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Hacking a revolution in biology

Graduate studies within any single scientific discipline are challenging endeavors on their own. But imagine combining graduate school-level training in physics and mathematics with advanced research in engineering and biology.

dateNov 15, 2016 in Engineering
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Team decodes cellular death signals

A multidisciplinary international team of scientists solved the mystery of a recently discovered type of controlled cell death, mapping the path to potential therapies for conditions ranging from radiation injury to cancer. ...

dateNov 14, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Insect vector feeding recognized by machine learning

Scientists have used machine learning algorithms to teach computers to recognize the insect feeding patterns involved in pathogen transmission. The study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, also uncovers plant traits ...

dateNov 10, 2016 in Ecology
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Mobs are, sometimes, good

Submitting to mob mentality is always a risky endeavor, for humans or hyenas. A new Michigan State University study focusing on the latter, though, shows that when it comes to battling for food, mobbing can be beneficial.

dateNov 08, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Ancient toothed turtles survived until 160m years ago

Today's turtles don't have teeth; they cut off their food using hard ridges on their jaws. But their ancestors were not so dentally challenged. A team of international researchers including Dr. Márton Rabi from the Biogeology ...

dateNov 08, 2016 in Evolution
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