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Venomous sea snakes play heads or tails with their predators

... to fool predators into thinking their tail is a second head, complete with lethal venom. There are ... food. Rasmussen was momentarily distracted by a second snake, but when looking back he was surprised to ... coral. Rasmussen's surprise grew when he saw a second head emerge from the coral instead of the ...

Abnormal brain circuits may prevent movement disorder

... lesions did not. "There is something about this second lesion that is protective," the authors ... connecting directly to the motor cortex." This second area of pathway disruption abrogated the effects ... can't inhibit an unwanted movement. With the second pathway lesion, Dr. Eidelberg explained, "the ...

Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2009. Revenues for the second quarter of 2009 were $5.8 million, a decrease of ... tables. The GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2009 was $1.6 million, or $0.08 per ...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

... (FEL). The x-rays will be delivered 120 times a second in pulses only a tenth of a trillionth of a second long about the time it takes light to travel the ... is scattering the beam from the sample; the second step is constructing the image by interpreting ...

Common allergy drug reduces obesity and diabetes in mice

... immune cells called mast cells. In the second study, researchers found that a kind of white ... four groups. The first was the control group; the second group was simply switched to a healthy diet; the ... to a healthy diet. While symptoms of the second group improved moderately, the third group ...

Early rice harvests ease annual famine in Bangladesh

... rice earlier, giving them more time to grow a second crop to provide desperately needed food and ease ... early food supply, increasing the chances that a second crop can be grown, spreading the demand for ... rice yields. "With a better chance to grow a second crop after rice, such as maize, potato, mustard, ...

Winners announced in the Elsevier Grand Challenge

... First place, a cash prize of $35,000, second place, $15,000. The first and second prize winners were announced at the Experimental ... Automated Annotation of Scientific Terms" second prize winner: Vit Novacek, Tudor Groza and ...

K-State using Second Life island to help high school students learn earth science

... at Kansas City, designed TerraWorld, an island in second Life, to help students learn geology in an ... to turn in, they can put it on a note card in second Life and drop it in a box, where it goes to the ... Grantmakers Conference. She said that second Life is being used to teach other science ...

Evolutionary origin of bacterial chromosomes revealed

... other bacteria suggests a general model for how second chromosomes are formed in bacteria.* ... genes from chromosomes to large plasmids mediates second chromosome formation." "Examination of ... III, Agrobacteria gene movements have produced second chromosomes derived from plasmids, while in the ...

Teeth of Columbus' crew flesh out tale of new world discovery

... left on the island of Hispaniola after his second voyage to America in 1493-94. "This is telling ... the fleet of 17 vessels that comprised Columbus's second visit to the New World. But the first analysis of ... were recorded in Seville before they left on the second voyage," Price explains. "One of the things we're ...

Understanding soil carbon sequestration: New book presents key concepts

... Carbon Sequestration and the Greenhouse Effect: second Edition , addresses this topic and provides new ... Carbon Sequestration and the Greenhouse Effect: second Edition addresses new and emerging topics within ... of soil's role in carbon sequestration. The second edition presents updates of new and emerging ...

After a few drinks, older adults more impaired than they think

... alcohol has a stimulating effect. During the second phase, there is a sedative or depressive effect. ... made. The first test involved numbers, while the second involved alternating between numbers and letters. ... impaired, they didn't think they were. And in the second phase an hour and 15 minutes after having ...

Scripps scientists develop first examples of RNA that replicates itself indefinitely

... enzyme binds the two subunits that comprise the second enzyme and joins them to make a new copy of the second enzyme; while the second enzyme similarly binds and joins the two subunits ...

Princeton researchers discover new type of laser

... quantum cascade laser they had built generated a second beam with very unusual properties, including the ... laser they had built unexpectedly emitted a second laser beam of slightly smaller wavelength than ... studies by Menzel and others revealed that the second beam could not be explained by any existing ...

Computation and genomics data drive bacterial research into new golden age

... (within cell) signalling molecules called second messengers play a much bigger role in bacteria than had been thought. These molecules are called second messengers because they generate signals inside a ... attack by a host immune system. As Buttner noted, second messengers were known to play an important role ...

Oak Ridge supercomputer is the world's fastest for science

... of the Jaguar system is separately ranked second and eighth on the current list of Top500 ... 362 terabytes of memory 578 terabytes per second of memory bandwidth 284 gigabytes per second of input/output bandwidth 10-gigabyte-per-second ...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... DA-dum ... while hearing the beat on the second makes exactly the same rhythm sound different, ... a "concert" to be performed in the popular second Life virtual reality website. Van Nort is ... travel through the wall. On the other side, the second crystal vibrates in a way that modulates how much ...

Apelin to rescue diabetics

... has just found that our cells are equipped with a second pathway for the assimilation of glucose. This ... from that mediated by insulin. Normally, this second pathway is only responsible for a small ... the case of type II diabetes, activation of this second route improves the regulation of blood sugar ...

New book includes advances in the science and practice of transfusion and transplantation

... made significant progress in recent years. The second edition of an informative book in this field, ... Dawson, and David Hamer, in the Preface to the second edition. Prions are misfolded proteins that have ... other serious hazards of transfusion." The second edition of Transfusion Science has been ...

Major source of radon exposure overlooked at former Ohio uranium-processing plant

... Children's Hospital Medical Center. "This second source of radon dominates the total radon ... to the National Academy of Sciences, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United ... the film by radon decay products, they found the second radon source. "Radon gas disperses widely," ...

Novel publishing approach puts textbook in more hands

... Medicine; and Marilynn Etzler, UC Davis. The second edition of Essentials of Glycobiology is being ... of the NCBI Bookshelf in 2003. The content of the second edition of Essentials of Glycobiology has been ... focused primarily on vertebrate glycobiology, the second edition reflects the fact that glycosylation is ...

Second lumpectomy for breast cancer reduces survival rates

... recurs in the same breast are treated with a second lumpectomy rather than a mastectomy, defying ... for lumpectomies when their cancer is diagnosed a second time, and their doctors are simply complying with ... therapy and were diagnosed with cancer a second time in the same breast between 1988 and 2004. ...

'1-hit' event provides new opportunity for colon cancer prevention, say Fox Chase researchers

... signal the presence of colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the ... drugs a chance to strike at cancer before a second hit can happen." The Fox Chase researchers ... itself," Yeung says. "The 'one-hit' event makes a second mutation that much more likely to push the cell ...

Entrust Expands Relationship with Slovenia, Implements Second-generation ePassport Solution

... in the world to announce its migration to second generation ePassports. "Entrust proved to be an ... and many others. "The increased security of the second generation of ePassports raises the bar for ... from being used to cross a border. The second generation of ePassports, based on the EAC ...

BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability on Strong Revenue Growth for Second Quarter 2008

... profitability and strong revenue growth for its second quarter ended June 30, 2008. Total revenue from ... also show solid growth, increasing by 7.8% in the second quarter of 2008 to $2.4 million compared to $2.2 ... growth." BIO-key's gross margin for the second quarter of 2008 was 88.2% compared to 82.6% for ...

TORC at UH turns to virtual world of Second Life for new study

... will take place entirely in the virtual world of second Life (SL). The project is part ... The TORC International Health Challenge in second Life will provide opportunities for avatars to earn Lindensthe currency of second Lifefor walking on treadmills, riding bikes and ...

Recurrence of group B strep high in subsequent pregnancies, say UT Houston obstetricians

... current practice of retesting women during their second pregnancies for a common bacterial infection if ... follow 418 women who gave birth vaginally, had a second child or more, were tested for GBS during their first and second pregnancies, and were not excluded from the study ...

N.Y. research team discovers how antidepressants and cocaine interact with brain cell targets

... them to enable neural signaling in the brain. A second study, published in the latest issue of Nature ... Like a key engaging a lock mechanism, this second binding causes changes in the transporter ... the messenger molecule outside the cell. The second team of researchers, involving a collaboration of ...

BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability on Strong Revenue Growth for Second Quarter 2008

... profitability and strong revenue growth for its second quarter ended June 30, 2008. Total revenue from ... also show solid growth, increasing by 7.8% in the second quarter of 2008 to $2.4 million compared to $2.2 ... growth." BIO-key's gross margin for the second quarter of 2008 was 88.2% compared to 82.6% for ...

Second Life a first for UH department of health and human performance

... is expanding into the virtual world of second Life (SL) thanks to grants from the UH Faculty ... funds will allow our faculty to stake ground in second Life for the benefit of our students and our ... but we want to know if using technology like second Life, which immerses participants in a new world, ...

Viral recombination another way HIV fools the immune system

... infected with HIV become infected with a second strain of the virus, the two viral strains can ... that the patient had become infected with a second strain of HIV, and two months later it was found ... several months later, when it was found that a second HIV mutation that more effectively evades control ...

Crystal (eye) ball: Study says visual system equipped with 'future seeing powers'

... It takes our brain nearly one-tenth of a second to translate the light that hits our retina into ... always perceiving the very recent (one-tenth of a second prior) past. A ball passing within one meter of you and traveling at one meter per second in reality would be roughly six degrees displaced ...

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists devise potential approach to treat spinal muscular atrophy

... more profoundly than others, in part because a second version of the gene, SMN2, also produces the ... they're missing a critical gene, have this second gene that in healthy people is not necessary," ... time, subtle mutations have arisen that make the second gene produce much less of the critical protein, ...

Breathless babies: Preemies' lung function shows prolonged impairment

... deficits in lung function that last into their second year, if not longer. We have shown that ... the first months of life that persists into the second year of life, said principle investigator of the ... explained. The research was published in the second issue for December of the American Journal of ...

ESA to provide essential launch control services to EUMETSAT

... launch control services for the last two Meteosat second Generation (MSG) satellites, MSG-3 and MSG-4. ... first-generation Meteosats starting in 1977, the second generation of much-improved geostationary weather satellites (called Meteosat second Generation MSG) guarantees operational services ...

Age increases chance of success as two-timer

... nestling is from a two-timing spouse, with the second brood in June, it's even every second one,' Tim Schmoll says. 'With the second brood coal tits are among the top 10 world wide ...

Decisions on the second round of the Excellence Initiative announced

... Funding decisions for the second round of the Excellence Initiative have been ... fund initiatives at 28 universities in this, the second round of the Excellence Initiative. The ... last autumn for the three lines of funding in the second round of the Excellence Initiative, including 278 ...

A wheat for all seasons -- and reasons

... as he begins planting new varieties and starts a second year on his perennial wheat study. Rush ... half that of annual wheats, as expected. In the second year of his research, Rush said things will be ... We have to know if it comes back in the second year and is riddled with disease, he said. Rush ...

Weight gain between first and second pregnancies associated with increased odds of male second child

... of the first pregnancy to the beginning of the second pregnancy may be slightly more likely to give birth to a baby boy during their second pregnancy. The study appears online September 24, ... body mass index (BMI) between the first and second pregnancies. (BMI is weight in kilograms divided ...

UC's NIH grant brings technology from outer space to playgrounds

... will need standard size particles. The second step of the grant is developing a condensation ... of the system and test it. It is only after the second year that the exact shape of the sensor will have ... pleased to receive this major award in only his second year at the University of Cincinnati. Says Son, ...
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