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HHMI awards international research grants to 28 scientists
...His first, in 1995, was pivotal in his decision to stay
in Hungary despite prestigious job offers in the West. A second grant in 2000 enabled him to build a relatively large, well-equipped, internationally competitive lab. Now director of the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Hungarian Academy of...
US citizens hail court ruling
... strong science curriculum, which will help the US stay
competitive in science and technology, experts say...ove K-12 science education and thereby help the US stay
competitive in science and technology, says Marshall Berman, a retired government scientist who has ...
Bats use touch receptors on wings to fly, catch prey, study finds
... wing can become turbulent. Merkel cells help bats stay
aerodynamically sound by alerting them when their wing position or curve is incorrect, preventing the creatures from stalling in midair. "It's like a sail or a plane. When you change the curve of a wing a little bit, you get improved lift. But if yo...
Nearly a quarter of children are especially susceptible to respiratory illness if they are exposed to second-hand smoke
...o two or more smokers were four times as likely to stay
home due to lower-respiratory illness than were unexposed children with the "GG" genotype. Previous research has shown that exposure to second-hand smoke increases the occurrence and severity of breathing problems, respiratory infections, visits to a...
Learning about sex from an elegant worm
...omologs, must contact and recognize each other and stay
together during the recombination process, while sequences of DNA on one chromosome trade places with corresponding sequences on the other (which may have different versions of the same genes). Homologous chromosomes remain locked together until the...
Obesity before pregnancy linked to childhood weight problems
...here's a good chance that an overweight child will stay
overweight for the rest of his or her life. "Weight persists with time, so a child who is overweight by her second birthday is more likely to be overweight at a later age," said Pamela Salsberry, the study's lead author and an associate professor of ...
Grabbing addiction by the tail
...hinery otherwise occupied, the glutamate receptors stay
on the cell surface, where they continue to receive signals. After confirming these results in cell cultures, Wang and colleagues tested the peptide in rats that had been given amphetamine once every other day for 20 days. During this period, the an...
Give thanks for the cranberry, say dental researchers
... Brush your teeth after dinner, don't snack often, stay
away from sugary foods, use a mouth rinse, and get regular dental checkups....
Loss of fear factor makes timid mouse bold
...ice, which cower on the edges of an open field and stay
near the center of a plus-shaped maze, mice without stathmin were much more adventurous, readily exploring exposed areas. The authors concluded from their experiments that stathmin is required for both innate and learned fear. Together with his lab'...
Marathon of nano-sprinters
...g.1, any motor that unbinds from the filament will stay
close to that filament as long as the cargo and filament are still cross-linked by at least one bound motor. In such a situation, the unbound motor can rebind to the filament and then continue to pull the cargo in contrast to human sprinters, molecu...
Limiting the damage in stroke
.... But if the IKK2 signal is blocked, damaged cells stay
alive and even seem to recover. The effects are long-term; neurons in the damaged tissues were still alive several days after the stroke. Two factors make the study promising in the search for treatments for this deadly disease. First, shutting down ...
Bird calls may have meaning
...adee thinks, 'wow, that bird sounds big,' and they stay
away from it," says Sturdy, from the Faculty of Science. "The first thing birds use to identify vocalizations is the frequency range. Different birds use different acoustic ranges as a filter, so if it is too high or too low, they ignore it." When th...
A resetting signal keeps circadian rhythm on track in Drosophila fruit flies
...als." "We were curious about how these brain cells stay
synchronized, so we controlled the way time was ticking in individual clocks: we made the morning cells run faster and the evening cells relatively slower, and the other way around," explained researcher Dan Stoleru. "In this fashion, we introduced p...
Abalones along Pacific coast may owe their huge, dinner-plate size to sea otters
... the abundance of kelp, the ability of abalones to stay
hidden in crevices and the predation of otters set up an ideal system to ratchet up the size of abalones." "There is very little doubt that in the old days, before people were part of the system and when otters were abundant along this coast, anywher...
Study findings offer potential new targets for antibiotics
...hanges in bacteria may ultimately help drug makers stay
a step ahead of disease-causing bacteria that can ...e an issue," Fredrick said. "But as long as we can stay
ahead of the ability of the pathogens to resist antibiotics, we're okay." The findings appear online...
Sustainable agriculture: Canadian institute offers definition, recommends path
...aper also calls for programs to help small farmers stay
current with information technologies, some of whom are still on party lines and cannot even operate a fax. Food safety The paper says public confidence in food safety is challenged by incidents of contamination and disease outbreaks. To augment regu...
Throwaway society? Truth is, we really care about getting rid of things
...ners. Said Professor Gregson: "Some things tend to stay
around because their physical state seems to insist that they do so, and because we cannot think of good enough reasons to eject them. "This is just as much a problem for many households as the frustrations of the chuck-replace cycle now widespread ...
In Western bluebird as well as human families, accumulated wealth encourages stability
...r natal philopatry - the tendency for offspring to stay
at or near home rather than look for a new place t...maining with parents that could cause offspring to stay
at home," Dickinson said. "The Western bluebird fledglings stay
on their parents' territory living i...
UW study shows deer in CWD zone stick to home
...nges in the same location where they were born and stay
there for their entire life," Mathews explains. "...ng to the study's results, females and adult males stay
close to home. Young bucks travel on average five to seven miles from their home range to establish ...
Biotech cotton 8: Bugs 0
...mine how to best use that combination of toxins to stay
one step ahead of the pink bollworms....
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