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Fish reproduction: Two times a lady
2-August-2018

A DNA probing technique clarifies the mechanism behind clonal reproduction of female dojo loach fish, also providing insight into the ancestral origin of the clonal population.

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
Questioning conventional understanding of antifreeze proteins
1-August-2018

Scientists have discovered that an ice-binding protein (fcIBP) from the sea ice microalga does not fit in the conventional classification of ice-binding proteins, suggesting unknown mechanisms behind its antifreeze property. This finding could lead to a broader application of the antifreeze protein in food and medical industries.

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
River complexity maintains regional population stability
31-July-2018

An international group of researchers has demonstrated that branching complexity of rivers affects regional population stability and persistence in nature, contrary to current theories which suggest the importance of an ecosystem’s size.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
Anti-ulcer benefits of honey investigated
30-July-2018

A type of honey produced by stingless bees in Malaysia shows some protective effects against induced gastric ulcer in rats.

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Contact: Pertanika Journals Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Category: Medicine
 
Madagascar’s lemurs use millipedes for their tummy troubles
30-July-2018

Researchers observe that red-fronted lemurs may chew on millipedes to rid themselves of intestinal parasites.

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Contact: Elizabeth Hawkins Institution: Springer Nature Category: Science
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