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Al Jalila Foundation invites UAE scientists and students to apply for medical research grants and fellowships

Apr 23, 2017 1:00 pm
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Al Jalila Foundation, a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today that application for its fourth cycle of seed...

Male or female? Scientist challenges evidence of sex differences among dinosaurs

Apr 20, 2017 9:00 pm
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A paleontologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature is countering decades of studies that assert that some dinosaurs can be identified as male or female...

BPA Substitute Might Be Not Less Dangerous

Apr 20, 2017 8:00 pm
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In the quest to reduce exposure to BPA, a chemical that’s linked to cancer, manufacturers are turning to BPA substitutes. But they may have to l...

Are your muscles genetically prepared to run a marathon?

Apr 20, 2017 6:00 pm
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For a few years, running has been fashionable. But there is a great difference between the physical demands of running a few kilometres and doing a ma...

Should Science Have a Say in Politics or Not? "March for Science"

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 pm
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Calls from US President Donald Trump to roll back environmental regulations and slash funding for health, environmental and research agencies have rai...

Sex Obsession a Killer for Male Snakes

Apr 19, 2017 3:00 pm
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An international team of scientists led by the University of Sydney has confirmed a frenzied approach to the mating season is resulting in males agein...

Do human pheromones actually exist?

Apr 17, 2017 3:00 pm
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You may have seen the ads: Just spray a bit of human pheromone on your skin, and you’re guaranteed to land a date. Scientists have long debated ...

Identification of Molecular Origins Underlying the Interfacial Slip

Apr 16, 2017 3:00 pm
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A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has discovered the fundamental principles of handling polymers, which constitute the basis of human-made ...

An enzyme that inhibits battery aging.

Apr 9, 2017 5:00 pm
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It has been known in biology for a long time that the excited oxygen molecule singlet oxygen is the main cause of aging in cells. To counter this, nat...

New Spectrometer That Enables Faster Elemental Analysis

Apr 4, 2017 8:00 pm
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Laboratory managers, quality control technicians and scientists conducting routine analysis or research can now use a new bench-top energy-dispersi...

New Hope to Treat Addiction

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 pm
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The past few years have seen an explosion of heroin abuse and deaths from opiate overdose. But little is known about the molecular underpinnings of...

MicroRNAs As Markers for Radiation Exposure

Mar 23, 2017 11:00 am
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Ionizing radiation incidents—nuclear war, nuclear accidents or terrorist dirty bombs, for example—can cause mass fatalities. Since resourc...

Importance of Rare Microbes on Environment

Mar 22, 2017 3:00 pm
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New work published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology suggests that bacteria present at very small levels in the environment actually make a...

Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals UAE Human Genome Project at ‘Arab Health 2017’ in Dubai

Mar 16, 2017 6:00 pm
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The Ministry of Health and Prevention has unveiled the UAE Human Genome Project during the ‘Arab Health 2017’ conference in Dubai in a ...

Treating Asthma by Removing its Cause from the Blood

Mar 11, 2017 10:00 am
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Allergies are the commonest cause of asthma. The immune system over-reacts to harmless substances such as birch or grass pollen, for example, forming ...

New Technique May Help Solve Long Unsolved Questions

Mar 8, 2017 2:00 pm
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Runting-stunting syndrome (RSS), also known as malabsorption syndrome, is an infectious poultry disease affecting the intestinal tract of broil...

Accelerating plant domestication Using CRISPR

Mar 8, 2017 11:00 am
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Out of the more than 300,000 plant species in existence, only three species -- rice, wheat, and maize -- account for most of the plant matter that hum...

Discovering Tremendous Error Rates in Public Sequencing Databases

Mar 5, 2017 9:00 am
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A team of researchers with New England Biolabs Inc. (NEB) has found that sequenced DNA samples held in public databases had higher than expected low-f...

New Techniques to Get More Structural Insight about Molecules

Mar 4, 2017 6:00 pm
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Five years of hard work and a little "cosmic luck" led Rice University researchers to a new method to obtain structural details on molecules...

Enhancing Solubility of Aromatic Amino Acids

Mar 4, 2017 4:00 pm
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Experiments at ANSTO have provided supporting evidence of unexpected enhancement of water solubility of biomolecules in an aqueous solution of divalen...


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