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Skull Of Refrigerator-Size Ancient Armadillo Finds A Home At UF

...much as 600 pounds, likely needed more substantial fare to survive, he said. Unfused limb bones indicate the specimen was a juvenile, which may give clues about the armadillo's growth sequence, McCarty said. "We don't know much about juveniles or how they develop into adults," he said. "The few sk...

At Life's Most Sensitive Stage, Embryos Cope With Stress

...se. They also are studying how the embryos ofFucus fare once fertilization is successful. They have found that the embryos atfirst are resistant to the stresses of tidepool living, such as daily shiftsfrom low to high temperatures and from wet to dry conditions. At the age of oneto two days, they become s...

Master Molecule Forms Brains In Frogs And Elbows In Mice

...lar gene of study and then to observe how the mice fare without it. In the case of the Noggin knockout mice, the answer is: not too well. In fact, mice missing the Noggin gene don't survive until birth. But analyzing the unborn embryos before they died turned up several interesting results. The researcher...

Genetically-Altered Crops Can Produce Tough, Hard-To-Kill Weeds

...chers wanted to see how the transgenic weeds would fare compared tounaltered weeds that weren't hampered by insects, disease, and herbicide as theywould be in the field. Snow said that even when the unaltered weeds were given the advantage ofan ideal growing environment, they didn't on average pro...

USGS Scientists Learn Lessons From Captive Released Manatees

...nteragency/Oceanaria Working Group on how manatees fare in thewild after having been held for a long time in captivity. Locations from his satellite-monitored transmitter showed that Mo remained inthe area of his release near the Salt River, a popular manatee area, for twoweeks. Then, for the next thre...

"Salt Gene" Determines Benefit Of Low-Salt Diet

...son's sensitivity to salt -- meaning that they may fare better inlowering their blood pressure through salt restriction -- was associated withthe type of gene variation. "This is a first step in defining who is salt sensitive and who is not," sayslead author Steven C. Hunt, Ph.D., professor of medicine at...

More Than Half Of Children Eat Too Much Fat

...e form as children can make a difference in how we fare in this difficultfight," says Kerry J.Stewart, Ed.D., lead author of the study and an associate professor of medicineat Johns HopkinsBayview Medical Center. "Because cardiovascular disease begins in childhood, weurge parentsto take a second look at ...

Study finds no evidence hormone benefits autism

...schooling, however, patients with milder cases can fare reasonably well. Medical scientists need to scrutinize all potentially better therapies carefully, Sandler said. "We have a responsibility to maintain a commitment to evidence-based medical practice and to be open-minded in looking at a variety...

Sewage in urban runoff may spur growth of harmful algal blooms

...d in agricultural and urban runoff, over inorganic fare such as ammonium and nitrate that occurs naturally in the ocean. When excess nutrients cross their paths, these single-celled organisms, called dinoflagellates, can grow into potentially toxic blankets of algae commonly known as red tides. Th...

2000 Spring Meeting press registration

...t3]. This URL will also provide information on air fare discounts offered by United Airlines for meeting attendees. The best discounts are available to those who book flights at least 60 days in advance. 4. Special Sessions: A Sampler Following is a small sampling of special sessions planned for the meeti...

Rare but deadly heart disease is curable, study shows

...ss of breath and fatigue. Yet "surprisingly, they fare better in the long run, have longer life expectancy and are less likely to need a heart transplant," Hare says. Researchers compared the outcomes of 15 patients treated at Johns Hopkins for fulminant myocarditis and 132 patients seen for acute myocar...

Bilbies invade central Australia

... will be really interesting to see how the bilbies fare over the hot months," she said. The research will involve trapping the bilbies and attaching transmitters to their tails. "We already have 4 with transmitters and they are travelling throughout the exclosure and digging extensively," said Ms Moseby. ...

UF research shows that a fern soaks up deadly arsenic from soil

...doctoral student in Ma's group, the plant seems to fare better in soils with arsenic than in soils without arsenic. But Ma said she is not ready to conclude the plant needs arsenic to live....

Touching effects: Visiting plants in the field may alter their future

...Butter and Eggs (Linaria vulgaris), also tended to fare better when visited. Fewer plants of this species died when visited than did their unvisited control counterparts. The remaining species in the study, Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense), and Kentucky Blue...

Isle Royale wolves fewer, but thriving

...o try to survive on lichens. Moose on the east end fare better because of the large balsam fir stands growing there....

MCG researchers study hormone that may prevent bone being lost in space

...e researchers believe their transgenic mouse would fare much better in space, where they hope it will eventually land. For the time being, they are using a nearly $900,000, three-year grant to study the mice on earth, simulating periods of weightlessness in the animals that over-express GIP and measuring ...

National survey reveals profound lack of scientific knowledge

...estions correctly. Even college graduates did not fare well, just over a third (35%) were able to respond correctly to all three questions. The survey reveals a scientific knowledge gap that is particularly distressing at a point when science literacy has become essential to participating in our democra...

Breast-fed babies less likely to be overweight children, teens

...and cholesterol, lower self esteem, and on average fare less well in school and earn less as young adults. They also are much more likely to grow into obese adults who face serious health consequences, such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. "Once present, obesity is hard to treat," Gillman says. ...

URI professor investigates the muscle behind blue mussels

.... and trying to hang on. Obviously, humans wouldnt fare very well on wave-swept rocky coasts, but the dimi...ussel responds well to the predictable, but doesnt fare well with the unpredictable," says the URI professor. The reason for its weakness may be that the mu...

Science study shows age, sex, weather, factors in fluctuating Soay Sheep population

...t others? Moreover, why would one group of animals fare differently from a similar group, under identical weather conditions? Those are questions ecologists constantly attempt to answer. One way to do that is by using a census method, although it can be difficult to test whether yearly counts of ...

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