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ATM city's DNA

Looking for a city’s DNA? Try its ATMs

Automated teller machine keypads in New York City hold microbes from human skin, household surfaces, or traces of food, a study by researchers at...
Vitamins A and C help erase cell memory

Vitamins A and C help erase cell memory

Vitamins A and C aren't just good for your health, they affect your DNA too. Researchers at the Babraham Institute and their international collaborators have...
Protein and salt drive post-meal sleepiness

Protein and salt drive post-meal sleepiness

Sleepiness after a large meal is something we all experience, and new research with fruit flies suggests higher protein and salt content in our...
Only half of a chromosome is DNA, 3D imaging study shows

Only half of a chromosome is DNA, 3D imaging study shows

DNA makes up only half of the material inside chromosomes -- far less than was previously thought -- a study has revealed. Up to 47%...
Turning back the aging clock

Turning back the aging clock

Researchers from Caltech and UCLA have developed a new approach to removing cellular damage that accumulates with age. The technique can potentially help slow or...
domestication of pumpkins

Loss of mastodons aided domestication of pumpkins, squash

If Pleistocene megafauna -- mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths and others -- had not become extinct, humans might not be eating pumpkin pie and squash...
how plants make oxygen

Watching how plants make oxygen

In a new study, an international team of researchers made significant progress in visualizing the process how plants split water to produce oxygen. The...
MEMOIR

History of cells told through MEMOIR

Researchers have developed a new method for reading the history and "family trees" of cells. Called MEMOIR, or Memory by Engineered Mutagenesis with Optical In...
Soybean plants with fewer leaves yield more

Soybean plants with fewer leaves yield more

Using computer model simulations, scientists have predicted that modern soybean crops produce more leaves than they need to the detriment of yield--a problem made...
Uncombable hair gene discovered by scientists

Uncombable hair gene discovered by scientists

Many parents know from their own experience that it is not always easy to comb children's hair. Yet with patience and nerves of steel,...