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New ‘Pop-Up’ Fishing Gear Could Reduce Whale Entanglements

Whales cruising through the ocean sometimes get snagged in fishing gear that is either in use, or left behind as old, derelict ghost gear....

Can traumatic memories be erased?

Tokyo, Japan - Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that Drosophila flies lose long-term memory (LTM) of a traumatic event when...

Bacteria form biofilms like settlers form cities

Microbiologists have long adopted the language of human settlement to describe how bacteria live and grow: They "invade" and "colonize." Relations dwelling...

Human activity affects interactions between plants and seed-dispersing birds

Research conducted in recent decades has shown how the destruction of forests brings about a decline in species diversity. A research group...

How skin cells embark on a swift yet elaborate death

Skin is our body's most ardent defender against pathogens and other external threats. Its outermost layer is maintained through a remarkable transformation...

Surprising research: Prehistoric hyenas and humans share migration patterns

Prehistoric humans left Africa for the first time about 2 million years ago. The research community has been aware of this for some time....

Research on the fossil

Pathogens such as viruses and bacteria have been at war with their hosts for millions of years. The arms race between the...

How brain cells lay down infrastructure to grow and create memories

Research published today in Science Advances sheds new light on the molecular machinery that enables the shape, growth and movement of neurons. It is...

Receptors for the immune defense

Adaptive immunity is a powerful defense mechanism in vertebrates. A finely tuned interplay of different cell types provides a pathogen-specific immune response...

Coronavirus spreads quickly and sometimes before people have symptoms, study finds

Infectious disease researchers at The University of Texas at Austin studying the novel coronavirus were able to identify how quickly the virus can spread,...