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Novel DNA repair mechanism brings new horizons

The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving rise to DNA lesions of different nature. That is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA damage response, are needed. A group of researchers has discovered a new mechanism of DNA repair, which opens up new perspectives for the treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases.

'Invisible' protein structure explains the power of enzymes

A research group has managed to capture and describe a protein structure that, until now, has been impossible to study. The discovery lays the base for developing designed enzymes as catalysts to new chemical reactions for instance in biotechnological applications.

Authors raise concerns about industry dominance in diabetes research

Diabetes research is dominated by a small group of prolific authors, raising questions about the imbalance of power and conflict of interests in this field, argue experts in a new article.

Millions Of Instagram Users Are Just Spambots

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

If you’re jealous of Kim Kardashian’s 37.8 million Instagram followers, don’t be. Many of them are probably fake. On June 21, a group of security researchers released a study showing that up to 24 million Instagram accounts could be spambots created in online black markets. Show More Summary

“Sailing through the Greek Crisis” By Clark S. Judge

The weekly column from Clark Judge: “Sailing through the Greek Crisis” By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute Last week, as Greece, and, as a result of Greece, theShow More Summary

CSI: New method reveals exact time of death after 10 days

A new method for calculating the exact time of death, even after as much as 10 days, has been developed by a group of researchers at the University of Salzburg. Currently, there are no reliable ways to determine the time since death after approximately 36 hours. Show More Summary

8% of Instagram accounts are fakes and 30% are inactive, study says (FB)

As many as 8% of Instagram accounts are fake spam bots, according to a study by a group of Italian security researchers. The researchers monitored more than 10.2 million Instagram accounts — including popular Instagrammers, such as Taylor...Show More Summary

Mississippi Ghost Hunters Find Missing Woman's Body At Abandoned Hospital

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

An abandoned Mississippi hospital, popular among curiosity seekers and paranormal researchers, became a crime scene Sunday after a group of ghost hunters found a body while exploring the property. According to police, the group of individuals, who have not been identified, made the discovery at the abandoned Kuhn Memorial State Hospital in Vicksburg. Show More Summary

Transcriptome-wide analysis of the response of the thecosome pteropod Clio pyramidata to short-term CO2 exposure

Thecosome pteropods, a group of calcifying holoplanktonic molluscs, have recently become a research focus due to their potential sensitivity to increased levels of anthropogenic dissolved CO2 in seawater and the accompanying ocean acidification. Show More Summary

Naspers Sells Property Solutions Firm, Korbitec, to LexisNexis

Naspers has sold off its property solutions firm, Korbitec, to RELX Group‘s LexisNexis, a business research solutions and software for professionals in Accounting, Law and Tax.

Historic Agreement Heralds New Era in Prairie Grouse Research

Photo courtesy of USFWS Mountain-Prairie/Flickr In a deal nearly a year in the making, the nation’s oldest prairie grouse conservation group, the Society of Tympanuchus Cupido Pinnatus (STCP), will dissolve and transfer its assets to...Show More Summary

Up to 24 Million Instagram Accounts Are Spambots, Study Says

As many as 24 million Instagram accounts could be spambots created and sold on online black markets to inflate follower counts or likes of celebrities, politicians, and brands, according to new research published on Tuesday. A groupShow More Summary

AGree Report Calls for Food & Ag Research Reform

A new report calls for reforms in food and ag research. AGree, a group that’s supported by leading foundations that fund food and agriculture, international development, and health and well-being, unveiled its comprehensive report on...Show More Summary

Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda are being crushed by Aldi and Lidl

Britain's incumbent supermarkets are seriously suffering at the hands of German budget grocers Aldi and Lidl. The latest data from research group Kantar Worldpanel reveals that for the 12 weeks ending 21 June 2015, the overall grocery...Show More Summary

Researchers define unique group of high-risk lymphoma patients

About 20 percent of follicular lymphoma patients consistently experience their disease coming back within two years of being treated with the latest therapies. New research confirms that patients in this group have very poor survival outcomes; 50 percent die in five years. Show More Summary

Scientists Create 3D Laser Holograms That Are Safe To Touch

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

3D laser holograms sound cool, but they're generally hot. As in, hot enough to burn your skin. But now researchers at the Digital Nature Group, a Japanese research company, say they've figured out a way to create a 3D laser hologram that is not only safe to the touch but interactive. Show More Summary

Highly-precise comparison of mercury and strontium optical lattice clocks

Scientists have developed a mercury-based optical lattice clock and measured the mercury clock frequency using the same group's recently developed strontium-based optical lattice clock as a reference. The research group achieved a fractional frequency uncertainty, which is smaller than the realization of the current international standard definition of the second.

Getting high in senior year: Researchers examine whether reasons for smoking pot are associated

A new study examines how reasons for illicit marijuana use relates to the use of other drugs individually, rather than grouping them into a single “illicit drug” group.

MetaMind is Giving Machines a Bit of Common Sense

by Angela Guess Will Knight recently wrote for the MIT Technology Review, “Talking to a machine over the phone or through a chat window can be an infuriating experience. However, several research groups, including some at large technology...Show More Summary

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