Seven Days in Life

25 April – 01 May 2016Advancements in Life Sciences' Seven Days in Life (25 Apr - 01 May 2016)


vulturesVultures are vanishing in Europe
A veterinary drug blamed for driving vultures to the brink of extinction on the Indian subcontinent could cause thousands of bird deaths now that it is being used in Spain.
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piracyPirating Science
Researchers around the world are turning to Sci-Hub, which hosts 50 million papers and counting. Over the 6 months leading up to March, Sci-Hub served up 28 million documents.
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art11-figure01Duplicated images in published manuscripts
An analysis of more than 20,600 biomedical papers published from 1995 to 2014 in 40 journals has found that 4% contain deliberately or accidentally duplicated images.
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airial sprayPesticidal Air spray effects children
New research suggests that the use of airplanes to spray anti-mosquito pesticides may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays among children. 
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dna thermometerA thermometer made of DNA
Researchers have created a programmable DNA thermometer that is 20,000x smaller than a human hair. This advancements would significantly aid our understanding of natural and human designed nanotechnologies by enabling to measure temperature at the nanoscale.
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