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Decisions, decisions: Male or female?

...iences. "Now we know one way these other cells are talking to germ cells about sex." Van Doren was co-author ...elopmental program is very similar, whether we are talking fruit flies or humans. As a result, these findings could eventually help us understand and treat def...

Human brain is still evolving

... intelligence within those groups, he said. "We're talking about the average impact of such variants," he said. "We still have to treat each individual as an individual. Just because you have one gene that makes you more likely to be a little taller, doesn't mean you will be tall, given the complex effect of...

UC faculty members break new ground while treading gently on the Alaskan tundra

...en so heartening to see how the community is about talking to us," says Cuomo. "They know it's very important for their livelihood. And also the community wants the knowledge of their elders to be archived and documented. A fringe benefit of doing this work is that it will be useful to this community." The e...

'Underground' tunnels discovered as means for communication between immune system cells

...istant cells. If instead of a culture dish we were talking about a large metropolitan area, the distance would be about the equivalent to four or five city blocks. That's nothing short of amazing," remarked Dr. Salter, associate professor of immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The ...

First evidence of brain abnormalities found in pathological liars

...razen in terms of their manner, but very cool when talking about this." Aside from having histories of conning others or using aliases, the habitual liars also admitted to malingering, or telling falsehoods to obtain sickness benefits, Raine said. After they were categorized, the researchers used Magnetic ...

Good gnus: Ruminating on conservation in Africa 'til the cows come home

... areas and grazing lands worldwide. Whether we are talking about the ongoing tuberculosis crisis impacting South Africa's Kruger National Park, or Yellowstone National Park's brucellosis saga costing U.S. authorities millions of dollars to manage, these issues merit more proactive attention than they have re...

Selective logging causes widespread destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest, study finds

...n't enforce them over the enormous geography we're talking about," Asner says. "They can't have a cop on every corner, so our idea is to give them these results in hopes that it might help their law enforcement effort."...

Scientists and engineers apply nature's design to human problems

...ies can have a negative connotation, but we're not talking about disrupting the community," Weissburg explained. "We're talking about augmenting it and adding to its functionality and activity. We used the analogy of a new speci...

Researchers develop new method to help find deadly malaria parasite's Achilles heel

...malaria, we need to know much more before we start talking about which membrane-protein interactions to target with a new drug."...

Abalones along Pacific coast may owe their huge, dinner-plate size to sea otters

...anding its ecology and physiology, even if you are talking about management of wildlife stocks." Colleagues for more than 20 years, Lindberg and Estes had often talked about the interactions along the coast between sea otters, abalones and the abalone's principal food, kelp. Lindberg, a malacologist and form...

Sweet snacks could be best medicine for stress

... sweetener--might do the trick. "The sweets we are talking about are not the low-calorie, sugar-substitute variety," said Dr. Ulrich-Lai. "We actually found that sugar snacks, not artificially sweetened snacks, are better 'self-medications' for the two most common types of stress--psychological and physical....

Darkness unveils vital metabolic fuel switch between sugar and fat

...eve it's the same metabolic system, whether we are talking about hibernation or not," said senior author Cheng Chi Lee, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry. The team started with a basic question: What actually sets off hibernation? "These animals dig deep burrows," said Lee, an expert in circadian rhythms. ...

Crop development efforts get major boost

...f improved crop varieties. "After several years of talking about a common platform for the development of new rice, wheat or maize varieties, we are now ready for real-world implementation," said IRRI Director General Robert S. Zeigler. "Not only will this reduce the time needed to develop new crop varieties...

Penn researchers awarded $1.1 million for Pulmonary Hypertension Center

...en individual," concluded Taichman. " Since we are talking about a disease that can progress at a rapid pace you would love to know ahead of time that a certain drug will be most beneficial to a certain patient, versus any of the other different drugs." Jones adds, "It would be great if we could use the inf...

Carnegie scientists fine-tuning methods for Stardust analysis

...hen we say that 'we are stardust' we are literally talking about the type of material that Stardust has returned to our laboratories for analysis." Carnegie's researchers are studying their first Stardust sample with a brand new, $2.8 million NanoSIMS ion probe. This instrument can reveal the chemical makeup...

Finally, JAP study shows headdown bedrest precisely mimics human physiology in spaceflight

With President Bush talking up trips to the moon and Mars, and a new satellite circling the red planet, ever wonder what it feels like in space? The expensive way to find out is to hitch a ride on a parabolic aircraft trip, where you may get up to 90 "weightless" sessions of ab...

Genetics experts join together to support efforts to identify remaining hurricane Katrina victims

...g. "One of the lessons learned from 9/11 was that talking to the families about the missing is skilled detective work, which is best done by qualified genetics clinicians and genetic counselors who know the right questions to ask based on the information needed to fill in the family pedigree," said Dr. Pugh...

Hopkins genetics experts aid efforts to identify hurricane Katrina victims

.... "One of the lessons learned from 9/11 was that talking to the families about the missing is skilled detective work that can best be done by qualified genetics clinicians and genetic counselors who know the right questions to ask based on what information is needed to fill in the family pedigree," says Pu...

New guidelines improve diagnosis and quality of life for people with Parkinson disease

...cording to the guidelines. "It's important to keep talking with your neurologist about new problems or symptoms or any changes," Weiner said. "People often aren't aware that exercise and therapy can help with many of these problems." The guidelines recommend that people with Parkinson disease be screened for...

Salmonella bacteria use RNA to assess and adjust magnesium levels

...part of a protein," Groisman says. "But here we're talking about a part of a message that does not encode a protein. So why would it be conserved? There must be some important role that the sequence is fulfilling that is leading to its conservation, such as giving the cell expanded ability to sense and respo...

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