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Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life

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Oregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they're exposed to the antidepressant Prozac, making it easier for predators to catch them, according to a new study....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:58:09 EDT

How the smallest bacterial pathogens outwit host immune defenses by stealth mechanisms

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Despite their relatively small genome, mycoplasmas can cause persistent and difficult-to-treat infections in humans and animals. A study has shown how mycoplasmas escape the immune response. Mycoplasmas 'mask' themselves: They use their small genome in a c...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:16:24 EDT

'Antelope perfume' keeps flies away from cows

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In Africa, tsetse flies transfer the sleeping sickness also to cattle. The damage is estimated to be about 4.6 billion US dollars each year. Experts have developed an innovative way of preventing the disease. Tsetse flies avoid waterbucks, a widespread ant...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:16:21 EDT

Chromosomes may be knotted

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Little is known about the structures of our genetic material, chromosomes, which consist of long strings that -- according to our experience -- should be likely to become knotted. However, up to now it has not been possible to study this experimentally. Re...
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  • On: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:16:18 EDT

Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening power

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New research has demonstrated how composting of biochar creates a very thin organic coating that significantly improves the biochar's fertilizing capabilities....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:16:15 EDT

Logged tropical rainforests still support biodiversity even when the heat is on

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Tropical rainforests continue to buffer wildlife from extreme temperatures even after logging, a new study has revealed....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:22:42 EDT