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Trotting with emus to walk with dinosaurs

...e rest of the mystery was solved by observing what else emus do as they walk. "Often they are looking around as they walk," said Breithaupt of the crossed foot tracks. "Sometimes they stop in mid-stride and look around." Walking theropods appear to have been doing the same thing. So the trackways of w...

Researchers find that bumblebees' flower choice matters

...says, "we are able to answer questions that no one else has." ...

With record resolution and sensitivity, tool images how life organizes in a cell membrane

... dimensions, your chance of bumping into something else is a lot higher than when you're in three dimensions. This is the idea of the rafts. You get one of these pieces of grease stuck on you, and now you become associated with the membrane and you find yourself in one of these rafts, whatever they are, a...

Fire ants: Their true story told by the scientist who loves them

...ology circles as Solenopsis invicta and everywhere else as a painful pest in the grass, so to speak. Then there's Walter R. Tschinkel. An ardent fire ant fan and one of its foremost researchers for more than 30 years, Florida State University's Distinguished Research Professor of Biological Sciences is ...

Race to halt global amphibian crisis boosted by rediscovery of endangered Colombian frogs

...hreatened species of birds and frogs found nowhere else on the planet." El Dorado is the sole breeding gr...ins extraordinary numbers of species found nowhere else across a multitude of isolated ecosystems. Protecting the new El Dorado Nature Reserve prevents dest...

Gut microbes' partnership helps body extract energy from food, store it as fat

...lity to live in extreme environments where nothing else could survive, such as hot springs. Scientists first isolated archaea from the human intestine in 1982, and have recently recognized M. smithii as the most common archaeon in human intestines. In addition to its prevalence, M. smithii was an intrig...

Smooth sailing: 'cruise ship virus' tackled by UH, Baylor College of Medicine

...roach for other diseases, as well. "If someone else has the antibody for other pathogens, then we can use it to coat the retroreflectors," Ruchhoeft said. "If we're successful in detecting the Norwalk virus, it opens up the possibility of creating a similar diagnostic tool for a variety of other infe...

Life and death in the hippocampus: what young neurons need to survive

...ut for newborn neurons that signal means something else entirely -- survival. "When we removed the NMDA receptor, that is when cells make connections in response to glutamate in the environment, the newborn neurons withered and died at a specific stage of their maturation," explains Gage. " The NMDA rec...

Sandia work launched on space shuttle shows live cells influence growth of nanostructures

...e story, but the beginning," says Brinker. "No one else has created these symbiotic materials and observed these effects. It's a totally new area." But how does all this happen? Probably you want more details What better arrangement when building a new house than for the architect to consult with th...

Matrilin-3 gene discovered to prevent onset of osteoarthritis

...en those two," Chen says. "Maybe there's something else that causes it, such as stiff bone." Osteoarthritis affects more than 20 million Americans and is the most common type of arthritis. It is characterized by a breakdown in cartilage, commonly affecting the knees, hips and lower back. While younger p...

Insect predation sheds light on food web recovery after the dinosaur extinction

... Wilf. "But the insect mines were unlike anywhere else in North America." The researchers found heavy a...saturation of a flora with insect feeding anywhere else in North America, even in the Cretaceous before the extinction." What made this happen at Mexican ...

Mayo Clinic researchers challenge sepsis theory

...s this caused us to ask, 'Could there be something else driving sepsis, other than the classic poisoning explanation?'" Mayo Discovers Key Piece of the Puzzle Dr. Platt and colleagues discovered several years ago that certain naturally-occurring molecules can stimulate receptors once thought to be exc...

Medical experts: US unlikely to have enough vaccines to stop avian flu

...imates suggest this is a bigger risk than anything else we are facing," said Baruch Fischhoff, a study co-author and the Howard Heinz University Professor of Social and Decision Sciences and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon. Both the medical and the non-medical experts agreed that the gre...

Malaria parasites develop in lymph nodes

... many parasites a mosquito bite transmits or where else in a mammal's body they travel, said Ménard. To find out, he and his colleagues infected mosquitoes with fluorescently tagged Plasmodium parasites, and then allowed the mosquitoes to bite a mouse. From each mosquito bite, they found an average of 20 ...

Picking particles faster than one at a time

...ther poor-quality images of particles or something else altogether, like debris or background noise. Therefore "a human still has to go through them and pick out the good ones," Adiga says. Adiga and his colleagues decided that concentrating too much attention on the particle itself in the early stages ...

Mouse study: New muscle-building agent beats all previous ones

...y also requires extra caution. "We don't know what else the new agent is affecting or whether those effects will turn out to be entirely beneficial," says Lee. Lee says they also are conducting experiments with the mice now to see whether the effect lasts after injections cease and whether it helps a mo...

Discovering the first steps in transcription-coupled repair

...ernative methods available in a pinch. Only if all else fails would the RNAPII be destroyed, forcing transcription to start fresh." In this first in a series of papers on the mechanisms of TCR, Cooper and her colleagues have shed early light not only on how the mysterious process of transcription-coupled...

Novel enzyme offers new look at gene regulation

...ther proteins, even when the proteins share little else in common. Database searches predict more than 100 total proteins found in organisms as diverse as bacteria and man contain the JmjC domain. This suggests that many other proteins may act similarly to methyl groups from histones or other proteins. T...

Envisat radar surveillance protects endangered prehistoric fish

...nian toothfish, also known as Chilean sea bass, or else 'white gold' for the high prices it commands on the black market. However a radar satellite surveillance system based on Envisat and Radarsat-1 imagery has cut the number of illegal fishing incursions in the vicinity of Kerguelen Island by nine-ten...

Tsunami + 1 year: Reviving exhausted fisheries should trump replacing boats, gear, experts say

...tated by the availability of new boats and gear or else lead to the resumption of destructive fishing practices; 3. Widespread damage to coastal habitats such as mangroves (and deforestation to support rebuilding efforts) may affect the sustainability of key fisheries resources; 4. History shows us that...

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