Venomous sea snakes play heads or tails with their predators
... Rasmussen's surprise grew when he saw a second head
emerge from the coral instead of the expected ... was only when the snake swam away that the first head
was clearly seen to be a paddling tail.
To ... bright yellow horseshoe marking on the tip of the head
and the tail. The yellow was deeper than the ...
Freshwater fish at the top of the food chain evolve more slowly
Biologists have long known that certain head
and body shapes make some centrarchids better at ... tissue, they measured the fine parts of the head
and mouth. "A fish mouth is much more complicated ... researchers were able to reconstruct how diet and head
shape have changed over time. "It looks as if the ...
Discovery of a water snake that startles fish in a way that makes them flee into its jaws
... its prey so that the fish turn toward the snake's head
to flee instead of turning away. In addition, the ... aims its strike at the position where the fish's head
will be instead of tracking its actual movement. ... The snake forms an unusual "J" shape with its head
at the bottom of the "J" when it is fishing. Then ...
'Platforms in space' to help businesses
... June 2009 at the University of Leicester by the head
of the EU GMES bureau Dr Valere Moutarlier, Dr Steven Briggs, head
of Earth Observation, Applications and Future ... the European Space Agency and Dr. David Williams head
of the British National Space Centre. The ...
Ethanol production could jeopardize soil productivity
... and Agri-Food Canada scientists at the Indian head
Research Farm in Indian head
and the Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research ... and soil organic nitrogen (SON) using the Indian head
Long-Term Rotations established in 1958. These ...
New diagnostic advance seen for head, throat cancer
... at higher levels in the most aggressive types of head
and neck cancers, in work that may help to ... and the aggressive nature of the cancer.
and neck squamous cell cancers are the sixth most ... tobacco use and alcohol consumption.
and throat cancer is pretty common, and mortality ...
Fossil fragments reveal 500-million-year-old monster predator
... , Hurdia had a segmented body with a head
bearing a pair of spinous claws and a circular ... large carapace extending from the front of its head
is a mystery. In many animals, a shell or ... that define the modern arthropods such as their head
structures and limbs. As well as its bizarre ...
Researchers identify genetic markers for aggressive head and neck cancer
... that signal poor outcomes for patients with head
and neck cancer. These findings could one day ... in the American Journal of Pathology .
and neck cancer refers to tumors in the mouth, ... about 40,000 men and women in the U.S. develop head
and neck cancer, making it the sixth most common ...
Seven recommendations from Aarhus to COP15
... many conference participants and according to head
of conference Professor Ellen Margrethe Basse ...
For further information please contact head
of conference, Professor Ellen Margrethe Basse, mobile: +45 23261829 or head
of press relations at Aarhus University Anders ...
Origin of claws seen in 390-million-year-old fossil
... as the ancient arthropods trilobites.
"With a head
like the giant Cambrian aquatic predator ... Anomalocaris even though creatures with those head
structures were thought to have become extinct by ... before Schinderhannes lived.
The fossil's head
section has large bulbous eyes, a circular mouth ...
Largest prehistoric snake on record discovered in Colombia
... appears in this week's Nature .
Drs Jason head
and David Polly carried out much of the ... Colombia, and together with lead-author Jason head
now of the University of Toronto-Mississauga, ... the Earth today is not particularly unusual, head
and Dr Jonathan Bloch, Assistant Curator of ...
At 2,500 pounds and 43 feet, prehistoric snake is the largest on record
... might have been like. Paleontologist Jason head
of the University of Toronto-Mississauga, the ... the Earth today is not particularly unusual, head
estimated a snake of Titanoboa's size would have ... differently than vertebrae closer to a snake's head
or tail. Using a computer model he wrote, Polly ...
Here's venom in your eye: Spitting cobras hit their mark
... electromyography (EMG) to detect contractions of head
and neck muscles. They found that cobras engage their head
and neck muscles a split second before spitting. ... neck] muscles produce rapid oscillations of the head
that disperse the venom, presumably maximizing ...
High numbers of right whales seen in Gulf of Maine
Many female North Atlantic right whales head
south in winter to give birth in the waters off ... eastward toward Georges Basin. By mid-summer they head
north into the Bay of Fundy."
The survey team ... colleagues from the Woods Hole Laboratory will head
south to continue genetic sampling and tagging ...
UC Davis team refines cancer treatments to reduce potential nerve damage
... concerned about inadvertent exposures during head
and neck cancer treatments to nerves responsible ... cancers of the tonsil, tongue, throat, and other head
and neck organs: A number of patients reported ...
"Radiation is an essential treatment for most head
and neck cancers, and current technologies make ...
Oral rinses used for tracking HPV-positive head and neck cancers holds promise for cancer screening
... detection of human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive head
and neck cancers.
In the study, researchers ... in patients with HPV16-positive and negative head
and neck carcinomas (HNSCC) before and after ... between high-risk types of HPV and HPV-positive head
and neck cancer.
"There is no question of ...
A card-swipe for medical tests
... The information is retrieved by a read-out head
that scans the disk and registers the magnetic changes. A read-out head
based on the GMR effect can convert very small ... head. The current is the signal from the read-out head
and its different strengths represent ones and ...
Streamlining brain signals for speed and efficacy
... for ambiguity when the brain needs to transform head
motion into precise eye, head, and body movements ... or VOR, needs to be fast; for clear vision, head
movements must be compensated for almost ... types of neurons: sensory neurons, which detect head
movement; motor neurons, directing eye muscles to ...
Details of evolutionary transition from fish to land animals revealed
... provided the first detailed look at the internal head
skeleton of Tiktaalik roseae , the ... (fins to limbs) but also to the internal head
"Exquisite specimens of Tiktaalik ... was a large aquatic predator with a flattened head
The body plan and nature of the ...
Researchers discover that growing up too fast may mean dying young in honey bees
... proteins Hsp70 and catalase were measured in head
and thorax tissues using western blot. Total ... changes did not occur or were muted in forager head
tissues and hive bee flight muscles and head
The diurnal upregulation of ...
Origin of cells for connective tissues of skull and face challenged
... defects, as well as the evolution of the head
that distinguishes vertebrates from other ... rise to skeletal and connective tissue of the head
and face, as well as a wide diversity of other ... of skeletal and connective tissue of the head
and face did not alter neural crest-derived ...
CAPHOSOL relieves oral mucositis and improves quality-of-life in cancer patients
... related symptoms, particularly in patients with head
and neck cancer and those receiving chemotherapy. ... mucositis (NCI Clinical OM Grade 3-4) reported by head
and neck cancer patients using CAPHOSOL in this ... 4). Historically, the incidence of severe OM in head
and neck cancer patients receiving radiation ...
Tooth loss strongly linked to risk of esophageal, head and neck, and lung cancer
... and increased risk of three cancers esophageal, head
and neck, and lung. They suggest that ... had a 68 percent increased risk of developing head
and neck cancer and a 54 percent greater chance ... between tooth loss and cancer risk. For head
and neck and esophageal cancers, there were clear ...
New surgery improves head and neck cancer treatment
... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A new surgical procedure for head
and neck cancer at the University of Alabama at ... damage to speech that can happen with treating head
and neck cancers, said William Carroll, M.D., a ... to new places in the body," said Carroll, a head
and neck surgeon within UAB's Division of ...
Researchers discover how stealthy HIV protein gets into cells
... their interiors, with hydrophilic (water-loving) head
groups on their internal and external surfaces. The head
groups generally carry a mildly negative charge, ... TAT protein would attract the negatively charged head
groups on the surface of the membranes. This ...
Northern right whales head south to give birth, leave genetic 'fingerprints' with NOAA researchers
... Like many northerners who head
south to warmer climates for the winter, many Northern right whales also head
south in November and stay into April. Their ... sightings are expected by March, when the animals head
north to their summer feeding and nursery grounds ...
Unveiling the underwater ways of the white shark
... travel timetable. Each winter the white sharks head
out from the California coast, with some going to the Hawaiian Islands. Most, however, head
to another hotspot, out in the middle of the ... fidelity; when they return to the mainland, they head
for the same local neighborhoods that they favor ...
Skull survey could improve vehicle safety
... of more effective devices for protecting the head
in vehicle collisions and other accidents.
... of a person's skull. Their approach is based on head
scan images of 3000 patients at the Tianjin ... to find out how these differences translate into head
impact response of male and female, and then we ...
'Swish-and-spit' test accurate for cancer
... be more than a breath freshener it could spot head
and neck cancer, say scientists at the Johns ... M.D., says his group at Johns Hopkins asked 211 head
and neck cancer patients and 527 individuals ... bits of chemically altered genes common only to head
and neck cancers. Tumor and blood samples also ...
Unique porous copper structure enables new generation of military micro-detonators
... Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and the Indian head
Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, the ... over the copper foam material that Indian head
had previously been evaluating. Produced with a ... Energetics Technology Department of the Indian head
Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. ...
High-tech helmets reveal new information about the impact of hard hits to the head
... limit to the amount of impact a football player's head
can handle before the player suffers a ... could lead to better guidelines for evaluating head
injuries and deciding a player's playing status, ... heads experienced at impact, where on the head
the players were hit and the directional force of ...
Researchers find signal that switches on eye development -- could lead to 'eye in a dish'
... When introduced in cells that would form the head
area of the tadpole multiple eyes appeared to be ... in some cells that formed body parts outside the head
area it could still produce an additional ectopic ... 9th chromosome is already known to cause severe head
and eye defects. This suggests that this newly ...
Fungus genome yielding answers to protect grains, people and animals
... enable the fungus to cause the disease Fusarium head
blight, or scab.
In a recent issue of the ... mycotoxins. The fungus caused a widespread head
blight epidemic during the 1990s in wheat- and ... Fusarium contamination is noticeable on plants, head
blight has already damaged the grain.
Xu is ...
UC Davis bioengineer receives Hartwell Foundation grant to address skull fusion disorder of infants
... child's brain grows. If left untreated, the disorder can cause abnormal head
shape and increased pressure on the brain resulting in brain damage.
In ... who is an internationally recognized expert on congenital anomalies of the head
From cars to cancer: UH professor employs auto industry tools for tumor therapy
... doctors and technicians better plan radiation therapy for patients with head
and neck cancer.
Dr. Ali Kamrani, founding director of the Design and ... decide when to replan during the treatment course."
Treatment for a head
and neck tumor depends upon the type, size and stage of the cancer, where ...
ESA's Earth observation missions: Sharing teams and facilities boosts efficiency
... mission-specific Spacecraft Operations Manager.
Manfred Warhaut, ESA's head
of Mission Operations at ESOC, says that, "The launch of GOCE offered yet ... the most complex of technical problems.
Pier Paolo Emanuelli, ESA's head
of the Earth Observations Operations Division at ESOC, says that the ...
Protecting fresh-cut produce
... and Arizona) using 'Sniper', 'Desert Queen', and 'Sahara' varieties of head
lettuce. Three different strengths of harpin were applied to groups at ... and during harvest. Micro-organisms increase in inner and outer leaves of head
lettuce with excessive moisture at harvest, according to previous ....
Personalized treatment for early lung cancer
... for longer and better survival in lung cancer," said Prof Paris Kosmidis, head
of the second Medical Oncology Department at Hygeia Hospital in Athens, ... on specific prognostic and predictive factors."
Prof Walter Weder, head
of thoracic surgery at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, adds: "At ...
Regulation of cell proliferation by the OGF-OGFr axis is dependent on nuclear localization signals
... Experiments with a human cancer cell, a squamous cell carcinoma of the head
and neck, revealed that translation of OGFr required approximately 5 ... Phase II trials for pancreatic cancer and squamous cell carcinoma of the head
and neck are in progress. Co-author Dr. McLaughlin states: "Given the ...
Health choices predict cancer survival, U-M study finds
... ANN ARBOR, Mich. head
and neck cancer patients who smoked, drank, didn't exercise or didn't eat ... in the Journal of Clinical Oncology .
The researchers surveyed 504 head
and neck cancer patients about five health behaviors: smoking, alcohol ...