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Researchers have discovered an ancient species of budding yeast that has lost dozens of DNA repair genes, without any adverse effects.
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Several University of Georgia researchers teamed up to create a statistical method that may allow public health and infectious disease forecasters to better predict disease reemergence, especially for preventable childhood infections such as measles and pertussis.
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Cell boundaries are made of lipids. When cells are severely damaged, these lipids need to be rapidly removed to avoid toxicity and facilitate tissue healing. Researchers have discovered that a small ancient protein, Serum Amyloid A (SAA), plays a previously unknown key role in this vital process.
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A man who developed scoliosis as a teenager has developed ways to cope with chronic pain without using pain medication.
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New discoveries made at the Klasies River Cave in South Africa's southern Cape, where charred food remains from hearths were found, provide the first archaeological evidence that anatomically modern humans were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago.
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When a new, more aggressive strain of the pathogen that causes sudden oak death turned up in Oregon, scientists and stakeholders banded together to try to protect susceptible trees and the region's valuable timber industry.
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What determines the composition of microorganisms in the digestive tract of animals? A large study by the Vienna University of Technology and the Karl Landsteiner University Krems together with the MPI Tübingen has now gone into this puzzle.
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Since the end of the Second World War, along with the growing prosperity and the associated changes in lifestyle, numerous new and civilisation-related disease patterns have developed in today's industrialised nations.
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With more targeted therapies being approved each year for cancer, the development of drug resistance to these agents is a growing concern.
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Although the genomes of thousands of plant and animal species have been sequenced, for most of these genomes a significant portion is missing — the highly repetitive DNA.
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