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A whole lot of shaking goin' on triggers early hatching in red-eyed tree frogs

...hite noise. "These experiments don't rule out the possibility that the frog eggs use other cues," she says. "But clearly, differences in temporal patterns are enough to affect the perception of how dangerous a disturbance is."...

Gene implicated in chronic kidney disease

...pharmacological manipulation, our study raises the possibility that TRPC6 may be a useful therapeutic target in chronic kidney disease," Winn said. The researchers have begun a broader genomic screen of additional families from around the world to further examine genetic mechanisms in FSGS. Collaborators on the ...

New thermometer reveals wet conditions on earliest Earth

... young planet by most researchers and opens up the possibility that life got a very early foothold," said E. Bruce Watson, Institute Professor of Science and professor of geochemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. According to Watson, the research provides important information and a new technique for ma...

Killer dinosaurs turned vegetarian

...e were at least two mass die-offs. That raises the possibility the dinosaurs were drawn repeatedly to the site by water or an attractive food source perhaps plants growing around the spring and then the spring occasionally would poison the animals with toxic gas or water, Kirkland says. Falcarius is the four...

Season of birth influences age of menopause, say Italian researchers

...d that there were some limitations to the study a possibility of recall bias, and it involved women referred to menopause centres rather than the general population. Also, the effect of seasons may differ in different geographic areas. "Nevertheless, the data seem to suggest notable effects of the month/season ...

Early origins of obesity: Programming the appetite regulatory system

...of nutritional status. This, of course, raises the possibility that changes in the fetal environment can permenantly change the way that this system develops and result in changes in feeding behaviour after the individual is born." With child and adult obesity currently at epidemic proportions in both the devel...

Stegosaur plates and spikes for looks only, researchers say

...d vessels are difficult to establish. To probe the possibility that the plates and spikes were heat exchangers, the paleontologists looked at the evolution of these skin growths in the thyreophoran family, which included the stegosaurs. The team obtained fossils from a half-dozen different species of thyreophora...

Hydroxycitric acid slows glucose uptake, cuts insulin peaks/valleys a la South Beach Diet

...1) glucose administration" which also excluded the possibility of "a major effect of HCA on gastric emptying," the paper stated. "These data support a possible role for HCA as a food supplement in lowering postprandial glucose profiles," it said. Wielinga said that the absorption delay was significant because "s...

Researchers find genetic link to cerebral hemorrhage and porencephaly

...rean delivery of at-risk babies could increase the possibility of a healthy life," he concluded....

Racehorses, asthmatics, meatpackers may have similar etiology of airway disturbances

... human asthma. The current data "further raise the possibility of local suppression of cell-mediated immunity through the increased expression of IL-10" supporting the concept of the open window "of transient immune suppression after strenuous exercise (as well as) increased susceptibility to respiratory viruses...

Different microarray systems more alike than previously thought

...Bloomberg School of Public Health. "Now we see the possibility that it may not make much difference as long as th...bility and some did not, and no study explored the possibility that a laboratory's methods of using a particular system affected the results. "Given the amount of ...

$10 million gift establishes Helen L. & Martin S. Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology

...ese organisms have human counterparts, raising the possibility that studies in these animals will lead ultimately to a far better understanding of human stem cell biology. Stem cells have the incredible ability, under the right conditions, to morph into nearly any other cell type of cells, regardless of where t...

Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication

...d other elephant experts have begun to explore the possibility that the Thai elephants were responding to these p...ford, O'Connell-Rodwell has been investigating the possibility that newborns with severe hearing loss could have their hearing improved by exposure to vibrational ...

Cancer survivors may be at higher risk for cognitive dysfunction

...hatdirectly affect the central nervous system. One possibility is that chemotherapy or other cancer treatments maycause long-term damage. The researchers plan a follow-up studycomparing survivors who received different treatments. "If, five, eight, 10 years down the line, having had that treatment isgoing to inc...

JCI table of contents June 1, 2005

...arp and Andrea Cooper write, "the study raises the possibility that pharmacological inhibition of lipoxin synthesis may provide a method of augmenting inefficient immune responses in TB and other important chronic infectious diseases." TITLE: Host control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is regulated by 5-lipoxygen...

DOE JGI sequences DNA from extinct cave bear

...robably our closest prehistoric relative." Another possibility is to apply these techniques to the remains found recently in Indonesia of the Flores Man, nicknamed "the hobbit." Although younger, at 18,000 years old, the tropical environment where the skeletons were found may have accelerated the DNA degradation...

Washington State University study points to role of toxins in inherited disease

... DNA. The work by Skinner and his group raises the possibility that environmental factors may play a much larger role in evolution than has been realized before. This research was supported in part by a grant to Skinner from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's STAR Program....

Ancient DNA confirms single origin of Malagasy primates

...ted taxonomic success of our study leaves open the possibility that data from additional taxa will overturn this increasingly robust hypothesis." Yoder said the researchers' results support the close relationship of sloth lemurs (Palaeopropithecus) to living indriids, but Megaladapis does not show a sister-group...

Mosquito study shows new, faster way West Nile can spread

...e spread of West Nile virus take into account the possibility that mammals such as horses may be involved in the proliferation of this virus. Direct transfer of virus from the infected mosquitoes that initially feed on them to others that feed on them afterwards, could significantly accelerate the spread of ...

Unweaving amyloid fibers to solve prion puzzles

...he core of nanoscale electrical wires, opening the possibility of one day incorporating them into integrated circuits. "These findings are quite relevant for the material sciences," says Lindquist. "The more we understand about how these fibers work, the more we can get them to self-assemble," a key advantage ...

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