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Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting

...ocide: Anthropology in the Third Reich. The untold tale of twins, their fate and the bitter role of anthropologists. Saturday, 10.30 a.m. Authors of Fat, The Anthropology of an Obsession. Surprising tales on what fat means in different cultures. ...

The secret lives of whales

...worldwide and are whale icons thanks to Melvilles tale of Moby Dick, the rare white sperm whale. Female sperm whales feed in tropical regions while males travel globally and feed near the poles. For example, of the roughly one million sperm whales killed by whalers in the Antarctic Ocean, only one was a...

NJIT small biz expert Bruce Kirchhoff supports high tech for jobs

...me." Kirchhoff has been telling his tale in the U.S. as well as around the world. A few weeks ago, he lectured leaders of economic development in the Netherlands; last month, he delivered a similar talk to people involved in micro and nano-technology in the U.S. Kirchhoff is a former chief...

Don Quixote's home shows way to future Earth Observation missions

...ata for irrigation management. In Cervantes' comic tale the central Spanish region of La Mancha was where Don Quixote undertook a series of knightly quests. Exactly four hundred years later researchers have been participating in a different type of quest: the direct in-situ detection of photosynthesis, th...

Univ. of Chicago scientists find potential cause of breathing problems in Rett Syndrome children

...the disturbed functions," he added. "It's the tell tale sign." Ramirez also plans to further investigate why these neurons are not releasing enough norepinephrine. "By understanding any of these neuromodulators, you'll better understand a lot of childhood disorders." Texas scientists, headed by Huda Zoghb...

Avian influenza virus in mammals spreads beyond the site of infection to other organ systems

...stemic replication in cats, providing a cautionary tale for humans regarding how influenza is spread and how the disease presents itself. Rimmelzwaan and colleagues caution that because of the systemic nature of avian influenza, "H5N1 virus infection needs to be included in the differential diagnosis of ...

Troubling times for embryo gene tests

...bility advocacy groups now wonder how widespread a tale like the Schirmers' could become. The largest area of growth is in "homebrew" tests for rare genetic diseases. These are tests developed by individual laboratories that are used by a relatively small number of people each year. In 2000, the US Center...

ACS News Service weekly press package - May 30, 2006

...of Agricultural & Food Chemistry The classic fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears showcases a bedrock principle of pharmacology. The beneficial effect of drugs often is dose-dependent. One dose is not enough. Another is too much. Yet another dose is just right. Shela Gorinstein and colleagues in Isra...

Heat halts pain inside the body

The old wives' tale that heat relieves abdominal pain, such as colic or menstrual pain, has been scientifically proven by a UCL (University College London) scientist, who will present the findings today at the Physiological Society's annual conference hosted by UCL. Dr...

Atomic-resolution structure of a ribozyme yields insights into RNA catalysis and the origins of life

...ientific research projects have this sort of fairy tale ending. It has been extremely rewarding as well as humbling," Scott said. The RNA Center at UCSC was immensely helpful, providing support that was instrumental to the group's success, he added. Harry Noller, Sinsheimer Professor of Molecular Biolog...

No guts, no worries

... suggested that society could learn a lot from the tale of the worm and its helpful microbial buddies and their successful adaptive lifestyle. "We have been dependent on fossil fuels. In the future we need to adapt like this worm has and use a variety of different energy sources to ensure our needs can b...

Boat paint to blame for Norfolk Broads' desolation

...ng TBT signature was detected. "The irony of the tale is that the paint was designed to stop barnacles attaching to boats which you don't get in freshwater. By simply lifting boats out of the water once a year and using a bit of elbow grease, one of Britain's areas of outstanding natural beauty might s...

Genome archaeology illuminates the genetic engineering debate

...- Genome Research's cover story for Oct. 2 tells a tale of "genome archaeology" by genetic researchers who dug deeply into the long history of maize and rice. Their resulting insights into plant genomic evolution may well fuel the fires of the genetically modified organism (GMO) controversy. "Our findin...

Scientists crack the genome of the parasite causing trichomoniasis

... on a final gene count. The genome tells a gory tale The genome gives the researchers gory reading material on some of the pathogen's habits. "The genome size was the big shocker," says Dr. Carlton. "The genome was much, much bigger than we had expected, actually ten times what we had expected." All...

Fungal factories may save hemlock forests

...means a hopeful new chapter in the otherwise bleak tale of the eastern hemlock tree. From Georgia to Maine, this once-mighty conifer is now succumbing to an exotic pest, hemlock woolly adelgid. First detected in the western US in 1924, the adelgid reached Virginia in the 1950s. An aphid-like insect, the...

How long is a child a child?

...ully modern. While fossil evidence tells a complex tale of mosaic change during the African Stone Age, almost nothing is known about changes in human life history, or the timing of development, reproductive scheduling, and lifespan. Tooth growth, and most importantly molar tooth eruption age, represents o...

No need to thank dinosaur-killing asteroid for mammalian success

Athens, Ga. -- It is a natural history tale that every third grader knows: The dinosaurs ruled the Earth for hundreds of millions of years, until an asteroid struck the Yucatan Peninsula and triggered a mass extinction that allowed the ancestors of todays mammals to thrive. The asteroid part...

UC Davis study finds high arsenic levels in herbal kelp supplements

...c poisoning. Schenker's findingsoffer a cautionary tale for consumers who use herbal treatments and dietarysupplements. The kelp samples analyzed in the study had consistentlyelevated levels of arsenic, but they were considerably lower thanpreviously documented concentrations found in other herbal remedie...

Color vision drove primates to develop red skin and hair, study finds

ATHENS, Ohio (May 24, 2007) -- You might call it a tale of "monkey see, monkey do." Researchers at Ohio University have found that after primates evolved the ability to see red, they began to develop red and orange skin and hair. Humans, apes and Old World monkeys, such as macaques and leaf monkeys, a...

Researchers find pathway that controls cell size and division

...DNA. This work is also something of a cautionary tale about the limitations of genome sequencing. More and more often we are finding that metabolic enzymes have more than one function, said Levin, There is no hint from their sequence that they have other activities so you really need to delve deeper and...

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(Date:10/14/2014)... Sinai-led research team has discovered a new kind of stem ... cell that lines liver blood vessels, according to a study ... The existence of such a cell type contradicts current theory ... and may hold clues to origins of, and future treatment ... a single cell into a complex being made up of ...
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