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Sea change: Skeletons of ancient corals different from today's

...te student may have solved a problem that has been baffling marine biologists and paleontologists for years: Why do coral reefs disappear from the fossil record during the beginning of the Cretaceous period -- 120 million years ago -- only to reappear after its end 35 million years ago? The possible answer: A...

Search for alien life challenges current concepts, says U. of Colorado prof.

...d. "But because subsequent investigations yielded baffling results that didn't fit the original metabolic definition of life they were working with, NASA eventually concluded the original signal was not evidence of life. This is an experiment that is still debated today, and it's a classic example of an ano...

Protein tied to usher syndrome may be hearing's 'Missing Link'

...k, thus finally answering a question that has been baffling researchers for years," says James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., director of the NIDCD. "Thanks to the collaborative effort among these researchers, we are now at the closest point we have ever been to understanding the mechanism by which the ear conv...

How the Biotech Revolution Is Changing the Way We Fight Disease

...velopment of new therapies for treating this still baffling disease. This spin-off of the human genome project is only the latest exciting research advance in a decades-long quest to fully understand the biochemistry of the human body and thereby gain insights into the secrets of health, disease, and aging. ...

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(Date:8/27/2014)... to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we ... is stop moving altogether. This strategy helps us hear ... movements. , This interplay between movement and hearing also ... evidence has long suggested that the brain,s motor cortex, ... gives rise to our conscious perception of sound. , ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... giant, frightening beasts. But every creature is a baby ... containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one ... overseen by a caretaker, according to a new study ... Hedrick and Peter Dodson led the work, collaborating with ... the specimen is held. Hedrick is a doctoral student ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... into doubt the long-standing belief that a deficiency in ... plays a central role in depression. In the journal ... lacking the ability to make serotonin in their brains ... did not show depression-like symptoms. , Donald Kuhn ... Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine note ...
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