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July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

A research team at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta have discovered a new way by which metabolism is linked to the regulation of DNA, the basis of our genetic code. The findings may have important implications for the understanding …

A newly discovered planet in a binary star system located 3,000 light-years from Earth is expanding astronomers’ notions of where Earth-like — and even potentially habitable — planets can form, and how to find them. …read more Source: EurekAlert

Determining the age of stars has long been a challenge for astronomers. In experiments published in the journal Science, researchers at KU Leuven’s Institute for Astronomy show that ‘infant’ stars can be distinguished from ‘adolescent’ stars by measuring the acoustic waves they emit. …read more …

Researchers have developed a microfluidic technique for fabricating a new class of metal-organic framework membranes inside hollow polymer fibers that are just a few hundred microns in diameter. The new fabrication process, believed to be the first to grow MOF membranes inside hollow fibers, could …

A study led by Deborah Kimbrell, Ph.D., at the University of California, Davis and her collaborators, suggests that normal gravity or hypergravity on the space station may help mitigate some of the biological problems in organisms living in space. …read more Source: EurekAlert

A new study by biologists at San Diego State University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows that inhabited coral islands that engage in commercial fishing dramatically alter their nearby reef ecosystems, disturbing the microbes, corals, algae and fish that call the reef home. …read more …

Up to one-quarter of individuals currently labeled as obese are actually metabolically healthy. Though obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes, the two conditions aren’t always linked. A new study sheds light on a possible explanation, revealing that high levels of a molecule HO-1 …

Powerful thunderstorms in some areas of newborn Tropical Depression 08W in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean were dropping heavy rainfall on July 3 as NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite passed overhead. …read more Source: EurekAlert

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