetic mechanism that is active only in the early phases of neurogenesis triggers the subsequent death of neural cells.

Japan, West clash over 'cultural' whale hunts

Japan pleaded with the world's whaling watchdog Wednesday to allow small hunts by coastal communities, arguing that for three decades these groups had been unjustly barred from a traditional source of food.

What's in the Box? A Long-Lost Species

Last seen about 150 years ago, a New Caledonian flower species has been rediscovered—just after it was declared extinct -- Read more on

New Patient: Bailey

Bailey, an adult Hawksbill, is the newest patient at the Turtle Hospital.  Bailey was rescued by the Horizon Dive Center based in Key Largo.  The divers observed Bailey swimming with little to no use from the front right flipper.  The rescuers were able to  locate a hook embedded in the right shoulder/armpit area on Bailey. […]

Wayne State awarded $1.3 million NIH type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder Award to increase longevity

(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A team of Wayne State University researchers are developing a novel material formulation to be applied to the surfaces of most implantable devices that will aid in resisting foreign body reaction and improve the long-term use of devices for insulin pump therapy and other implants.

The buzz about edible bugs: Can they replace beef?

(American Chemical Society) The idea of eating bugs has created a buzz lately in both foodie and international development circles as a more sustainable alternative to consuming meat and fish. Now a report appearing in ACS' Journal of...Show More Summary

Finding the clues for better autism treatments

(Medical University of South Carolina) New research sheds light on what might be going wrong in the regulation of genes that govern the brain's connectivity, leading to autism and schizophrenia. Identifying the major players that cause brain development disorders creates therapeutic targets that pharmaceutical companies can use.

Skin patch to treat peanut allergy shows benefit in children

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A wearable patch that delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin shows promise for treating children and young adults with peanut allergy, with greater benefits for younger children, according to one-year results from an ongoing NIH-sponsored clinical trial.

The molecular mechanism that blocks membrane receptors involved in immunological response are identified

Nearly 70% of the drugs currently being developed target membrane receptors. Located outside the cell, these receptors play a decisive role in transmitting information to the inside of the cell. That is why in order to be able to advance...Show More Summary

Irrawaddy dolphins functionally extinct in Laos

The population of critically endangered Mekong River Dolphins—also known as Irrawaddy Dolphins —  in the Cheuteal trans-boundary pool between southern Laos and northern Cambodia has shrunk by 50 per cent this year alone and the population is functionally extinct in Laos, according to WWF.

Citizen scientists can now lend a hand in penguin conservation

A new interactive and user-friendly website that tracks Antarctic penguin populations and provides information for scientists to better understand environmental changes will now be accessible to the general public. The new tool, developed by Heather J. Show More Summary

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