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Today's biological science headlines from the sources selected by our team:

Evolutionary link between diet, stomach acidity
An analysis of data on stomach acidity and diet in birds and mammals suggests that high levels of stomach acidity developed not to help animals break down food, but to defend animals against food poisoning. The work raises interesting questions about the evolution of stomach acidity in humans, and how modern life may be affecting both our stomach acidity and the microbial communities that live in our guts.
Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:04 GMT

Red grape chemical may help prevent bowel cancer but less is more
Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, is more effective in smaller doses at preventing bowel cancer in mice than high doses, according to new research. Previous research looked at high doses of purified resveratrol to study its potential to prevent cancer. This is the first study to look at the effects of a lower daily dose -- equivalent to the amount of resveratrol found in one large (approx. 250ml) glass of red wine -- comparing it with a dose 200 times higher.
Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:04 GMT

Tiny grains of rice hold big promise for greenhouse gas reductions, bioenergy
Rice is the staple food for more than half of the world's population, but the paddies it's grown in contributes up to 17 percent of global methane emissions -- about 100 million tons a year. Now, with the addition of a single gene, rice can be cultivated to emit virtually no methane, more starch for a richer food source and biomass for energy production.
Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:04 GMT

New pig model will provide insights into early detection, new treatments of cancers
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) A new study from University of Illinois researchers and other collaborators, recently published in PLOS ONE, reports the creation of a pig model that accurately reflects the types of cancer seen in human cells, reflecting the gene mutations and pathways most often observed in human cancer. The model will aid researchers in finding new early-detection screenings and treatments.
EurekAlert! - Biology, Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:04 GMT

Study of 'senior citizen' marine snails uncovered how nerve cells fail during learning
(University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science) A new research study on marine snails uncovered the first cells in the nervous system to fail during aging. The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researchers' findings are important to better understanding the underlying mechanisms of age-related memory loss in humans.
EurekAlert! - Biology, Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:04 GMT

Researchers design first artificial ribosome
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University have engineered a tethered ribosome that works nearly as well as the authentic cellular component, or organelle, that produces all the proteins and enzymes within the cell. The engineered ribosome may enable the production of new drugs and next-generation biomaterials and lead to a better understanding of how ribosomes function.
EurekAlert! - Biology, Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:04 GMT

Where memory is encoded and retrieved: New findings in a long-standing debate

Are the same regions and even the same cells of the brain area called hippocampus involved in encoding and retrieving memories or are different areas of this structure engaged? This question has kept neuroscientists busy for a long time. Researchers at the Mercator Research Group "Structure of Memory" at RUB have now found out that the same brain cells exhibit activity in both processes. They have published their results in the journal "Hippocampus".

Biology News Net, Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:04 GMT

Major European mouse study reveals the role of genes in disease

Since mice share 90 percent of our genes they play an important role in understanding human genetics. The European Mouse Disease Clinic (EUMODIC) brought together scientists from across Europe to investigate the functions of 320 genes in mice. Over half of these genes had no previously known role, and the remaining genes were poorly understood.

Biology News Net, Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:04 GMT

Pitt study: Ancient proteins involved in DNA repair could shed light on tumor development

By studying the yeast used in beer- and bread-making, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have uncovered the mechanism by which ancient proteins repair DNA damage and how their dysfunction could lead to the development of tumors. The findings, published online today in Nature Communications, could lead to new ways to tailor cancer therapies.

Biology News Net, Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:04 GMT

Aquariums deliver health and wellbeing benefits
People who spend time watching aquariums and fish tanks could see improvements in their physical and mental wellbeing, according to new research published in the journal Environment & Behavior.
Biology News - Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:04 GMT

Study of 'senior citizen' marine snails uncovered how nerve cells fail during learning
A new research study on marine snails uncovered the first cells in the nervous system to fail during aging. The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researchers' findings are important to better understanding the underlying mechanisms of age-related memory loss in humans.
Biology News - Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:04 GMT

Researchers design first artificial ribosome
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University have engineered a tethered ribosome that works nearly as well as the authentic cellular component, or organelle, that produces all the proteins and enzymes within the cell. The engineered ribosome may enable the production of new drugs and next-generation biomaterials and lead to a better understanding of how ribosomes function.
Biology News - Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:04 GMT

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