Science Daily: Top Science News. 08 November 2018.
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Novel Antibiotic Shows Promise in Treatment of Uncomplicated Gonorrhea
Nov. 7, 2018 — An investigational oral antibiotic called zoliflodacin was well-tolerated and successfully cured most cases of uncomplicated gonorrhea when tested in a Phase 2 multicenter clinical trial, according … read more
Nov. 7, 2018 — Quantitative three-dimensional analysis of bone wear patterns can provide insight into the manufacture and use of early human tools, according to a new … read more
Nov. 7, 2018 — Researchers are using isotopic analysis to track where elusive hawks were fledged. This technique helps wildlife managers identify critical … read more
Nov. 7, 2018 — In a new article presents high-resolution images of photosystem II, the protein complex that splits water into hydrogen ions and oxygen during photosynthesis. The images will help researchers better … read more
Machine-Learning Algorithm Predicts How Cells Repair Broken DNA
Nov. 7, 2018 — By creating a machine-learning algorithm that predicts how human and mouse cells respond to CRISPR-induced breaks in DNA, a team of researchers discovered that cells often repair broken genes in ways … read more
Finding a Rhyme and Reason to CRISPR-Cas9’s Mutations
Nov. 7, 2018 — Investigators have discovered that template-free Cas9 editing is predictable, and they have developed a machine learning model that can predict insertions and deletions with high … read more
Nov. 7, 2018 — For the first time, a team of astronomers has observed several pairs of galaxies in the final stages of merging together into single, larger galaxies. Peering through thick walls of gas and dust … read more
Nov. 7, 2018 — A very small molecule under study is able to kill a childhood brain cancer, and the lead researcher said it may be possible to reduce by 90 percent the amount of chemotherapy and radiation required … read more
Nov. 7, 2018 — Earth’s water may have originated from both asteroidal material and gas left over from the formation of the Sun, according to new research. The new finding could give scientists important … read more
Nov. 7, 2018 — When Chlamydia trachomatis, the bacterium that causes one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide, enters a human cell, it hijacks parts of the host to build protective layers … read more
Tumour Immune Cells Could Aid Cancer Therapies, Study Shows
Nov. 7, 2018 — A pioneering technique designed to spot differences between immune cells in tumours could speed the development of cancer treatments, research … read more
New Hope for World’s Most Endangered Mammal
Nov. 7, 2018 — New genetic analysis of white rhino populations suggests it could be possible to rescue the critically endangered northern white rhinoceros from extinction, using the genes of its less threatened … read more
Bacteria Use Different Strategies to Divide and Survive Under Stress
Nov. 7, 2018 — A new study shows how cyanobacteria, or bacteria that produce energy through photosynthesis like plants, change the way they grow and divide in response to different levels of … read more
Secrets of Engineered Protein Receptor, CAR
Nov. 7, 2018 — Researchers have shed light on Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, information that could one day result in better cancer therapies with fewer side … read more
Singing May Reduce Stress, Improve Motor Function for People With Parkinson’s Disease
Nov. 7, 2018 — Singing may provide benefits beyond improving respiratory and swallow control in people with Parkinson’s disease, according to new data. The results from the pilot study revealed improvements in … read more
Nov. 7, 2018 — Scientists have developed a noninvasive way of delivering drugs to within a few millimeters of a desired point in the brain. The method, tested in rats, uses focused ultrasound to jiggle drug … read more
Autonomous Vehicles Could Shape the Future of Urban Tourism
Nov. 7, 2018 — In a new study, researchers examine how Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) may have a substantial impact on the future of urban … read more
Clinical and Environmental Factors Impact Absorption of Common Sunscreen Ingredient
Nov. 7, 2018 — New research demonstrates that heat and reapplication influences different sunscreen products containing the same amount of a key ingredient, oxybenzone, potentially affecting safety and toxicity of … read more
Artificial Sensor Mimics Human Sense of Touch
Nov. 7, 2018 — A new tactile sensor can detect surface shapes and structures, showing advantages over existing sensors, according to new … read more
A Molecular Switch Links a Scottish Mouse, a Finnish Patient and Parkinson’s Disease
Nov. 7, 2018 — Researchers have made an unexpected and vital contribution to an international collaborative effort in Parkinson’s disease … read more