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Schmidt-Nielsen Autobiography Details Scientific Adventures

...C. - Indiana Jones would no doubt have hung up his famed hatand whip out of envious resignation had he read the new autobiography ofDuke physiologist Knut Schmidt-Nielsen, The Camel's Nose: Memoirs ofa Curious Scientist (Island Press, 1998). While his students and colleagues might think of the distingui...

Something's fishy with Columbia chinook: females carry male's genetic signature

... be responsible for the decline of the Northwest's famed salmon runs. "The current study by the research team at WSU and UI published in Environmental Health Perspectives by the NIH is one of the first insights that basic problems in fish reproduction and genetics could be a significant factor affecting th...

Future army could run on alternative fuels, photosynthesis

...!" Three days later, despite the efforts of the famed Red Ball Express, a convoy of trucks hurrying fuel to Patton's army, he and his men were stranded dry. The chance to sweep through France into Germany soon passed. Robert Love, study director for the National Research Council, says such situations ...

World-first Australian truffle find

...family, or fairy toadstools. The Amanita family is famed worldwide for the red and white-spotted toadstools beloved of children's fairy tales, the lethal Death Cap beloved of tabloid media, and a range of delicious edible fungi beloved of gourmets. The find, by CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products mycologist...

Physical activity in the elderly ruled in part by genetics

...2003 (San Diego, CA) Next year, the last of the famed "baby boomers" will have reached age 40. It is a generation that wants to look good, play hard and remain healthy. Americans born between 1946 and 1964 constitute approximately 29 percent of the entire U.S. population and make up almost one-third o...

Hebrew University excavations strengthen dating of archaeological findings to David, Solomon

...nd the period and extent of their reign. The late, famed Hebrew University archaeologist Prof.Yigael Yadin argued more than 40 years ago that a series of monumental structures and particularly the city gates of Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer as well as certain palaces at Megiddo were founded by Solomon, corrob...

Bioinformatics/GIS program aim is to protect chimpanzees

...populations in the jungles of a nation home to the famed Mount Kilimanjaro, Kaur explains. To accomplish this greater goal, she plans to focus on the immediate task of helping the Tanzanian National Park Authority (TANAPA) develop science-based management strategies that will protect the free-ranging chimp...

Of mice and memory

...heir 11th month of life. Borrowing a page from the famed Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov, they used fear conditioning to test the mices' memory. The mice were placed in a cage with an electrical grid floor and given a mild shock. "The next day, we came back and put the animal in the same cage," Baudry said....

Muslims embrace brave new world of IVF

...lamic fatwas, issued as early as 1980 from Egypt's famed Al-Azhar University, suggest that IVF and similar therapies are permissible so long as they do not involve any form of third-party donation of either sperm, eggs, embryos, or uteruses. "The reasoning goes that since marriage is a contract between hus...

Molecules discovered that extend life in yeast, human cells

...beneficial effects seem to be independent of their famed antioxidant properties. Instead, the molecules activate sirtuins, a family of enzymes known to extend the life span of yeast and tiny lab round worms. In screening tests, the researchers found 17 molecules that stimulated SIRT1, one of seven human si...

Audience pick: Older violin, sweeter music?

... Germandocumentary crew producing a film about the famed 18th century violin maker AntonioStradivari. "What it comes down to is, can a brand-new violin completed in July with less than 100playing hours stand up to The Rochester Stradivarius made in 1720 and with more than 30,000playing hours in the ha...

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