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First GWAS analysis of 'type 1.5 diabetes' reveals links between immune and metabolic disease

17.10.2018 14:53

Scientists who performed the largest-ever genetic study of a puzzling type of adult-onset diabetes have uncovered new connections to the two major types of diabetes, offering intriguing insights into more accurate diagnosis and better treatment. Latent automimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is a relatively common disorder that shares features of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

Scientists Find New Biomarker Evidence for Neoproterozoic Animals

17.10.2018 14:33

A team of scientists led by University of California, Riverside’s Professor Gordon Love has found the oldest evidence yet of animal life, dating back 100 million years before the famous Cambrian explosion. Rather than searching for conventional body fossils, Professor Love and colleagues have been tracking molecular signs (biomarkers) of animal life as far back [...]

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How does brain structure influence performance on language tasks?

17.10.2018 14:21

The architecture of each person's brain is unique, and differences may influence how quickly people can complete various cognitive tasks. But how neuroanatomy impacts performance is largely an open question. To learn more, scientists are developing a new tool -- computational models of the brain -- to simulate how the structure of the brain may impact brain activity and, ultimately, human behavior.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

Stem cell proliferation is controlled directly by nervous system, scientists find

17.10.2018 14:10

A new study demonstrates that stem cell proliferation is directly controlled by the autonomic nervous system.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

Pupil's brain recognizes the perfect teacher

17.10.2018 14:09

Human and avian youngsters learn behaviors by imitating adults. But learners are selective in who they copy, and scientists don't understand how they choose the right teacher. Young male zebra finches must learn to copy the song of an adult male to mate, but juveniles won't imitate songs played through a loudspeaker or sung by other species of birds. New findings show how the juvenile birds identify the right teacher.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

Let’s quickly note how bad Trump’s current climate-change argument is

17.10.2018 14:09

His uncle was a scientist, guys.

From: www.washingtonpost.com

Evidence of earliest life on Earth disputed

17.10.2018 13:38

October 18, 2018 1:38 AM
PARIS (AFP) - When Australian scientists presented evidence in 2016 of life on Earth 3.7 billon years ago - pushing the record back 220 million years - it was a big deal, influencing even the search for life on Mars.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Electrical enhancement: Engineers speed up electrons in semiconductors

17.10.2018 13:11

Researchers have sped up the movement of electrons in organic semiconductor films by two to three orders of magnitude. The speedier electronics could lead to improved solar power and transistor use across the world, according to the scientists.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

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