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Hidden diversity: DNA 'barcoding' reveals a common butterfly is actually 10 different species

...den species out there," Janzen said. "Our results add to the evidence that cryptic species are prevalent, which I believe is of critical importance if we are to document the health of the environment and the richness of global biodiversity."...

A long-necked sea predator from China described in Science

...kes at unsuspecting fish. While it's difficult to add muscles to a fossil when there is little or no evidence for muscles in the fossil record, and even tougher when the fossil has no living counterpart, Rieppel said their ideas are based on the preserved bone structures, biomechanics and the complexiti...

Binocular rivalry: Fulfilling visual expectations

...Ordinarily, our brain will fuse these two views to add depth to our visual world. However, if the two eyes' images are so different that they cannot be fused, we experience "binocular rivalry" a process in which one eye's image is perceived and the other's is suppressed. Every few seconds, perception sw...

Amyloid fibers sprout one step at a time

...ber and of the individual units, or monomers, that add to the growing fibers. The researchers also explored a particularly puzzling feature of amyloid formation: the fact that agitation dramatically accelerates the process. Drawing on expertise in the Vale laboratory, the scientists complemented these ...

South Dakota Tech grad student finds rare whale

... combining classroom and real-world experiences to add to the body of scientific knowledge....

Sandia experiments may reduce possibility of future water wars

...l and industrial uses. As a byproduct, it also may add formerly untapped solar energy to the electrical g...g trays unnecessary. Such tray material could also add nutrition content to the overall forage product, making it a more balanced ration for the livestock....

Computer scientists at UH developing 'nurturing' computers

... As the principal investigator, Pavlidis aims to add a new dimension in human-computer interaction, with the project aspiring to use the abundant computing resources at home and the office in combination with novel sensing, algorithmic and interface methods to enhance the user's experience and, at the ...

Entrepreneurs to be told how nature's secrets can improve business

...the Theory of Inventive Problem-solving, will also add their expertise. The content can be extended by arrangement with the Centre, for professional credit (CPD) or as part of a Master of Science Degree, should participants wish to deepen their understanding in the area. Investment for the ev...

Embryonic stem cell therapy shows steady benefits in rebuilding infarcted heart

...n the infarcted heart." Going a step further, they add that "the stable benefit of embryonic stem cell therapy on myocardial structure and function in this experimental model supports the potential for stem cell-based reparative treatment of myocardial infarction. By regenerating diseased myocardium and ...

Stanford researcher's findings may shed light on common, deadly birth defect

...e mother from the embryo means that scientists can add factors they wish to study in precisely controlled amounts at well-defined times during development. And even though a bird beak seems quite different than a human nose or a mouse snout, the cells and pathways involved in brain and facial patterning ...

Hopkins scientists use blood proteins to detect ovarian cancer

...sound. They also will search for more proteins to add to the current panel of markers. Additional research participants included Robert Bast Jr. and Yinhua Yu from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; Jinong Li, Lori Sokoll, Alex Rai, Jason Rosenzweig, Bonnie Cameron, and Young Wang from Johns Hopkins; Andr...

NHGRI adds 18 organisms to sequencing pipeline

...ghth mammal, the domestic cat ( Felis catus ) will add valuable data to the subset, but was selected primarily because of its importance as a medical model for studying disease. The ninth mammal, the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), is a primate, the animals that are most closely related to humans. NH...

Huge market for forest moss raises concerns

...nd of that range. But the pounds can add up. Muir estimates again, with a huge range of variability that between 2 and 82 million pounds of moss is used in, or exported from the U.S. each year, with a final market value that could approach $165 million. Domestic sales, which are largely u...

Virginia Tech's smelly 'corpse plant' due to bloom Aug. 4

...ecause of the amount of energy needed to bloom. To add to the plant's humiliation, its pollinators include carrion beetles and flesh flies. In spite of the plant's long preparation for its flowery display, the blooms last, at best, two to three days, so visitors will have to be vigilant to see and smell ...

Two-pronged attack targeting EGF receptor hinders cancer cell growth

...e EGFR is a kinase, a cellular protein designed to add high-energy phosphate groups to proteins inside the cell, switching those substrate proteins on to conduct cellular signaling. Iressa and Erlotinib, on the other hand, hit the EGFR low, at sites inside the cell membrane where the kinase activity i...

Double-segment periodicity underlies 'odd' segment generation in centipedes

... defined two at a time, evolutionary changes would add or remove segments in pairs, so that only certain numbers of leg-bearing segments are possible. Why then odd numbers rather than even? The authors leave this question open, but they suggest that additional segments that do not bear legs are also form...

DNA tests point to extinction of 2 distinctive arctic bird populations

...atus of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) to add a well-known arctic bird to Canada's list of species at risk. Two populations of rock ptarmigan from opposite ends of North America are in danger of disappearing permanently if conservation and management practices aren't changed, says Biology Profes...

Maternal DHA levels plays important role in infant development

...e related to advanced attentional development, and add to the evidence that DHA may be an important factor in early development. We suggest that future research attempt to produce changes in maternal DHA by supplementing with the fatty acid during pregnancy....

Study reveals evolution on the (butterfly) wing

...Biology, biologists Robert Reed and Michael Serfas add a new piece to the evolutionary puzzle of the butterfly wing. By comparing among species the molecular machinery that controls wing development, the researchers are revealing how the regulation of two key genes has evolved in association with specifi...

When sun's too strong, plankton make clouds

...ifferences between each scenario. The researchers add that this effect may help to slow or lessen climate change, but would in no way reverse the trend or stop it altogether. The research took place in the Sargasso Sea, where a wide range ocean data has been collected since the 1950s. A 1998 study rely...

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