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07 Sep 2015
Dirt is good for you: kids on farms are less likely to develop allergies and asthma than urban children, for example. But the protective effects of... +more
01 Sep 2015
Mutants of a common fungus produce endoxylanase enzymes twice as potent as the original strain. Filamentous fungi produce powerful enzymes that... +more
24 Aug 2015
The 2011 Fukushima disaster was a stark reminder of the continuing dangers posed by nuclear fallout, highlighting the need for an approved drug that... +more
17 Aug 2015
Black-footed ferrets, a critically endangered species native to North America, have renewed hope for future survival thanks to successful efforts by... +more
11 Aug 2015
Chronic inflammation caused by disease or exposure to dangerous chemicals has long been linked to cancer, but exactly how this process takes place... +more
03 Aug 2015
Scientists have identified five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature. And by comparing 250 samples removed in... +more
27 Jul 2015
Published in PLOS Medicine, the study shows diabetes patients taking glitazone prescription drugs were almost a third less likely to develop... +more
20 Jul 2015
Imagine a day when scientists are able to alter the DNA of organisms in the lab in their search for answers to a host of scientific questions.... +more
13 Jul 2015
Scientists at the University of East Anglia in collaboration with the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona have found a way to separate the medical... +more
06 Jul 2015
A rare DNA base, previously thought to be a temporary modification, has been shown to be stable in mammalian DNA, suggesting that it plays a key role... +more