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These legs were made for fighting

... for distance running. Slender, long-legged humans excel at running. Yet, they also excel at fighting. In a 2004 study, Carrier made a case that australopiths evolved into lithe, long-legged...

Evolution and the workaround

...tion is a pathogen or a cancer cell. Noxious cells excel at developing drug resistance, outwitting immune systems, and evading cellular controls. They even show an unhealthy talent for surviving internal perturbations such as mutations that affect the function of vital genes, and they do this by evolving n...

DOE JGI sequences, releases genome of symbiotic tree fungus

...th soil microbes known as mycorrhizal fungi, which excel at procuring necessary, but scarce, nutrients such as phosphate and nitrogen. When Laccaria bicolor partners with plant roots, a mycorrhizal root is created, resulting in a mutualistic relationship that significantly benefits both organisms. The fung...

Brain on chip

...in collaboration with Infineon Technologies AG and excel in their density of sensory transistors: 16384 transistors on an area of one square millimeter record the neural activity in the brain. Recording the activity patterns of the united cell structure of an intact mammalian brain tissue represents a sig...

Cardiovascular and immunology research alliance announced by Yale and Boehringer Ingelheim

...ores of students from underrepresented backgrounds excel in the sciences as undergraduates and prepare for careers in science and medicine. In addition to Pober and Slayman, Yale representatives to the Steering Committee include Richard Flavell, Sterling Professor and chair of Immunobiology and Investigat...

EURYI expands horizons for young scientific researchers in Europe

Compelling curiosity and the desire to excel are common traits among each of the 25 winners of the 2005 European Young Investigator (EURYI) Awards scheme, who will have ample opportunities to put their ideas into action starting right now. Each winner will receive up to 1,250,000 over a five-ye...

SciFinder 2006 launches powerful new substance search capablities

...ser and don't see how any researcher could hope to excel without daily, round-the-clock access. In the old days, you could be forgiven for not knowing about a certain paper, but now there is no excuse. The speed and scope of its search power is amazing, and the answer to 'what aspect is most helpful for ...

DFG awards 2005 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

...ments to date as well as a stimulus to continue to excel in the future. The prize, which has been awarded since 1977, is named after the former DFG President and nuclear physicist Heinz Maier-Leibnitz. The prize is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and is awarded by the DFG. A...

Undergrads hooked on research

... the country who are leaders in research, who also excel in undergraduate teaching," said Peter J. Bruns, HHMI vice president for grants and special programs. A competition for a new group of HHMI professors was just announced this month. Up to 20 research professors will be chosen after review by a panel ...

Intelligence in men and women is a gray and white matter

... of the study, may help to explain why men tend to excel in tasks requiring more local processing (like mathematics), while women tend to excel at integrating and assimilating information from distributed gray-matter regions in the brain, such ...

Six reporters reach the 'Pinnacle of Excellence'

...ogram recognizes and encourages science writers to excel and continue to report about the awe, wonder, and complexities of science and scientific issues. We are proud to honor the best science journalists in their respective fields with these awards." The 2004 AAAS Science Journalism Award recipients were...

$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training

..., as well as helping them find out what areas they excel in and should likely pursue further." Just as the GCC melds training and research, this National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant reinforces a similar approach to scientific education. All part of a new NIH roadmap initiative, the grant supports t...

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(Date:10/30/2014)... developed a suite of technologies that can be used ... applications in everything from search and rescue to service ... platform for computer-mediated communication between humans and dogs that ... behavioral signals and sending them clear and unambiguous cues ... of computer science at NC State and co-lead author ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... In the largest study of its kind to date, ... genes that heighten the risk for autism. Joseph Buxbaum, ... York City, Mark Daly, Ph.D., Broad Institute of Harvard ... DNA samples from affected children, parents and unrelated people. ... to contribute to the risk for autism spectrum disorder ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... number of chemicals from household and industrial products are ... bodies. But for most of them, scientists have yet ... taken the first step toward doing that by estimating ... new method is published in the ACS journal ... and colleagues note that the risks to human health ...
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