Tag: "young" at biology news
Brain Protein "Rescues" Neurons From Atrophy
...t brain cortex, maintained in tissue culture. Such young
brain tissue is in the process of rapidly sprouting dendrites. The scientists allowed the treated slices to grow for 36 hours, then introduced a tracer that allowed them to see in great detail the structure of the tree-like neurons in the layers of v...
Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo
...reaks through the springtime heat at Zoo Atlanta,a young
female gorilla's mind turns to troublemaking. She heads toward alarge silverback male resting in the shade of an immense oak tree. At first, he simply glares at the youngster as she playfully lungesat him and strikes aggressive poses she's learned f...
Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America
... the outsideof both honeybees and their developing young
to perform theirblood-sucking duties. The two mites also often carry invadingviruses. Tracheal and varroa mites spread when infested bees comein contact with bees from other hives or when uninfested beesraid the hives of weakened, infested bees, Tew ...
Asian Beetle, New In This Country, Threatens Brooklyn's Shade Trees
...d covered with a cement secretion. Eggs hatch and young
larvae bore into the inner bark, feed for awhile, and upon growing larger, bore into the tree's heartwood and pupate in the spring. The adult beetle then chews its way out, thus leaving the hole. Larval feeding could hurt a tree's vascular system in...
Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find 'Juliet'
... no reason why he wouldn't attachvery quickly to a young
female of his own kind and make a good father. Interms of our naming system, she could be called 'Juliet.'" Diademedsifakas are named after characters in Shakespearean plays, Simons said. The Duke Primate Center houses the world's largest collection...
Duke Ecologist Says Logging Is Creating 'Mahogany Deserts'
... in the tropics. Shootborers can quickly decimate young
mahogany saplings grown close togetherin rows with...s," shesaid. Back in the forest, Snook also found young
mahogany trees growing whereshe detected signs of old hurricane or fire damage. Snook then began a ...
End Of World Population Growth Projected For 21st Century
...ssibly triple over the next50 years due to current young
age structures and high fertility levels. NorthAf...o make a steady shift from a current,predominantly young
population to an increasing proportion in the "over 60"age bracket, even in developing countries. Fo...
Sea Turtles Have Favorite Oceanic Routes
...s have very little information on the males or the young
of the species, or on where the females go after they nest. Tracking their movements by satellite could be one step that leads investigators to the rest of the leatherback population. "We've put most of our energy into protecting their nesting beach...
KU Researcher Eyes The Rain Forest Through The Trees
... it takes for many species to get from a seed to a young
sapling," she said. "From this research, introduction of a species whose economic value is already recognized could be accomplished."...
Two Long-sought Diabetes Gene Found
...es (NIDDM) known as maturity-onset diabetes of the young
(MODY). MODY affects an estimated one percent to 1...lthy subjects had normal copies of the gene. A few young
normal subjects from these families had also inherited the mutant gene. They are expected to develop...
Siblicide In Nature: Study Of Galapagos Seabird Finds Death Can Ensure Species Survival
...offspring over the long term. "When you have more young
in a brood than you can care for well, it may pay to pare off some young. These findings are an extreme example from nature of that point." Masked boobies lay two eggs. If both hatch, usually about six days apart, siblicide occurs about a day after ...
Blood Test Can Identify Some Children With Strep-Related Behavioral Disorders
...anabrupt onset of OCD or tic symptoms to check the young
people for strep, and ifstrep is present to treat ...dy involves testing for thepresence of D8/17 in 27 young
people with OCD and tics associated with strep,nine children with Sydenham's chorea, which is a vari...
Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes
...eveloping world. While the politicians wrangle, a young
molecular biologist at the Universityof California, Davis, has quietly offered up a modest solution to the problem. Pamela Ronald ,an assistant professor of plant pathology, has initiated a novel mechanismthat pools university and industry resource...
Pets Provide Physiological Benefits For Women Living Alone
...er 25 in each group had never owned a pet. Of the young
pet-owners, 17 had dogs and 8 had cats. The break... slight moderating effect on the blood pressure of young
women with little social support. In addition, elderly women with pets but little human compani...
Isle Royale Moose Continue Decline
...r moose, but it also killed a surprising number of young
adults." Peterson says the only thing that saved most of the moose that survived was an abundance of balsam fir browse on the east end of the island. Interestingly, he says, those trees grew up when wolves had reduced the moose herd to 700-800 animal...
Teens Shop "Healthy", But Trust Label Claims Too Much
...back of the package or can. Interviews with the young
people after their shopping trips showed that they were five times more likely to use front label claims than nutrition labels. The study included male and female high school students with an average age of 15 and both experienced and inexperie...
Duke Study Shows Early Marrow Transplant Key To 'Bubble Boy' Disease Cure
...heir fatewas dramatized by a documentary film of a young
Texas patient who livedand died in a germ-free plastic sphere. Now, researchers at Duke University Medical Center are reporting thatthe disease, known as severe combined immune deficiency (SCID), can be curedin many cases if diagnosed and trea...
Children With AD/HD Have Significant Functional Disabilities Related to Attention Deficit
... by the Wee-FIM. "These results confirm that young
children with AD/HD have functional deficits in both self-care skills and social skills and that these deficits are related more closely to inattention than disruptive behaviors, age or IQ," Lock said. "The study should shed light on the public deba...
First Planned Release Of Captive Lemurs In Madagascar Wilds Expected In Fall
...ugh education," said Welch, who withKatz and their young
daughter resides for most of each year in a nearbytown. As an example of the education efforts, local residents will be remindedthat the Betampona refuge is a vital repository for clean drinking waterand also protects their villages from flooding. ...
First Salmonella Vaccine For Poultry To Be On The Market Soon
...ics. Salmonella poses the greatest risk for very young
children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, such as AIDS patients. A notoriously under-reported disease, salmonella infection is diagnosed about 40,000 times a year in the United States, although experts believe that nearly 4 m...
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