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HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize

... for years, with nothing to show for it. So when I finally found the genes in 1991, I couldn't believe it! None of them had ever been seen before. They were all different but all related to each other. That was very satisfying." The discovery made it possible to study the sense of smell with the techniques o...

Old bones unearth new date for giant deer's last stand

... Sea. The next question we need to address is what finally killed them off, whether it was hunting, agricultural clearing of land or changes in climate or vegetation." Up until 20,000 years ago the giant deer, Megaloceros giganteus Blumenbach, was found across the middle latitudes of Eurasia, from Ireland to...

Effort to control trade in great white sharks gets teeth from international community

...e as a relentless man-eater, the great white shark finally received today global recognition as a persecuted species worthy of protection, as participants of the 13th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) adopted a proposal to improve management and...

Plastic surgeons perform first entire face reconstruction

... because their lips have been rebuilt and they can finally smile." "By rebuilding the face, they can feel better about themselves and are more accepted socially once their abnormality is less dramatic," continued Dr. Stevenson. "This procedure is an important step to help burn patients overcome their trau...

My favourite aunt is purple

...ith a black outline which faded to a mild blue and finally pink when he got to know them. Dr Jamie Ward continues: "The ability of some people to see the coloured auras of others has held an important place in folklore and mysticism throughout the ages. Although many people claiming to have such power...

Darwin's greatest challenge tackled: the mystery of eye evolution

...d cones of the retina. So how did EMBL researchers finally trace the evolution of the eye? By studying a "liv...ete evidence of common evolutionary origin. We had finally solved one of the big mysteries in human eye evolution."...

Diabetic damage to eyes, heart, nerves, kidneys may be explained by controversial theory

... Louis. "Being able to publish the online appendix finally gave us the room we needed to respond to everyone's concerns." Williamson's theory focuses on the energy-producing compound's reversible transformation between two forms, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and NADH (NAD plus H, or one atom of...

Structure of new DNA enzyme family member found

...go through various morphological changes until you finally get to modern man. You can see the same sort of trends in the evolution of protein shapes." The primitive protein began as a general kinase, playing lots of roles in the cell, he says. Eventually, it evolved and diverged into a group of different pro...

Norman D. Newell to receive Legendary Geoscientist Award

...sorship at the University of Wisconsin in 1937 and finally a professor of geology at Columbia University from 1945 until 1977. During the same period he was also a curator at the American Museum of Natural History. Published in 1982, his book Creation and Evolution: Myth or Reality? is still considered one ...

A puzzle posed by black-headed ducks yields to persistent biologists

...was really prevalent and noticeable that year, and finally we had an explanation for the anomalous results we had been finding," Lyon said. Relatively little was known about the black-headed duck before this study, aside from a single-year study conducted by Weller over three decades ago. It had been thought...

Six reporters reach the 'Pinnacle of Excellence'

...n a hydrogen economy in Iceland for some time, and finally I was able to do so this year. With the current energy issues facing the world today, I hope the recognition from this award will help get the story out." Online Carl Zimmer's three-part series appeared in Corante.com . "Hamilton's Fall," "Why The...

Study gives US a 'C' for lagging support of international reproductive health and population efforts

...tinence-only approaches. "The HIV/AIDS pandemic is finally getting some long-needed attention from the international donor community," says Sally Ethelston, lead author of the new report and a vice president at PAI. "The challenge now is to ensure that, wherever possible, HIV/AIDS efforts help strengthen ove...

Scientists discover key egg enzyme for blocking sperm entry after fertilization

... even during early development. "It is exciting to finally solve this century-old riddle. Now we want to take this result from sea urchins, who produce eggs that are easy to obtain and to study, and apply it more broadly," says the lead author on the study, Julian Wong. ...

Ocean colour satellites guide research ship through South Pacific's watery desert

... initial colour towards blue-green, then green and finally brownish for increasing chlorophyll concentration....standing algal stock, a reduced grazing on it, and finally a minimal production of debris. This means they are among the clearest waters in the world ocean, wi...

Scientists find missing link between whale and its closest relative, the hippo

...ow Jean-Renaud Boisserie and his French colleagues finally puts to rest the long-standing notion that the hip...ists had failed to recognize it. This new analysis finally brings the fossil evidence into accord with the molecular data, showing that whales and hippos indee...

Green tea extract boosts exercise endurance 8-24%, utilizing fat as energy source

...ediate their effects on endurance capacity." And finally they noted: "Although the clinical efficacy of GTE has not yet been confirmed in human studies, our results suggest that GTE may be a useful tool for improving endurance capacity."...

CSIRO finds a way to get more out of old cars

...en magnetic separation to recover clean steel, and finally a gravity technique to separate low-density materials like glass from high-density metals like copper, lead and brass....

Charles Yanofsky named National Medal of Science winner

...his colleagues conducted a seminal experiment that finally proved the principle that each gene does contain the code for a specific protein. Yanofsky continues to study the genes of the bacteria Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis, and a mold, Neurospora crassa, looking for basic information essential to ...

New DNA studies verify existence of three right whale species

...es from many parts of the globe. Right whales were finally given full protection by the International Whaling Commission in 1935, but recovery for all populations has been slow at best. Hunting of right whales in the North Pacific by commercial whaling vessels continued into the 1970s causing them to nearly ...

Teams build robots that walk like humans

...ch leg, a small motor stretches a spring, which is finally released to provide the push. The Delft robot uses a pneumatic push at the hip, and the MIT robot uses electric motors that directly move the ankle. All three robots have arms synchronized to swing with the opposite leg for balance. The robot work wa...

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(Date:10/30/2014)... a $1.04 million grant from the U.S. Army ... osteoarthritis using a patient,s own stem cells, spurred ... polymers., Liping Tang, a bioengineering professor and interim ... is primarily focused on helping soldiers who are ... if we inject microscaffolding that we,ve developed into ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite ... between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything ... our pets. , "We,ve developed a platform for computer-mediated ... to new avenues for interpreting dogs, behavioral signals and ... Dr. David Roberts, an assistant professor of computer science ...
(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 ...
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