4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About This Week – Episode 18


Catching brain hijackers, landscaping for the birds, a mussel shell tell and faster protein sequencing… much faster! For the Birds Non-native plants in homeowners’ yards endanger wildlife https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2018/october/non-native-plants-birds-insects-washington-chickadee-desiree-narango-doug-tallamy/ University of Delaware Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Alzheimer’s Domino Effect Model maps ‘domino effect’ of Alzheimer’s protein misfolding https://www.futurity.org/alzheimers-disease-protein-misfolding-1894042 Stevens Institute of Technology Stanford University Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford Freshwater Mussels Fracking wastewater accumulation found in freshwater mussels’ shells https://news.psu.edu/story/543054/2018/10/22/research/fracking-wastewater-accumulation-found-freshwater-mussels-shells Penn State Union College New Protein Sequencing New protein sequencing method could transform biological research https://news.utexas.edu/2018/10/22/new-protein-sequencer-could-transform-biological-research UT Austin

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