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Jumping genes drive sex chromosome changes in strawberries

The transfer of gene cassettes across generations of strawberry plants has been shown to drive changes in sex chromosomes, according to a team led by a researcher from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Biological Sciences. Distinguished Professor of Evolutionary Ecology Tia-Lynn Ashman, along with researchers from Oregon State University’s ... Read More »

The best cheap hard drive deals in September 2018

With the rise in popularity of the best SSDs, many people have started to write hard drives off as a thing in the past. That’s a mistake – the best hard drives offer huge amounts of storage at prices that SSDs just can’t match. If you have a giant library ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Deadly venoms may drive medical advances

Despite the fast pace of research, there are still many diseases that defy treatment. A paper, recently published in the journal Science, asks whether venom might help design innovative treatments. Deadly scorpion venom may soon help save lives. Venomous plants and animals are incredibly common — 15 percent of Earth’s ... Read More »

Mutations, drugs drive cancer by blurring growth signals

Genetic mutations in a form of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may drive tumor formation by blurring cells’ perception of key growth signals, according to a new laboratory study published August 31, 2018 in Science. The research, led by UC San Francisco researchers, could have important implications for understanding and ... Read More »

Genetics and pollution drive severity of asthma symptoms

Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and collaborators. The study appeared online in Scientific Reports. The research team, made up of scientists from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), ... Read More »

Larger screens and 5G to drive smartphone growth through to 2022

IDC says the smartphone market is generally healthy despite a recent contraction in sales and believes the industry will see double digit growth through to 2022. The analyst firm’s forecast says that although global shipments will fall 0.7 per cent in 2018 to 1.5 billion, a strong second half of ... Read More »