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Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor
...noviak's initial observation, he conducted further drop
studies and established that about 85 percent of t..., Dudley said, that these ants sometimes purposely drop
off the tree to avoid predators, evidently secure in the fact that they can glide back to the same t...
BRCA1 causes ovarian cancer through indirect, biochemical route
...CA1 mutations, making their risk of ovarian cancer drop
precipitously. In addition, once the chemical messenger that's affected has been identified, it will be much easier to diagnose a predisposition to ovarian cancer or pinpoint just who is at risk, simply by measuring the chemical's levels. "The cons...
The secret lives of whales
...ut to the deep sea, place a transponder on it, and drop
it to the sea floor. The transponder lets them find it later with a manned submersible or robotic vehicle. They now know that a whale fall may host even more species than a hydrothermal vent—many unique to whale falls. Recently discovered “blind zom...
Novel antiviral technology inhibits RSV infection in mice
...S1 gene can be administered in the form of a nasal drop
orspray. The treatment keeps the host's natural antiviral shield intactand attenuates virus reproduction, providing substantial protectionfrom severe infections over days to weeks."Dr. Mohapatra and his team developed nose drops containing vectorscap...
Poor prenatal nutrition permanently damages function of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas
... provide energy. Normally, insulin levels rise or drop
in response to glucose levels, keeping everything in balance. But diabetes is a complex metabolic disorder with numerous players such as high levels of blood glucose, cholesterol and other lipids. "The challenge is to figure out which factors are a p...
Novel technology detects human DNA mutations
...with human DNA obtained from samples as small as a drop
of blood. Importantly, the technology eliminates the need for costly, time and labor intensive gene amplification or enzymatic interventions ?two widespread methods currently used to perform such analyses. "Nanosphere's new SNP analysis methodology...
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