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Revealing bizarre deep-sea secrets
...cord animals attracted to bait or to an artificial lure
designed to mimic the light given off by a common deep-sea jellyfish. (For more information about Eye-in-the-Sea and the jellyfish lure, please see: http://www.hboi.edu/news/press/sept0203.html ). Dr. Tammy Frank, the expedition's other co-leader a...
Using science to restore habitat for declining species
...rren are revealing the methods that mussels use to lure
specific fish species close enough to "infect" them with their young. Mussels display remarkable adaptations to actively infect their hosts, setting out lures similar to the prey of the host fish, releasing mussel young in small packets that resemble...
There be dragons: New deep-sea predator species discovered
...ioluminescent organ the animals use like a fishing lure
to attract prey, mainly lanternfish. If the barbels served only this function, scientists would expect all dragonfishes to have similar barbels. However, because the protrusions are so varied, some theorize the fish may also use them to identify othe...
Don't always believe what you see, suggests study on false memories
...t of the original set, and one slide contained the lure
image a shape very similar to all of those shown ...e the subjects said that they had indeed seen the lure
image in the original group of shapes, even though it hadn't been there. "This suggests that visual ...
New research technique provides unique glimpse into Alzheimer's disease
... other particles, making it even more difficult to lure
them into a tiny tube through traditional membranes. Cirrito and colleagues therefore developed a unique way to perform microdialysis, incorporating two key components: a membrane that captures larger molecules and proteins that make ABeta less stick...
Fishing for photos of rare or unknown deep-sea creatures with an electronic jellyfish lure
MONTEREY, CALIF.--Using a new lighted jellyfish lure
and a unique camera system, researchers from HARBO...arch there. From Sept 2-5 a team will be using the lure
for the first time in the dark depths of California's Monterey Bay. "We are hoping to do some honest...
Researchers identify molecular signaling system that is crucial for plant fertility
...n for its role in the mammalian nervous system, to lure
a pollen tube toward the egg cells. GABA acts like a light at the end of a tunnel, stimulating the initial growth of the pollen tube and shining ever brighter as the tube gets closer to its goal. The researchers found that the key to regulating GABA...
UW researchers find second anthrax toxin receptor
...in the laboratory, they could use it as a decoy to lure
anthrax toxin away from the real cell receptors, preventing much of the toxin from entering cells and inflicting its usually fatal damage. The findings will appear in this week's (the week of April 7) online "Early Edition" of the Proceedings of the ...
Brain imaging study sheds light on inner workings of human intelligence
...d "chair" appears in the list above is a lure. The lure
items are easily confusable for an item seen three...ce appeared to be most critical for performance on lure
trials. The critical nature of lure
trials also was reflected in brain activation differences betwe...
Multitasking genes manage related traits in plants
...tamen and pistil must be precisely constructed to lure
a pollinator in to both fertilize the plant and carry away genetic material in the pollen to other flowers. If a flower's tube where the nectar is was short in relation to its stamens, the male parts of the flower, a bee could dive in, nab nectar a...
Purdue creates self-generating nanotubes with 'dial-up' properties
... manner, but in addition, they have the ability to lure
the bacteria with a bait that guides them to the cell membrane where they can start destroying the cell." Further exploitation of the tubes' dial-up properties could lead to nanotubes that conduct electricity or photons, making them useful in comput...
Death by color: Spiny spiders' bright stripes attract prey
...-weaving spiny spider flashes its colorful back to lure
unsuspecting quarry into its web. The discovery o...earcher "Attraction is all casinos are about. They lure
you; they want to get you there. They lure
people with bright lights, cheap plane tickets, inexpensi...
Michigan State scientists identify chemical come-on of sea lamprey
... understand the chemicals that the fish release to lure
females. Their discoveries have the potential to ... and how far one fish can cast its chemical net to lure
a female. Sea lampreys migrate into streams to spawn in spring. The males arrive earlier than the fe...
Assaulting the mosquitos sense of smell
...ito attractant could be found, it could be used to lure
them into a container filled with a potent insecticide. Molecular biology provides a new arrow in the quiver of both high and low tech methods that the World Health Organization and other groups are using to combat this scourge, says Zwiebel.Vanderbi...
Humans at work and play in high altitude environments
...rmer Mt. Everest mountain-climber, understands the lure
of a mountain high. High altitude play is like a drug, he said. It can do grand things for a person, but it can also be bad for your health and long life if you overdose on it. Research has shown residual neuropsychometric deficits, including brai...
Chemical may deter starfish from devouring endangered coral reefs
...ed a chemical in sea urchins that might be used to lure
starfish away from coral reefs, an endangered ecosystem they are devouring at an alarming rate. The finding was presented here today during the 2000 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies. The weeklong scientific meeting, h...
Blister beetles use sex and subterfuge to infiltrate bee's nests
...ry tract. The researchers believe the aggregations lure
males into copulation through a combination of visual and olfactory cues. They noted that triungulin masses position themselves on vegetation much like female bees-perched on the top of a plant stem-and males approach and land on masses and females i...
Scientists on scent of better coyote management
...oyote management. They have been used for years to lure
coyotes into traps to reduce attacks on livestock. To take advantage of the coyote's keen sense of smell, these fragrances have often been creative mixtures of blood, urine and other fluids from a variety of animal sources. Because of this variabilit...
Illinois waterways, waterfowl detailed in new book
... the state's waterfowl. "There is an indescribable lure
about waterfowl that captures our interest, whether we are birdwatchers, conservationists, outdoor enthusiasts or hunters," Havera said. "We want to know what kinds of waterfowl frequent our state, when, where, how, how many, what they eat, where th...
Clemson researchers link federal flood insurance program to accelerated coastal development
...ue solely to the soothing effects of the surf, the lure
of thewarm seas breezes or the taste of fresh seafood. According to researchers atthe Strom Thurmond Institute at Clemson University, the land rush on the coastbegan in 1972, when South Carolina adopted the federal flood insurance program. R...