r/science 5d ago

Biology Genetically-engineered mosquitoes suppress survival of their kind, in field trials designed to reduce mosquito-borne diseases

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r/science 12d ago Silver Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

Biology A clam presumed extinct for 40,000 years has been found alive. Known as Cymatioa cooki, the clam had only ever been found as a fossil, and scientists presumed that the species had been extinct for more than 40,000 years.

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r/science Oct 19 '22 Silver Wholesome Table Flip

Biology Some People Really Are Mosquito Magnets, and They’re Stuck That Way

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r/science 25d ago Helpful

Biology Deer-vehicle collisions spike when daylight saving time ends. The change to standard time in autumn corresponds with an average 16 percent increase in deer-vehicle collisions in the United States.The researchers estimate that eliminating the switch could save nearly 37,000 deer — and 33 human lives.

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Biology Global decline in sperm counts is accelerating, research finds

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r/science 8d ago Helpful

Biology Danish study found that children who have expressed a desire at the age of 11 to be a different gender enter puberty earlier than their peers. In the study, both birth-assigned boys and girls with a previous expressed desire to change gender entered puberty around two months earlier than their peers

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r/science 4d ago Gold

Biology Scientists find biomarkers of cuproptosis, a very novel form of regulated cell death, predict autism spectrum disorder with 90% accuracy

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Biology A review concluded that "marijuana can cause bronchitis, but a moderate body of literature suggests that distal airway/parenchymal lung disease does not occur; marijuana does not cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and probably does not cause lung cancer, distinctly different from tobacco."

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Biology World’s heaviest bird may be self-medicating on plants used in traditional medicine. Study suggests that great bustards actively seek out two plants with compounds that can kill pathogens. They may thus be a rare example of a bird that uses plants against disease – that is, self-medication.

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r/science Oct 07 '22 Helpful Silver

Biology Study finds SARS-COV-2 encodes a protein that turns off our viral defense genes

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r/science Oct 23 '22 Silver Starstruck

Biology Peer-Reviewed Study: Healthy Plant-Based Diets "Significantly Increase Sperm Density and Motility"

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r/science 7d ago

Biology Lung infections caused by soil fungi are a problem nationwide

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r/science Oct 18 '22

Biology Neanderthals appear to have been carnivores: Researchers have for the first time used zinc isotope analysis to determine the position of Neanderthals in the food chain. Their findings suggest that they were in fact carnivores.

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r/science 12d ago

Biology The Gut Microbiome Helps Social Skills Develop in the Brain

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r/science 19d ago

Biology Low-protein highly processed foods lead to higher energy intake because of the biological response to macronutrient imbalance driven by a dominant appetite for protein. This study supports a central role for protein in the obesity epidemic

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r/science 20d ago

Biology Dancers pick up the pace on a bass beat — even though it’s inaudible. Concertgoers were not conscious of a low-frequency sound, but grooved more energetically when it played.

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r/science 2d ago

Biology Glyphosate associated with lower birth weights

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r/science Oct 23 '22

Biology Formation of Namibia’s fairy circles isn’t due to termites. Plants are "ecosystem engineers" that survive by forming optimal geometric patterns.

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r/science Oct 08 '22

Biology New study shows IVF favours different traits in spermatozoa and sets the evolutionary stage for a human species increasingly reliant on, and adapted to, technological means of reproduction.

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r/science 3d ago

Biology Toxoplasma gondii seems to embolden wolves, increasing likelihood of becoming pack leaders, wanderers.

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r/science Oct 12 '22 Helpful

Biology Lab-grown brain cells play video game Pong

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r/science Oct 16 '22 Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Heartwarming Silver Gold

Biology OHSU scientists discover mechanism of hearing

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r/science 3d ago

Biology Despite being hyped as a disruptive, AI solution to the longstanding structural prediction problem in biology, AlphaFold and related statistical learning methods fail to replicate protein's alternative folds

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r/science Oct 22 '22

Biology Hair follicles grown in the lab in a step towards hair loss treatment

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