Wide-Open accelerates release of scientific data by identifying overdue datasets

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IMAGE: The use of Wide-Open on the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) led to the dramatic drop of overdue datasets, with 400 datasets released within the first week. view more  Credit: Maxim…


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Sanitation access linked to children’s growth and health

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IMAGE: Simple latrines like this one in rural Zambia greatly improve health. view more  Credit: Andy Prinsen, Akros An estimated 1 billion people in the world live without access to any…


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New software tool could help doctors diagnose genetic diseases

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IMAGE: This is a user-friendly open-source web tool for analyzing WES and WGS in the diagnosis of patients with Mendelian disorders. view more  Credit: Cardenas et al. An open-source software tool…


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Developing fetuses react to face-like shapes from the womb

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IMAGE: This is a 4-D ultrasound of a fetus tracking the stimulus. view more  Credit: Kirsty Dunn & Vincent Reid It’s well known that young babies are more interested in faces…


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Researchers use a synthetic ‘tongue’ to sort out whiskies

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IMAGE: This visual abstract shows a three-element sensor array system that can discriminate age, blend status, country of origin, and elements of taste in whiskies. view more  Credit: Jinsong Han et…


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Extinct early whales listened like their relatives on land, fossil evidence shows

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IMAGE: This is an illustration of one of the two protocetid species from Togo. view more  Credit: Drawing © M.J. Orliac, based on the reconstruction of the skull drawn by ?Róisín…


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The brain’s hippocampus can organize memories for events as well as places

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IMAGE: Event sequences of past (for example, smell), current (sound), and future (decision) are represented in theta cycles in the hippocampus of the rat brain. view more  Credit: RIKEN People organize…


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Pigments by design

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IMAGE: Polymeric pigments produced by guided oxidation of peptide assemblies. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the June 9, 2017, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper,……


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Overriding the urge to sleep

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IMAGE: Optogenetic (green) and chemogenetic (red) transgenes are expressed in the dopaminergic (blue) neurons in the dorsal raphe nucleus. Dopaminergic neurons are implicated in moderating the sleep/wake cycle. view more  Credit:…


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Sensitivity to inequity is in wolves’ and dogs’ blood

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IMAGE: Wolves and dogs are sensitive to inequity. view more  Credit: Robert Bayer Not only dogs but also wolves react to inequity – similar to humans or primates. This has been…


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