Mating immunogenetics in anglerfish

Mating immunogenetics in anglerfish

In nature, mating successfully can be difficult, so many species have developed remarkable adaptations to aid reproduction. Some anglerfish living in the deep sea have lost the immune genes that distinguish self and foreign tissues to facilitate whole-body fusion

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Detecting companion animal disease |  The Scientist Magazine®

Detecting companion animal disease | The Scientist Magazine®

P.et get sick. Sometimes pet disease outbreaks occur - but there are no Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for pet disease. Owners decide whether to have their pets tested, and in most countries there is no mechanism

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The data behind the CDC’s new masking recommendations

The data behind the CDC’s new masking recommendations

L.Large public gatherings have been linked to breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections - a detectable virus in fully vaccinated individuals, according to a report released on Friday (July 30) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to several

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Adipose tissue reorganizes itself during pregnancy

Adipose tissue reorganizes itself during pregnancy

EDITOR'S CHOICE IN PHYSIOLOGYThe paperR. Rojas-Rodriguez et al., "PAPPA-mediated adipose tissue remodeling reduces insulin resistance and protects against gestational diabetes in mice and humans." Sci Transl Med, 12: eaay4145, 2020.A fetus needs fuel, and a mother's body goes through

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Book excerpt from CRISPR People

Book excerpt from CRISPR People

Just Before the Summit—in Hong Kong The Summit was to begin on Tuesday morning, November 27; He was to talk on Wednesday, November 28. [Robin] Lovell-Badge gives some background on the timing of and reason for He’s speaking role:A month

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The Texas Monkeypox case underscores the need for better surveillance

The Texas Monkeypox case underscores the need for better surveillance

E.Earlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control confirmed that more than 200 people in 27 states will be monitored for monkey pox after a patient was diagnosed with the rare disease in the Dallas emergency room. It

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p53 releases endogenous retroviruses to fight tumors: study

p53 releases endogenous retroviruses to fight tumors: study

TThe tumor-suppressing protein p53 has earned the nickname “Guardian of the Genome” for its well-studied arsenal of techniques for responding to genetic damage. When it binds to damaged DNA, it can activate DNA repair proteins, halt the cell division

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French institutions are temporarily suspending prion research, citing security

French institutions are temporarily suspending prion research, citing security

ÖOn Tuesday (July 27), five public research institutions in France announced that they would suspend prion research for three months. According to their joint press release, the decision was spurred by a case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in someone

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A “climate catastrophe”: Western US salmon on the verge

A “climate catastrophe”: Western US salmon on the verge

ONClimate change is heating the planet unsustainably and causing prolonged droughts. Species that thrive in colder waters, such as salmon, face an onslaught of challenges. Between the high temperatures and the pathogens that thrive in them, endangered salmon are

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The US wants to drop charges of visa fraud against Chinese researchers

The US wants to drop charges of visa fraud against Chinese researchers

TLate last week, the US Department of Justice filed motions to dismiss five Chinese academics accused of visa fraud.The scientists were arrested last summer. The DOJ said at the time that they had hidden or falsified all information about

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