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The truth about organic food
...ce at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, borrowing
from "The X-Files." While many Americans believe that organic food is healthier than conventional fare, the scientific evidence does not necessarily support that belief, Rosen contends. "Because of genuine concerns about health and the environment, c...
Seeking the cause of a mysterious whale disease
...nding the whale condition. "This is another way of borrowing
from humans and applying to marine mammals," says Dr. Bossart, who is also studying a disease in manatees related to the virus that causes human cervical cancer. The workshop will be held in the HARBOR BRANCH necropsy lab--the only one of its kind on...
From biology to computing and back again
...mous number of possibilities for 'solutions.' " In borrowing
the notion, the computational methods even take analogous terms like "chromosome" (for a candidate solution), "gene" (for the encoding bit or bits that yield a part of the solution), and "mutation" (the deliberately random changing of a piece in the...
iScope, you scope, we all scope a mouse brain
...n, free of the logistical problems associated with borrowing
from a traditional lending library. The iScope project is described today at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. iScope will take requests from scientists around the globe who are interested in studying any ...
Keck Foundation awards $750,000 grant to Northeastern University to fund 3D fusion microscope
...aradigm of three-dimensional biological imaging by borrowing
from the engineering community and CenSSIS the techniques of inverse scattering, image processing, three-dimensional imaging and visualization. These imaging data sets will be combined with new advances in genetics and DNA sequencing to give a more c...
Enticed By A Chemical Tease, Female Beetles Are Rewarded With A Nuptial Gift To Protect The Next Generation
...s?" said Eisner. "The male Neopyrochroa beetle is borrowing
a defensive agent from another insect and is using it to buy access to the female -- then rewarding the female's favor by endowing her and their offspring with the defensive agent." Insect use of cantharidin as a defensive chemical is not unique t...