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Human impacts on global freshwater fish biodiversity

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Science - We are increasingly aware of human impacts on biodiversity across our planet, especially in terrestrial and marine systems. We know less about fresh waters,...

  • More than half of the planet’s freshwater river basins have been heavily impacted by human activities, according to a new Science study, which presents a novel, multi-faceted approach for evaluating biodiversity change at a global scale. ($) https://t.co/E7UhZKarTI https://t.co/E7UhZKarTI

The genetic underground of antibiotic resistance

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Science - Metabolism has mostly been studied for its role in providing building blocks and energy to sustain cell duplication. Previously unexplored roles of metabolism in...

Cholangiocyte organoids can repair bile ducts after transplantation in the human liver

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Science - Bile ducts carry bile from the liver and gall bladder to the small intestine, where it aids digestion. Cholangiocytes are epithelial cells that line...

Protect and regulate China’s oyster resources

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Science - China has at least 30 oyster species ([ 1 ][1]), all of which provide valuable ecosystem services. Oysters’ filter feeding habit reduces suspended particles...

Plant evolution driven by interactions with symbiotic and pathogenic microbes

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Science - Plants and microbes have interacted through evolution in ways that shaped diversity and helped plants colonize land. Delaux and Schornack review how insights from...

  • During 450 million years of diversification on land, plants and microbes have evolved together. 🌿 Through phylogenetics, cell biology, and more, scientists are unraveling the genetic basis and evolution of plant-microbe associations. ($) https://t.co/KFIkfoBLqc #ScienceReview https://t.co/KFIkfoBLqc

A massive stellar bulge in a regularly rotating galaxy 1.2 billion years after the Big Bang

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Science - Galaxy formation in the early Universe is thought to have been a chaotic process, producing disturbed and asymmetric galaxy morphologies. Over billions of years,...

  • Just 1.2 billion years after the Big Bang, the galaxy ALESS 073.1 had already formed the hallmarks of mature galaxies—a regularly rotating disc and a massive stellar bulge. The new findings in Science challenge current theories of galaxy formation. ($) https://t.co/OEwX8JrWf3 https://t.co/OEwX8JrWf3

SARS-CoV-2 Mpro inhibitors with antiviral activity in a transgenic mouse model

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Science - The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus continually poses serious threats to global public health. The main protease (Mpro) of SARS-CoV-2 plays a...

Cygnus X-1 contains a 21–solar mass black hole—Implications for massive star winds

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Science - The evolution of massive stars is influenced by the mass lost to stellar winds over their lifetimes. These winds limit the masses of the...

Why kids need their own COVID-19 vaccine trials

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Science - Adolescents are being tested now. Younger children will be next. Why did vaccine manufacturers wait to study...

  • Now that the #COVID19 vaccine has been proven safe and effective for adults, manufacturers are including younger age groups in clinical trials, @NatGeo reports. AAP supports the safe research of kids as a step closer to a new "normal" for everyone. https://t.co/QpOwv9sOcy

Immunological memory to SARS-CoV-2 assessed for up to 8 months after infection

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Science - Immune memory against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) helps to determine protection against reinfection, disease risk, and vaccine efficacy. Using 188 human...