Tag: "villain" at biology news
Where the brain harbors unconscious fears
...your skin fright from the attack of a horror movie villain
or the pulse-pounding encounter with a snarling dog, people react to fearful situations according to their basic unconscious level of anxiety. Now, researchers have pinpointed a region of the brain that filters such threats through a person's basic a...
Slime-mold beetles named for Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld
...rnan Cortez, the Aztecs, the fictional "Star Wars" villain
Darth Vader ("who shares with A. vaderi a broad, shiny, helmetlike head"), Frances Fawcett (their scientific illustrator) and the Greek words for "ugly" and "having prominent teeth" and the Latin word for "strange." Many of the other names they use...
Australian-based research team finds the malaria parasite's 'housebreaking tool'
...e most lethal malaria parasite, is a housebreaking villain
of the red blood cell world. Like a burglar searching for a way in to his targeted premises, the parasite explores a variety of potential entry points to invade the red blood cells of its human victims. When a weak point is found, the intrusion proce...
Scientists discover scaramanga gene's bond with breast cancer
...discovered that a gene named after the James Bond villain
Scaramanga can trigger the development of breasts...ed Scaramanga aptly named after the three-nippled villain
from the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun is involved in triggering breast development. ...