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Ancient petrified salamander reveals its last meal

Researchers identify frog bones within the stomach of a 35 million year old 'mummified' salamander fossil using advanced x-ray imaging techniques. At least six kinds of organs are preserved in almost perfect condition.

Paleontology Zoology
Jérémy Tissier, Jean-Claude Rage, Michel Laurin
17 October
lncRNA H19 is involved in TGF-β1-induced epithelial to mesenchymal transition in bovine epithelial cells through PI3K/AKT Signaling Pathway
Biochemistry Cell Biology Veterinary Medicine
1 views · 1 downloads
Wei Yang, Xuezhong Li, Shaopei Qi, Xueru Li, Kun Zhou, Suzhu Qing, Yong Zhang, Ming-Qing Gao
17 October
MGST2 and WNT2 are candidate genes for comitant strabismus susceptibility in Japanese patients
Genetics Genomics Ophthalmology Medical Genetics
Jingjing Zhang, Toshihiko Matsuo
17 October
Exploring the psychological health of emergency dispatch centre operatives: a systematic review and narrative synthesis
Emergency and Critical Care Psychiatry and Psychology
Sarah E. Golding, Claire Horsfield, Annette Davies, Bernadette Egan, Martyn Jones, Mary Raleigh, Patricia Schofield, Allison Squires, Kath Start, Tom Quinn, Mark Cropley
17 October
How to normalize metatranscriptomic count data for differential expression analysis
Bioinformatics Statistics
Heiner Klingenberg, Peter Meinicke
17 October
Bacterial and fungal communities respond differently to varying tillage depth in agricultural soils
Agricultural Science Ecology Microbiology Soil Science
Craig Anderson, Mike Beare, Hannah L. Buckley, Gavin Lear
16 October
L1 and L2 reading skills in Dutch adolescents with a familial risk of dyslexia
Cognitive Disorders Psychiatry and Psychology
84 views · 7 downloads
Ellie R.H. van Setten, Wim Tops, Britt E. Hakvoort, Aryan van der Leij, Natasha M. Maurits, Ben A.M. Maassen
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