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Research Round-Up: Tardigrades’ genes help them survive extreme conditions; Women and children also exposed to hunting-related pathogens; Isotopes in Neolithic cattle teeth suggest a variety of herding strategies

Research Round-Up: Tardigrades’ genes help them survive extreme conditions; Women and children also exposed to hunting-related pathogens; Isotopes in Neolithic cattle teeth suggest a variety of herding strategies

Tardigrades’ genes help them survive extreme conditions Tardigrades are microscopic animals that can withstand complete dehydration, resurrecting years later when water is again available. To investigate the genes underlying their extraordinary ability to survive in extreme conditions, researchers analyzed the…
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Malaria elimination may be possible with use of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets in Senegal village

Malaria elimination may be possible with use of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets in Senegal village

Application of artemisinin-combination therapy (ACT) for malaria cases supplemented by long-lasting insecticide-treated bednets (LLINs) has significantly reduced malaria in Dielmo and helped the Senegalese village reach pre-elimination levels of malaria incidence, according to a study published in the open access journal PLOS ONE.…
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Research Round-Up: First Chikungunya-infected mosquito found in Brazil; Coronary artery disease genes may aid childbearing; Sleep-wake rhythms vary widely

Research Round-Up: First Chikungunya-infected mosquito found in Brazil; Coronary artery disease genes may aid childbearing; Sleep-wake rhythms vary widely

Sleep-wake rhythms vary widely among individuals and between age groups Our circadian systems synchronize with light and darkness in the environment, giving rise to chronotypes: individual rhythms in physiology, cognition and behavior. In a new PLOS ONE study, researchers analyzed…
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Research Round-Up: H7N9 bird flu mutations could enable spread between humans; New Brazilian species of ancient carnivorous mammal-like reptile; Genetic variants linked to higher BMI may protect against Parkinson’s

Research Round-Up: H7N9 bird flu mutations could enable spread between humans; New Brazilian species of ancient carnivorous mammal-like reptile; Genetic variants linked to higher BMI may protect against Parkinson’s

H7N9 bird flu mutations could enable spread between humans In a new PLOS Pathogens study, researchers analyzed genome mutations that could occur in the H7N9 strain of avian influenza, which occasionally infects individual people but does not spread between humans.…
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