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Dogs yawn more often in response to owners' yawns than strangers

Dogs yawn more often in response to owners' yawns than strangers | topic of interest | Scoop.it
Dogs yawn contagiously when they see a person yawning, and respond more frequently to their owner's yawns than to a stranger's, according to new research.
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Cool heads likely won't prevail in a hotter, wetter world: Climate change will likely exacerbate violence

Cool heads likely won't prevail in a hotter, wetter world: Climate change will likely exacerbate violence | topic of interest | Scoop.it
Researchers report that even slight spikes in temperature and precipitation greatly increase the risk of personal and civil violence, and suggest that more human conflict is a likely outcome of climate change.
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Planetary 'runaway greenhouse' more easily triggered, research shows

Planetary 'runaway greenhouse' more easily triggered, research shows | topic of interest | Scoop.it
It might be easier than previously thought for a planet to overheat into the scorchingly uninhabitable "runaway greenhouse" stage, according to new research.
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理研CDBと先端医療振興財団、iPS細胞利用した臨床研究の開始を発表:日経バイオテクONLINE

理化学研究所と先端医療振興財団は、「滲出型加齢黄斑変性(AMD)に対する自家iPS細胞由来網膜色素上皮(RPE)シート移植に関する臨床研究」の開始を2013年7月30日に発表した。同臨床研究の実施は、7月19日に厚生労働大臣により承認されている。iPS細胞由来再生医療品の臨床研究としては、世界初の試みとなる。
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Bad night's sleep? The moon could be to blame

Bad night's sleep? The moon could be to blame | topic of interest | Scoop.it
Many people complain about poor sleep around the full moon, and now a report offers some of the first convincing scientific evidence to suggest that this really is true.
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Bird brain? Birds and humans have similar brain wiring

Bird brain? Birds and humans have similar brain wiring | topic of interest | Scoop.it
You may have more in common with a pigeon than you realize, according to research.
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Great white sharks' fuel for oceanic voyages: Liver oil

Great white sharks' fuel for oceanic voyages: Liver oil | topic of interest | Scoop.it
New research shows that great white sharks power their nonstop journeys of more than 2,500 miles with energy stored as fat and oil in their massive livers. The findings provide novel insights into the biology of these ocean predators.
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慶大医の家田特任講師ら、ヒト心臓線維芽細胞から心筋様細胞を直接作製、マウスCell誌論文から3年:日経バイオテクONLINE

慶応義塾大学医学部循環器内科教室の家田真樹特任講師と和田りえ研究技術員らは、ヒトの心臓線維芽細胞からiPS細胞を経ずに直接心筋様細胞を作製する方法を開発した。慶大医小児科の山岸敬幸准教授、同心臓血管外科の饗庭了准教授らの協力を得て行った研究成果を、米科学アカデミー紀要(PNAS誌)のオンライン速報版で2013年7月15日の週に公開される。
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東北大農の種村准教授ら、ストレスが精子を通じて次世代へ影響、エピジェネ予測で種ウシの精液品質維持に貢献へ:日経バイオテクONLINE

東北大学大学院農学研究科動物生殖科学分野の種村健太郎准教授らは、飼育ストレスが雄性配偶子(精子)にエピジェネティックな変化をもたらし、次世代の形質に影響を与えうることを見いだした。2013年5月末に奈良市で開かれた第7回日本エピジェネティクス研究会年会で東北大の小林記緒大学院生(M2)が発表した。
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2013年7月4日「ヒトiPS細胞で3D肝臓作成」 サイエンスポータル編集ニュース 科学技術 全て伝えます サイエンスポータル / SciencePortal

2013年7月4日「ヒトiPS細胞で3D肝臓作成」 サイエンスポータル編集ニュース 科学技術 全て伝えます サイエンスポータル / SciencePortal | topic of interest | Scoop.it
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Spider webs more effective at ensnaring charged insects

Spider webs more effective at ensnaring charged insects | topic of interest | Scoop.it
Flapping bees build up a charge of several hundred volts, enough to electrostatically draw pollen from a flower.
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Epigenetic changes to fat cells following exercise

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Exercise, even in small doses, changes the expression of our innate DNA. New research has described for the first time what happens on an epigenetic level in fat cells when we undertake physical activity.
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2013年7月1日「“金”への関心は生後7カ月から!?」 サイエンスポータル編集ニュース 科学技術 全て伝えます サイエンスポータル / SciencePortal

最新の科学技術情報を伝えるポータルサイト。サイエンスポータルが独自に編集した科学技術関連ニュースをご紹介します。
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NIH, Lacks family reach understanding to share genomic data of HeLa cells

NIH, Lacks family reach understanding to share genomic data of HeLa cells | topic of interest | Scoop.it
The National Institutes of Health has reached an understanding with the family of the late Henrietta Lacks to allow biomedical researchers controlled access to the whole genome data of cells derived from her tumor, commonly known as HeLa cells.
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Stimulating brain cells can make false memories

Stimulating brain cells can make false memories | topic of interest | Scoop.it
By activating a subset of brain cells in mice, researchers changed the way the animals remembered a particular setting.
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Injuries from teen fighting deal a blow to IQ

Injuries from teen fighting deal a blow to IQ | topic of interest | Scoop.it
A new study has found that adolescent boys who are hurt in just two physical fights suffer a loss in IQ that is roughly equivalent to missing an entire year of school. Girls experience a similar loss of IQ after only a single fighting-related injury.
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手軽なゲノム編集ツールCRISPR/Cas9の事業化、フナコシ、アプロサイエンスにタカラバイオが続く:日経バイオテクONLINE

標的配列と相補的な20塩基のガイドRNAを作製するだけで、ゲノム上の標的配列部位で2本鎖DNAを切断できる手軽なゲノム編集ツール「CRISPR(Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Plidromic Repeats)/Cas(CRISPR Associated)9」システムの活用が広がってきた。現在までにフナコシ/米System Biosciences(SBI)社、アプロサイエンス/米Transposagen社、タカラバイオ/韓国ToolGen社の3グループの事業化が分かった。...
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Outgoing people lead happier lives

Outgoing people lead happier lives | topic of interest | Scoop.it
Young adults who are more outgoing or more emotionally stable are happier in later life than their more introverted or less emotionally stable peers.
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米Bio-Rad Laboratories社、がん遺伝子変異を検出できる新規のデジタル PCRアッセイ法を発表:日経バイオテクONLINE

米Bio-Rad Laboratories社は2013年7月9日、Droplet Digital PCR用のPrimePCRアッセイ法の販売を発表した。これらの新規の遺伝子変異および遺伝子のコピー数の多型(CNV)を発見するようデザインされたアッセイ法は、標準曲線なしに単一コピーPCR分析結果を提供するように実験的に評価されてきた。
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神経の活動は前初期遺伝子であるArc遺伝子を介しシナプスの刈り込みを促進する : ライフサイエンス 新着論文レビュー

神経の活動は前初期遺伝子であるArc遺伝子を介しシナプスの刈り込みを促進する : ライフサイエンス 新着論文レビュー | topic of interest | Scoop.it
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Space-time is not the same for everyone

Space-time is not the same for everyone | topic of interest | Scoop.it
Before the Big Bang, space-time as we know it did not exist. So how was it born? The process of creating normal space-time from an earlier state dominated by quantum gravity has been studied for years.
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Live fast, die young: Long-lived mice are less active, biologists find

Live fast, die young: Long-lived mice are less active, biologists find | topic of interest | Scoop.it
Female mice with a high life expectancy are less active and less explorative. They also eat less than their fellow females with a lower life expectancy.
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Cockatoos 'pick' puzzle box locks: Cockatoos show technical intelligence on a five-lock problem

Cockatoos 'pick' puzzle box locks: Cockatoos show technical intelligence on a five-lock problem | topic of interest | Scoop.it
A species of Indonesian parrot can solve complex mechanical problems that involve undoing a series of locks one after another, revealing new depths to physical intelligence in birds.
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Different neuronal groups govern right-left alternation when walking

Different neuronal groups govern right-left alternation when walking | topic of interest | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified the neuronal circuits in the spinal cord of mice that control the ability to produce the alternating movements of the legs during walking.
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