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November 2, 2015

Study reveals the architecture of the molecular machine that copies DNA

Until now, the exact configuration of the replisome, a protein complex that unzips and copies DNA, has been unknown. After taking the first pictures of this complex, researchers were surprised…
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November 2, 2015

Breeding higher yielding crops by increasing sugar import into seeds

A seed contains both a plant embryo and the sugars necessary to power its growth. The amount of sugars that fill a seed directly determines the seed's size. Until now,…
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November 2, 2015

Cancer cells hijack glucose, alter immune cells

When cancer cells compete with immune cells for glucose, the cancer wins. As a result, the immune T cells are not healthy and don't have the weapons to kill the…
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November 2, 2015

Innate immune system modulates severity of multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, a debilitating neurological disease, is triggered by self-reactive T cells that successfully infiltrate the brain and spinal cord where they launch an aggressive autoimmune attack against myelin, the…
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November 2, 2015

Rapidly acidifying waters pose major threat for Southern Ocean ecosystem

A new study uses a number of Earth System Models to explore how the uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide and the resulting ocean acidification will affect the Southern Ocean over…
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November 2, 2015

Eavesdropping on Bering Strait marine mammals

One way to monitor impacts to the ecosystem is by observing the changes in occurrence or distribution of sea birds and marine mammals. So a team of researchers is 'eavesdropping'…
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November 2, 2015

Aedes japonicus mosquitoes found in western Canada

Canadian entomologists have reported the first appearance of Aedes japonicus -- an invasive, disease-carrying mosquito -- in western Canada. Native to Asia, Ae. japonicus has been widely found in the…
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November 2, 2015

Online cognitive behavioral therapy benefits people with depression, anxiety

Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) combined with clinical care has been shown to benefit people with depression, anxiety and emotional distress from illness, according to an evidence-based review.
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November 2, 2015

Substantial differences in obstetric care for First Nations women in Canada

There are substantial differences in obstetric care provided to First Nations women compared with women in the general population, and these differences may contribute to higher infant mortality in First…
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November 2, 2015

World’s tiniest snail record broken with a myriad of new species from Borneo

The world's record for the smallest land snail is broken once again. A minute shell with an average diameter of 0.7 mm was found in Borneo by a team of…
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