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Chilling Experiment Pinpoints The Moment You Have a Venus Flytrap’s Full Attention – ScienceAlert

Many animals eat plants. Some plants eat animals. While the first scenario is not puzzling, the second still holds some mysteries, even for scientists. How, exa…

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Many animals eat plants. Some plants eat animals. While the first scenario is not puzzling, the second still holds some mysteries, even for scientists. How, exactly, does a plant know how or when to eat an animal?
In the case of the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) one of the world’s most famous and mesmerising plant carnivores it’s all a matter of timing. Whether you’re a fly or a spider, a beetle, or a grasshopper, timing is absolutely crucial if you want to avoid becoming lunch.
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Diagnostic, therapeutic advance for rare neurodegenerative disorder – Medical Xpress

Mayo Clinic researchers, along with national and global collaborators, have developed a potential test for Machado-Joseph disease, or spinocerebellar ataxia type…

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Mayo Clinic researchers, along with national and global collaborators, have developed a potential test for Machado-Joseph disease, or spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3)a disease that has no cure. They also have clarified the role of a gene target associated with the disease.
The inherited disease is linked to a mutation in the ATXN3 gene. This mutation, which affects the central nervous system, appears between the ages of 40 and 70, and is characterized by an unsteady gait, loss of muscle control,…

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New method for removing synthetic estrogen from water bodies – News-Medical.net

Synthetic estrogens from pharmaceuticals contaminate rivers and threaten the health of humans and fish.

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 21 2020
Synthetic estrogens from pharmaceuticals contaminate rivers and threaten the health of humans and fish. An effective and cost-efficient method for removing synthetic estrogen from bodies of water has been demonstrated in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Engineering Science.
The researchers compared non-modified and modified forms of bentonite, a natural, low-cost absorbent that can remove pharmaceutical micropollutants from water bodies.
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14-Year-Old Anika Chebrolu Named ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’ For Work On Potential COVID-19 Cure – Women You Should Know

Anika Chebrolu used in-silico methods to identify a molecule that can bind to the Spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in an attempt to develop a cure.

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14-year-old Anika Chebrolu was just named the winner of the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge, an annual innovation competition hosted in partnership with Discovery Education. The eight-grader from Frisco, Texas earned the ‘Americas Top Young Scientist’ title for using in-silico methods to identify a molecule that can selectively bind to the Spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in an attempt to develop a potential cure – in the form of a novel antiviral drug – for COVID-19.
When Anika entered 3M’s…

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