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Article ID: 694913

Embryonic Gene Regulation Through Mechanical Forces

University of Vienna

sDuring embryonic development genetic cascades control gene activity and cell differentiation. In a new publication of the journal PNAS, the team of Ulrich Technau of the Department of Molecular Evolution and Development at the University of Vienna reported that besides the genetic program, also mechanical cues can contribute to the regulation of gene expression during development.

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22-May-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694904

ASU Professor Believes Public Will Not Benefit From New FCC Ruling

Arizona State University (ASU)

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21-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694909

Ebola in the Congo – UCLA Expert Available

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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21-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694895

DHS S&T Partners with Local Communities to Improve Flood Resiliency

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working with local communities to improve resilience to flood disasters. S&T announced today its latest community partnership with Howard County, Maryland and the National Weather Service (NWS).

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21-May-2018 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694837

Research Suggests Sweet Potatoes Didn't Originate in the Americas

Indiana University

Sweet potatoes may seem as American as Thanksgiving, but scientists have long debated whether their plant family originated in the Old or New World. New research by an Indiana University paleobotanist suggests it originated in Asia, and much earlier than previously known.

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21-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694896

The U. S. Department of Energy Announces $34 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants

Department of Energy, Office of Science

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy will award 219 grants totaling $34 million to 183 small businesses in 41 states. Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, today’s selections are for Phase I research and development.

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21-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694889

Ancient Sequence Motif Leads Researchers to Discover Novel Mode of Neurotransmitter-Based Communication

University of California, Irvine

This is the first example of a novel mode of neurotransmitter-based communication and challenges current dogma about mechanisms of signaling in the brain. The findings uncover new pathways for developing therapies for disorders like epilepsy, anxiety and chronic pain.

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21-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694890

NIBIB-Funded Team Designs Rapid Diagnostic System for Debilitating Nutrient Deficiency

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A team of Cornell University engineers and nutritionists with funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of NIH, have designed and tested a small, portable diagnostic system that can be used in the field to test blood for vitamin A and iron deficiencies.

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21-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694884

How Animals Holler

University of Utah

While humans can only broadcast about one percent of their vocal power through their speech, some animals and mammals are able to broadcast 100 percent. The secret to their long-range howls? A combination of high pitch, a wide-open mouth and a clever use of the body’s shape to direct sound – none of which are factors that humans can replicate.

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21-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694875

A Better Way to Control Crystal Vibrations

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

By introducing impurities to a material, researchers can control the speed and frequency of phonons, potentially leading to more energy-efficient devices

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21-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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