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Violence and aggression: University of New Orleans researchers offer provocative insights

...ory for anti-social behavior and/or violence." She calls it the "delayed-onset" pathwayone akin to Frick's childhood onset pathway in boys, but with a later onset....

Elephants pick up good vibrations - through their feet

...tional Park in Namibia and recorded three acoustic calls commonly made by wild African elephants," she says...rt audible "Greetings," "Warning!" and "Let`s go!" calls into underground seismic waves that an elephant could feel but not hear directly through the air. "W...

A spread of a different kind

... created to control the pollutants. The U.N. group calls for the reduction and eventual elimination of POP emissions. In December, the U.N. officials announced that 122 countries, including the U.S., have negotiated a treaty to eliminate 12 specific persistent organic pollutants. Eight pesticides (aldrin,...

UC Berkeley chemists detail secrets of ionization, reasons behind water's central role in chemistry of life

...ame up with the idea of dealing with what Chandler calls trajectories, that is, the entire dynamic process from one state to another. If each possible state is like a valley in a landscape of valleys and ridges, he said, the trajectory from one valley to another would be like a strong rope stretching over ...

UIC's squirrel count is on

...bout squirrels overall, said Brown. "I get lots of calls from people wanting to know things such as why did our backyard squirrels disappear?' or how can I keep squirrels out of my attic?'" Brown said. "The data may help me be better prepared to provide answers, both to the general public and for scientif...

A stomach enzyme deficit may place women at more risk from drinking alcohol

...-ADH). Only one of these three were what Schenker calls "significantly depressed" in women. "These findings show that women had less first-pass metabolism than men when given 10 percent or 40 percent alcohol, but not five percent," said Lieber. "In other words, women respond to beer in the same way than ...

UW, PNNL think big, aim small with creation of joint nanotechnology institute

...rtant to the nation and to society. The agreement calls for each partner to provide $500,000 in the first year for administering and supporting the joint institute. Nanoscience and nanotechnology deal with the building of new materials and extremely small machines by manipulating individual atoms or mole...

Science study explores social memory in elephants

... of social knowledge, listening to other elephants calls and then signalling to their families who is frien...ikely to bunch together defensively in response to calls from families they rarely encountered than families with which they often associated. In contrast, f...

Monogamy appears to be unnatural in the natural world

...ist. Lipton said psychiatrists often get disaster calls from clients who have found that their partners ha...f virtue to be philanderers. "The most frequent calls psychiatrists get in the middle of the night are from people who have discovered adultery," said Lip...

So just how many genes do we have?

... consortium, is standing by the lower estimate. He calls it a "truth serum" for his competitors. So are these companies wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on a wild goose chase? Or could the public consortium and Celera end up delaying the development of medical tests and treatments by denying the exi...

How to build strong bones: Get milk, lose the booze

...Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, calls this finding very interesting. However, he cautions, "PTH is also known to take calcium out of bone. So the fact that PTH can, under certain conditions, actually stimulate bone growth is a little bit unusual." He called for longer-term studies. ...

Scientists find solution to a mystery surrounding Alzheimers, Huntington's and other neurological diseases

...the proteasome a barrel-shaped enzyme that Kopito calls the master controller of the cell. The proteasome is like a salami slicer that cuts protein molecules into little bits, he says. It gets rid of abnormal proteins, and it breaks down and recycles regulatory proteins no longer needed by the cell. Huma...

Gulp! URI professor studies how sharks eat

...ing little effort," says the URI morphologist, who calls the Jaws antagonist "beautiful, glorious creatures." Wilga says she studies sharks because they have evolved many different mechanisms for feeding as well as swimming and have been understudied, mostly due to the difficulty of working with large pred...

Scientists record extraordinary sounds made by minke whales

...ound, but had no idea what its source was. Gedamke calls it the "star-wars" vocalization; his logbook entry after first hearing the sound, which resembles a laser-gun sound effect, was simply "Star Wars!!??" Gedamke and Costa, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, worked with ...

Lack of access to food linked to increased medical utilization among diabetics

...geles. The hungry diabetics averaged three more calls or visits to the doctor than the other diabetics in the study, contributing to the $7.7 billion a year in direct medical cost among the 5 percent of the population with diabetes. "If food insufficiency leads to problems with disease management and...

Toxic compound opens potentially important cell gates

...f a family of genes Bessman's group discovered and calls "Nudix" hydrolases. The characteristic section of these genes is known as a "Nudix box." "We think this family of genes has been around for a long time," says Christopher Dunn, a research technician at Hopkins and an author on the "Nature" paper. ...

New software streamlines the search for disease-causing genes

...eye weight and even alcohol preference what Usuka calls "frat boy mice" versus "teetotaler mice." "With our software and the SNP database we are making public, if you know any physical or behavioral trait, youll be able to find what part of the mouse genome that trait might come from," Usuka explains.The ...

DNA evidence calls Irish potato famine theory into question

...esearch refutes the first half of that theory, and calls into question the second half," said lead researcher Dr. Jean Beagle Ristaino, NC State professor of plant pathology. The study is the first ever to extract and analyze mitochondrial DNA from historic specimens. Previous studies by other researcher...

Military foods could enhance soldiers' performance by 2025

...s in combat is the potential for what the military calls unintentional fratricide, and is known to the public as friendly fire casualties: confused troops firing on their own comrades. The NRC report recommends that soldiers' food could contain edible compounds, called biomarkers, that would be used to id...

Fetal research first in USA

...from a septic tank, Bruner said. Standard therapy calls for these fetuses to be delivered early, often by cesarean section. But complications include longer than average times in costly neonatal intensive care units, longer times before their first feedings (requiring tube feeding) and between subsequent ...

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