Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Shutterstock As Russian gold hunters sifted through rocks they came across something entirely more valuable, a meteorite found to host an alien mineral we have yet to document. The mineral was found in the Uakit meteorite, which was named for the tiny town in eastern Russia
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Discovering new long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) has been a fundamental step in lncRNA-related research. Nowadays, many machine learning-based tools have been developed for lncRNA identification. However, many methods predict lncRNAs using sequence-derived features alone, which tend to display unstable performances on different species. Moreover, the majority of tools cannot be re-trained or tailored by users
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All around the world, countries are seeing dwindling birth rates and rising life expectancy. Ageing populations are leading to greater spending on healthcare and pensions, but the number of people working and paying taxes is steadily going down. As a result, these countries are at risk of becoming “demographic time bombs,” signifying a crisis of
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Mary Golda Ross is the first known American indigenous engineer.Google Engineer Mary Golda Ross’s calculations helped launch the U.S. space program, and she was the great-granddaughter of Chief John Ross, who led the Cherokee Nation on the Trail of Tears. Born on August 9, 1908, young Mary Ross must have grown up on stories of
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They may evolve in ways that dramatically change their responses to drugs Cell lines form the backbone of cancer research. These individual groups of cells, typically collected from patients’ tumor samples and cultured to grow indefinitely in the laboratory, enable everything from basic genetic research to drug discovery. But while scientists have thought that individual
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Lessons from 1 million genomes Lessons from 1 million genomes, Published online: 09 August 2018; doi:10.1038/s41576-018-0047-5 A Nature Genetics study reports the findings of a genome-wide associationstudy of educational attainment in 1.1 million individuals.
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Schistosomiasis Schistosomiasis, Published online: 09 August 2018; doi:10.1038/s41572-018-0017-4 Schistosomiasis is a neglected parasitic infection that is endemic in tropical countries, especially in Africa. The complex interactions between Schistosoma spp. flatworms and the human host determine the disease course.
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FOXP2 tells a cautionary tale <i>FOXP2</i> tells a cautionary tale, Published online: 09 August 2018; doi:10.1038/s41576-018-0046-6 A study in Cell challenges the existing notion of the evolution of FOXP2 as a human-specific language gene.
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Not great for keeping coolMike Morden / Alamy By Sam Wong A man’s choice of underwear really can have an impact on his sperm, according to the largest study yet on the subject. Jorge Chavarro and colleagues at Harvard University asked 656 men to provide a semen sample and blood sample, and answer a questionnaire about what type of
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CAIRO (Reuters) – A group of Egyptian students has designed a vehicle they say will battle rising energy prices and promote clean energy by running on nothing but air. Mechanical engineering students from Helwan University check the air-powered vehicle that they have designed to promote clean energy and battle increasing gas prices, in Cairo, Egypt
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As Earth’s temperature steadily climbs and international action to curtail heat-trapping greenhouse gases falters, climate change poses such a dire threat that scientists are now seriously investigating geoengineering as a last-ditch attempt to cool the planet. But deliberately manipulating Earth’s climate could obviously have unintended consequences, so “it’s very important that we study it before
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Posted by: RNA-Seq Blog in Analysis Pipelines 7 hours ago 208 Views The field of small RNA is one of the most investigated research areas since they were shown to regulate transposable elements and gene expression and play essential roles in fundamental biological processes. Small RNA deep sequencing (sRNA-seq) is now routinely used for large-scale
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