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An international team of researchers, including a scientist from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has discovered that ancient dirt in Greenland was cryogenically frozen for millions of years under nearly two miles of ice. …read more Source: EurekAlert

Two recent papers by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for dengue fever, West Nile virus, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses. …read more Source: EurekAlert

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than other older adults. …read more Source: EurekAlert

Northwestern University synthetic biologist Joshua Leonard and his team have developed a technology for engineering human cells as therapies that become activated only in diseased tissues. …read more Source: EurekAlert

Researchers at Arizona State University and Plymouth University in the United Kingdom want to change the way biologists think about the ‘gold standard’ of collecting a ‘voucher’ specimen for species identification. They suggest that current specimen collection practices may actually pose a risk to vulnerable …

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