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Nobel in Physiology or Medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi for Autophagy Discoveries - Scientific American

Scientific American
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan for his discoveries of mechanisms of what's known as autophagy. Break the word down and you get auto and phagy: from the Greek for self, auto, and eating, phagein.
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Japan Times
Health Professional Radio (press release) (blog)

Weight loss: How to get out of 'biochemical prison' - The Indian Express

The Indian Express
“There is specific and scientific reason why diets and exercise plans feel so punitive and even impossible: you have been trapped and locked into a 'biochemical prison'. You have inadvertently become addicted to things that put you in that prison,” the ...

Zachary toxicology lab sues feds, says proposed sanctions could shut it down - The Advocate

The Advocate
A toxicology lab in Zachary is fighting what it calls unjust and harsh sanctions proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the company says would put it out of business and destroy its reputation in the medical and scientific ...

Pritesh Kumar, PhD Engaged as Chief Scientific Officer by PharmaCielo Ltd. - Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Journal
"As one of the world's leading experts in cannabinoid pharmacology research, Dr. Kumar brings unique skills and experience to the PharmaCielo team that will help drive our global business strategy," said Dr. Patricio Stocker, President and CEO of ...

Tom Wolfe's denial of language evolution stumbles over his own words - Science News (blog)

Science News (blog)
Babies are born with the ability to learn and use language, a feature of human behavior that, like other behavioral capabilities, emerged from eons of biological evolution — a scientific explanation that author Tom Wolfe rejects in his new book, The ...

Jumping Spiders 'Hear' Long-Range Audio with Their Hairy Legs - Scientific American

Scientific American
"This brings up all kinds of new ideas and questions—from what might they be using this hearing for, to the neurobiology of how they process all this information," Shamble said. "Just imagine if you assumed that cats could not hear, and then one day ...
Cornell Chronicle
Tech Times
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Ancient hominid 'hanky panky' also influenced spread of STIs - EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release)
The study, by Ville Pimenoff at the Catalan Institute of Oncology and Ignacio Bravo at the French National Center for Scientific Research was published in the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution (DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msw214).

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Searchable database providing scientific names for many plants and animals.

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DesertUSA: Cicadas
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Description, life cycle, and behavior of cicadas found throughout the Mojave, Great Basin, Chihuahuan, and Sonoran deserts.

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Got a dog or puppy still waiting to be named? Find male and female dog names and their meanings.

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Description and biology of scorpions from Desert USA.

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