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Giant spider sutures proved extremely difficult to sequence, could lead to organic pest control and more – ScienceDaily

UMBC postdoctoral fellow Sarah Stellwagen and co-author Rebecca Renberg of the Army Research Lab have released the first complete sequences of two genes that allow spiders to produce glue – a sticky, modified version of spider silk containing the spiders keeps booty in the net. The results appeared in Genes, Genomes, Genetics . The innovative method they used might pave …

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Surprising enzymes in giant ocean viruses

An illustration of an organism infected with the giant virus known as Mimivirus. Picture credits: Shutterstock A new study, conducted by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Swansea University Medical School, deepens our understanding of viruses – at sea and on land – and their potential to cause life-threatening diseases. Their findings, which examine newly identified genes …

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Giant Quest Diagnostics of Laboratory Testing estimates that nearly 12 million patients are affected by a data breach

A researcher examines blood test results in the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory in Panama City in 2016 (Stock Photo). Photo: Arnulfo Franco (AP) In a press release on Monday, the Clinical Lab Testing Titan, Quest Diagnostics, stated that an "unauthorized user" had access to personal information from approximately 11.9 million customers including some financial and medical data. According to NBC News, …

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Clothing giant Forever 21 explores restructuring in the midst of retail concerns

Pedestrians pass a Forever 21 store in New York. Scott Mlyn | CNBC Forever 21 is reviewing restructuring options to bolster its liquidity as the fast-fashion giant struggles with its business. The company is in talks with the private equity firm Apollo Global Management on the inclusion of debtor-in-possession funds to provide funding should it file for bankruptcy, the person …

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Family-owned Latin American food giant Goya is considering $ 3 billion in potential sales

Goya, one of the best-known names in Latin American cuisine, has commissioned investment bank Goldman Sachs to consider options that could include a sale of the 83-year-old company. The company has earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of approximately $ 250 million and, according to some companies, could generate sales of approximately $ 3 billion. Founded by Spanish immigrants, …

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Fortnite can tease a giant monster invasion

Fortnite seems to be taunting another world event, and this is huge. A huge eyeball has been trapped in the ice and most likely belongs to an equally huge creature. The eyeball can be detected under the polar peak after recent volcanic activity has scraped off a portion of the ice. It will even watch you and follow your movements …

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