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42: the answer to life, the universe and everything (i.e., consciouness)

by Piter Kehoma Boll

In his work  “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, Douglas Adams defined that the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42. 161 more words

Molecular Biology

Ocean acidification reverses the positive effects of seawater pH fluctuations on growth and photosynthesis of the habitat-forming kelp, Ecklonia radiata

Ocean acidification (OA) is the reduction in seawater pH due to the absorption of human-released CO2 by the world’s oceans. The average surface oceanic pH is predicted to decline by 0.4 units by 2100. 194 more words


Germline DNA methylation in reef corals: patterns and potential roles in response to environmental change

DNA methylation is an epigenetic mark that plays an inadequately understood role in gene regulation, particularly in nonmodel species. Because it can be influenced by the environment, DNA methylation may contribute to the ability of organisms to acclimatize and adapt to environmental change. 198 more words


Excited For A Summer of Research

My name is Aly Sebold, and I am a rising junior studying Neuroscience and Sociology at Tulane. This summer, I will be working as a scientific volunteer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.  414 more words

Summer 2016

Temperature modulates the effects of ocean acidification on intestinal ion transport in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua

CO2-driven seawater acidification has been demonstrated to enhance intestinal bicarbonate secretion rates in teleosts, leading to an increased release of CaCO3 under simulated ocean acidification scenarios. 239 more words


Weekly Roundup: Biotechin.Asia

Weekly highlights: May, 16 2016-May, 23 2016

Cells carry ‘memory’ of injury, which could reveal why chronic pain persists

A new study from King’s College London offers clues as to why chronic pain can persist, even when the injury that caused it has gone. 382 more words


Ex situ study of Enterococcus faecalis survival in the recreational waters of the southern coast of the Caspian Sea

Background and Objectives: The US Environmental Protection Agency has suggested faecal enterococci as the primary bacterial indicators. Of more importance is their direct correlation with swimmer-associated gastroenteritis in recreation water quality monitoring. 278 more words