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International science team tracks ocean predators around the globe

...tuna populations. In recent years Block has worked closely with the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to help integrate new information from the electronic tags into its bluefin tuna management strategies. TOPP researchers Beginning in late 1999, an even more ambitious...

Unlocking the genetics and evolution of the dog could prove beneficial for humans

...is one extreme and the dog is another. By working closely with their owners, Lark and his team also realized that it was possible to research the genetics of pet dogs, which was not only less expensive than mice, but also created an ideal model for performing genetic testing in humans. The process follows ...

Department of Energy's Office of Science unveils 20-year vision for the future of basic research

... independent for centuries to come. We worked very closely with the U.S. scientific community to identify the scientific programs the Office of Science should pursue over the next two decades that will enable our Nation to stay at the forefront of innovation." The Office of Science Strategic Plan is a compa...

Study demonstrates altered angiogenic proteins in preeclampsia patients

...mptoms. "Our new findings might allow doctors to closely monitor these high-risk patients and identify preeclampsia at an earlier stage," explains co-senior author S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD, of the Renal Division at BIDMC and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Also known as t...

Scientists at Scripps Research Institute describe structure of receptor on surface of 1918 flu virus

...cribes the structure of 1918 hemagglutinin and two closely related hemagglutinin proteins with receptor analogues. The structure that Stevens, Wilson, and their colleagues solved has features primarily found in avian viruses. "It looks more like an avian virus-- with some human characteristics," says Wilson...

MIT student dances with robots

...ample, requires people and systems to conduct very closely coordinated actions to detect danger and eliminate it." More broadly, Gentry's work "has relevance for how we interact with machines and computers," Murray-Smith said. "In a few years, we might not view interacting with computers as a 'command and co...

Portable kidney dialysis machine developed

...and product development firm that has been working closely with researchers at the OSU College of Engineering to develop the new microtechnology for use in the dialysis application. Researchers say the technology, known as multiscale materials and devices, or MMD, could eventually enable development of a wea...

Scientists report first sequencing of environmental genome

...e the dominant microbes were represented mostly by closely related strains. In more complex environments with more organisms, it may not be so easy. "However, even in more complex environments it should be possible to extend the random shotgun sequencing approach to recover genomes of uncultivated strains an...

Scientists discover where snakes lived when they evolved into limbless creatures

...rd family has been suggested as being the one most closely related to snakes. If we had failed to include ge...s. "Our results show clearly that snakes are not closely related to monitor lizards like the giant Komodo Dragon, which are the closest living relatives of t...

Genomic changes reveal evolution of SARS virus

...g Kong on February 21. The researchers also looked closely at the history of mutations in one gene, the spike protein, thought to be involved in the process the virus uses to enter cells. This gene underwent rapid mutation in the earliest stages of the epidemic, but that rate slowed in the later stages afte...

Rare ant may help solve some mysteries of social evolution

...m a real scientific find. Studying these behaviors closely may give researchers insight into some of the riddles of social evolution. While L. minutissimus is a parasite, it doesn't appear to stage the bloodthirsty coups common to its slave-maker ant relatives. Rather, it behaves much like the unwelcome in-l...

New study shows Neanderthals were not our ancestors

...measure how different two primate species that are closely related can be." The study found that the differen...ns was as great or greater than that found between closely related primate species. Among the species of existing primates included in the study were gorillas...

Reward mechanism involved in addiction likely regulates pair bonds between monogamous animals

...e CBN researchers determined that OTR and V1aR are closely located near the nerve fibers that release oxytocin and vasopressin. Lim speculated that their proximity likely facilitates pair bond formation during mating. CBN studies currently underway continue to examine other components of the neural circuit...

Rutgers scientists discover protein in brain affects learning and memory

...etween cypin and dendrite growth. When she looked closely at neurons in the lab, she found cypin only in certain neurons "neurons that tended to be more fuzzy," as she described those with increased dendrites. Stimulating neurons in a dish also produced an increase in the protein overall. This has been ...

Study finds huge variability in vitamin E absorption

...in clearly is absorbed better if it is part of, or closely associated with the digestion of a food that has some fat in it. Vitamin E has been explored in recent years for its potential value in prevention of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other health concerns. The results of this study ...

New study finds evolutionary diversification in Hawaiian spiders

...So, spider types on any one island were often more closely related to very different looking spiders of anoth...d habitat types on the islands, cold and wet areas closely juxtaposed with hot and dry, have provided a rich tapestry of species diversity. The flip side of su...

Gene may be key to evolution of larger human brain

...these species because they were progressively more closely related to humans," said Lahn. "For example, the closest relatives to humans are chimpanzees, the next closest are gorillas, and the rest go down the ladder to the most primitive." For each species, the researchers identified changes in the ASPM ge...

California pistachio industry threatened by potentially devastating disease

... present Pistacia germplasm, breeders need to work closely with plant pathologists to develop disease resistant varieties of the pistachio tree. In addition, Michailides also recommends growers remain proactive in their efforts to keep their orchards free from infection of the pathogen by conducting regular ...

Scientist challenges interpretation of new find, the oldest primate fossil ever discovered

...iddle of Eurasia at the time. Now, the presence of closely related Teilhardina species in China and Belgium adds to mounting evidence that primates and other mammals were able to migrate directly between Europe and Asia 55 million years ago. In any event, Dr. Martin hails the new fossil as a very significa...

Can the mode of training affect the hormone response to different modes of exercise?

...: The changes in free testosterone across sessions closely matched the changes in total testosterone. When all subjects were analyzed together, free testosterone was significantly greater during the resting session than during the run or resistance exercise session. As seen with total testosterone, there was...

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