Navigation Links
Scientists say sabercat bit like a pussycat
Date:10/1/2007

l cat cat to a very specific range of killing behaviours.

Although its bite was weak, this is not to imply Smilodon was not was a formidable predator. "Anything but," says Dr Wroe. "Smilodon was an awesome beast -- and what it lacked in bite force it more than made up for elsewhere."

"The sabrecat had an immensely powerful body; perfect for wrestling large prey to the ground, and our models show that it needed to do this before trying a bite, "explains Mr McHenry. "Killing was more likely applied to the prey's throat, because it is easier to restrain the prey this way. Once the bite was done the prey would have died almost instantly."

Dr Wroe describes the lion as a "better all rounder" in the hunting stakes. Smilodon was massively over-engineered for the purposes of taking small prey, but a ruthlessly efficient hunter of big game."

The team is now applying their techniques to inform medical research involving dentists, surgeons and safety scientists.


'/>"/>

Contact: Mary O'Malley
m.omalley@unsw.edu.au
61-293-889-881
University of New South Wales
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. UW computer scientists fighting computer virus "Cold War"
2. Scientists find way to make human collagen in lab
3. Wisconsin scientists to be recognized for innovative biofuel technology
4. UW-Madison scientists to mimic nature for newest cancer drugs
5. UW scientists study strange material with communications potential
6. Scientists find nanotech method for examining cells
7. UW space scientists use Keck telescope to study wild weather of Uranus
8. UW computer scientists tout achievements and explain industry shortcomings
9. Facing shortage of U.S. scientists, UW wants to boost math enrollment
10. UW-Madison scientists find a key to cell division
11. TIP/UW Scientists Provide Mars Rover Commentary
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/28/2015)... May 27, 2015 Research and Markets( ... PharmaBiotech,s new report "Neuroprotection - Drugs, Markets ... This report describes the role of neuroprotection in ... the nervous system as well as in chronic ... the underlying mechanisms of damage to neural tissues ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Celsion Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... commitments from two institutional healthcare investors to purchase an ... stock in an at-the-market registered direct offering and a ... The Company entered into a definitive purchase ... agreed to sell an aggregate of 3,000,000 shares of ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... DryLet, LLC a biotechnology company providing ... animal waste reduction, bioremediation, wastewater treatment, aquaculture and ... plants and restaurant kitchen settings, announced today it ... 3-5 in Des Moines, Iowa. , ManureMagicâ„¢ was ... Journal article because of its industry-leading qualities and ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 2015  PDS Biotechnology Corp. announces preliminary data ... HPV-16, has generated strong T-cell responses in pre-cervical ... is treated by surgical removal of lesions however, ... alternative. Results show that it primes and activates ... and kill precancerous and cancerous cells that display ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Neuroprotection Market Report 2015-2024 - Drugs, Markets and Companies 2Global Neuroprotection Market Report 2015-2024 - Drugs, Markets and Companies 3Celsion Corporation Announces $8 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $8 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3DryLet to Showcase Patented ManureMagicâ„¢ at the 2015 World Pork Expo, June 3-5 in Des Moines, Iowa 2PDS Biotechnology reports positive Phase I clinical trial results in proprietary HPV-Cancer Immunotherapy 2
... Gizmox, the developer of Visual WebGui Web ... the Business Mobility Market. Visual WebGui,s Instant CloudMove migration, ... Web or Cloud, has now been extended to make ... mapping and configuration tool.  IdeoMobile, in partnership with Gizmox, ...
... Patent 7,824,612 ("Body Fluid Analyzer and System including Same and ... of their patented Technology to create a new class of ... analyzers. These tablets wirelessly inform a body fluid ... the drug company so that the analyzer can provide alerts ...
... AVAX Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: AVXT ... filed a Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange ... AVAX will once again become a publicly reporting company. ... stock trade on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board.  The Company,s ...
Cached Biology Technology:Gizmox Enters the Business Mobile Application Market - Visual WebGui Based Solutions Deployed in Major Financial and Medical Institutions 2Gizmox Enters the Business Mobile Application Market - Visual WebGui Based Solutions Deployed in Major Financial and Medical Institutions 3AVAX Technologies, Inc. Files Form 10 With SEC 2
(Date:4/27/2015)... Apr. 27, 2015 Profile Solutions, Inc. (OTC: ... security systems is pleased to announce that Dr ... consultant and member of its scientific advisory board. ... as a thought leader in technology-enhanced learning models. He ... and has published studies and books focused on online ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... -- The announcement comes as demand for ... (GRM), Ireland,s foremost records management company, ... up an impressive track record of clients within the first ... records management sector in Dubai . As ... and employ a further eight staff members at its Irish ...
(Date:4/14/2015)... OXFORD, Conn. , April 14, 2015 ... "Company"), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing ... has been nominated for the 2015 New York Design ... The Design100, New York City Design Awards are ... are based on over 2,500 ratings from the marketplace, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Profile Solutions Names Medicinal Cannabis, Agriculture and Technology Expert Dr. Gerry Bedore to its Scientific Advisory Board 2Profile Solutions Names Medicinal Cannabis, Agriculture and Technology Expert Dr. Gerry Bedore to its Scientific Advisory Board 3Profile Solutions Names Medicinal Cannabis, Agriculture and Technology Expert Dr. Gerry Bedore to its Scientific Advisory Board 4Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 2Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 3NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 3
... Current research suggests that a common oral bacterium may exacerbate ... "Unique Lipids from a Common Human Bacterium Represent a New ... the December 2009 issue of The American Journal of ... immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord, affects nearly ...
... 16, 2009 -- A USDOE and USDA study concluded ... and cropland pasture could be converted from current uses ... from which biomass could be harvested for use as ... grass monoculture from which substantial quantities of biomass are ...
... University of Southern California biomedical engineer and cardiologist ... tool to help clinicians distinguish cardiac emergencies requiring ... and lifestyle change. Angiograms, images made by ... offer an inside view of the interior surface ...
Cached Biology News:Factors from common human bacteria may trigger multiple sclerosis 2Switchgrass produces biomass efficiently 2Stable plaque or heart attack plaque? USC researcher builds new sensor to tell which is which 2
Recalibration of HL-2000-CAL products...
Human HVEM/TNFRSF14 Allophycocyanin MAb (Clone 94801)...
Enodgenous alkaline phosphotase inhibitor. Levamisole solution is supplied in concentrated form (20x). The final concentration of levamisole in the substrate solution will be 1 mM....
X-gal,1g...
Biology Products: