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Soon, a Vaccine That Could Keep All Types of Flu Away for Lifetime

...half the treated mice survived, while unvaccinated creatures died. "We are in real need of new types of vaccine. Anything that gives a more rapid response would be of great interest," Professor Hugh Pennington, emeritus professor at Aberdeen University, said. Professor Malcolm McCrae of Warwick University sai...

Human Induced Global Warming Drying Up Arctic Ponds

...f the ponds are also disappearing, threatening the creatures that inhabit these areas, said Smol. "They're so dry you can put a match to it and they'll burn," he said. Smol, who together with Marianne Douglas at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, spent more than two decades tracking about 45 ponds on...

Gene Responsible for Ageing Process Discovered and Calorie Restriction Could Help

...stricted access to food. Experiments with other creatures found that the phenomenon appeared to be ubiquitous in the animal kingdom. Some scientists suggested it was an evolutionary adaptation to surviving hard times until enough food became available. The longevity-associated gene identified by Dr Dillin...

Genome of Botulism Bacterium Revealed

...allow it to attack the many insect and other small creatures that live in the soil. The chitinases' produced by these genes can degrade the casing of insects and small crustaceans. It is not only animals that can feel the wrath of C. botulinum, explains Dr Sebaihia: "The soil can be a harsh environment and f...

Gene Responsible for Ageing Process Discovered – and Calorie Restriction Could Hel

...stricted access to food. Experiments with other creatures found that the phenomenon appeared to be ubiquitous in the animal kingdom. Some scientists suggested it was an evolutionary adaptation to surviving hard times until enough food became available. The longevity-associated gene identified by Dr Dillin...

West Wants Developing Countries to Cut Down on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

...g, which is built from the secretions of the coral creatures called polyps. The vivid colors of the coral come from the symbiotic algae that live in the polyps and supply them with much of their nutrients. When disease or stressful environmental conditions, such as changes in ocean temperature, strike the r...

Global Warming 55 Million Years Ago Too, Thanks to Fossil Fuels

.... The core contained the remnants of tiny marine creatures called foraminifera. Their shells preserve a chemical record of how the balance of carbon in the ocean changed dramatically about 55 million years ago. At the same time, temperatures soared more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit, killing off more than half ...

Hunt for Sea Delicacy Taking a Toll in California

...erexert themselves prying the stubborn, snail-like creatures from rocks. Veteran divers and even the rock-pickers who ply chest-deep waters tell of being surprised by powerful surf that has washed them over the rocks or swept them out to sea. Anthony Kan said in 20 years of abalone picking he has seen two ...

UF Launches Project to Bridge the Regeneration Gap

...s by plundering// the secrets of regeneration from creatures with remarkable powers of self-renewal, such as salamanders, newts, starfish and flatworms. Fueled by about $6 million in private donations, university support and state matching funds, "The Regeneration Project" will connect scientists who work wit...

Weed Killer Plays a Pivotal Role in Those With Genetic Vulnerability to Parkinson’

...ose fruit flies as the animal models because these creatures have biochemical similarities to humans, particularly in regard to chemicals produced within their brain cells. It was seen that on low dose ingestion of paraquat, certain neurons in the brain known as dopamine neurons, were almost totally wiped o...

Rhythms of Life

...t signal, around which the daily activities of all creatures revolve. 'Chronobiology' is a discipline of science that studies the phenomenon of biological rhythms and their cyclic pattern in living beings. The earliest rhythm was known to have originated in primordial cells when DNA replication was assi...

Micro-world of Prehistoric Bacteria Found in Amber

...r is solidified tree sap, which can preserve small creatures and plants and freeze them in time. Flies, beetles, ants and spiders dating back many millions of years have been found trapped in amber. But soft bodied amber specimens older than 135 million years are very rare. Until now, no microbial inclusio...

"Tribbles" Protein Implicated in Leukemia

...protein called Tribbles // , named after the furry creatures that took over the starship Enterprise in the original Star Trek series. Tribbles was first described in fruit flies. “Tribbles had never been directly linked to human malignancy,” says senior author Warren S. Pear, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of ...

Older People Get Worse Hangovers

...ess active and groomed themselves and their fellow creatures less. Thirty minutes later, there was a noticeable difference between the groups. While the adult rats were still sluggish, the younger animals were almost as frisky as rats that had not been given any alcohol at all, according to the report in the...

Is the urge to binge as strong a craving as sex and recreational drugs to addicts?

...t would have got conditioned over the years in all creatures so that it is ensured that this craving will keep living beings on their toes out of the sheer need for sustenance.This ensures survival of a species. This discovery throws open new vistas for the treatment of addictive eating.Dr Howard divulged tha...

Experiments In Outer Space To Determine single Cell Survival

...heads of Earthlings, nanostructures of single-cell creatures are encircling Earth.// These nanostructures, harboring yeast or other unicellular organisms are riding on the International Space Station, to test if they can secure safer homes for their occupants amidst the vacuum and radiations of outer space, t...

Brain’s response distinct upon exposure to erotic image

...st research has suggested that men are more visual creatures than women and get more aroused by erotic images than women. Anokhin says the fact that the women's brains in this study exhibited such a quick response to erotic pictures suggests that, perhaps for evolutionary reasons, our brains are programmed to ...

Global Seagrass Decline Affects Shallow-water Ecosystems

...ground for predatory fish, waterfowl and large sea creatures like manatees and sea turtles. The root and rhizome system of these flowering plants stabilizes sediments, protecting the coastline from currents and weather-related erosion. Seagrass is an effective filter of nutrients and particulates, and it is th...

Medications Detected In Recycled Water In Los Angeles

...y is evident. It affects the fish, frogs and other creatures that spend their entire lives in waterways exposed to drugs. Christian Daughton, chief of environmental chemistry at the EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory branch in Las Vegas, said that small of these medications over a period of time wou...

Search For Bigfoot Creature To Be Delayed

...en seen by the local people. The footprints of the creatures measure up to 50 centimeters. Experts do not dismiss the possibility that such creatures exist, but most consider it improbable. Toh Seong Fai, SPI vice-president, said that the most widely...

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