Tag: "odyssey" at biology news
New life discovered in deep ocean floor
In a modern-day odyssey
of exploration, researchers from the Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory endured grueling shifts on remote ocean drill rigs to get frozen cores of mud. Then came painstaking lab work, analyzing the microbial...
The masculinization of the X chromosome: many genes for early male sperm production reside on the X chromosome
...ose research is unfolding, chapter by chapter, the odyssey
of the sex chromosomes that began their lives as autosomes (or non-sex chromosomes) but have since become specialized. Aside from the intellectual surprise, this finding has enormous implications for future scientific investigation, and it opens up ...
Amphibian Revival: Build It And They Will Come
... from the Tyson ponds to ponds at Forest 44. Their odyssey
rivals anything Homer could have cooked up. To get to the Forest44 ponds, the wood frogs have to negotiate Interstate-44, a six-lane highwaythat essentially replaced old Route 66, as well as a 35-yard-wide grassy median. Responsible introduction S...
Envisioning Ions With INEEL-Developed Simulation
... particles move through the machine. Dahl's SIMION odyssey
began in 1985, when he re-wrote the original Australianversion of the program. He made it compatible with personal computers, re-wrotethe user interface, and improved the numerical methods that the program uses tocalculate each ion's trajectory. The...