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Alcoholism may stem from using genes incorrectly, a study of hard-drinking rats suggests. Rats bred either to drink heavily or to shun alcohol have revealed 930 genes linked to a preference for drinking alcohol, researchers in Indiana report August 4 in …
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Corresponding author John Schuetz, Ph.D., a member of the St. Jude Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences with Yu Fukuda, Ph.D., a staff scientist in Schuetz’ laboratory. An international research team has linked rare variations in a cell membrane protein …
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Many believe that enormous quantities of gold lie buried somewhere in the Philippines. According to a popular account, Japanese soldiers used the Philippines as a base to hide treasures they had plundered from regions under their control during World War …
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A low-cost unmanned aircraft system that powers an airborne drone via a tether could give search and rescues teams a continuous eye-in-the-sky. Matthew Stock reports. A drone that could fly – in theory – forever. It’s connected to a mobile ground station …
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University of Helsinki researchers have previously demonstrated that a point mutation in a gene of serotonin 2B receptor can render the carrier prone to impulsive behaviour, particularly when drunk. Now the research group has established that the same …
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The resulting paper from the experiment suggested that Betty had spontaneously come up with a clever solution after understanding the experimental task. This shook the field of comparative cognition and was regarded as one of the most compelling …
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Aug. 10 (UPI) –Scientists in Switzerland have invented an “acoustic prism” capable of splitting a sound into its basic frequencies. Like an optical prism, which relies on the physical property of refraction, the newly invented …
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According to a team of researchers led by a Virginia Tech scientist, pesticides that beekeepers are currently using in order to improve honeybee health may actually be causing damage to the bees by altering the bacteria communities in their guts. The …
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