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  • Hidden proteins found in bacteria March 20, 2019
    Scientists have developed a way to identify the beginning of every gene -- known as a translation start site or a start codon -- in bacterial cell DNA with a single experiment and, through this method, they have shown that an individual gene is capable of coding for more than one protein.
  • Research paves way for new source for leukemia drug March 20, 2019
    Chemistry researchers have patented a method for making anti-leukemia compounds that until now have only been available via an Asian tree that produces them.
  • New mobile element found in mosquito parasite has potential for disease control March 20, 2019
    An interdisciplinary team of scientists has identified a new mobile DNA element in the Wolbachia parasite, which may contribute to improved control strategies for mosquito vectors of diseases such as Dengue and West Nile virus.
  • New short-tailed whip scorpion species discovered in Amazon March 20, 2019
    A new species of Surazomus, which belongs to the class Arachnida and the order Schizomida, has been discovered in the eastern Amazon, according to a new study.
  • Butterfly numbers down by two thirds March 20, 2019
    Meadows adjacent to high-intensity agricultural areas are home to less than half the number of butterfly species than areas in nature preserves. The number of individuals is even down to one-third of that number.
  • A mating war in diving beetles has stopped the evolution of species March 20, 2019
    In nature, males eager attempts to mate with females can be so extreme that they will harm females. Such negative impact of mating interactions has been suggested to promote the emergence of new species under some circumstances. Surprisingly, one type of diving beetle species now show that this conflict between the sexes can instead lead […]