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  1. Researchers find demographic differences in both diabetes rates and care sought

    06.19 / 20:44 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Biology
    (Texas A&M University) Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects millions of people in the United States and has more than doubled in prevalence over the past 20 years. Diabetes brings a wide array of complications that can harm the cardiovascular system and other organs, and it has been found to affect some groups, such as racial and ethnic minorities and people with low incomes, at a disproportionate…
  2. Rachel Whitaker receives Allen Distinguished Investigator Award

    06.19 / 20:44 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Biology
    (Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group announced five new Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) awards to researchers conducting pioneering research in epigenetics, aging, and evolution, including Rachel Whitaker, Associate Professor of Microbiology and leader of the Infection Genomics for One Health research theme at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois. Each ADI…
  3. Birds of all feathers work together to hunt when army ants march

    06.19 / 16:38 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Biology
    (Drexel University) When army ants move out, a new Drexel University study found that, instead of chasing each other away, birds work together to follow the column and hunt the insects that marching ants scare out of…
  4. Researchers sample a DC swamp to study a spineless creature

    06.19 / 14:44 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Biology
    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Its name is Stygobromus hayi, the Hay's Spring amphipod. It is spineless. It lacks vision. It is an opportunistic feeder, consuming whatever resources are available -- perhaps including the remains of its own kind. That is where its similarities to some of Washington, D.C.'s more notorious megafauna end. Researchers report on a way to survey it without threatening its existence, as other studies had…
  5. How ticks get a proper foothold

    06.19 / 14:44 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Biology
    (Technische Universität Dresden) How the bloodsuckers overcome the variety of substrates and manage to cling on to various surfaces is shown by a current study by Dr Dagmar Voigt (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany) and Professor Dr Stanislav Gorb (Kiel University, Germany). The results of their experiments with the castor bean tick (Ixodes ricinus) have been recently published in the Journal of Experimental…
  6. Like a moth to a flame

    06.19 / 04:33 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Biology
    (University of Montreal) In the last decade, 7 million hectares of boreal forest in Eastern Canada have been destroyed by the voracious insect known as the spruce budworm. And the outbreak is heading south again this spring, leaving devastation and fires in its…
  7. We are much more unique than assumed

    06.19 / 04:33 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Biology
    (Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Every human being has a unique DNA 'fingerprint'. In other words, the genetic material of any two individuals can be clearly distinguished. Computational biologists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now determined that the impact of these variations has been greatly underestimated. The new insights could importantly impact advances in personalized…