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Science earns top honor from Spain's Crown Prince

...eneral science journal whose articles consistently rank among the world's most often cited research reports, as monitored by the Institute for Scientific Information. Almost 12,000 research papers were submitted to Science in 2005. Approximately 7 percent were accepted. The number of submissions to ...

Stressed-out African naked mole-rats may provide clues about human infertility

...eeders of both sexes correlated significantly with rank position. In experiments where the queen is removed from her colony, reproductive activation in the female taking over as queen was accompanied by the development and expression of aggressive behaviour in the form of shoving. These succeeding females...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...the regions wildlife and wild lands, which may now rank among the richest in Africa. The plan would include the integration of several thousand ex-combatants from the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army into wildlife services, help establish and manage official networks of national parks and other protected are...

Bigger horns equal better genes

... to "win" physical battles and achieve high social rank among their competitors. "We've learned from other species, such as deer and sheep, that horn or antler size can be a good indicator of an individual's quality and reproductive success," Coltman said. "We wanted to see if the same could be said fo...

Genome Canada, Gnome Qubec and Universit de Montral launch P3G Consortium and CARTaGENE Project

...-edge field of genomics. "Our genomics researchers rank among world leaders in the development of insight into both environmental and genetic determinants of health," said Minister Bachand. "The funding for P3G/CARTaGENE represents a key effort to support scientific research and innovation in a sector whe...

Can a taste for poison drive speciation?

... 'vomit fruit.' Other Drosophila species treat the rank odor, which arises from the toxins hexanoic acid and octanoic acid, as a warning sign to stay away. And with good reason-if they alight on Tahitian Noni's fruit, they die. But D. sechellia blithely homes in on the malodorous fruit to lay its eggs, en...

Ewwwww! UCLA anthropologist studies evolution's disgusting side

...pail." But before asking the expecting women to rank how disgusting they found these scenarios, he asked a series of questions designed to determine whether they were experiencing morning sickness. In keeping with Fesslers theory, women in their first trimester scored much higher across the board i...

Anti-herpes treatment reduces HIV levels in women infected with both viruses

...ll for HSV control measures, including vaccine, to rank high on international HIV prevention and research ...evelopment and evaluation of an HSV vaccine should rank high on the international research agenda.' Gareth Thomas, UK Minister for International Development...

UCLA scientists garner 7 grants to fund leading-edge embryonic stem cell research

...h being proposed by UCLA stem cell scientists, who rank among the very best in their field, Witte said. UCLAs highly collaborative atmosphere allowed our scientists to develop innovative interdisciplinary research projects that bring expertise from all areas of the campus to bear on this important scienti...

Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky will discuss stress, health, Feb. 17 at AAAS meeting

...may play an even more significant role than social rank or personality. "Up until 15 years ago, the most striking thing we found was that, if you're a baboon, you don't want to be low ranking, because your health is going to be lousy," he explained. "But what has become far clearer, and probably took a de...

New player in commitment to life as a fat cell

...the path to fat formation. Using a novel method to rank genes, they found that XOR was at the top of the list of genes that fit the profile of a fat generator. Indeed, they found evidence that XOR controls PPAR-gamma a transcription factor considered to be the master regulator of fat production since it...

Fish can determine their social rank by observation alone, study finds

A male fish can size up potential rivals, and even rank them from strongest to weakest, simply by watching... use transitive inference to figure out where they rank in the social order," Fernald said. "I was amazed that they could do this through vicarious experien...

Fishy cooperation

... hierarchies in which dominant females support the rank contests of their daughters. Bottlenose dolphins form "political" coalitions every bit as complex as those of chimpanzees. Caledonian crows not only use tools in the wild, but also modify tools in the lab, an ability once thought to define humans. ...

Seagrass ecosystems at a 'global crisis'

...overage in the popular media. While recent studies rank seagrass as one of the most valuable habitat in coastal systems, media coverage of other habitats including salt marshes, mangroves and coral reefs receive 3 to 100-fold more media attention than seagrass systems. "Translating scientific understa...

FSU chemist Brschweiler awarded prestigious honor

...y, Rafael P. Brschweiler, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In bestowing the honor, which was announced in the Nov. 24 issue of the journal Science, the AAAS recognized Brschweiler for fundamental contributions to methodology and ap...

MIT survey: Climate change tops Americans' environmental concerns

....--According to a recent MIT survey, Americans now rank climate change as the country's most pressing envi...he past three years. The environment continues to rank in the middle of the list of "most important issues facing the U.S. today." However, among 10 enviro...

National Institutes of Health to map genomic changes of lung, brain and ovarian cancers

...econdary criteria were then applied to effectively rank those tumor collections that met the primary criteria. Site visits to the biorepositories were then conducted by NCI and NHGRI staff. Critical factors for TCGA, such as timing, logistics, and the need for re-consent of patients, were factored into ...

Science captures the essence of fruit

...tplace. "Alongside colour, flavour and fragrance rank as some of the most important guides to the natural world. The ability for manufacturers to recreate them exactly as they occur in nature will open new opportunities for high-quality, novel products and foods." While many biofermented compounds wil...

Mushrooms as good an antioxidant source as more colorful veggies

Portabella and crimini mushrooms rank with carrots, green beans, red peppers and broccoli as good sources of dietary antioxidants, Penn State researchers say. Dr. N. Joy Dubost, who recently earned her doctorate in food science at Penn State, measured the activity of two antioxidants, po...

NWO/Spinoza Prize for psychologist, immunologist, biologist and physicist

... Nobel Prize," is awarded to Dutch researchers who rank among the world's top scientists. The laureates are internationally renowned, and know how to inspire young researchers. This is the twelfth occasion on which the Spinoza Prizes have been awarded. The first occasion was in 1995. The awards are made o...

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