Orchards in natural habitats draw bee diversity, improve apple production

LakeArrowhead (#1) 159 days ago Science orchards natural habitats draw bee diversity improve apple production All   Discuss  | Add To 
Apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural habitats.

Tech investors take a Warren Buffett approach to raising money for blood cancer research

LakeArrowhead (#1) 402 days ago US News tech investors warren buffett approach raising money blood cancer research All   Discuss  | Add To 
Over two decades after his lymphoma diagnosis, venture capitalist David Lee is encouraging tech investors to take a novel approach to philanthropy.

FedEx launches a service to improve the process of returning packages

LakeArrowhead (#1) 462 days ago US News fedex launches service improve process returning packages All   Discuss  | Add To 
FedEx is launching a tool for returns that will help companies track their returned products and analyze trends and customer behavior, the Memphis Business Journal reports.

Neuroscientists shed light on causes of postpartum depression using new research model

LakeArrowhead (#1) 540 days ago Science neuroscientists shed light postpartum depression research model All   Discuss  | Add To 
Postpartum depression strikes nearly one in five new mothers. Stress is a significant risk factor for this complex condition. Neuroscientists have generated a novel preclinical model of postpartum depression and demonstrated involvement of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (the neuroendocrine system that mediates physiological response to stress and is normally suppressed during and after pregnancy). These findings in mice provide the first empirical evidence that disruption of this system engenders behaviors mimicking human postpartum depression.

Corn genetics research exposes mechanism behind traits becoming silent

LakeArrowhead (#1) 580 days ago Science corn genetics research exposes mechanism traits silent All   Discuss  | Add To 
For more than a century, plant geneticists have been studying maize as a model system to understand the rules governing the inheritance of traits, and a team of researchers recently unveiled a previously unknown mechanism that triggers gene silencing in corn.

Newly discovered chemical reaction in eye may improve vision

LakeArrowhead (#1) 810 days ago Science newly discovered chemical reaction eye improve vision All   Discuss  | Add To 
A light-sensing pigment found in everything from bacteria to vertebrates can be biochemically manipulated to reset itself, an important therapeutic advantage, according to new research.

Inflammatory bowel disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be linked, suggests research

LakeArrowhead (#1) 810 days ago Science inflammatory bowel disease nonalcoholic fatty liver disease linked suggests research All   Discuss  | Add To 
Patients who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) for more than two decades have a higher risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), new research concludes.

Gut microbe may improve fatty liver

LakeArrowhead (#1) 811 days ago Science gut microbe improve fatty liver All   Discuss  | Add To 
Oral administration of a commensal gut microbe, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, improves fatty liver in mice. F. prausnitzii is considered one of the most important bacterial indicators of a healthy gut. It has been shown to reduce inflammatory diseases in mice but its effects on liver have never before been studied.

Scientists use graphene to power 'electronic skin' that can feel...

LakeArrowhead (#1) 825 days ago World News scientists graphene power electronic skin feel All   Discuss  | Add To 
Scientists use graphene to power 'electronic skin' that can feel... (Second column, 2nd story, link)

Chances of passing Obamacare replacement improve after talk of changes, as House awaits CBO score

LakeArrowhead (#1) 825 days ago US News chances passing obamacare replacement improve talk house awaits cbo score All   Discuss  | Add To 
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Republican Obamacare replacement proposal on Thursday.

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