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Reconstructing the biology of extinct species: A new approach

...rt of its organ of balance, the three semicircular canals of the inner ear on each side of the skull. The t...relationship of the dimensions of the semicircular canals to locomotion. These structures are filled with a fluid, which moves within the canals when the ani...

Stimulation of the semicircular canals can artificially control human walking and balance

... direction of gravity. However, the semicircular canals that the researchers stimulated to control walking and balance detect rotational movements of the head, not the direction of gravity. These findings therefore show that sensing movement is crucial for our upright posture. The findings support inte...

Medieval diaries aid scientists ascertain increase in hot spots due to global warming

...years that revealed for example the years when the canals froze. ...

Gifts from the sea

...ibular (balance) system relies on fluid-filled ear canals that tell us which end is up. The toadfish vestibular system is similar enough to the human version to make comparisons meaningful but with an easier to explore nerve layout. MBL researchers have used the toadfish as a model for research into neurotr...

Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste

...the Netherlands to clean up sediments dredged from canals and waterways. “I want to congratulate the Utah State team on the funding for this project,?said Joop Harmsen, senior scientist at Alterra Research Center and Wageningen University in the Netherlands. “PAHs have contaminated large amounts of sediment...

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