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New discovery suggests mammoths survived in Britain until 14,000 years ago

... Research which finally proves that bones found in Shropshire, England provide the most ... in the Geological Journal . Analysis of both the bones and the surrounding environment suggests that ... the geological data needed to place the bones into their environmental context. This included a ...

Fossil bone bed helps reconstruct life along California's ancient coastline

... weighing a pound each, intermixed with copious bones from extinct seals and whales, seem to tell of a ... the richest and most extensive marine deposit of bones in the world, are presented in the June 2009 issue of the journal Geology . The mix of shark bones and teeth, turtle shells three times the size of ...

Google Earth aids discovery of early African mammal fossils

... at the base of one rock outcrop, there were tiny bones everywhere. Gingerich collected some of the ... began studying them and identified teeth and bones of fossil bats. Gunnell shared the materials with ... have an interesting story of their own. The bones and teeth---remains of small mammals that lived ...

Purdue study finds dairy better for bones than calcium carbonate

... the food and nutrition department, found that the bones of rats fed nonfat dry milk were longer, wider, ... as the source of calcium. After 10 weeks, the bones of 50 rats from each group were measured for ... it was an advantage having milk or dairy while bones were growing over calcium carbonate, and it ...

Evidence of the 'Lost World' -- did dinosaurs survive the end Cretaceous extinctions?

... New scientific evidence suggests that dinosaur bones from the Ojo Alamo Sandstone in the San Juan ... survived - is ruling out the possibility that the bones date from before the extinction" says Jim ... deposited in sands and muds, it is possible for bones to be exhumed by rivers and then incorporated ...

Young dinosaurs roamed together, died together

... in the American West, he said. The first bones from the dinosaur herd were spotted by a Chinese ... meticulously recorded the position of all of the bones and the details of the rock layers to try to ... stuck deeply in the mud below. Only their hip bones were missing, which was likely the handiwork of a ...

Metastatic bone disease patients can walk in Lazarus' footsteps

... holes that make the bone thin and weak. As the bones are replaced with tumor, nerve endings in and ... ribs, homerus, scapula, tibia, pubis and knee bones were treated. In one case, Anselmetti ... respond to conventional analgesic treatment. bones are the third most common location where cancer ...

A case of mistaken dino-identity

... name the massive sauropod whose tracks and bones litter the central Texas Jones Ranch. Peter Rose ... name change: His master's level study of dinosaur bones at SMU eventually led him to dispute the long-accepted notion that the large, sauropod bones found in and around the Paluxy River near Glen ...

Male dinosaurs may have been prehistoric babysitters, study shows

... the eggs and the internal structure of the adult bones found sitting on the eggs indicate that males, ... function as the eggs slowly developed. "The bones we found closest to the eggs don't display ... (formed by the females when laying eggs) in the bones of the dinosaurs that were sitting on the eggs is ...

Superglue from the sea

... be used within several years to repair shattered bones in knees, other joints and the face. "You ... syringe. "In some cases we may be able to repair bones with a [glue-filled] syringe rather than screws ... of the synthetic glue, Stewart cut cow leg bones from grocery stores in cubes measuring 0.4 inches ...

New meat-eating dinosaur from Argentina had bird-like breathing system

... dinosaur is named Aerosteon riocoloradensis ("air bones from the Rio Colorado"). "Aerosteon, found in ... involved in bird breathing," Martinez said. Its bones have telltale pockets and a sponge-like texture ... air sacs from the lung invade bone. Air-filled bones are the hallmark of the bellows system of ...

Meat-eating dinosaur from Argentina had bird-like breathing system

... dinosaur, named Aerosteon riocoloradensis ("air bones from the Rio Colorado") was found. Although the ... importance as they began to understand that its bones preserved hallmark features of a bird-like ... the find. The vertebrae, clavicles, and hip bones bear small openings that lead into large, hollow ...

America's smallest dinosaur uncovered

... a University of Calgary researcher who analyzed bones found during the excavation of an ancient bone ... insects." Longrich studied 70 million-year-old bones that were collected on a dig led by Currie at Dry ... Albertosaurs are a type of tyrannosaur. The bones were placed in storage at the Royal Tyrrell ...

Scavenger birds chew the fat

... bearded vulture will discard less energy-dense bones and choose only the bones containing the highest fat content both for its ... with a bone-dominated diet and can ingest bones up to 28 cm (11 inches) long and up to 4 cm (1 ...

Excavated Jericho bones may help Israeli-Palestinian-German team combat tuberculosis

... Six-thousand year old bones excavated in Jericho may help a joint ... this community. By examining human and animal bones from this site, the researchers will be able to ... officials in combating it. Where were the bones until now? Spigelman came across the ...

When threatened, a few African frogs can morph toes into claws

... these species puncture their own skin with sharp bones in their toes, using the bones as claws capable of wounding predators. The ... and all native to central Africa -- the bones at the ends of the toes were pointed and hooked, ...

Mysterious mountain dino may be a new species

... as an honours project. She soon realized that the bones were a rare find: they are very well-preserved ... found in B.C. to date. They are also the first bones found in B.C.'s Skeena mountain range. ... found," said Arbour, who finished researching the bones while studying for her master's degree at the ...

Prevent a bone break, drink milk to boost calcium

... drinking milk, to prevent bone loss. Adult bones continue to grow in density and strength until ... for osteoporosis a serious condition of brittle bones afflicting more than 10 million Americans. ... this much-needed calcium to help maintain strong bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. ...

Ancient lemur's little finger poses mystery

... Analysis of the first hand bones belonging to an ancient lemur has revealed a ... American researchers have analyzed the first hand bones ever found of Hadropithecus stenognathus, a lemur that lived 2,000 years ago. The bones were discovered in 2003 in a cave in southeastern ...

Ancient fish bones reveal impacts of global warming beneath the sea

... Scientists studying ancient fish bones in Scandinavia have discovered that warm-water ... of three chapters follow: 108,000 fish bones from 7000 BC predict the future: The Danish fish ... ca. 70003900 BC). A total of 108,000 fish bones were identified, and amongst them ...

Fossils excavated from Bahamian blue hole may give clues of early life

... sinkhole called a blue hole revealed the bones of landlubbing crocodiles and tortoises that did ... on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, along with bones of a lizard, snakes, bats and 25 species of ... plant fossils. Radiocarbon analyses date the bones at between 1,000 and 4,200 years old with the ...

Study suggests link between obesity, poor bone health

... the bone, the researchers found that the bones of participants with high body fat were 8 to 9 ... people tend to have more muscle surrounding their bones than their leaner counterparts, leading most ... studied were 18 and 19, an age at which the bones have stopped growing but before age-related ...

Dinosaur from Sahara ate like a 'mesozoic cow'

... of tiny teeth and nearly translucent skull bones will be unveiled Thursday, Nov. 15, at the ... team in 1999 with only a few of its distinctive bones in hand, Nigersaurus has emerged as an ... pair of scissors. A CT scan of the jaw bones showed up to nine replacements stacked behind ...

New research sheds light on 'Hobbit'

... discovered and specifically toward three little bones from the hobbits left wrist. The research asserts ... debates, said Tocheri. But these hobbit wrist bones do not look anything like those of modern humans. ... growth disorder. The distinctive shapes of wrist bones form during the first trimester of pregnancy ...

Ancient whale fall from California's Ao Nuevo Island one of youngest, most complete known

... worms that feed for up to decades on the oil-rich bones and tissues. Some scientists think these ... that are able to extract energy from chemicals in bones with the help of specialized symbiotic bacteria. ... fossil examples, however, consist of isolated bones adjacent to deep-sea mollusks, Pyenson said. ...

Ancient whale fall from California's Año Nuevo Island one of youngest, most complete known

... worms that feed for up to decades on the oil-rich bones and tissues. Some scientists think these ... that are able to extract energy from chemicals in bones with the help of specialized symbiotic bacteria. ... fossil examples, however, consist of isolated bones adjacent to deep-sea mollusks, Pyenson said. ...

Research shows skeleton to be endocrine organ

... bones are typically thought of as calcified, inert ... of type 2 diabetes. The discovery that our bones are responsible for regulating blood sugar in ... ultimately controls bone mass. They reasoned that bones must in turn communicate with fat, so they ...

Scientists closer to making implantable bone material, thanks to new research

... Scientists are closer to understanding how to grow replacement bones with stem cell technology, thanks to research published today in the ... who have damaged or fractured bones, or who have had parts of diseased bones removed. The idea is that, ultimately, these bone-like materials could be ...

Happier, healthier, more productive hens on omega-3?

... in non-cage systems was expressed in the 1990s, when the issue of broken bones within flocks was reported. Latest evidence suggests this is getting ... systems. The research group has identified a high incidence of broken bones in hens housed in free-range systems. However, preliminary studies ...

3-D research model tackles prostate cancer spread

... Dietmar W. Hutmacher in order to investigate the interaction between bones and cancer cells," Ms Sieh said. "Tissue-engineered bone provides the 3D ... environment." Ms Sieh said it was still not clear to researchers how bones and cancer cells interacted. "With this 3D method we can see if and how ...

Field Museum paleontologist leads study on two new dinosaurs from China

... Bone microstructure analysis on a cross section of one of the lower leg bones of the principal specimen by co-author Gregory Erickson of Florida State ... giant was still actively growing when it died. Growth line spacing in the bones of the teen-giant show only moderate decreases in width towards the ...

The life histories of the earliest land animals

... and Viviane Callier, Duke University, have studied fossil upper arm bones from the two so-called "four-legged fishes", Ichthtyostega and ... have identified several half-grown, as well as fully grown, upper arm bones from Ichthyostega and Acanthostega , allowing them to study how the ...

UT to develop fracture putty for traumatic leg injuries

... of Defense to develop "fracture putty" that could be used to regenerate bones shattered by roadside bombs or other explosive devices. This type of ... different surgical applications including the reconnection of separated bones and the replacement of missing bones." Tasciotti said the fracture ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 14, 2009

... oven with a unique role to bake bones. Scientists report that the animal bones were burnt in the oven and mixed with other materials to produce a ... are significant for archaeologists since this is the first report of burnt bones in a patina on a Muslim monument, as well as the archaeological artifacts ...

Four, three, two, one . . . pterosaurs have lift off

... bird specimens representing 20 species, Habib calculated the strengths of bones in bird limbs and compared these to three species of pterosaurs, the bones strengths of which he calculated using measurements from previously ...

CT scans reveal that dinosaurs were airheads

... sinus cavities also may have played a biomechanical role by making the bones hollow, similar to the hollow beams used in construction both are ... in different species. Scientists have tended to focus on things such as bones and muscle, and ignored these air spaces. If we're going to decipher the ...

Wake Forest plays integral role in effort to revolutionize vehicle safety

... "dummies" before. The models will contain detailed representation of the bones and soft tissues of the human body, with special attention to those parts ... use of computer models allows us to represent blood vessels, organs and bones in a tool that can evaluate the risk of injury with a greater degree of ...

Engineers create bone that blends into tendons

... Engineers at Georgia Tech have used skin cells to create artificial bones that mimic the ability of natural bone to blend into other tissues such as tendons or ligaments. The artificial bones display a gradual change from bone to softer tissue rather than the sudden ...

Tigers disappear from Himalayan refuge

... wildlife trade. In May, two tiger skins and nearly 70 pounds of tiger bones were seized from the border town of Dhangadi. Just last month, two separate raids recovered tiger bones being smuggled by local middlemen through the reserve. "With only ...

Potential therapy discovered for hypophosphatasia, a congenital form of rickets

... clinical trials for HPP patients. Rickets is a softening of the bones that most commonly results from a lack of vitamin D or calcium and from ... minerals such as calcium and phosphorus to be deposited in developing bones and teeth. The physical presentations of this disorder can vary depending ...
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