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  1. Crop domestication is a balancing act: Some ants are still trying to get it right

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... ants still have not domesticated their crop, a challenge also faced by early human farmers. Posted: 2016-09-02 18:21:39 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  2. Cannabis reduces short-term motivation to work for money

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... of cannabis on motivation in humans. The researchers also tested motivation in people who were addicted to cannabis but not high during the test, and found that their motivation levels were no different ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  3. Controlling amounts of heparan sulphate, a carbohydrate needed for fetal development

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Heparan sulphate occurs as carbohydrate chains which are very important for human body cells both for normal fetal development and during the course of various diseases. All new molecular knowledge concerning ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  4. 'Tug of war' keeps scientists working on storm tracks

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new analysis finds that human-induced climate change complicates projecting the future position of storms. Posted: 2016-09-02 14:58:46 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  5. Location, location, location: Cellular hotspots for tumors and regeneration

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... The second study reports that, upon inactivation of a tumor suppressor gene, these cells take a first step towards becoming aggressive tumors. Both sets of authors discuss potential implications for human ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  6. Beneficial role clarified for brain protein associated with mad cow disease

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... known as mad cow disease) and its human counterpart, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Posted: 2016-08-08 15:58:49 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  7. Archaeology team makes world-first tool discovery

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    How smart were human-like species of the Stone Age? New research reveals surprisingly sophisticated adaptations by early humans living 250,000 years ago in a former oasis near Azraq, Jordan. Posted: ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  8. Mcr-1 gene isolated from human for the first time in Brazil

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    For the first time in Brazil, a particular antibiotic resistance mechanism conferring resistance to the important antibiotic, colistin, has been detected in a human. It was in a strain of Escherichia coli ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  9. Researchers propose new treatment to prevent kidney stones

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have found evidence that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones. This finding could lead to the first advance ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  10. Vaccine strategy induces antibodies that can target multiple influenza viruses

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have identified three types of vaccine-induced antibodies that can neutralize diverse strains of influenza virus that infect humans. The discovery will help guide development of a universal ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  11. Biologists home in on paleo gut for clues to our evolutionary history

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new study of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps, bonobos and gorillas shows that at least two major groups of bacteria have cospeciated with these hosts, with a lineage going back at least 15 million ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  12. An engineered protein can disrupt tumor-promoting 'messages' in human cells

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A team of researchers have unveiled an engineered protein that they designed to repress a specific cancer-promoting message within cells. Posted: 2016-07-21 22:03:40
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  13. Forms of HIV can cross from chimps to humans, study confirms

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The first in vivo evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency viruses can infect human cells has been reported by a team of scientists. Posted: 2016-07-22 13:29:47 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  14. HIV 'safe houses' identified inside the body

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have identified cells that provide 'safe houses' for the human immunodeficiency virus during antiretroviral therapy. HIV needs to be "housed" in a cell, a safe haven, so to speak, to live and ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  15. Over 20 countries environmentally suitable for Ebola transmission by bats

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Though the West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2013 is now under control, 23 countries remain environmentally suitable for animal-to-human transmission of the Ebola virus. Only seven of these countries ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  16. Hybrid immune cells in early-stage lung cancer spur anti-tumor T cells to action

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have identified a unique subset of these cells that exhibit hybrid characteristics of two immune cell types -- neutrophils and antigen-presenting cells -- in samples from early-stage human ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  17. Gauging stem cells for regenerative medicine

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... cells--exist in adult humans, the most useful stem cells are those found in embryos, which are pluripotent, capable of becoming nearly any cell in the body. Posted: 2016-07-14 20:33:46 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  18. Cougars could save lives by lowering vehicle collisions with deer

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... human fatalities, 680 injuries and avoiding costs of $50 million. Posted: 2016-07-14 20:33:50 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  19. Comprehensive map of primate brain development

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have published an in-depth analysis of a comprehensive molecular atlas of brain development in the non-human primate. This analysis uncovers features of the genetic code underlying brain development ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  20. Optical magnetic field sensor can detect signals from the nervous system

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The human body is controlled by electrical impulses in the brain, the heart and nervous system. These electrical signals create tiny magnetic fields, which doctors could use to diagnose various diseases, ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
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