Baboons shed light on antimicrobial resistance

Antibiotic resistance is an ancient feature of gut microbial communities and sharing habitat with humans has had an important impact on the structure and function of gut microbiota of non-human primates, according to a study ...

Research opens doors to expanded DNA studies

Dr. Wonmuk Hwang, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is researching the mechanics of DNA, the blueprint of the human body.

New tech improves ability to reflect sound back to its source

Researchers have developed a device that reflects sound in the direction it came from, rather than deflecting it at an angle. The "retroreflector" can reflect sound across an operating range of 70 degrees in either direction—more ...

Now wine lovers need to know about geology – or do they?

"Soil, not grapes, is the latest must-know when choosing a wine," Bloomberg has proclaimed. Meanwhile, wine writer Alice Feiring has published a book. which helps drinkers choose their tipple by "looking at the source: the ...

How to find signs of life in space

Astrophysicists of the University of Bern, Switzerland, contributed to a series of NASA papers that lay out strategies to search for signs of life beyond our solar system. They assume that the detection of atmospheric signatures ...

Lynxes in danger

For some years now larger wild animals such as lynxes, wolves, and bears have been spreading out across Europe as existing populations grow and animals are resettled. Yet some populations are still endangered. A research ...

Timings and behaviour influence worm's response to force

How worms respond to signals such as taps or touches depends on details of the signal, including whether it increases or decreases, and on what the animal is doing at the time, says Andrew Leifer and his team of researchers ...

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