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Medical Xpress / Certain social, environmental factors found to increase a community's COVID-19 risk

The combination of threats from COVID-19 and extreme heat in many socially vulnerable communities across the United States is a real concern for public health officials, highlighting the need to better understand how compounding ...

Phys.org / Astronomers detect new large sub-Neptune alien world

Using NASA's Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS), an international team of astronomers has detected a new sub-Neptune exoplanet orbiting an M dwarf star. The newly found extrasolar world, designated TOI-2406 b, ...

11 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / Food or sex? Fruit flies give insight into decision-making

Individuals are likely to prioritize food over sex after being deprived of both, according to researchers at the University of Birmingham, who studied this behavioral conflict in fruit flies.

10 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Crop farmers face new disease pressures as climate changes

Climate change will increase the burden of crop diseases in some parts of the world and reduce it in others, new research suggests.

10 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / New method opens the door to efficient genome writing in bacteria

Biological engineers at MIT have devised a new way to efficiently edit bacterial genomes and program memories into bacterial cells by rewriting their DNA. Using this approach, various forms of spatial and temporal information ...

10 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Lunar samples solve mystery of the moon's supposed magnetic shield

In 2024, a new age of space exploration will begin when NASA sends astronauts to the moon as part of their Artemis mission, a follow-up to the Apollo missions of the 1960s and 1970s.

12 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / Now how did that get up there? New study sheds light on development and evolution of dolphin, whale blowholes

Modern cetaceans—which include dolphins, whales and porpoises—are well adapted for aquatic life. They have blubber to insulate and fins to propel and steer. Today's cetaceans also sport a unique type of nasal passage: ...

6 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Scientists ID enzyme for making key industrial chemical in plants

Scientists studying the biochemistry of plant cell walls have identified an enzyme that could turn woody poplar trees into a source for producing a major industrial chemical. The research, just published in Nature Plants, ...

10 hours ago in Chemistry
Phys.org / Venom has contributed to the species diversity of insects and fishes, new study reveals

The extraordinary diversity of insects and fishes, the most species-rich invertebrate and vertebrate groups in the animal kingdom, is partly due to the origin of venom, a new study of their evolution has revealed.

6 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Sticky toes unlock life in the trees

Many lizards are phenomenal climbers. Their sharp, curved claws are ideal for clinging to tree trunks, rocks and other rough surfaces. However, in the precarious world of tree tops—filled with slippery leaves and unstable ...

11 hours ago in Biology
Medical Xpress / Researchers discover new factor in preventing phenylketonuria, offering new treatment strategy

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a critical new factor in regulating phenylalanine metabolism and, therefore, in preventing the inherited metabolic disorder phenylketonuria ...

6 hours ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Fasting may help ward off infections, study in mice suggests

Fasting before and during exposure to Salmonella enterica bacteria protects mice from developing a full-blown infection, in part due to changes in the animals' gut microbiomes, according to new research published in PLOS ...

7 hours ago in Medical research