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African carnage -- 1 year's seized ivory likely came from 23,000 elephants

...he Center for Conservation Biology. The authors wonder how a poor nation such as Zambia, with only slight international assistance, can fend off organized criminals fueled by the booming Far East economy, and they argue that Western nations must resume efforts to halt ivory trafficking. They note that we...

Accolades for York's commitment to women in science

...realise that there is only one woman there, you do wonder about the atmosphere." She believes that the supportive environment owes much to successive heads of department. Incremental changes in procedure and practice have also helped to ease the logistical burden on women scientists trying to balance dome...

Flies don't buzz about aimlessly!

How you ever stopped to wonder how a fruit fly is able to locate and blissfully drown in your wine glass on a warm summer evening, especially since its flight path seems to be so erratic? Mark Frye at the University of California and Andy Reynolds at Rothamsted Research in the Uni...

Study links faulty DNA repair to Huntington's disease onset

...ont appear until middle age, leading scientists to wonder what triggers the disease onset and whether it can be haltedor at least slowed down. People with the disease have a version of a gene called huntingtin that carries an extra segment with a particular sequence of repeated subunits. If the segment is...

Scientists seek useful traits in wild cottons

...s smile, Dad's eyes and Grandpa's laugh, you might wonder what other traits you picked up from the genealogic fabric of the ol' family tree. Scientists at the Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension at Lubbock are studying the family tree of cotton for much the same reason. ...

Accident-prone? Scientists link brain function to knee injuries

... and react to unanticipated events. This made me wonder if we could measure whether these individuals had different mental characteristics that made them injury-prone, Swanik said. To identify subjects for their study, the researchers administered neurocognitive tests to nearly 1,500 athletes at 18 univ...

Increase in creeping vines signals major shift in southern US forests

... more risk to threatening vine growth. Researchers wonder whether the steadily increasing growth in these forests will continue in the coming years. Unpublished data on vine growth in these forests gathered during the last four years suggests that this growth will continue. If it does, that could have an ec...

Study: Sticking to the sand might not be such good, clean fun for beachgoers

...terally eating the sand," Boehm said. "You have to wonder if that's a health threat." ...

Lost forest yields several new species

...ix new species in such a short period it makes you wonder what else is out there, said WCS researcher Dr. Andrew Plumptre, director of the societys Albertine Rift Program. The forest survey was conducted between January and March of 2007, and included participants from WCS, the Field Museum in Chicago, t...

Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients

...drome led the Washington University researchers to wonder if cardiolipin was also affected in diabetic hearts. But in order to measure cardiolipin, the researchers needed a way to distinguish it from the numerous other lipids found in heart cells. Fortunately, Gross and his colleagues have been developing a...

New, more direct pathways from outside the cell-to-cell nuclei discovered

...mes clustered around a cell's nucleus. "It made me wonder why the phagosomes were positioned in that way," Gavin said. Thereafter, Gavin periodically looked for this intriguing behavior again, and occasionally glimpsed it again. But Gavin remained unable to systematically search for phagosome clusters aro...

Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research

... patients with metastases. That prompted Ince to wonder whether the cancer cells he created would metastasize if the mouse lived longer. He repeated the experiment in other mice, reducing the number of cells in the injection to as few as 100 in hopes of slowing tumor growth. The cancer cells continued to ...

Clones on task serve greater good, evolutionary study shows

...r water fleas. These creatures provide a chance to wonder about the clones raised in near-identical environments that turn out differently than their kin. In this weeks Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Michigan State University zoologist joins others in reporting how the greater good of a ...

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