r/science 15d 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 23d 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 Nov 02 '22 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 19d 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 15d 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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r/science 5d ago

Biology Scientists have created a genetically-engineered synthetic microorganism that ‘swims’

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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 5d ago

Biology Narwhals are vulnerable to ocean noise caused by human activities

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r/science Oct 07 '22 Silver Helpful

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 2d ago

Biology A new study focuses on the crucial question of why people are more vulnerable to catching colds during the months of winter. The answer hinges on an evolved defense system, innate to the human nose, that is numbed by frigid temperatures.

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r/science 8d ago

Biology Newly discovered “social fluid” unites ants across developmental stages into one, colony-wide superorganism. The study, published in Nature, describes how larvae rely on the fluid to grow and how, if they fail to drink it, intermediate-stage pupae die before reaching adulthood.

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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 5d ago

Biology Gut Microbes Influence Binge-Eating of Sweet Treats in Mice

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r/science 18d ago

Biology Lung infections caused by soil fungi are a problem nationwide

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r/science Nov 08 '22

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 23d ago

Biology The Gut Microbiome Helps Social Skills Develop in the Brain

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r/science Nov 08 '22

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 13d ago

Biology Glyphosate associated with lower birth weights

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r/science 20h ago

Biology The ancestor to modern brewing yeast, Saccharomyces eubayanus , found in Ireland.

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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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