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Genome Assembly Advances Featured in Genome Research Special Issue

GENOME ASSEMBLY ADVANCES FEATURED IN GENOME RESEARCH SPECIAL ISSUE

The May issue of Genome Research is a special edition focusing on advances in sequencing technologies and genome assembly techniques....

BIO 2017 Innovation Zone Company Snapshot: Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc

BIO 2017 INNOVATION ZONE COMPANY SNAPSHOT: XERIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

The next big medical breakthrough may start in a small business with a big idea. Recognizing the potential and promise of early-stage...

 
 
 
Taking control over microbial populations: Current approaches for exploiting biological noise in bioprocesses

TAKING CONTROL OVER MICROBIAL POPULATIONS: CURRENT APPROACHES FOR EXPLOITING BIOLOGICAL NOISE IN BIOPROCESSES

Abstract Phenotypic plasticity of microbial cells has attracted much attention and several research efforts have been dedicated to...

Research and Birding at Elkhorn Slough

RESEARCH AND BIRDING AT ELKHORN SLOUGH

“What's that?” I asked Virginia Guhin, Education Programs Coordinator of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve . We...

 
 
 
Fitness trackers DON'T accurately count calories burned

FITNESS TRACKERS DON'T ACCURATELY COUNT CALORIES BURNED

Researchers at Stanford University's School of Medicine have found that while wearable fitness devices track heart rate accurately,...

PSA: Many major media players vulnerable to attack via malicious subtitles files

PSA: MANY MAJOR MEDIA PLAYERS VULNERABLE TO ATTACK VIA MALICIOUS SUBTITLES FILES

Security researchers have discovered a surprising new way for attackers to gain control of a machine: malicious subtitles. The vulnerability...

 
 
 
More or less than seven hours sleep has a lung cancer risk

MORE OR LESS THAN SEVEN HOURS SLEEP HAS A LUNG CANCER RISK

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland found too little, or excessive, sleep raises our dementia risk by 1.5 times as it...

Pot belly is a cancer red flag says WHO

POT BELLY IS A CANCER RED FLAG SAYS WHO

Scientists at the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer found adding 11cm to the waistline increases the risk of developing...

 
 
 
Google will bring ads and more e-commerce options to AI Assistant as part of monetization strategy

GOOGLE WILL BRING ADS AND MORE E-COMMERCE OPTIONS TO AI ASSISTANT AS PART OF MONETIZATION STRATEGY

Google ads exec Sridhar Ramaswamy offered a look at the company's plans to profit from its free Google Assistant for smartphones and...

Months of NFL research gives players what they want

MONTHS OF NFL RESEARCH GIVES PLAYERS WHAT THEY WANT

Welcome to the Nearly Fun League. The NFL is taking a step away from its image as the No Fun League with commissioner Roger Goodell...

 
 
 
Study Reveals Scary Link Between Daily Alcohol Intake and Risk of Breast Cancer

STUDY REVEALS SCARY LINK BETWEEN DAILY ALCOHOL INTAKE AND RISK OF BREAST CANCER

Screw apples; I live by the mantra "A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away." But some concerning scientific findings are making...

Moogfest Engages The Public On The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

MOOGFEST ENGAGES THE PUBLIC ON THE FUTURE OF SELF-DRIVING CARS

Since 2004, Moogfest has brought together artists, thinkers, entrepreneurs, and researchers in an effort to grow a global community...

 
 
 
What ag schools really need to teach: a report

WHAT AG SCHOOLS REALLY NEED TO TEACH: A REPORT

The Association of Public Land-Grant Universities has just released a report titled “Challenge of Change” about how the USDA can do...

Trump wants to cut billions from the departments that regulate drugs, stop infections, and research cancer

TRUMP WANTS TO CUT BILLIONS FROM THE DEPARTMENTS THAT REGULATE DRUGS, STOP INFECTIONS, AND RESEARCH CANCER

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The Trump administration's proposed budget for 2018 would make sweeping cuts to Medicaid as well as to the agencies...

 
 
 
Ovarian cancer: Possible advantage of high blood pressure

OVARIAN CANCER: POSSIBLE ADVANTAGE OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Women with a specific type of ovarian cancer seemed to benefit from having a hypertension diagnosis, according to research by epidemiologists...

Production of microbial biosurfactants: Status quo of rhamnolipid and surfactin towards large-scale production

PRODUCTION OF MICROBIAL BIOSURFACTANTS: STATUS QUO OF RHAMNOLIPID AND SURFACTIN TOWARDS LARGE-SCALE PRODUCTION

Abstract Surfactants are an important class of industrial chemicals. Nowadays oleochemical surfactants such as alkyl polyglycosides...

 
 
 
One small glass of wine a day raises breast cancer risk

ONE SMALL GLASS OF WINE A DAY RAISES BREAST CANCER RISK

The study authors, from the World Cancer Research Fund, estimate 12,000 cases of breast cancer could be prevented in the UK each year...

Study links SDA, ALA to cognitive support, health of region in cerebral cortex

STUDY LINKS SDA, ALA TO COGNITIVE SUPPORT, HEALTH OF REGION IN CEREBRAL CORTEX

An intriguing study has linked three long chain fatty acids, including ALA and SDA, to the health of a structure in the brain and the...

 
 
 
Chart of the Week: Central and Eastern Europe Close the Gap

CHART OF THE WEEK: CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE CLOSE THE GAP

By IMFBlog May 22, 2017 Version in Русский Most of the countries of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe will see their economies...

With 2017 poised to be the year of ransomware, more cyber spending is on the way

WITH 2017 POISED TO BE THE YEAR OF RANSOMWARE, MORE CYBER SPENDING IS ON THE WAY

REUTERS/Chris Morgan With headlines swirling following the WannaCry attack that hit more than 230,000 computers across more than 150...