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A case of mistaken identity for the ivory-billed woodpecker?

...s. The Pileated Woodpecker's wings were thought to beat more slowly that the 8.6 beats per second captured on Luneau's video, and its wings have black trailing edges. The trailing edges of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker's wings are white. Aberdeen-based Collinson concludes that Luneau's video shows a bird...

Mosquito genes explain response to climate change

...dshaw said. "Rather than having a bully coming to beat you up at recess everyday, you can take a body-building course and beat up the bully, or you simply can take recess at a different time. Many organisms are taking the latt...

A revolution in the monitoring of unborn babies

...-be can keep a regular check on their baby’s heart beat without having to go into hospital and be attached... the fetal monitor was separating the baby’s heart beat from the mother’s signal. The team has successfully created a state-of-the-art device which can gaug...

Immunization rates hit record high in poor countries

...nd other similar "biological controls," that might beat back the adelgid without having to use expensive, toxic pesticides. They call their approach a "whey-based fungal micro-factory." Instead of growing fungi in a conventional factory and then transporting it out to a forest—a costly proposition—thei...

Fungal factories may save hemlock forests

...nd other similar "biological controls," that might beat back the adelgid without having to use expensive, toxic pesticides. They call their approach a "whey-based fungal micro-factory." Instead of growing fungi in a conventional factory and then transporting it out to a forest—a costly proposition—thei...

For Pacific white shrimp, gender matters when competing for food

...competing for food, male shrimp will almost always beat female shrimp ?even though adult males of the species are typically much smaller than the adult females of the same age. "Both size and gender are important factors in acquiring food," says study author Dustin Moss, "but when you pit male against fe...

Pesticides need sunscreen to beat the heat

...de with a new in-built sunscreen will help farmers beat the heat in crop protection. This means that the bug sprays last longer, as they are protected from the strong rays of sunshine, reports Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. This is becoming increasingly important as temperatures rise, ...

Nice guys do finish first in lizards' evolutionary race

...o raid female territories and mate. They generally beat blue-throated lizards, the stay-at-home dad types. The blues stick close to home to protect females and have a buddy system. One blue-throat will do battle with the orange-throat, enabling his buddy stay fit and mate. McAdam explains that the altruis...

Finding paves way for better treatment of autoimmune disease

... make large numbers of immune cells that work like beat cops keeping misguided cells from attacking the body. The ability to easily make large numbers of these cells opens the door to improved treatment and a better understanding of autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and arthritis, Medical Coll...

UC Davis researchers move biotechnology closer to replacing electronic pacemakers

...mal models such as mice and rats, whose hearts can beat up to 600 times per minute. Large animals such as pigs make for far more realistic models because their anatomy and physiology, including average heart rates of about 70 to 80 beats per minute, are similar to humans. In the current study, research...

Honey helps problem wounds

... respect medihoney is neck and neck in the race to beat the antibiotic mupirocin, currently the local MRSA antibiotic of choice. This is shown by a study recently published by researchers in Australia. In one point medihoney was even superior to its rival: the bacteria did not develop any resistance to th...

Genes affecting blood pressure change as children become adults

... rate and how much blood the heart pumps with each beat ?near the beginning and end of the biologically tumultuous times. Researchers left much-discussed obesity out of this equation, focusing instead on genes and environmental factors directly influencing blood pressure and hemodynamics. The huge twin c...

Study: Paramedics save more lives when they don't follow the rules

...her than beats but can be shocked back into normal beat with a defibrillator. In contrast, the survival rate was only 20 percent in the 3 years before, when the standard CPR protocol was used. The current study, which involved 125 patients, reports the experiences after the revised protocol was implemen...

Study in Science holds promise for a new approach to drug therapy

...t muscle cells, a similar mechanism controls heart beat rate. Many current, best-selling drugs work by binding to G-protein-coupled transmembrane receptors in the place of ligands on the outside of cells. A successful drug will either shut down or turn up the function of the GPCR as compared to its natu...

Growing crops to cope with climate change

...t flower earlier, like Mediterranean varieties, to beat summer droughts. However, new varieties will need to be adapted in all other ways to UK conditions. " With the new knowledge about the workings of barley researchers and plant breeders will find it easier to select variations that will thrive in the...

For one Stanford doctor, the beat goes on during open-heart surgery

...in the room turned suddenly quiet. The beat, beat, beat of the heart monitor filled the air. Ihnken, head tilted, found the spot he was searching for on the heart's backside and, finally, looked up. "Everything OK out there?" Ihnken asked the anesthesiologist breaking the tense silence. "Really stable, ...

Whole-genome study at Johns Hopkins reveals a new gene associated with abnormal heart rhythm

...it takes the heart to recover from the ventricular beat - when the two bottom chambers of the heart pump. ...h known functions that are highly suspect in heart beat rhythm, the team first focused on people who have extremely long or short QT intervals. The research...

Implantable pumps extend lives of patients too sick for transplant

...verage of 59 years old and as a group their hearts beat at only 14 percent of normal strength. The pump tested in the trial was the Novacor device, which is produced by WorldHeart, Oakland, Calif. "While the survival time for those patients receiving LVADs was more than three times longer, we even had tw...

Researchers quantify more noise in gene expression

...twins have different fingerprints and march to the beat of subtly different phenotypes, an indication of heterogeneity which led bioengineering researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) to devised computer algorithms that identify the underlying sources of variation at the basic level ...

Biotech cotton 8: Bugs 0

... in the future. "It's not that pink bollworm can't beat Bt toxin, but that it hasn't beaten Bt toxin so far." There's a new variety Bt cotton now available that has two different Bt toxins, he said. The team's next step will be to determine how to best use that combination of toxins to stay one step ahea...

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