New species added to species-rich North Carolina

Carolina Sandhills salamander (Eurycea arenicola) in life from North Carolina. Credit: Todd Pusser Already possessing more salamander species than any other state in the country with 63, North Carolina has just added one more to make it 64. The aptly named Carolina Sandhills Salamander (Eurycea arenicola) is found in association with springs, seepages and small […]

Flavors added to vaping devices can damage the heart

IMAGE: Sami Noujaim, PhD, associate professor of molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine, has begun investigating preclinically the potential cardiotoxic… view more  Credit: Photo courtesy of USF Health TAMPA, Fla (Dec. 11, 2020) — The appealing array of fruit and candy flavors that entice millions […]

Venetoclax added to standard treatments shows promise in high-risk myeloid blood cancers

IMAGE: Jacqueline Garcia, MD view more  Credit: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute The novel oral drug venetoclax can be safely added to standard therapies for some high-risk myeloid blood cancers and in early studies the combination shows promise of improved outcomes, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Venetoclax targets cancer’s survival proteins, making them more vulnerable to treatments […]

Added diversity may be useful for breeding bees — ScienceDaily

Since the 1950s, “Africanized” honeybees have spread north and south across the Americas until apparently coming to a halt in California and northern Argentina. Now genome sequencing of hundreds of bees from the northern and southern limits shows a gradual decline in African ancestry across hundreds of miles, rather than an abrupt shift. “There’s a […]