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Primates on the brink

...-SSC Primate Specialist Group. "This is especially true of Madagascar, one of the planet's biodiversity hotspots that has lost most of its original forest cover. More than half its lemurs, none found anywhere else in the world, are threatened with extinction. Without immediate steps to protect these uniqu...

New findings in taste and smell research

...l five human V1RL-receptors had to be addressed as true orphan receptors, so far. We found that four out of five V1RL-receptors are expressed in the human MOE. All five receptors have been rho-tagged, and expressed at the plasma membrane level of HeLa/Olf cells. We screened the human V1RL receptors agains...

To sea or not to sea: When it comes to salmon sex, size sometimes doesn't matter

...ists don't fully understand, he says. The same is true of fish that have gone to sea but don't return to their stream of origin to spawn, instead straying to some other waterway. The process of straying is entirely mysterious, Quinn says. Do strays identify the home stream but then go elsewhere? Do they...

Surgery season and vitamin D intake may predict successful lung cancer surgery

...-invasive properties, but we don't know if that is true in humans with cancer," says the lead investigator, Wei Zhou, Ph.D., a research scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. "So the best way we can make some sort of association is to look at differences in what happens after treatment of can...

Can money grow on trees? Win-win strategies for 'sustainable bioprospecting'

...ise effective policies and institutions to tap the true potential of bioprospecting; Integrate bioprospecting as part of wider health care; Harness bioprospecting collaborations to boost local traditional medicinal knowledge; and Leverage their options in several ongoing international negotiations on a...

Undesirable expatriates: Preventing the spread of invasive animals

...ecoming invasive. This figure, which appears to be true for other animals as well, is significantly higher than the 1% probability that dominates invasive species risk assessment. The 1% probability is based on plant invasions. Introduced animals do not act like introduced plants-- they appear to have a m...

Other highlights in the April 20 JNCI

...326Cys and XRCC1 Arg194Trp are likely to represent true associations. In an editorial, Marianne Berwick, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and colleagues point out that estimating false-positive reporting probabilities of associations among genetic variants, environmental exposu...

Re-discovered ivory billed woodpecker still faces challenge to survival

...extensive forests there have obviously served as a true refuge for this bird," said Hirsche. The NWRA, along with 20 other national conservation and recreation organizations through the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement have called on Congress and the Administration to nearly double the Refuge ...

Rutgers' Tabasco Sauce connection

...nical therapeutics. Clearly, Rutgers is becoming a true world leader in the area of plants and human health on many fronts....

Genome of social amoeba shows its importance as research model

... together, differentiate into tissues and become a true multicellular organism with a fruiting body composed of a stalk with spores poised on top. This increases its utility in a variety of studies. "An organism's relationship to humans depends on related proteins that are found in the two cell types," sa...

How monarch butterflies are wired for navigation

...elestial guide to help them keep to a straight and true path southward. But details of their navigational machinery have remained a mystery. Now, researchers, led by Steven Reppert of University of Massachusetts Medical School, Ivo Sauman of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Adriana Briscoe of the Univers...

Gene variants predict bleeding after heart surgery

...ith the traditional blood clotting factors. As is true of many genetic analyses, the current study cannot explain the mechanisms involved in the increased risks, said Welsby. He said that further studies will be needed to better understand not only the roles of the polymorphisms that have been identified...

Biologists determine genetic blueprint of social amoeba

... together, differentiate into tissues and become a true multicellular organism with a fruiting body composed of a stalk with spores poised on top. This increases its utility in a variety of studies. "An organism's relationship to humans depends on how related the proteins are that are found in the two ce...

Researchers map 'circuitry' of yeast genes using technique that could be applied to humans

...far to uncover: combinations of genes that are the true culprits in many diseases," said Ideker, a professor in the Jacobs School of Engineering's Department of Bioengineering. Ideker and Kelley designed their technique to take advantage of an expanding library of interactions of yeast genes. Discovering ...

Audiovisual integration of speech falters under competing demands for attention

...ker--at which point the illusion breaks up and the true auditory event ("ba") is heard. The currently accepted view on the McGurk illusion and similar multisensory-integration phenomena is that so-called binding processes in the brain occur pre-attentively; that is, they occur automatically and unavoidabl...

World renowned social evolution theorist Robert Trivers to be honored

...Jamaicans are better dancers and that this is more true of men than of women....

University of Chicago researchers reveal secrets of snake flight

...al Laboratory, found that paradise tree snakes are true gliders, traveling further horizontally than dropping vertically. The best flight Socha recorded traveled 13 degrees from the horizon at the end of its trajectory. Socha correlated 19 performance variables, such as glide angle and horizontal speed, o...

Heart failure wall stress drops 38% with moderate thyroid hormone therapy

...balanced myocyte transverse growth -- is where the true dysfunction lies." However Gerdes warned since "this is the first study to disclose these positive effects with TH, we don't yet have enough information to do this intelligently in humans. Care should be taken in administering TH to humans for heart...

High fidelity keeps human DNA assembly line humming

... mechanism for RNA synthesis. "This is a tried and true design and our study explains why this is an enduring design." The paper, "Dynamic Error Correction and Regulation of Downstream Bubble Opening by Human RNA Polymerase II," also is authored by research associates Xue Gong and Chunfen Zhang in Burton'...

Stegosaur plates and spikes for looks only, researchers say

... temperature of the animal, Main said. The same is true of the later Scelidosaurus, a 13-footer covered with larger scutes with bigger keels; the scutes had the same type of blood vasculature as stegosaur plates and spikes. Ankylosaurs, a sister group to the stegosaurs that survived into the late Cretaceo...

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