Navigation Links
The 'hole' story
Date:11/14/2008

A recently discovered female pelvis is changing minds about the head size of an ancient human ancestor, Homo erectus, and consequently revising notions about how smart they may have been. Found in Gona, Ethiopia, not far from the site that yielded the 3.2 million year old remains of the famed Australopithecus afarensi "Lucy," the pelvis indicates that Homo erectus, which lived in Africa roughly 2 million years ago, had a larger birth canal than originally suspected and could have given birth to babies with bigger brains.

Before the female pelvis was found, evidence from the pelvis of a juvenile male led researchers to project that the cranial circumference and capacity of newborn Homo erectus babies was 30 percent smaller than more recent projections based on the newly discovered pelvis.

Sileshi Semaw, a paleoanthropologist at the Stone Age Institute and Indiana University-Bloomington, and his colleagues assert that the head of a baby born from this Homo erectus could have been 318 millimeters in circumference. This is at the lower end of the spectrum of modern day human beings whose cranial circumferences at birth typically range from 320-370 millimeters. Semaw and colleagues present their findings in the Nov. 14 issue of Science. The research is funded in part by the National Science Foundation.


'/>"/>

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-5458
National Science Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Dominant cholesterol-metabolism ideas challenged by new research
2. Research explains link between cholesterol and heart disease
3. Scientists decipher mechanism behind antimicrobial hole punchers
4. Woods Hole Research Center to lead undergraduate initiative in the Siberian Arctic
5. 2007 ozone hole smaller than usual
6. Cholesterol metabolism links early- and late-onset Alzheimers disease
7. Corazonas Foods and Brandeis University partner to create cholesterol-reducing snacks
8. MIT links gene to cholesterol
9. More on mate tea: lower cholesterol and an international agreement
10. Contribution of cholesterol transporter to vascular disease
11. Intravenous gene therapy protects normal tissue of mice during whole-body radiation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/16/2015)... 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - handyem Inc. and ... the incorporation of handyem,s HPC-150 portable flow cytometer ... Mo-POD™. This unprecedented model of mobile laboratory platform ... the Pennsylvania Convention Center, ... th to 18 th 2015.  By ...
(Date:6/15/2015)... , June 16, 2015 According ... Market by Type (Rule-Based, Statistical, and Hybrid), Technologies (Recognition, ... to 2020" published by MarketsandMarkets, The Natural Language Processing ... a CAGR of 18.4% for the forecast period 2015-2020. ...   46 F igures spread   through 155 ...
(Date:6/11/2015)... Daon, a global leader in mobile ... Mobile Authentication Platform v4.0 has been FIDO Certified™.  ... industry consortium launched in 2013 to revolutionize online ... In order to receive certification, a company,s products ... tests that measure compliance and ensure interoperability among ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):handyem and FlowMetric Diagnostics announce their partnership in the development of Flow Cytometry- Based Solutions in diagnostic capabilities 2handyem and FlowMetric Diagnostics announce their partnership in the development of Flow Cytometry- Based Solutions in diagnostic capabilities 3Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020 2Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020 3Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020 4Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020 5Daon's IdentityX Mobile Authentication Platform One of First Products to be Certified by FIDO Alliance 2
... single short fingers (metacarpals) and toes (metatarsals) and can ... This hereditary disease is called brachydactyly type E (Greek ... Maass from the research group of Professor Friedrich C. ... a joint cooperation between the Charit Medical Faculty and ...
... move their facial whiskers back and forth about eight times ... acquire this sense? And if they can, what could understanding ... about how humans normally sense? At the Weizmann Institute, researchers ... of blindfolded volunteers and asking them to carry out a ...
... pleased to announce the recipients of four of its ... the Awards Symposium at the Society,s 57th Annual Meeting ... in Philadelphia. In addition to receiving their awards ... awardees are: Carol Robinson, University of Oxford, ...
Cached Biology News:New findings on gene regulation and bone development 2New findings on gene regulation and bone development 3New findings on gene regulation and bone development 4Learning a new sense 2Learning a new sense 3
(Date:7/1/2015)... July 1, 2015   Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... of groundbreaking drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases such ... Robert G. Miller , M.D., Director of the ... California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, has been ... $1.5 million to help fund a Phase 2 ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... , ... Apex Therapeutics announced today that company CEO, David Broecker provided a ... The presentation took place on Tuesday, June 16 and provided an update on the ... the treatment of pancreatic cancer. A copy of the company overview can be ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... - Resverlogix Corp. ("Resverlogix") (TSX:RVX) announced today that ... approved the resolutions relating to: (i) a private ... at a price of $2.67 per unit (the ... one common share and 0.075358 common share purchase ... and (ii) the amendment to Resverlogix,s articles to ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 ... ... FMT Patients , Study will provide new insights on mechanics of fecal microbiota ... a new partnership to study the microbiome of patients undergoing fecal microbiota transplantation ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Investigator to Receive $1.5 Million Grant from the ALS Association to Help Fund Confirmatory Phase 2 Study of Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals' NP001 2Investigator to Receive $1.5 Million Grant from the ALS Association to Help Fund Confirmatory Phase 2 Study of Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals' NP001 3Investigator to Receive $1.5 Million Grant from the ALS Association to Help Fund Confirmatory Phase 2 Study of Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals' NP001 4Apex Therapeutics Presented Company Overview at This Year’s BIO International Convention in Philadelphia, PA 2Resverlogix Corp. Shareholders Approve Matters Relating to Licensing and Equity Arrangement 2Resverlogix Corp. Shareholders Approve Matters Relating to Licensing and Equity Arrangement 3uBiome and OpenBiome Partner for Microbiome Study in FMT Patients 2uBiome and OpenBiome Partner for Microbiome Study in FMT Patients 3
... Save Pure, a group of stockholders and director nominees that ... current board of directors of Pure Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pure owns ... and antifungal technology. In the filing, the Coalition ...
... 2011  Quanterix Corporation, a company enabling a new generation ... Si ngle Mo lecule A rray (SiMoA™) ... within microfabricated polymer arrays produced by Sony DADC.  Quanterix ... the development and manufacture of "smart consumables" based on ...
... Epitomics, Inc., a California based biotech company, announced ... Program in collaboration with the University of California, ... a new, advanced antibody assay technique, a label-free ... antibody-antigen interactions. Over the course of the project, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Coalition to Save Pure Files Proxy Documents With SEC, Urges Pure's Board to Set an Annual Meeting Date 2Quanterix Develops Microfluidic Consumable That Will Enable Next Generation Molecular Diagnostic Systems based on Single Molecule Array Technology 2Epitomics, Inc. and University of California, Davis, Complete Star Program for High-Throughput Measurement of Antibody-Antigen Interactions 2
... rabbit blood (New Zealand White or Californian ... is refrigerated within 6 hours of collection, ... -20ºC. The serum is then thawed in ... in-house protocol, filtered through a 0.22 micron ...
... Kit provides the reagents to efficiently ... skeletal myotubes. By efficiently promoting myogenic ... tool in studies examining myogenesis, transcription ... for muscle cell replacement therapy. By ...
... The BD Pathway Bioimager is an automated, ... imaging system that has been integrated into ... Pathway was designed to provide high-resolution, automated ... assist in developing better cell-based assays. The ...
... The EZ DNA Methylation Kit uses ... method for DNA methylation analysis. The kit ... that takes place between cytosine and sodium ... The EZ DNA Methylation Kits innovative in-column ...
Biology Products: