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Phys.org / Scientists achieve first complete assembly of human X chromosome

Although the current human reference genome is the most accurate and complete vertebrate genome ever produced, there are still gaps in the DNA sequence, even after two decades of improvements. Now, for the first time, scientists ...

13 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Pocket-sized German satellite maker shoots for stars

Holding its own against aerospace giants like pan-European Airbus Space or French-Italian Thales Alenia, German minnow OHB has carved out a space as a national champion in satellite building.

2 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / Multi-disciplinary study provides evidence of forced migration by pre-colonial Incas

A team of researchers with members from several institutions in the U.S., one in the U.K. and one in Peru, has found evidence of forced migration by pre-colonial Incas. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National ...

19 hours ago in Other Sciences
Phys.org / Homo erectus hand ax found in East Africa

A team of researchers from Japan, Hong Kong and Ethiopia has found a hand ax that they believe was made by a possibly direct human ancestor in what is now modern Ethiopia. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National ...

21 hours ago in Other Sciences
Medical Xpress / About 5,000 heart attack sufferers in England missed out on lifesaving hospital treatment due to pandemic

Researchers at the University of Oxford, working with NHS Digital, in collaboration with experts from the University of Keele, the University of Leeds, Imperial College London, University College London, Barts Health NHS ...

Phys.org / Scientists discover fault system in southeastern Nepal

A newly identified fault system in southeastern Nepal has the potential to cause earthquakes in a densely populated area, according to two University of Alberta scientists who were part of an international team that made ...

21 hours ago in Earth
Medical Xpress / Care home refused free tests. Now, nearly everyone has virus

It was meant to be a last line of defense to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus spread across the United States: Montana officials offered free testing in May for staff and residents at assisted living and long-term ...

2 hours ago in Gerontology & Geriatrics
Phys.org / Humanity on Mars? Technically possible, but no voyage on horizon

Robotic landers and rovers have been touching down on Mars since the 1970s, but when will humanity finally set foot on the Red Planet?

23 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Medical Xpress / COVID-19 and the heart: Searching for the location of the SARS-CoV-2 receptor

Nearly 20% of all COVID-19-associated deaths are from cardiac complications, yet the mechanisms from which these complications arise have remained a topic of debate in the cardiology community. One hypothesis centers on the ...

2 hours ago in Cardiology
Phys.org / World population likely to shrink after mid-century, forecasting major shifts in global population and economic power

World's population likely to shrink after mid-century, forecasting major shifts in global population and economic power—new analysis, published in The Lancet forecasts global, regional, and national populations, mortality, ...

2 hours ago in Earth
Medical Xpress / Long-term safety of radiotherapy in fewer doses for patients with early breast cancer

A lower total dose of radiotherapy delivered in fewer but larger doses is as safe in the long term as breast cancer radiotherapy courses giving multiple small doses, according to the final results of a 10-year study.

2 hours ago in Oncology & Cancer