Researchers create methylation maps of Neanderthals and Denisovans, compare them to modern humans
Technologies for analyzing gene expression at the genomic scale
The emergence of technologies for analyzing gene expression at the genomic scale has required parallel efforts to develop software that make sense of the data. Such 'browser' tools provide scientists with ...
Food shortages could be most critical world issue by mid-century
The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Research reveals evolution of cells' signaling networks in diverse organisms
(Phys.org) —Cells use protein-signaling networks to process information from their surroundings and respond to constantly changing environments. This includes information about the presence or absence of ...
Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever
It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.
Significant baseline levels of arsenic found in Ohio soils are due to natural processes
Geologic and soil processes are to blame for significant baseline levels of arsenic in soil throughout Ohio, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Environmental Quality.
Potent, puzzling and (now less) toxic: Team discovers how antifungal drug works
Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery – and in the process have found a potentially less toxic way to fight invasive fungal infections, which kill about 1.5 million people a year. The researchers ...
Ecologists find national park tourists offer elk and antelope shelter from predators
(Phys.org) —Prey animals, such as elk and pronghorn, are changing their behavior in close proximity to predictable human activity. A new paper published in PLOS ONE by ecologists at Colorado State University provides a nove ...
Aging research goes to the dogs
From ancient alchemical quests to modern biological research, efforts to understand and combat human aging have borne few fruits. Now Cornell scientists aim to bridge the gap between lab research and aging's ...
How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies
The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually become, a University of Michigan study shows.
NASA to conduct unprecedented twin experiment
Consider a pair of brothers, identical twins. One gets a job as an astronaut and rockets into space. The other gets a job as an astronaut, too, but on this occasion he decides to stay home. After a year ...
Scientists create new app to track papaya virus and GE papaya
Drs. Scot Nelson and Richard Manshardt, scientists with the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, have created a new citizen science app for iOS and Android users that tracks what they believe ...
Sharing = Stealing: Busting a copyright myth
Consumers copy and share digital files. This has been blamed for a potentially catastrophic decline in certain markets. But why do consumers copy? And is it as economically harmful as often thought?
Tusk suggests greener, wetter Arabian Desert in the past
A joint international research team led by the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), has discovered a giant tusk in the Arabian Desert.