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 In vitro/in silico evaluations of binding affinities of perfluoroalkyl substances to Baikal seal PPARα
29 Mar 2019
New research found that some man-made chemicals bind more easily to a key protein receptor in Russia's Baikal seals than it does in humans, in part because of the physical structure of the chemical.
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20 Mar 2019
A honeycomb-shaped brace in plants keeps them fit by precisely coordinating the discarding of organs, such as flowers and leaves.
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11 Mar 2019
An analysis of the chemical signals sent out by rice plants under attack by the brown planthopper could help in the natural control of this insect pest.
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07 Mar 2019
Molecular analysis reveals that long-tailed macaques from Malaysian Borneo host a previously unidentified species of Plasmodium malaria parasite.
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06 Mar 2019
Protected areas play an important role in sustaining dhole populations in the Western Ghats of Karnataka.
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22 Feb 2019
Search Team Produces First-ever Live Photos and Video of Indonesia’s Extraordinary Lost Bee Species.
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14 Feb 2019
Controlling plant pore openings could help boost drought tolerance in live plants and extend the freshness of bouquets of cut flowers, thanks to an unusual research approach.
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06 Feb 2019
Desert bacteria protect food crops from salt toxicity.
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04 Feb 2019
Laser-induced graphene formation creates tailor-made sensors for monitoring ocean creatures and ecosystems.
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01 Feb 2019
The new species belong to a special subgroup of snails with scaly shells.
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24 Jan 2019
Determining the growth dynamics of Red Sea coral reefs has enabled researchers to establish a baseline to assess the effects of environmental change.
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21 Jan 2019
Flowering plant parents cooperate to guide proper development of offspring; insight that could lead to new hybrid plants.
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18 Jan 2019
Conservationists look at five human socioeconomic scenarios to better understand fate of endangered big cat.
A male (left) and a female (right) of Neotrogla curvata during copulation.
21 Dec 2018
In a group of bark lice, a penis has evolved twice – in the females. In their nutrient-scarce environment, “seminal gifts” are an incentive for females to force mating, leading to the co-evolution of female penises and male vaginas.
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17 Dec 2018
Chlorophyllum molybdites is the poisonous mushroom most frequently reported in Malaysia. The mushroom is confused with Termitomyces mushroom, the edible type. Researchers worked with clinicians and provide training for the doctors about the study of fungus, clinical management of mushroom poisoning and mushroom toxicology surveillance system.
Corn field infested by the parasitic plant, Striga
17 Dec 2018
Discovery of a hypersensitive suicide germination stimulant.
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13 Dec 2018
Direct electrolysis has mixed results for extracting fuel sources from microalgae.
Determining fish age using inner ear structures
07 Dec 2018
Biologists in Japan have identified four distinct zones in the otolith, a calcium carbonate structure in the inner ear, which can be used to determine age in fish.
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04 Dec 2018
A researcher at University of Malaya, Malaysia, has developed a real-time method based on specific Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to detect dangerous bacteria causing foodborne diseases in raw chicken.
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21 Nov 2018
Korean researchers have verified the correlation between Animals’ sensory nerve activation and behavioral changes caused by insulin secretion in a feeding state. The result provided a clue to identify the causes of unusual sensory organ changes due to insulin-related metabolic syndrome such as diabetes.
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19 Nov 2018
Ujung Kulon National Park, Indonesia Releases New Photos and Video of Critically Endangered Species Seldom Seen in the Wild.
19 Nov 2018
A variety of animals have male-specific ornament traits and these ornaments are favored by female choice. Which male traits are preferred by females often varies among females. Genetic mechanisms that create and maintain variations in female preference has been one of the central questions in evolutionary ecology.
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13 Nov 2018
Researchers from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered that the natural compounds found in two orchid species can effectively lighten skin and protect it from damage.
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29 Oct 2018
Understanding the economic value of medicinal plants in Malaysia’s Bidayuh community could help develop a better conservation strategy.
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30 Jul 2018
Researchers observe that red-fronted lemurs may chew on millipedes to rid themselves of intestinal parasites.

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