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Great insights have been gathered over recent years into the genetic drivers underpinning obesity, but little study has focused on the genes that could be related to thinness. A comprehensive new study investigating potential "thin" genes has identified one gene in particular that seems to play a major role in promoting thinness in both humans and animals.
​Several COVID-19 vaccines necessary to overcome pandemic, experts say
​Cambridge experts call for widespread face mask use in COVID-19 crisis
​Study affirms average Covid-19 incubation period is 5 days
Bacteria potentially involved in the development of type 2 diabetes
ITHACA, N.Y. - Cornell University researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including the cancer-causing chemicals that are released when coal, gas, oil and refuse are burned.
Antibiotics discovered that kill bacteria in a new way
​Scientists unravel mystery of photosynthesis
​Atomic experiment to detect dark energy fails to feel the force
​Eight new repeating radio signals detected from deep space
Several years ago, we heard how scientists were looking at eradicating malaria-carrying mosquitoes by making the females infertile. Now they're going a step further, by eliminating the females altogether.
​Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly?
Grey seals discovered clapping underwater to communicate
​Cuttlefish eat less for lunch when they know there'll be shrimp for dinner
​Learning makes animals intelligent
Researchers in Europe and the UK have managed to connect biological and artificial neurons together – and allow them to communicate long distances through the internet. The biological neurons were grown in one country, sent signals through an artificial synapse located in another to electronic neurons in a third country.
Improving AI's ability to identify students who need help
​Artificial lifeforms designed by supercomputers are fully programmable
Be careful where you charge your phone: Hackers can now access your handset...
​Computer system learns to spot fake smiles
One of the creepy things about ticks is the fact that not only do they suck your blood, but they're able to do so for a long time, undetected. Scientists have now synthesized the protein that lets them get away with it, and it may have life-saving medical applications.
​New CRISPR method edits crops without technically making them GMOs
​Bioprinted coral outdoes the real thing at growing algae
​Replacement blood vessels may be woven from bio-yarn
​Newly-developed edible cotton seeds are packed with protein – not poison
Found in crustacean shells, chitin is a natural polymer that has many uses once processed. Now, scientists have developed a fruit waste-based fermentation process for getting it out of those shells – and the technique results in better-quality chitin, to boot.
​Forest soils release more carbon dioxide than expected in rainy season
​New report reveals pause in rise of carbon dioxide emissions in 2019
Adapting to climate change: We're doing it wrong
​Melting ice floods the Arctic with fresh water, and it may cool Europe
From cell phones, to solar power, to electric cars, humanity is increasingly dependent on batteries. As demand for safe, efficient, and powerful energy storage continues to rise, so too does the call for promising alternatives to rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which have been the dominant technology in this space.
​More efficient photocatalysts could unlock the potential of solar energy
​Fast-charging, long-running, bendy energy storage breakthrough
'British weather-proof' solar panel that generates 20 per cent MORE energy ...
Next generation of greenhouses may be fully solar powered
If there's one place where you don't want viruses or harmful bacteria to be present, it's in hospitals, where people are already vulnerable. A new process could help, by allowing aluminum surfaces in such buildings to kill the bugs.
​Simple laser treatment boosts copper's antibacterial effect
​Eco-friendly "releasable" superglue is made from plants
​UV-blocking bioplastic is also super-airtight
​Wood waste makes recycled concrete stronger than ever
Researchers have discovered an important gene in plants that could help agricultural crops collaborate better with underground fungi -- providing them with wider root networks and helping them to absorb phosphorus. The discovery has the potential to increase agricultural efficiency and benefit the environment.
​Exercise prevents onset of liver cancer in high-risk mice
​Genetically-engineered corn grows better in cold climates
​Human urine may be Number 1 for fertilizing plants on Mars
​Discovering what makes durian fruit stink
Widely used estimates don't account for effects of affluence on consumer behavior -- and affluent consumers waste more food Date: February 13, 2020 Source: PLOS
Five things to know about egg freezing
New study provides criteria for good infant sleep for the first time
​Qantas completes record-breaking 19-hour ultra long-haul flight
Australian men on top when it comes to life expectancy

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  • The NA Chairwoman - Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan - hosted a reception in Hanoi on Jan 29 for Mr Tsutomu Takebe, the special advisor to Japan - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, who confirmed his continued contributions to developing 2 countries’ relations
  • The National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has complimented Vietnam’s U23 football team – the runner-up of the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship (AFC), on their excellent performance and historical achievements at the continental spo
  • Vietnam U23 welcomed home: State PM Phuc welcomed in Hanoi on January 28 U23 Vietnam – the runner - up of the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship - AFC in China, praising their excellent performance and achievements at the continental tournament
  • U23 Vietnamese football team’s return wows the foreign press: the impressive performances of the red - shirts have left a mark on the international media, as well as on the hearts of millions of football fans not only in Vietnam but all over the region
  • The Asian Football Confederation has an article praising Vietnam’s final game in Changzhou, China; it said the match at the final round wrapped up Vietnam’s memorable journey but it will live forever in the memory of fans in this Southeast Asian country