Child ’s 130,000-year-old tooth could offer clues to extinct human relative
Researchers believe the discovery in a Laos cave proves that Denisovans lived in the warm tropics of southeast AsiaA child ’s tooth at least 130,000 years old found in a Laos cave could help scientists uncover more information about an early human cousin, according to a new study.Researchers believe the discovery proves that Denisovans – a now-extinct branch of humanity – lived in the warm tropics of southeast Asia.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 18, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Science Anthropology Neanderthals Evolution Biology Laos Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Infographic: Short Protein Motifs Role in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Known as SLiMs, these stretches of up to 10 amino acids play notable roles in cell biology, including responses to viral invasion. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 16, 2022 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Viruses Target Super-Short Protein Motifs to Disrupt Host Biology
Only recently appreciated as critical components of cellular functions, unstructured stretches of amino acids called SLiMs are key to viral-host interactions. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 16, 2022 Category: Science Tags: Features Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Disease-resistant pigs and oily plants – why UK scientists seek to alter food genes
Experts welcome planned laws on the use of genetic technology, but say growing global crises demand urgent actionOn 24 July 2019, Boris Johnson stood outside 10 Downing Street and delivered his first speech as prime minister. Among the many pledges he made was a promise that he was going “to liberate the UK’s extraordinary bioscience sector from anti-genetic modification rules”. Such a move would allow the nation to “develop the blight-resistant crops that will feed the world”, he added.Almost three years later, Johnson ’s government has eventually got round to outlining, inlast week ’s Queen’s speech, how ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 14, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: GM Genetics Agriculture Food Farming Science Environment Boris Johnson Biology Politics UK news Source Type: news

Enzyme in babies ’ blood linked to risk of sudden infant death syndrome
Scientists find babies who died from Sids had lower levels of BChE on average, but say link ‘needs more investigation’Scientists may have come a step closer to uncovering the causes for sudden infant death syndrome in a study that has been hailed as a significant advance by the British scientist whose work underpinned the Back to Sleep campaign of the 1990s.The study is the first to identify a biochemical marker in the blood that is linked to the risk of Sids, sometimes called cot death, when an apparently healthy infant dies during their sleep. Although the test is not accurate enough to be used in newborn screening, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Sudden infant death syndrome Health Biology Science Source Type: news

Scientists Grow Plants in Soil from the Moon. Lunar Farming Could Be Next.
The Apollo astronauts faced a lot of challenges in their time on the moon, but having enough to eat was not among them. The longest any of the crews spent on the surface was the three days logged by Apollo 17 in 1972, and even in the astronauts’ tiny lunar module, there was enough room for the shrink-wrapped, pre-packaged provisions they’d need for such a brief camping trip. The next time around, though, things will be different. As part of NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to return American astronauts to the moon after a half-century hiatus, crews won’t be coming just to visit, but to stay, estab...
Source: TIME: Science - May 12, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Space Source Type: news

Professor Imre Berger elected Fellow of prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences
Imre Berger, Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry and Director of Bristol ’ s Max Planck Centre for Minimal Biology has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences for his outstanding contributions to biomedical science and notable discoveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 11, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Migrating turtles don ’t really know where they’re going, study shows
Hawksbill turtles often travel circuitous routes for short distances – one swam 1,306km to reach an island just 176km awayFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app;get our morning email briefingHow migrating animals like sea turtles navigate hundreds to thousands of kilometres across the open ocean has intrigued biologists since Charles Darwin. But some sea turtles might not really know where they ’re going, new research suggests.Analysis by an international team of scientists has mapped the movements of hawksbill turtles as they swam from their nesting grounds in the Chagos Archip...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Tags: Animals Science Australia news Wildlife Environment Biology Marine life Source Type: news

Vegan diet could make it tougher for women to fall pregnant if it depletes nutrients, expert warns 
Reproductive biologist Grace Dugdale cautions that veganism could cause problems for women trying to conceive if their diets are low in zinc, iron and vitamin B12. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate crisis: what lessons can we learn from the last great cooling-off period?
The ‘little ice age’ of the 14th to the 19th centuries brought cold winters to Europe and unusual weather globally. Studying how humans adapted could be valuableIn early February 1814, an elephant walked across the surface of the Thames near Blackfriars Bridge in London.The stunt was performed during thefrost fair, when temperatures were so cold that for four days the top layers of the river froze solid. Londoners promptly held a festival, complete with what we might now call pop-up shops and a lot of unlicensed alcohol.Nobody could have known it at the time, but this was the last of the Thames frost fairs. They had ta...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 9, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Michael Marshall Tags: Climate crisis Science Environment Anthropology Evolution Geology Biology Volcanoes Arctic Society Source Type: news

Marengo Therapeutics Appoints Ke Liu, MD, PhD, and Bruce Chabner, MD, to Key Leadership Roles, Strengthening Marengo's Development Team and Supporting Translation to the Clinic
Further demonstrates confidence in Marengo's novel T cell biology-focused approach to target TCR Vβ for the activation of anti-tumor immune response with its bi-specific STAR platform CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 9, 2022 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing N... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel Marengo Therapeutics, Selective T Cell Activation Repertoire (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 9, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Morgan Levine: ‘Only 10-30% of our lifespan is estimated to be due to genetics’
The Yale scientist explains her research into biological and chronological age – and why she’s joined a $3bn startup funded by the likes of Jeff BezosIt can be said we have two ages: a fixed chronological age based on when we were born and a malleable biological age – the age at which our body is functioning, which can be affected by our lifestyle choices. Dr Morgan Levine designs tools that measure the latter. In her new book,True Age, she argues that we should regularly measure our own biological age – giving us information we could use to monitor, and even gain control over, our own individual ageing process. Le...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 7, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Ageing Science Genetics Biology Science and nature books Source Type: news

First look: Former Ford plant-turned cancer science and research hub, The Assembly opens in Bloomfield (photos)
Over the coming weeks, researchers focused on finding discoveries relating to cancer biology and immunology will begin working out of the site. (Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 6, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Nate Doughty Source Type: news

First look: Former Ford plant turned cancer science and research hub, The Assembly opens in Bloomfield (photos)
Over the coming weeks, researchers focused on finding discoveries relating to cancer biology and immunology will begin working out of the site. (Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 6, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Nate Doughty Source Type: news

STAFF SCIENTIST 1, Quantitative Molecular Biological Physics
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) ’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is recruiting for a Staff Scientist 1 in the Computational Biology Branch (CBB) that will contribute to NCBI’s mission to conduct research on fundamental biomedical problems at the molecular level using mathematical and computational method s. NLM is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - May 5, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news