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
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
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.
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.
unusual finding in this region was the abundance ...
Spallation Neutron Source sees first target replacement
... National Laboratory, is being replaced for the first
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.
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:
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.
released its first
serum-based SRM (SRM 1589 Polychlorinated ... the new SRMs to reflect these changes.
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
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."
Scripps Research scientists observe human neurodegenerative disorder in fruit flies
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 ...