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21 Nov
Rapid tectonic uplift was responsible for the immense Tsangpo Gorge on the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau 2.5 million years ago. Wang et al. found a buried canyon upstream – [Read More]
21 Nov
Holding together homologous sister chromosome pairs is a vital requirement during cell division and DNA repair. A special complex, called cohesin, forms a ring made of three different – [Read More]
21 Nov
Optical loss is thought to be detrimental to the operation of a laser, typically resulting in poor beam quality, multimode emission, and low efficiencies. Now results that take their – [Read More]
21 Nov
Molten nuclear fuel composed of large amounts of uranium dioxide is extremely dangerous. Liquid UO2 has a high melting temperature and is very reactive, making it difficult – [Read More]
21 Nov
Effective drugs and vaccines for Ebola virus are not available, so what can be done? Pandey et al. used a mathematical model to analyze transmission in different scenarios: – [Read More]
21 Nov
The increasing prevalence of drug-resistant strains of Mycobacteria tuberculosis—the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB)—has led to a paradigm shift in the search for new – [Read More]
21 Nov
Life on Earth exists under the protective sheath of our magnetosphere that deflects charged particles blown out by the Sun. Kislyakova et al. calculated the strength of the – [Read More]
21 Nov
Obesity is a growing global problem associated with diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Signals from the brain regulate whole body metabolism and can trigger adipose tissue to burn fat. – [Read More]
21 Nov
Each one of us may encounter several different strains of the ever-changing influenza virus during a lifetime. Scientists can now summarize such histories of infection over a lifetime – [Read More]
21 Nov
Apart from monkeys, there are no animal models available that show the same symptoms of Ebola virus infection as those of humans. Rasmussen et al. tested the effects of Ebola – [Read More]
21 Nov
Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) stop HIV in its tracks by blocking reverse transcription, a process critical for HIV to replicate its genome. Fowler et al. – [Read More]
21 Nov
Hox proteins help set up the vertebrate and invertebrate body plan and also specify segment identity, such as leg versus antennae. Lonfat et al. examined Hox gene – [Read More]
21 Nov
DNAse I hypersensitive sites (DHSs) correlate with genomic locations that control where messenger RNA is to be produced. DHSs differ, depending on the cell type, developmental stage, – [Read More]
21 Nov
Some species of fungi and plants can live for a thousand years or more. How do these species avoid harmful mutations over these long time spans? In a Perspective, Aanen highlights a – [Read More]
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