Weary Louisiana residents assess damage from latest hurricane

A reporter covers his face as Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 9, 2020 Weary Louisiana residents emerged to sunny skies Saturday as they began to assess the damage wrought by the second devastating storm to roar through in two months, Hurricane Delta, now a tropical storm. There were no immediate […]

How to find joy during tough times

You don’t need a physical escape to take a mental escape from your emotions. (Larry Crayton/Unsplash/) Angela Gorrell is an assistant professor of Practical Theology at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. This story originally featured on The Conversation. The year 2020 hasn’t been one to remember—in fact, for a lot of […]

Unveiling common molecular mechanisms of parasitism and grafting — ScienceDaily

Using the model Orobanchaceae parasitic plant Phtheirospermum japonicum, scientists from Nagoya University and other research institutes from Japan have discerned the molecular mechanisms underlying plant parasitism and cross-species grafting, pinpointing enzyme β-1,4-glucanase (GH9B3) as an important contributor to both phenomena. Targeting this enzyme may help control plant parasitism in crops. Also, this mechanism can be […]

More humans are growing an extra blood vessel in our arm that ‘feeds’ our hands, study shows

Picturing how our species might appear in the far future often invites wild speculation over stand-out features such as height, brain size, and skin complexion. Yet subtle shifts in our anatomy today demonstrate how unpredictable evolution can be. Take something as mundane as an extra blood vessel in our arms, which going by current trends could be common place within just […]

What’s the first species humans drove to extinction?

Sometime in the late 1600s, in the lush forests of Mauritius, the very last dodo took its last breath. After centuries of untroubled ferreting in the tropical undergrowth, this species met its untimely end at the hands of humans, who had arrived on the island less than 100 years before. With their penchant for hunting, […]

Celebrities lead TED global call to act on climate crisis

Britain’s Prince William will be among those speaking at the TED Countdown event calling for action to combat the climate crisis With a call to “fix our climate” by 2030, Prince William on Saturday joined a global array of activists, artists, celebrities and politicians taking part in a free streamed TED event aimed at mobilizing […]

Oncotarget: Characterization of porcine hepatocellular carcinoma for liver cancer

IMAGE: CRISPR/Cas9-mediated disruption of Oncopig KRASG12D and TP53R167H transgenes. (A) Schematic representation of the Oncopig transgene showing gRNA target sites and primers used for PCR. IRES, Internal ribosome entry site. (B)… view more  Credit: Kyle M. Schachtschneider – kschach2@uic.edu Volume 11, Issue 28 of Oncotarget features “Development and comprehensive characterization of porcine hepatocellular carcinoma for translational […]