Author: Amy Moore


Schizophrenia linked to excess protein levels

The over production of a protein during early development may shape the brain in such a way that it can become predisposed to developing schizophrenia, a study has found. Research into a protein produced...

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Inhaled Ebola vaccine protects macaques

An inhalable vaccine against Ebola virus has been found to induce lasting protection in non-human primates, a recent study has found. The paper, published this week in Molecular Pharmaceutics, describes two phases of experiments...

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Snail named in celebration of gay marriage

A new species of land snail endemic to Taiwan has been described. The snail was originally thought to belong to a type of species known as Aegista subchinensis but a series of molecular tests...

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Genetic Secrets of Botulism Uncovered

Botulism is a deadly neuro-paralytic disease that is caused by the botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin is the most potent and deadly neurotoxin currently known and is produced by spores of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The...

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The Comeback of the California Blue Whale

Once ravaged by the devastating effects of whaling, a population of blue whales off of the coast of California are now believed to have made a recovery to sustainable numbers. Research, conducted by scientists...

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A Giant Argentinian Dinosaur Discovery

A new dinosaur species has been described in Scientific Reports this week and was identified from fossilised remains found in Southern Patagonia, Argentina. The newly discovered species, named Dreadnoughtus schrani, has been classified by...

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