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Venomous sea snakes play heads or tails with their predators

... It was only when the snake swam away that the first head was clearly seen to be a paddling tail. ... but more importantly it may deter attack in the first place if attackers perceive the tail as the ... aware of an imminent danger. This research is the first record of a combined false-head-behaviour and ...

Abnormal brain circuits may prevent movement disorder

... phenomenon that has puzzled scientists since the first genetic mutation was identified in the 1990's. ... imaging allowed them to see something for the first time. They saw that there were two places along ... pathway disruption abrogated the effects of the first lesion. Normally, the cerebellum (a region ...

Scary ancient spiders revealed in 3-D models, thanks to new imaging technique

... the equator to form one supercontinent and the first tropical rainforests were playing host to a ... models reveal that Cryptomartus hindi 's first two legs were angled towards the front of the ... kill its prey. The new models reveal, for the first time, that Eophrynus prestivicii had defensive ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... of the limited range of available records. The first records of this time interval from the Congo Fan, ... from bacterial sulfate reduction. This is the first documented occurrence of sulfide that is ... with 93% accuracy. These results represent the first mechanistic understanding of avulsions that ...

UCSF researchers identify new drug target for Kaposi's sarcoma

... preventing the lock from being made in the first place." Craik, who also led a team that ... knowledge, the researchers said, this is the first small-molecule inhibitor of a herpes virus ... Craik said this research was also among the first to use computational design to identify and ...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

... patterns have ever been obtained, and the first from membrane protein nanocrystals among the ... will hasten and improve lensless imaging. The first step in lensless imaging is scattering the beam ... on the powerful new SLAC machine. It will be the first step into a bold new future for investigating the ...

Nottinghamshire Police First Law Enforcement Agency to Deploy ForensicSoft in United Kingdom

... selection by Nottinghamshire Police marks the first law enforcement agency in England to embrace the ... ForensicSoft's SAFE product is the world's first write-blocked Windows forensic boot environment. ... Environment) is an ideal software tool for first responders and other computer forensic ...

Biologists rediscover endangered frog population

... For the first time in nearly 50 years, a population of a nearly ... This re-discovery along with the San Diego Zoo's first successful breeding of the frog in captivity, and ... who led the survey team that spotted the first new Tahquitz Creek frogs on June 10. Biologists ...

Earliest animals lived in a lake environment, research shows

... rock samples in South China has found that the first animal fossils in the paleontological record are ... in the research. "Thus it is surprising that the first evidence of animals we find is associated with ... cells interpreted to be animal embryos. "Our first unusual finding in this region was the abundance ...

Spallation Neutron Source sees first target replacement

... National Laboratory, is being replaced for the first time. SNS operators are taking advantage of a ... laboratory director. The mercury target is the first of its kind. A proton beam generated by the SNS's ... necessary. Some researchers estimated the first change would become necessary a year ago. One ...

Results of national assessment of first responder location systems to be announced Aug. 3

... location systems for firefighters and other first responders will be announced at Worcester ... systems can also alert incident commanders when first responders are in distress--especially when their ... academia, and government; members of the first responder community; and representatives of ...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... EMGeo ElectroMagnetic Geological Mapper The first commercially available technology for 3-D ... the technology has the potential to be the first photovoltaic cell to achieve widespread use in ... operation for sensor platforms. (Jointly with first Alliance Technologies LLC of San Ramon, Calif. ...

Noise pollution negatively affects woodland bird communities, says CU-Boulder study

... growing urban clamor. The study also is the first to indicate that at least a few bird species opt ... July 23 in Current Biology . "This is the first study to show that noise pollution causes changes ... said Francis. The CU-Boulder study is one of the first conducted in a controlled environment -- the team ...

Life on Earth came from other planets

... believe all Earthly life descended from the first unicellular creatures that appeared on this ... inherited these abilities from the microbes which first took root on Earth and whose ancestry can be ... planets, and Dr. Joseph and Cosmology.com are the first to publish a comprehensive theory, based on ...

UK bioscience sparkles with new Diamond fellowship

... Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) including the first ever Diamond Fellowship, so named because the ... Iwata, from Imperial College London, becomes the first ever Diamond Fellow. He will use the high quality ... The 16 new Fellowships include: The first BBSRC Diamond Professorial Fellowship - ...

Scientists report first remote, underwater detection of harmful algae, toxins

... Institute (MBARI) have successfully conducted the first remote detection of a harmful algal species and ... via radio signals. "This represents the first autonomous detection of both a HAB species and ... to the public and the ecosystem." For the first demonstration of the ESP's ability to detect HABs ...

Researchers achieve major breakthrough with water desalination system

... "In this specific field study by our team, in the first part of the reverse osmosis process, 65 percent ... that was also developed here at UCLA. This first field study with the M3 was a major achievement and the first phase of our high-recovery RO process ...

Herbicide diversity needed to keep Roundup effective

... . Marestail, also known as horseweed, was the first weed to develop resistance to glyphosate. Other ... of infestation in about two years after it is first detected," Johnson said. "For us, marestail being the first weed that developed resistance showed that a ...

New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments

... walls, this technique enables researchers for the first time to dynamically track solubilization during ... by complete dissolution of biomass. This is the first study to show the process by which biomass ... able to map and visualize cellulose and lignin first in pristine switchgrass and then during treatment ...

Down Under dinosaur burrow discovery provides climate change clues

... On the heels of his discovery in Montana of the first trace fossil of a dinosaur burrow, Emory ... subtle paleontology clues. He also identified the first tracks of a large, carnivorous dinosaur in Victoria, and the first fossil crayfish burrows from the same area. ...

Telomeres resemble DNA fragile sites

... the Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics, and first author Agnel Sfeir, a postdoctoral associate in ... replication across individual DNA molecules the first time this technique has been used to study ... unnecessary repair. Working with TRF1, the very first shelterin protein ever to be identified, de Lange ...

New study ranks 'hotspots' of human impact on coastal areas

... Letters . The authors have performed the first integrated analysis of all coastal areas of the ... and from the sea," said Benjamin S. Halpern, first author, who is based at the National Center for ... The authors state that they have provided the first integrated analysis for all coastal areas of the ...

Landmark project to map genomics of complex ant systems

... DNA sequencing technology to become the first explorers of the genomics of agricultural ant societies. "This project is one of the first attempts to use genomics to understand a complex ... project to not only sequence ant genomes for the first time, but also the genomes of some of the key ...

Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

... PITTSBURGH, July 7 The first findings from a one-of-a-kind, patient-driven ... and 15 people with healthy lungs. In the first analysis of its kind, "gene activity patterns ... which is underway, the proteins could be the first biomarker blood tests that doctors could track to ...

All in sight

... for the detection of whales is used for the first time on board of the research vessel Polarstern. ... the heat of this spout. It is employed for the first time during the current expedition of RV ... overcomes these challenges. The system, called first Navy, was installed during Polarstern's last port ...

NIST issues human milk and blood serum SRMs for contaminant measurements

... are providing trustworthy results. NIST first released its first serum-based SRM (SRM 1589 Polychlorinated ... the new SRMs to reflect these changes. The first of their kind, the milk SRMs contain similar ...

New test can detect both genetic and chromosomal abnormalities in embryos

... of chromosome) at the same time. This is the first time they have been able to demonstrate that the ... which often delays patient treatment. For the first time, the inheritance of both single gene defects ... patient or disease-specific genetic mutation first before screening for it, which is ...

Ovarian transplantation: First baby is born after a new technique

... problem they carried out a two-stage procedure, first grafting small pieces of the frozen ovarian ... areas three days before the real transplant. The first graft encourages the growth of blood vessels and ... and had their ovaries frozen. In addition to the first patient, treated for sickle cell anaemia, the ...

First riser-drilling research operations undertaken

... of Japan. The scientific drilling expedition's first target is located in water depths of 2,054 ... (BOP) system into an upper section of the first borehole to be drilled. The riser pipe and BOP ... the circulation of the drilling fluid, the first riser-drilling operations for CHIKYU in the ...

Female human embryos adjust the balance of X chromosomes before implantation

... The Netherlands: Dutch researchers have found the first evidence that a process of inactivating the X ... den Berg and her colleagues have now found the first evidence that XCI does occur in pre-implantation ... and blastocyst stages. "Our results are the first to show that, contrary to what was previously ...

Complications early in pregnancy or in previous pregnancies adversely affect existing or subsequent pregnancies

... To name two: firstly, we found that after any first trimester complication or event, the risk of ... to the severity or recurrence, or both, of the first trimester complication or event. To our knowledge, this is the first comprehensive review in which the impact of more ...

New guide to tropical seedlings: Essential to climate change research

... to their seedlings, many described for the first time in the new field guide, "Seedlings of Barro ... The forest-dynamics plot in Panama was the first of 34 such plots in a multi-institutional network ... scale and across the globe," said Rubinoff. "This first guide to tropical forest seedlings will be an ...

Cells use import machinery to export their goods as well

... it makes perfect sense," Jaiswal says. "But at first we thought we had to be wrong because they had ... else going on inside the cell." For the first time, Jaiswal was able to observe individual ... that were not expected. The researchers showed first that the most common delivery of post-Golgi cargo ...

Novel handheld device detects anthrax with outstanding accuracy and reliability

... can produce a result within minutes, enabling first responders to rapidly determine whether the ... and should help fuel its wider use among such first responders as fire and police departments, HazMat ... of anthrax, so this device can only enhance our first responder capabilities and accuracy." The ...

Scripps Research scientists observe human neurodegenerative disorder in fruit flies

... disease. Named for the three physicians who first identified the disease in 1886, ... a gene is expressed, its double-stranded DNA is first transcribed into a corresponding single-stranded ... which probably evolved very early on as life first emerged on Earth. "These proteins are among ...

Discovery of a water snake that startles fish in a way that makes them flee into its jaws

... danger as quickly as possible. Catania is the first scientist to study this particular predator-prey ... away. Next, the biologist noticed that the first part of its body that the snake moves is not its ... snakes that have just hatched and videotape their first efforts to catch prey. ...

UC Davis researchers visualize formation of a new synapse

... accompanied by groundbreaking images that are the first to show two neurons coming together using ... "Our work suggests that neuroligin is one of the first molecules to be recruited to new synapses and ... are critical to synapse formation. "We are the first to observe that neuroligin zips around dendrites ...

Potential for non-invasive brain tumor treatment

... N.C. -- Duke University engineers have taken a first step toward a minimally invasive treatment of ... student at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering and first author of a paper appearing in the journal ... Imaging . "The catheter would use ultrasound to first image the tumor, and then direct a higher-power ...

Why do we choose our mates? Ask Charles Darwin, prof says

... thinking about animal reproduction and was first scientist to propose plausible mechanisms of ... most colorful males. "That was an important first step, and it's given us models to work from to ... confirms. "But he realized he had to explain it first as it related to animals. Darwin thought that ...

Broecker: 'What we need are tougher measures against climate change'

... S. Broecker (Chicago, 1931), winner of the first edition of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of ... a Pronounced Global Warming?" He thus became the first person to use the term "global warming" and to ... year later, it began for real [detection of the first signs of warming], so it was a very interesting ...
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