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Marine sponge yields nanoscale secrets
.... Weaver. The simple sponge fits into the palm of your
hand, and proliferates in the ocean next to the UCSB campus, said Morse. "When you remove the tissue you're left with a handful of fiberglass needles as fine as spun glass or cotton. This primitive skeleton supports the structure of the sponge, and w...
Dogs get back in the action: New pet food improves mobility and quality of life for dogs
..., they have increased health needs?like humans. If your
dog is walking and running slower, experiencing st...ve as he used to be, it is important to speak with your
veterinarian who can determine how to best help your
dog stay active for as long as possible. Proper...
Vampires beware: Scripps scientists describe molecular basis of raw garlic's pungency
...ent is already strong. Then you pop the clove into your
mouth and bite down hard. As you chew the raw garlic, chemicals are released all over your
mouth, and when nerve endings in your
mouth decorated with TRPA1 and TRPV1 are exposed to the chemic...
Study finds research participants concerned about genetic discrimination
... because you might have trouble getting or keeping your
insurance." "Despite this concern, people were willing to be tested, and we didn't see any clear sign that this concern was a large deterrent to being tested," added Hall, Fred D. and Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law at Wake Forest University a...
Major losses projected for earthquake on little-known fault under Los Angeles
...east four times in 11,000 years. "As an individual your
odds of dying of a heart attack or an auto accident are much greater than of dying from this earthquake," says USGS researcher and lead author Ned Field. "That being said, there are other sources of earthquakes throughout the region, and it's not a q...
Decoding the logic of olfaction
...er you inhale the aroma of vanilla, the neurons in your
brain "light up" with a characteristic pattern of activity. It turns out that pattern is, perhaps unsurprisingly, unique from the pattern of brain activity associated with a whiff of skunk spray. The process of smelling an odor begins with odorant re...
Midday sun holds the key to good health
...b, says: "The two sources of Vitamin D are through your
skin or through foods like sardines (fatty fish), ...rom the sun". "You do not need to sunbathe to get your
Vitamin D and we are not advocating people do not protect themselves with sunscreen, but if you put ...
Grasping metaphors: UC San Diego research ties brain area to figures of speech
...n metaphors such as "grasping an idea" or "putting your
finger on the main argument."...
Love's all in the brain: fMRI study shows strong, lateralized reward, not sex, drive
...or instance, Fisher point out, "If someone rejects your
sexual overtures, you don't harm yourself or the other person. But rejected men and women in societies around the world sometimes kill themselves or someone else. In fact, studies indicate that some 40% of people who are rejected in love slip into...
Drugs from the deep blue
...find the clues," he said. "Natural products engage your
intellectual curiosity with a sense of wonder that comes from standing at the shores of new worlds."...
Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain
...ch. Remember how it felt the last time you burned your
finger on a hot stove? Imagine what it's like to have that burning pain in your
hands or feet all the time and know there's virtually nothing you can do about it. It's called neuro...
Exploring the 'corner-of-your-eye' phenomenon
...ikely to notice something red out of the corner of your
eye, elsewhere in the room. Researchers have known that this "implicit attentional selection" is outside conscious control and that we are unaware of its functioning. Researchers, led by David Melcher of Oxford Brookes University and Zoltn Vidnynszky...
Scientists find a maturity gene
...thdraw," Thummel says. "Steroid hormones take over your
kids, and they look very different and behave very different than they did previously. It happens more rapidly in insects, but they go through a transformation in very much the same way." DHR4 stands for Drosophila (the genus name for fruit flies)...
Overweight and obesity: Clearing the confusion
...like to ask a question during the call press *1 on your
touchtone phone. To withdraw your
question, press *2. You may queue up at anytime. You will hear a tone to indicate your
question is p...
Washington State University study points to role of toxins in inherited disease
...sease you are suffering today could be a result of your
great-grandmother being exposed to an environmental toxin during pregnancy. Researchers at Washington State University reached that remarkable conclusion after finding that environmental toxins can alter the activity of an animal's genes in a way th...
Carnegie Mellon computational biologist wins PECASE Award
... States government, writes, "You are an example to your
colleagues and to future generations, and you will help to shape the future through your
discoveries and intellectual leadership." Prior to his joining Carnegie Mellon's Department of Biolo...
'Plastic oil' could improve fuel economy in cars, chemists say
...plastic bottles could one day be used to lubricate your
car's engine, according to researchers at Chevron and the University of Kentucky, who in laboratory experiments converted waste plastic into lubricating oil. These polyethylene-derived oils, they say, could help improve fuel economy and reduce the fr...
Lance Armstrong through a physiological lens: hard training boosts muscle power 8%
...ly there are two ways to improve efficiency: Train your
maximum capacity to be very high, or train your
sub-maximal capacity to be very efficient. In Armstrong's case, he did both. In the lab they measure...
Saved by a straw?
...athed with sugary and acidic liquids. "Try rinsing your
mouth with water after drinking and use toothpaste...aula Jones, DDS, FAGD. "Your teeth aren't thirsty, your
throat is." Soft drinks contain one or more acids, commonly phosphoric and citric acids. Non-colas a...
Walk slowly for weight loss, according to University of Colorado study
...like using the stairs rather the elevator, parking your
car further from your
destination, or getting off the bus one stop early and walking. Rather than trying to walk fast, ob...
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