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The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas

Medical professionals have raised concerns about whether General Hospital's plotline blurred the lines between disease awareness and advertisement. The post The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas appeared first on WIRED.

Climate science: Cracking the palaeoclimate code

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

The geological record contains evidence of how Earth's climate responded to periodic changes in our planet's orbit and rotation. An investigation reveals how this record can be leveraged to constrain estimates of past climate dynami...

Cell imaging: An intracellular dance visualized

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

The development of a microscopy technique that enables observation of the interactions between six types of organelle, in 3D and over time, holds promise for improving our understanding of intracellular processes.

Astrophysics: Multi-molecular views of a stellar nursery

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

New detectors for radio telescopes can map emissions from many different molecules simultaneously across interstellar clouds. One such pioneering study has probed a wide area of a star-forming cloud in the Orion constellation.

Discovered: Fast-growing galaxies from early universe

A team of astronomers including Carnegie's Eduardo Bañados and led by Roberto Decarli of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has discovered a new kind of galaxy which, although extremely old—formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang—creates stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way.

Epidemiology: Molecular mapping of Zika spread

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Evolutionary trees constructed using both newly sequenced and previously available Zika virus genomes reveal how the recent outbreak arose in Brazil and spread across the Americas.

Venezuela prosecutor decries Maduro plan, unrest worsens

By Alexandra Ulmer and Maria Ramirez CARACAS/PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's state prosecutor has panned unpopular President Nicolas Maduro's plan to create a grassroots congress, deepening a rare public split among the ruling Socialists as the death toll from two months of unrest hit 51. Show More Summary

Scientists need your help looking at photos of adorable penguins. Seriously

Scientists need your help looking at photos of adorable penguins. Seriously: mindblowingscience: Guys, this is not a drill. Antarctic scientists need you to study photos of penguins to help them figure out how climate change is affecting...Show More Summary

Blocking FSH induces thermogenic adipose tissue and reduces body fat

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

An antibody against the pituitary hormone Fsh reduces adiposity and increases thermogenesis in ovariectomized mice or mice fed a high-fat diet.

Ensemble cryo-EM elucidates the mechanism of translation fidelity

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Structural ensembles of the 70S ribosome bound to cognate or near-cognate charged tRNAs in complex with EF-Tu illustrate the crucial role of the nucleotide G530 in decoding of mRNA, and demonstrate that translational fidelity results from direct control of GTPase by the decoding centre.

Cryo-EM structure of the activated GLP-1 receptor in complex with a G protein

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

The structure of the GLP-1 receptor complexed with its ligand offers insight into the mechanism of class B G-protein-coupled receptor activation.

Establishment and cryptic transmission of Zika virus in Brazil and the Americas

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Transmission of Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Americas was first confirmed in May 2015 in northeast Brazil. Brazil has had the highest number of reported ZIKV cases worldwide (more than 200,000 by 24 December 2016) and the most cases associated with microcephaly and other birth defects (2,366 confirmed by 31 December 2016). Show More Summary

Genomic epidemiology reveals multiple introductions of Zika virus into the United States

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Zika virus (ZIKV) is causing an unprecedented epidemic linked to severe congenital abnormalities. In July 2016, mosquito-borne ZIKV transmission was reported in the continental United States; since then, hundreds of locally acquired infections have been reported in Florida. Show More Summary

CPS1 maintains pyrimidine pools and DNA synthesis in KRAS/LKB1-mutant lung cancer cells

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Metabolic reprogramming by oncogenic signals promotes cancer initiation and progression. The oncogene KRAS and tumour suppressor STK11, which encodes the kinase LKB1, regulate metabolism and are frequently mutated in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Show More Summary

Leaf bacterial diversity mediates plant diversity and ecosystem function relationships

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Research on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning has demonstrated links between plant diversity and ecosystem functions such as productivity. At other trophic levels, the plant microbiome has been shown to influence host plant fitness...Show More Summary

Lymphatic endothelial S1P promotes mitochondrial function and survival in naive T cells

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Effective adaptive immune responses require a large repertoire of naive T cells that migrate throughout the body, rapidly identifying almost any foreign peptide. Because the production of T cells declines with age, naive T cells must be long-lived. Show More Summary

Zika virus evolution and spread in the Americas

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Although the recent Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic in the Americas and its link to birth defects have attracted a great deal of attention, much remains unknown about ZIKV disease epidemiology and ZIKV evolution, in part owing to a lack of genomic data. Show More Summary

Large conservation gains possible for global biodiversity facets

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Different facets of biodiversity other than species numbers are increasingly appreciated as critical for maintaining the function of ecosystems and their services to humans. While new international policy and assessment processes such...Show More Summary

Applying systems-level spectral imaging and analysis to reveal the organelle interactome

6 hours agoAcademics : Nature AOP

The organization of the eukaryotic cell into discrete membrane-bound organelles allows for the separation of incompatible biochemical processes, but the activities of these organelles must be coordinated. For example, lipid metabolism...Show More Summary

Where you grow what you grow: Camelina's varied response to location

Camelina: Have you heard of it? It's an emerging alternative oilseed crop in parts of the Great Plains.

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