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Winners of the 2006 AAAS Science Journalism Awards

...aded look at the ongoing efforts to understand and tame nuclear fusion, a field in which overly optimistic projections have led some critics to joke that fusion is the energy source for the future and always will be. Kathy Sawyer, a freelance science writer formerly with The Washington Post , called the ...

Too mellow for our predatory world

...el of study in order to discover if such generally tame animals are capable of adapting their behaviour an...ificantly more flexible. In programmes introducing tame species into the wild, animals are trained to recognise and cope with predators. But in most cases i...

Winners of the 2006 AAAS Science Journalism Awards

...aded look at the ongoing efforts to understand and tame nuclear fusion, a field in which overly optimistic projections have led some critics to joke that fusion is the energy source for the future and always will be. Kathy Sawyer, a freelance science writer formerly with The Washington Post , called the ...

Hopkins researchers develop new tool to watch real-time chemical activity in cells

...zyme tested in this study. Finding a drug that can tame this enzyme could lead to new treatments for heart disease, diabetes, memory disorders and certain cancers, for example. Zhang says the "high throughput" potential of the sensor may have wide-reaching applications that could be adapted to testing ...

Finding a cellular Neverland: How stem cells stay childlike

...erentiate them into specific cell types and how to tame their formidable proliferating ability," he explains. Nanog is a critical factor required for what cell biologists call "stemness," which is defined by two qualities: the ability of ES cells to divide or "self-renew" and their plasticity in assumin...

Study of domesticated foxes reveals changes in gene expression as a basis for tame behavior

...s of domestication in mammals is the selection for tame individuals that can adapt to life with humans and to frequent handling. To investigate the changes in gene activity that accompany tameness, in the present study the authors compared two groups of farm-raised silver foxes (Vulpes vulpes). One group ...

Report focuses on challenges to unlocking future promise of vaccines

...ctober 7, 2005 Vaccines have helped eradicate and tame some of history's worst infectious diseases, but there are many more diseases out there that vaccines can help overcome. The challenges society needs to confront to unlock the future promise of vaccines against the plagues of the 21st century are th...

Antibiotic resistant bacterium uses Sonar-like strategy to 'see' enemies or prey

...ria can see cells in the environment, maybe we can tame these bacteria and engineer this system so that it can be used to see other things in the environment, such as minerals or possibly other disease-causing bacteria," says Gilmore. Other members of the research team included Drs. Phillip Coburn, Univer...

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(Date:4/15/2014)... Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in ... hormone responsible for growth and resistance to drought. ... studies to determine how the hormone helps plants ... by the continuing increase in the atmosphere,s carbon ... achievement appears in the April 15 issue of ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... Looking at the question of how social behavior has ... universities in Mainz and Basel have gained new insights ... simply compete for food. Rather the siblings share what ... absent," explained Dr. Jol Meunier of the Evolutionary Biology ... University of Mainz (JGU). The team of biologists from ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... (April 15, 2014) The American Association of Anatomists ... All awards will be presented during the Closing ... Hotel on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. during ... , The 2014 award winners are: , ... PhD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount ...
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