Coral reef biodiversity predicted to shuffle rather than collapse as climate changes

Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse, complex and productive ecosystems on the planet. Most of coral reef biodiversity consists of tiny organisms living deep within the three-dimensional reef…

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No more aggravation: ATP-hydrolyzing ectoenzyme E-NTPD8 attenuates colitis

Osaka, Japan – The intestinal microbial ecosystem includes diverse species of bacteria. These bacteria can produce bioactive metabolites that directly affect the host’s immune system. An imbalance of microbial metabolites…

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Loss of picky-eating fish threatens coral reef food webs

Coral reefs all over the world, already threatened by rising temperatures brought about by climate change, also face serious challenges from the possibility of fish species extinctions. According to a…

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Uncovering your preferences via brain activity and mood

People can struggle to accurately assess how they feel about something, especially something they feel social pressure to enjoy, like waking up early for a yoga class. How they really…

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How pruning the cytoskeleton moves the cell

Cells are characterized to be stable yet highly flexible. They constantly modify their shape and even move through tissue. These vital properties are based on a dynamically organized network of…

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How resistant germs transport toxins at molecular level

Micro-organism resistance to antibiotics in particular is a major problem in everyday medicine. This has seen the number of resistant microbes increase exponentially. As a result, infections that appeared to…

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WVU researchers hope to build the bridge to a greener future with clean hydrogen

Researchers at West Virginia University are vying to overcome the final hurdle in connecting renewable energy to the power grid by “greenifying” the production of hydrogen. Researchers at West Virginia University are vying to…

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Grant backs effort to build useful bacterial colonies

HOUSTON – (Sept. 20, 2021) – Rice synthetic biologist Matthew Bennett and his colleagues have won a four-year, $1.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to advance the art and science of creating custom-designed microbial…

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Immune checkpoint inhibitor atezolizumab as a potential game-changer in the treatment of early-stage NSCLC

With an estimated 2.2 million new cancer cases and 1.8 million deaths globally, lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in…

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Scientists find a new way to reverse immune suppression in tumors

Malignant tumors can enhance their ability to survive and spread by suppressing antitumor immune cells in their vicinity, but a study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian…

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