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November 2, 2015

Does cheering affect the outcome of college hockey games?

We all love belting our lungs out at sporting event, hurling insults and encouragements in turn, but does it actually have an effect on either team's performance? A study conducted…
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November 2, 2015

Teen sex talks with parents, especially moms, associated with safer sex

Risky sexual behavior among adolescents is a serious public health problem because of the risk of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. Now researchers reveal that talking about sex with…
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November 2, 2015

Pineapple genome offers insight into photosynthesis in drought-tolerant plants

By sequencing its genome, scientists are homing in on the genes and genetic pathways that allow the juicy pineapple plant to thrive in water-limited environments. The new findings, also open…
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November 2, 2015

Bat disease fungus found to be widespread in northeast China

Bats in northeast China are infected with the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease that has decimated bat populations in North America since it first appeared in upstate…
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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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