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National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists report that a single dose of an experimental Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine completely protects cynomolgus macaques against the current EBOV outbreak strain, EBOV-Makona, when given at least seven days before exposure, and partially...
Philadelphia, PA, September 11, 2015 - Elementary and middle school students who are given at least 25 minutes to eat lunch are more likely to choose fruits and consume more of their entrees, milk, and vegetables according to a...
At the end of the Pleistocene period, approximately 12,800 years ago­ -- give or take a few centuries -- a cosmic impact triggered an abrupt cooling episode that earth scientists refer to as the Younger Dryas. New research by UC...
New research maps an unexpected path by which evolution arranged for animals to choose the right partners. Working with fruit flies, the scientists probed how males manage to pick out members of their own species from the multitude of flies...
About 50,000 years ago, an older Neanderthal who had multiple injuries and became deaf must have relied on the help of others in order to survive into his 40s, new research suggests. “More than his loss of a forearm, bad...
Astronomers have used ALMA to detect a huge mass of glowing stardust in a galaxy seen when the Universe was only four percent of its present age. This galaxy was observed shortly after its formation and is the most...
Scientists have come up with a new theory of how light filled the universe. Soon after the Big Bang, the universe went completely dark. That intense event that created the cosmos churned up so much hot, thick gas that light...
  The lucky snapshots of an amateur astronomer in Argentina have given scientists their first view of the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive star. During tests of a new camera, Víctor Buso captured images of a...
A total of 533 employees at a fish processing factory located in the coastal city of Tema, 25 kilometers (15 miles) east of Ghana's capital, Accra, have contracted the coronavirus in their workplace, according to President Nana Akufo-Addo. The...

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Inside cells, communication between the nucleus, which harbours our precious genetic material, and the cytoplasm is mediated by the constant exchange of thousands of signalling molecules and proteins. Until now, it was unknown how this protein traffic can be...