Tag: "controversy" at biology news
'Broken' gene reveals evolution of salt retention and possible ties to hypertension
...studies and clinical trials of salt reduction, the controversy
over the benefits of lowering salt intake "constitutes one of the longest running, most vitriolic, and surreal disputes in all of medicine," wrote journalist Gary Taubes in Science Magazine in 1998. Di Rienzo's team of evolutionary biologists took a...
Ancient sea spider fossils discovered in volcanic ash
... modern oceans. For two-centuries there has been a controversy
about the relationship of sea spiders to land spiders, scorpions, ticks and mites because of their unique body form. Sea spiders have a long proboscis and unusual limb structures used in mating and carrying brooding embryos. The fossil record of thei...
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