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Experts lay to rest long-held misconceptions about high fructose corn syrup at ILSI-USDA workshop

... sweeteners." High Fructose Corn Syrup Is Not the Same as Fructose confusion about high fructose corn syrup has been fueled in part by erroneous links ... of fructose and glucose. "These peer-reviewed papers expose the confusion about high fructose corn syrup: it is a case of mistaken identity between ...

UNH researchers studying spiny dogfish, Gulf of Maine's mini shark

... N.H. For such a small shark species, there seems to be super-sized confusion about its population status. But for researchers at the University of New ... Germany, so dogfish caught in the Gulf of Maine are shipped overseas. confusion over their population status is compounded by the fact that there are ...

Census of Marine Life lists 122,500 known species, over halfway to complete inventory by Oct. 2010

... well as to educators. It will eliminate the misinterpretation of names, confusion over Latin spellings, redundancies and a host of other problems that sow confusion and slow scientific progress." Some species, such as those ...

Ape language pioneer Savage-Rumbaugh receives honorary Ph.D. from alma mater

... into a state of confusion. The field of ape language presses that confusion further and harder still." Savage-Rumbaugh received her master of ... into a state of confusion. The field of 'ape language' presses that confusion further and harder still. "What if we learned that bonobos and ...

Group selection, a theory whose time has come...again

... widespread attention to the field in 1975call for an end to forty years of confusion and divergent theories. They propose a new consensus and theoretical ... by the latest biological findings. Wilson and Wilson trace much of the confusion in the field to the 1960s, when most evolutionists rejected for the good ...

Sustainable bioenergy project has global launch

... "Global Sustainable Bioenergy: Feasibility and Implementation Paths" is a response to confusion and uncertainty on whether the world should look to bioenergy --biofuels, heat and electricity -- as a prominent factor in meeting global energy ...

Enigmatic sea urchin structure catalogued

... of definitions and provide a multilingual compilation for echinoid axial complex components. According to the researchers, "This should limit the confusion caused by the bewildering range of terminology applied by different authors and in different languages to the same anatomical entities". ...

Some short-term memories die suddenly, no fading

... until it suddenly shuts down." This could be important in everyday life, he explained, because it would provide a mechanism to help us avoid the confusion that might arise if we tried to make decisions on the basis of weak, inaccurate memories. Zhang and Luck are currently incorporating these ...

Ali Shilatifard and colleagues aim to clarify the definition of 'epigenetics'

... to develop a consensus definition of "epigenetics" for consideration by the broader research community. The definition is intended to address confusion within the scientific community about the distinction between the mechanisms of epigenetic memory during early development versus those of dynamic ...

Clarke clarifies pattern recognition theory

... "Patterns are simple things constructed from any information, which has confused analysts for hundreds of years," says Clarke. "Unfortunately that confusion shows no signs of abating." ...

Natural brain substance blocks weight gain in mice, UT Southwestern researchers discover

... the long run. "It's been confusing," said Dr. Yanagisawa, an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UT Southwestern. Part of the confusion comes about because orexin acts on two different molecules in the brain, OX1R and OX2R. In the current study, the researchers aimed to distinguish ...

Space researchers developing tool to help disoriented pilots

... HOUSTON (Nov. 13, 2008) -- Not knowing which way is up can have deadly consequences for pilots. This confusion of the senses, called spatial disorientation, is responsible for up to 10 percent of general aviation accidents in the United States, with 90 percent ...

Montana State University researchers find gene that regulates mold's resistance to drugs

... said the absence of srbA changed the way the mold cells grew. Instead of growing from the tip, they branched off from several other locations. The confusion became apparent under a transmission electron microscope. The researchers said in their paper that they demonstrated for the first time that it is ...

St. Jude study gives new insights into how cells accessorize their proteins

... Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have gained new insight into how the cell's vast array of proteins would instantly be reduced to a confusion of lethally malfunctioning molecules without a system for proteins to "accessorize" in order to regulate their function. Just as eyeglasses ...

Carnegie Mellon urges industry to broaden carbon footprint calculations

... accepted way of calculating someone's carbon footprint, dozens of carbon calculators have sprung up on the Internet in the past few years creating confusion and inaccurate information. In addition, accepted frameworks for tracking industry carbon emissions rely on "tiers'' of increasingly broad scope. ...

American Chemical Society’s Weekly PressPac -- May 7, 2008

... a fast-growing market that chalks-up an estimated $4 billion in sales per year worldwide. Despite the hype over these products, theres growing confusion by consumers and manufacturers alike over what it really means to be labeled as green, according to an article scheduled for the May 12 issue of ...

Many African-Americans have a gene that prolongs life after heart failure

... GRK5 variant, but did not further increase the already improved survival of those with the variant. "These results offer an explanation for the confusion that has occurred in this area since clinical trials of beta blockers began," Dorn says. "Our study demonstrates a mechanism that should lay to rest ...

Scientists discover new species of giant elephant-shrew

... ago, their relatives include elephants, sea cows, and the aardvark. Until recently, only 15 species of elephant-shrews, also called sengis to avoid confusion with true shrews, were known to science. However, in March of 2006, Galen Rathbun of the California Academy of Sciences, Francesco Rovero of the ...

In nature -- and maybe the corner office -- scientists find that generalists can thrive

... lots of things, he said. For biological purposes, the new model will set a standard for future work, DOrazio noted. We were trying to clarify confusion in the literature. Were not saying any system should strive for incomplete division of labor, but that it exists and this is an example of it. ...

Humans appear hardwired to learn by 'over-imitation'

... to ignore irrelevant actions by the adults. What of all of this means, Lyons said, is that childrens ability to imitate can actually lead to confusion when they see an adult doing something in a disorganized or inefficient way. Watching an adult doing something wrong can make it much harder for kids ...

Living with lions

... livestock of villages they pass. Surprisingly, herdsmen who try to chase the lions away when attacked reported larger losses, probably because the confusion created scatters the herds, and lions benefit from this. One day around noon, while interviewing some villagers, two researchers were called by ...

NHGRI funds new Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research

... the ethical, legal, and social factors associated with genetic technologies, such as genetic testing, with the potential to generate uncertainty and confusion among patients, relatives, doctors and health insurers. The overall goal of the Penn Center for ELSI Research is to develop tools that will help ...

Researchers: No faking it, crocodile tears are real

... to crocodiles feeding and crying, but its almost entirely anecdotal, Vliet said. And from the biological perspective there is quite a bit of confusion on the subject in the scientific literature, so we decided to take a closer look. A paper about the research appears in the latest edition of the ...

Last chance for media to register for ECCO 14 -- the European Cancer Conference

... endometrial cancer treatment can be significantly improved by the use of internal rather than external radiotherapy Survey reveals ignorance and confusion about cancer among the elderly Researchers discover a specific genetic mutation can double or treble a womans risk of ovarian cancer ...

A 'private bandwidth' for communication in bats: Evidence from insular horseshoe bats

... R..euryale and R. hipposideros broadcasted the same frequency values as in peninsular Italy, there would be significant risk of overlap and, in turn, confusion in species recognition. By calling respectively at lower and higher frequencies than on the mainland, R . euryale and R. hipposideros avoid all risk ...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

... partnership would be much less costly to NIH and would avoid the confusion that would result from publishing two different versions of the same ... generation of scientists and future NIH grantees; and # It will create confusion and put authors at risk of inadvertently violating copyright agreements. ...

Fighting to keep Darwin in the classroom

... Niles and Greg Eldredge are in agreement: "Evolution remains the central unifying idea in biology and yet is still a source of contention and confusion in the classroom. In Outreach and Education in Evolution, we'll cover the gamut, from molecules to ecosystems and from 'intelligent design' to ...

Bats prey on nocturnally migrating songbirds

... feathers could thus be a classical consequence of a bats' echolocation system which hampers fine-grained discrimination of targets (therefore a confusion between insect prey and feathers); also, the costs of swallowing feathers which are casually encountered would be lower than spitting them away ...

Designer babies - what would you do for a 'healthy' baby?

... parents for their children to be healthy," said Dr. Hampton. "However, the picture is complicated by the shifting meaning of 'healthy' and confusion about when the manipulation of children's physical, psychological or social characteristics is legitimate, natural or ethical." We are often ...

New dyslexia theory blames 'noise'

... is due to be published later this month in Psychological Science. confusion about dyslexia rivals the confusion of dyslexia. Many still think that to have dyslexia means to mix up your ...

Flu shot effective against drifted influenza, nasal spray vaccine less so

... and against a placebo. Prior to the 2004-05 flu season, they vaccinated 1,247 people aged 18 to 46 in four Michigan communities. A source of confusion about vaccine effectiveness against drifted viruses may stem from study design. Many vaccine evaluation studies rely on a clinical diagnosis of ...

Expert dispels bird flu paranoia

... somebody getting bird flu off their cockatiel." Dr Doneley, Queensland's only registered bird specialist, said he wanted to clear up some of the confusion and unnecessary panic about the virus. He said bird flu was a viral disease of all birds, usually spread by water birds but normally only causing ...

New book explains antibiotic resistance for a broad audience

... of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who co-authored the book with Dixie Whitt of the same university. "It was this ambivalence and confusion that motivated us to come out of our comfortable niche as writers of textbooks and attempt to write a book for the general public about antibiotics ...
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