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  • Scientists take major step toward understanding proteins

    MILWAUKEE Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have demonstrated a new, high-speed method of mapping the changing atomic structures of proteins as they go about their crucial work, a development that paves the way for inquiries into some of...
  • When it comes to DNA, crocodiles and birds flock together

    When it comes to DNA, crocodiles and birds flock together
    If you really want to know about birds, you have to consider the crocodile. That point was driven home this week with the release of the genomes of 45 bird species, which reassigned some perches on the avian evolutionary tree and included some seemingly...
  • A flock of genomes tells the tale of bird evolution

    A new genetic map of nearly all living birds has shaken the avian evolutionary tree, scattering some species to new perches and adding odd flourishes to their tales. Parrots roost closer to songbirds, a tiny wren shares a murderous lineage with the...
  • Researchers discover new class of stem cells

    Researchers discover new class of stem cells
    Researchers have identified a new class of lab-engineered stem cells -- cells capable of transforming into nearly all forms of tissue -- and have dubbed them F-class cells because they cluster together in "fuzzy-looking" colonies. The discovery, which...
  • Paul Allen gives $100 million to explore how cells work

    SEATTLE After tackling the brain, the Ebola epidemic, and a host of other issues, billionaire Paul Allen has a new target for scientific philanthropy: unraveling the inner workings of human cells. On Monday, the Microsoft co-founder announced a $100...
  • L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans

     L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans
    ┬áL. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians — the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more — has died. He was 73. Coles, a physician who started his medical career delivering babies but was a...
  • Griffith Park mountain lion P-22 looks healthy again in new photos

    Griffith Park mountain lion P-22 looks healthy again in new photos
    Months after turning up looking sickly and suffering from mange, Griffith Park’s resident mountain lion and unofficial mascot of sorts is looking much healthier. In new photos released by park officials Thursday, the mountain lion also known as P-...
  • Seminole County woman hospitalized after bear attack, FWC says

    Seminole County woman hospitalized after bear attack, FWC says
    What started as an ordinary dog walk Wednesday night ended with a woman in the hospital, the latest victim of a Central Florida bear attack. Wildlife officers said 68-year-old Jeanne Barber's dog yanked at its leash and pulled her down when it spotted...
  • Surviving and teaching

    PHILADELPHIA Tim Lynch has a theory about why he beat the brutal brain cancer glioblastoma. Even with intensive treatment, the average survival is about 15 months. As the tumor grows, it destroys the very abilities that define people as human thinking,...
  • Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California

    Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis. The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...
  • Tree sap turns table on bug trap plant

    Tree sap turns table on bug trap plant
    Some 40 million years ago around the Baltic Sea coast, an insect-killing plant was busy trapping bugs. Its leaves, about as long as a pencil eraser, eventually fell into sticky sap, which hardened to amber and stayed there until miners scooped it up,...