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Bacteria colors your poop to diagnose what ails you

Bacteria colors your poop to diagnose what ails you | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
What if diagnosing salmonella or colorectal cancer was as easy as looking in the toilet? Scientists and designers are collaborating to create a new type of bacteria that beautifies your fecal matter while diagnosing your illness.
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Neanderthal-human sex bred light skins and infertility - life - 29 January 2014 - New Scientist

Neanderthal-human sex bred light skins and infertility - life - 29 January 2014 - New Scientist | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
A handful of sexual encounters between humans and Neanderthals may have left people outside Africa with lighter skins, straight hair and some nasty
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Case studies: A hard look at GM crops

Case studies: A hard look at GM crops | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
Superweeds? Suicides? Stealthy genes? The true, the false and the still unknown about transgenic crops.
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DNA reveals giant squid had brush with death

DNA reveals giant squid had brush with death | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
Genetic uniformity shows legendary kraken to be remarkably vulnerable.
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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Obituary: Francis Crick

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Obituary: Francis Crick | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
Together with James Watson, Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, one of the most important scientific advances of the 20th century.
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Bees Can Sense the Electric Fields of Flowers

Bees Can Sense the Electric Fields of Flowers | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
Flowers are electric billboards! Bumblebees can sense the electric fields of flowers, and detect recently visited ones. …
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Buffering Against Alcohol | The Scientist Magazine®

Buffering Against Alcohol | The Scientist Magazine® | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
Using a new assembly method, scientists have combined multiple enzymes in a polymer nanocapsule to reduce blood alcohol levels and liver damage in drunken mice.
 
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Urban light speeds sexual maturity

Urban light speeds sexual maturity | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
A study has found that nocturnal artificial light in urban areas makes European blackbirds develop reproductive systems up to a month earlier than birds living in woodlands.
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Be Mine Forever: Oxytocin May Help Build Long-Lasting Love: Scientific American

Be Mine Forever: Oxytocin May Help Build Long-Lasting Love: Scientific American | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
The hormone oxytocin increases empathy and communication, key to sustaining a relationship between mates
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Could the humble sea urchin hold the key to carbon capture?

Could the humble sea urchin hold the key to carbon capture? | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
The discovery that sea urchins use nickel particles to harness carbon dioxide from the sea could be the key to capturing tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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Scientists unveil Staphyloccocus aureus superbug's secret to antibiotic resistance

Scientists unveil Staphyloccocus aureus superbug's secret to antibiotic resistance | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Worldwide, many strains of the bacterium Staphyloccocus aureus, commonly known as staph infections, are already resistant to all antibiotics except vancomycin. But as bacteria are becoming resistant to this once powerful antidote, S.

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Data Storage in DNA Becomes a Reality : 80beats

Data Storage in DNA Becomes a Reality : 80beats | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
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Four-strand DNA structure found in cells

Four-strand DNA structure found in cells | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
Unusual nucleic-acid structure may have role in regulating some genes.
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Breast milk contains more than 700 species of bacteria, Spanish researchers find

Breast milk contains more than 700 species of bacteria, Spanish researchers find | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
Researchers have traced the bacterial microbiota map in breast milk and identified the species of microbes taken from breast milk by infants. The study has revealed a larger microbial diversity than originally thought: more than 700 species.
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GEN | News Highlights:CSI Microbiome: Using Corpse Flora to Establish Time of Death

GEN | News Highlights:CSI Microbiome: Using Corpse Flora to Establish Time of Death | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
A microbial clock--a sequence of postmortem microbial community changes--gives accurate estimates of the postmortem interval.
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Navel Bugs | The Scientist Magazine®

Navel Bugs | The Scientist Magazine® | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
A new study reveals a large mix of microbes in most human belly buttons.

 
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First documented case of child cured of HIV

First documented case of child cured of HIV | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
Researchers have described the first documented case of a child being cured of HIV. The case involves a two-year-old child in Mississippi diagnosed with HIV at birth and immediately put on antiretroviral therapy.
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Spidey Silk Can Actually Halt a Train : DNews

Spidey Silk Can Actually Halt a Train : DNews | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
Using a single web of spider silk to halt an oncoming subway train? No problem, say physicists, assuming you've got the right spider. ->
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Indian Botanists: Blue Fluorescent Emissions from Carnivorous Plant Attracts Prey: Indian Scientists

Indian Botanists: Blue Fluorescent Emissions from Carnivorous Plant Attracts Prey: Indian Scientists | Bioslogos | Scoop.it

So far, the best-known attractants in carnivorous prey traps are nectar, colour and olfactory cues. Reporting a new prey capture mechanism in some species of carnivorous plants. They found the existence of distinct blue fluorescence emissions at the 'capture spots' of Nepenthes, Sarracenia, Drosera, Pinguicula, Dionaea muscipula and Utricularia stellaris at UV 366 nm. When the capture spot was masked by coating a non-fluorescent extract, the pray capture was drastically reduced. The study has been published as a short research paper in the current issue of 'Plant Biology' 

 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1438-8677.2012.00709.x/abstract


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Annals of Botany: Plant Science Research's curator insight, February 20, 2013 12:27 AM

Carnivorous plants generally don't have traps that resemble flowers, presumably so they don't capture pollinators. I wonder if any insects captured here are pollinators? UV spots are part of many flowers, so do the spots on carnivorous plant parts differ from those on flowers?

IndianBotanists's comment, February 21, 2013 11:22 AM
Thanks for the scoop. Further study may reveal whether this is universal to all flowers or specific to carnivorous plants only.
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Mitochondria Versus Nucleus | The Scientist Magazine®

Mitochondria Versus Nucleus | The Scientist Magazine® | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
Disruptions in the interaction between nuclear and mitochondrial DNA can lead to deficiencies in the mitochondrial energy-generating process, affecting fitness.
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Bacteria and fungi living 30,000 feet above the Earth could be affecting the weather

Bacteria and fungi living 30,000 feet above the Earth could be affecting the weather | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
Microorganisms have been found in virtually every corner of the Earth, from deep sea volcanoes to the tops of frozen mountains. They've also been discovered high up in the atmosphere —
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Sea slug 'disposable penis' astounds

Sea slug 'disposable penis' astounds | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
A species of sea slug that is able to repeatedly detach, re-grow and then re-use its penis surprises scientists.
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Earliest mammal ancestor pinpointed

Earliest mammal ancestor pinpointed | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
Researchers using a vast database of physical and genetic data determine the ancestor of all placental mammals was small, furry and probably ate insects.
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Steal My Sunshine | The Scientist Magazine®

Steal My Sunshine | The Scientist Magazine® | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
How photosynthetic organisms get taken up, passed around, and discarded throughout the eukaryotic domain
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Archaea Are More Wonderful Than You Know | The Artful Amoeba, Scientific American Blog Network

Archaea Are More Wonderful Than You Know | The Artful Amoeba, Scientific American Blog Network | Bioslogos | Scoop.it

In the 1970s, an obscure scientist named Carl Woese (pronounced “woes”) was working on something apparently rather mundane: finding a way to classify bacteria.

 

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Webpro Doctors: Borrelia

Webpro Doctors: Borrelia | Bioslogos | Scoop.it
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A macrophage interacts with Borrelia cells, wow!

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