Science and Development

Sex pheromone assembly line in Manduca sexta

Scientists have discovered a new evolutionary mechanism: A single amino acid change in a female moth enzyme is responsible for the production of new sex pheromones. The susceptibility of...

Shape of a pipe dramatically affects how pollutants will spread

The shape of a pipe has a large effect on the spreading of particles suspended in the fluid flowing through the pipe. Calculations show that round pipes produce symmetrical...

Shining light on orphan receptors

Light has been used for the first time to activate a receptor for which the compound binding and controlling it naturally is unknown, researchers suggests. A team of scientists...

Quantum physics meets genetic engineering

A team of researchers has used engineered viruses to provide quantum-based enhancement of energy transport. The work points the way toward inexpensive and efficient solar cells or light-driven catalysis....

Mutations driving leukemia identified

An international team of scientists has identified novel genes associated with chronic lymphocytic leukemia through the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data. Source: Science Link: Mutations driving leukemia identified

Towards a favorable systemic radio-immunotherapy target

Survival probability of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) has improved significantly over the past two decades. Monoclonal antibodies against targeted proteins on Reed-Sternberg cells in HL though a popular choice for...

When punishment doesn't fit the crime

People with traumatic brain injuries — such as those incurred from violent accidents or combat — are more prone to misjudge when faced with situations involving dispute or requiring...

What's behind your thirst? Discovery advances our understanding of how our brain controls body hydration, temperature

Scientists have made a breakthrough that advances our understanding of how the brain detects and prevents dehydration. The findings could have important clinical implications, as the key protein they...

Shift in weaning age supports hunting-induced extinction of Siberian woolly mammoths

Chemical clues about weaning age embedded in the tusks of juvenile Siberian woolly mammoths suggest that hunting, rather than climate change, was the primary cause of the elephant-like animal’s...

Research could revolutionize farming in developing world

A brand new technology has the potential to reduce crop losses across the developing world and boost the incomes of subsistence farmers, report scientists. The technology is designed to...