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Scientists identify brain chemicals involved in 'switching on' cocaine addiction

...16 issue ofNature. Cocaine users may take the drug anywhere from several times to several yearsbefore they become addicted. However, at a certain point, their use becomescompulsive and they have great difficulty quitting. Determining what happens in the brain at this point has been a major goal forscientists ...

Discovery of oldest dinosaur bones reported in Science

...nd, but probably the earliest dinosaurs known from anywhere in theworld." "This fauna also includes spectacular, close mammal relatives --mammal-like reptiles," said Wyss. "These are the first fossils of their kindknown from Madagascar. Their preservation is superb, rivaling that of anythingin the wo...

Gobbling food helps threadsnakes avoid danger; in a snake-eat-ant world, it's survival of the fastest

... Most snakes savor their infrequent feasts, taking anywhere from several minutes to several hours to consume a meal. But threadsnakes, which measure just six to eight inches long and weigh in at roughly one gram, survive largely on the pupae and larvae of ants. "Theonly place you can find huge numbers of the...

Genetic extremism overstates risks

...nto the environment or a problem that has resulted anywhere in the world," Strauss said. "Nearly all the field trials of trees are destroyed before they ever flower and removed from the test site once the study is completed." The full text of the position statement by Strauss and other scientists can be fou...

Gorillas in the bits: remote sensing boosts efforts to protect mountain gorillas & rebuild Rwanda's economy

... of data from field scientists to researchers anywhere in the world. "The idea of tying GIS, GPS and communications together is a fairly new concept that we hope to explore through this collaboration," Faust explained. "We will be bringing in technology that hasn't traditionally been used ...

Carbon diem: Grants awarded to research that seizes excess carbon dioxide

...her flue gases. Typically, carbon dioxide makes up anywhere from 2 percent to 70 percent of the flue exhaust. To separate the gas, INEEL researchers are investigating an old technology in a new way -- the vortex tube. Used for separating gases based on the size of their molecules, a vortex tube spins gas at ...

Using a mouse model, reserchers now understand changes occurring in the brain before the onset of Huntington's disease

...ed areas around it, with Huntington's disease than anywhere else in the world. "It is really a nasty disease because it deals a double emotional blow," says Olson, who first worked on Huntington's disease 15 years ago. "It strikes most Americans in midlife at about the time their children are entering middle...

GM seed may be more widespread than we think

...purity is not achieved in any agricultural produce anywhere in the food chain," says Doyle Karr, a spokesman for the company. Karr says Pioneer's conventional maize seeds exported to and grown in Europe could well contain traces of Bt maize, a GM variety that makes a toxin lethal to larval pests. But he ad...

Ancient feathered animal challenges dinosaur-bird link

... that you only find in feathers and just don't see anywhere else," said Terry Jones, also an OSU paleontologist and co-author on the study. "So we're quite sure we're looking at the earliest feather. But beyond that, this animal looks like an ancestral bird even if you ignore the feathers. The teeth, pectoral...

SGX signs agreement to build state-of the-art beamlines at advanced photon source

...nes for X-ray crystallography that are unsurpassed anywhere in the world. It is exciting to see recent technical advances being implemented so effectively."...

UC Davis expert identifies oak-tree killer and warns public to use caution

...not match any of the 60 known Phytophthora species anywhere in the world, Rizzo said. It is not known if the fungus has been recently introduced into California or is native and has only recently increased in importance as a tree-killer. Contrary to some Internet reports, the pathogen is not related to the oa...

Middle-aged women who consume many fruits and vegetables are at much lower risk of cardiovascular disease

...evated levels of fruit and vegetable consumption - anywhere from 4 to 10 servings per day - overall reduction in CVD risk was approximately 20-30%. An editorial accompanying the study suggests that plant foods may be beneficial in human disease not only because of the nutrients they contain, but because of i...

Researchers receive federal funds to study marine organisms and potential products on oil platforms

...rates equal to or higher than the highest reported anywhere else in the world. Of the 27 oil platforms off the coast of California, all are producing oil. This study will analyze marine life around eight platforms in the Santa Barbara channel, located off-shore from Carpinteria to Point Conception. An added...

Collecting research data on computer wave of future, UT Southwestern researchers report in JAMA

...a into a secure Internet site allows collaborators anywhere in the world to enter data through identical computer screens, as long as they are authorized through the security system. The system works like any Internet site, except that security measures keep it from being accessed by the general public or t...

December Geology and GSA Today highlights

...eath Yellowstone; one of the most complete images, anywhere on Earth, of the nature of the mantle beneath a continental hotspot. This data set provides an opportunity to understand the mantle processes that give rise to the spectacular tectonic uplift, earthquakes, volcanism, and hydrothermal springs and geys...

Seven decades of management virtually wipes out life from the tidal flats of the Colorado River Delta

...er management. "The approach can be used almost anywhere because shellfish are common and their shells survive around the surface for hundreds of years," says Kowalewski. "We can now at least approximate original productivity and look at changes in ecosystem diversity. We can use these methods in any syste...

Voyage of the space veggies

...plants to stand up in Earth's gravity. On Mars, or anywhere else with a weaker gravitational pull, those wouldn't be much use. Eliminating the cell wall would also make plants easier to digest. Another idea is to turn the plants into mini sewage systems. They already take in dirty water and clean it through t...

New method for studying ocean currents to help fight erosion

...pensive. The sensors cost anywhere between $5,000 and 20,000 each, and installation doubles the cost. So an array of 30 sensors could cost as much as $1.2 million -- an amount beyond the reach of all but a few res...

Recognizing current limitations, scientists begin quest for a new approach to imaging brain cells activity

...the activity of cells, have not allowed resolution anywhere near the single-cell level. Drawing upon the expertise of Penn physicist Arjun G. Yodh in advanced optics and laser physics, together with investigators research in neuromorphic engineering and neuroscience, the Penn researchers hope to develop a new...

Stowaways from space provide link between impact, biggest extinction in Earth history

...e impact of the asteroid or comet, estimated to be anywhere from six to 12 kilometers wide, would have released unimaginable fury. "The impact of a bolide of this size releases an amount of energy that is basically about 1 million times the largest earthquake recorded during the last century. It was like a m...

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