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Tiny Jamaican Tree Crab Made Big And Fast Evolutionary Leap, Scientists Discover
...nd delicate Jamaican species thatspends its entire life
in a tree, made a surprisingly rapid evolutionarytransformation from its large and rugged ocean-dwelling ancestors, according togenetic research to be published in the May 28 issue of the journal Nature by aninternational team of biologists. "These...
Can Contaminated Aquifers Restore Themselves?
...ry state by USGS scientists to minimize theloss of life
and property from natural disasters, contribute to...ion'snatural resources, and enhance the quality of life
by monitoring water,biological, energy, and mineral resources. ###USGS...
Does Mountain Living Slow Rate Of Molecular Evolution?
... Mountains suggests that life
at the top slows the pace of ... The evidence that life
at higher elevations slows the "molecular clock," says Bleiwei...
USGS Responds to Amphibian Declines With Program In Great Smokey Mountains National Park
...o live on land and in the water, and their complex life
cycles--justify their use as indicators of environ...y state by USGS scientists to minimize the loss of life
and property from natural disasters, contribute to sound economic and physical development of the na...
Strategic Placement Of Automated External Defibrillators May Help Save Lives Of People
Who Go Into Cardiac Arrest
...ce AEDs-- which are used to "shock" hearts back to life
after they've stopped -- mayhelp save lives. In their study of commercial and civic establishments in theSeattle-King County area, researchers found the incidence of cardiac arrest washigher in airports, county jails, shopping malls and publi...
Gene-Altered Mice Boost Studies of Cardiomyopathy: Enables Research Into Causes And Treatment Of Heart Failure
...o 35 weeks after birth (about one third the normal life
span). "The clinical behavior, the anatomical changes and the microscopic evidence at autopsy are identical to human cardiomyopathy," said Leiden. "The progress of the disease is remarkably similar to the way heart failure affects humans." For exa...
Veterinarians' Input On Olympics Horse Events Has Had Global Impact
... for a veterinarian on the clinic floor tosave the life
of a sick foal, but in a much shorter time span we've probablyaffected more horses around the world with this work than I'll ever be ableto do on a case-by-case basis, " he said. "Case by case is stillvery important, but this work essentially change...
Researcher Uncovers New Species Of Fungus In Wisconsin Lake
... Back at the U. of I., he studies the microscopic life
that feedson the plant debris he has recovered. After studying the new fungus, he was able to place it within the genus Phomatsopora. He then compared it to samples of two similar Phomatsopora species ( berkleyi, discovered in England in 1875; a...
Micro-Plants Yield Pharmaceutical New Wave
...ales, dolphins and fish, there is a vast array of life
at the microscopic level that is not well understo...on of pharmaceuticals as that made from the plant life
of the Amazon Basin." Humans have been extracting drugs from plants on land for thousands of yea...
Georgia Scientists Study Salt Marsh To Understand Global Warming
...ng with the microorganisms, larger forms of animal life
also affectnutrient cycling in the marsh. Large populations of fiddler crabs thatinhabit the mud flats in the salt marsh can greatly enhance nutrientcycles in the area, Kostka said. Their burrows, which can extend 20centimeters into the soil, allow...
Molecular "Fossils" Of Early Life
...like those that probably gave rise to the earliest life
forms on Earthnearly 4 billion years ago, thus cre...tists a stepcloser to finding the precursor of all life
-- a single molecule containing bothgenetic code and an enzyme capable of triggering self-replicatio...
Researchers Show Mechanism And Similarities Of Biological Clocks
...e biological clocks that governthe daily cycles of life
have now identified several key cogs of the machineryand have shown that these main parts are remarkably similar betweeninvertebrates and mammals. In the June 5 issue of Science, one team describes the working partsthat drive the clock in mic...
The Shape Of Life: How Does The Computer "Know" When It Sees It?
...fe" technology to identify and classify thetiniest life
formsfound on Earth and in samples from Mars. The ...Remembering The Morph Man The idea of recognizing life
when you see it may seem obvious, but itsscientific grounding only dates back toProfessor D'Arcy Tho...
New Biological Markers Accurately Predict Prognosis In Head And Neck Cancer Patients, Find University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Researchers
...correspondingly, lowerlevels correlate with longer life
expectancy. Previous scientific reports havefound that TGF-" and EGFR are not expressed uniformly within a specific type ofcancer. Moreover, until now, no substantial support existed that levels ofthese proteins rival other traditional methods of m...
Mr. Ples Throws Scientists Into A Tizzy
... Hughes, a remarkable man who spent 40years of his life
excavating at Makapansgat and Sterkfontein and other SouthAfrican sites under Raymond Dart and myself." The work was supported by a grant to Conroy from the National Science Foundationand grants to Tobias for the excavation at Sterkfontein from the F...
Circulatory Device -- A Bridge To Recovery For Heart Failure?
...individuals with heart failure werebrought back to life
with the help of a mechanical circulation device, reportresearchers in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "These findings represent the first report of improved function in human heartcells, called myocytes, with any ther...
Potential Solutions For Gulf of Mexico's "Dead Zone" Explored
... or lower. The lack ofoxygen either forces aquatic life
to relocate or kills it. Hypoxia affects many coastal areas of the world, such as the Baltic Seaand Chesapeake Bay. It is also on the increase in shallow coastal areassuch as the Gulf of Mexico, which means a reassessment of priorities isin order, M...
...raldrugs. A virus only shows real signs of life
after it has infected a cell. Onceinside, the invader sheds its protective protein coat, releases its geneticmaterial and hijacks the cell's resources to replicate itself. But according tothe textbooks, viruses shut down between infections, becoming ...
Peptic Ulcers: Stress Does Matter, After All
...s, or even large doses of the ordinary stresses of life
are especially likely to develop ulcers, and ulcer patients who are anxious or under stress have a harder time healing and staying healed." Other research has suggested that psychological stress may push a H.pylori-infected person over the ed...
Report Focuses On Managed Care Impact In Clinical Microbiology Labs
...ican Society forMicrobiology is the largest single life
science society in the world, with over42,000 memb...ssion is to promotea better understanding of basic life
processes and the application of thisknowledge for improved health and environmental well being. ...
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