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Jan Lwe awarded 2007 EMBO Gold Medal

...accomplishments in his young career illustrate the golden qualities that characterise all EMBO medal winners. Jan has single-handedly revolutionised our understanding of the bacterial cell cycle and cell morphogenesis, through his insightful structural studies on virtually all of the key players, says Jeff ...

Presence of wolves allows aspen recovery in Yellowstone

...l species. Aspen, a beautiful hardwood tree with golden fall color, a key to ecosystem biodiversity and a hallmark feature of mountain areas across the West, has been the focus of concern. Unlike willows, aspen are more easily killed or suppressed by browsing and have been the slowest to show any recovery...

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that (modern) swing

...979 relic. And territorial males simply find the golden oldie much less threatening. Duke University graduate student Elizabeth Derryberry played two versions of the white-crowned sparrow song to the birds as part of her thesis research and found that a 1979 recording didn't inspire them nearly as well...

Releasing fish for the future

..., garfish, tailor, Australian bass, Murray cod and golden perch. NSW DPI scientists Matt Broadhurst and Paul Butcher have shown that mortality rates can be significantly improved through changed practices. Key recommendations from an initial two-year project are that fishers should Cut the line on f...

Active ingredient in common Chinese herb shown to reduce hypertension

...clip protocol to induce renal hypertension in male golden Syrian hamsters. The animals were anesthetized and a retroperitoneal approach was used to place a silver clip to constrict the right renal artery. Sham-operated hamsters and mice underwent the same procedure, except for the placement of a clip. Bo...

Mutant gene causes severe kidney disease in infants

... be treated successfully with steroids. It's not a golden bullet, but there's a slim chance, if the treatment is given early. "Unfortunately, mutations in other podocyte genes, like NPHS2 also referred to as podocin are more common," he adds. "Based on all our knowledge so far, there is no effective the...

MIT engineers probe spiders' polymer art

...hnology, studied the silk of Nephila clavipes, the golden silk orb-weaving spider. One species of golden orb spider creates a web so strong it can catch small birds. In the South Pacific, people make fishi...

Texas researchers casting for answers to stop algae problem in Texas lakes

...OLLEGE STATION Texas researchers are hoping for a golden opportunity to reel in a solution to stop a toxic ...e hoping for a breakthrough before winter when the golden algae typically blooms and kills perhaps hundreds of thousands of fish in one occurrence. "If you ...

Northwestern biologists demote Southeast Asia's 'forest ox'

...pecies of bear. It turned out to be an undescribed golden color phase of the moon bear. He also was involved in the debunking of another alleged new species of hoofed animal, the "khting vor," that was only known to science from specimens of its horns. Galbreath and others showed that these horns were the w...

Good times ahead for dinosaur hunters, according to U of Penn scientist's dinosaur census

PHILADELPHIA The golden age of dinosaur discovery is yet upon us, according to Peter Dodson at the University of Pennsylvania. In a forthcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dodson revises his groundbreaking 1990 census on the diversity of d...

Silence of the amoebae

Freedom of expression is great, but silence is golden at least when it comes to amoebae, which are intestine-dwelling parasites that cause life-threatening dysentery in many parts of the world. Three years ago, scientists at the Weizmann Institute accidentally discovered a way to silence the expression...

Himalayan forests disappearing

...hreatens tigers, black bears, musk deer, leopards, golden eagles and bearded vultures that depend on the forests. Large-scale conservation efforts are urgently needed to avoid the disappearance of these animals from the region, they say. Pandit's team analysed high resolution satellite images of the region ...

Art of Science exhibit opens at Princeton

...he top three entrants in amounts calculated by the golden ratio (whose proportions have since antiquity been considered to be aesthetically pleasing): 1st Prize -- $250.00 2nd Prize -- $154.51 3rd Prize -- $95.49 The judges decided to award a special video category prize in the amount of $196.53 (the geomet...

Arizona State University hosts 'Genomes, Evolution, and Bioinformatics' conference

...n information available, scientists are entering a golden age of comparative genomic and evolutionary studies, drawing new discoveries and conclusions on questions that span how changes in DNA and proteins contribute to the evolution of life on Earth or bring about disease. SMBE is an international society ...

Conservation International & Disney discover new species in the 'Realm of the Yeti'

...serving the world's only fully habituated troop of golden monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana), which is the re...new species, and having the opportunity to see how golden monkeyswhich were severely threatened by poaching and habitat destructionare now thriving, it is cle...

Creation of antibiotic in test tube holds promise for better antibiotics

...at nisin's five thioether rings may turn out to be golden "in the never-ending search for blockbuster antibiotics."...

Hamster study shows how our brains recognize other individuals

...r laboratory and created social encounters between golden hamsters. Then they examined the animals' brains for evidence of those encounters. Last year Johnston's team conducted the first experiment to demonstrate the neural basis of individual recognition in hamsters and identify which areas of the brain pl...

Report lists top 20 most-vulnerable African carnivores

...f concern included the leopard, spotted hyena, and golden cat, all of which suffer from the combined key threats of habitat loss and conflict with people over predation on domestic animals. By contrast, a handful of species seem to thrive among humans, including the African civet and several species of jac...

Global warming drives epidemic disease wiping out amphibian populations

... Monteverde harlequin frog vanished along with the golden toad 17 years ago from the mountains of Costa Rica. About 67 per cent of the 110 species of the particular frog--which only existed in the American tropics--have met the same fate due, say the researchers, to a pathogenic fungus called Batrachochytri...

Climate change drives widespread amphibian extinctions

...uin frog disappeared in the late 1980s, as did the golden toad, whose much-publicized extinction, said Pounds, "was the first sign of this emerging threat to species survival." Using records of sea-surface and air temperatures, Pounds and colleagues show that harlequin frogs are disappearing in near lockste...

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