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Drawing with DNA: 'Bioart' illuminates genomics

...tation on how one becomes what one is, the project explores human evolution by examining similarities ?a.k.a. "homology" ?between genes from human beings and a target organism, in this case the rice plant. "We are living in a time when we are generating enormous amounts of genetic data," said West, who train...

Snapin: A protein with therapy potential for autism

...nt dendrite patterns. Firestein's most recent work explores the how and why of dendrite branching and patterning. "It's not just how many branches there are, but where they are and the pattern they form," said Firestein, an assistant professor in Rutgers' department of cell biology and neuroscience. "The pat...

What comes first…the chicken, the egg, or the bad attitude?

...study of 300 high-performance broiler breeder hens explores the relationship between the hen's growth and reproductive performance, to improve our understanding of how producers can better manage the birds' body weight during puberty, and also during the egg-laying period that comes later. No other broiler b...

Virtual animal shelters ?How the Internet is transforming the experience of pet adoptions

... 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in an ASA session that explores animals and society. In addition to analyzing 180 homeless dog postings on a pet rescue Web site, Garcia conducted interviews with traditional animal shelter staff as well as pet rescue volunteers. Furthermore, she observed eight animal adoption eve...

Suppressing growth hormone in early adulthood may prevent cancer

...iet-cancer relationship," said Sonntag, whose work explores the neurobiology of aging. Previous studies in some animals indicate that a reduction in IGF-1 activity increases lifespan. To date, there are no studies of a specific suppression of IGF-1 on aging or age-related diseases. In the current study, Son...

Evolution of life on Earth may hold key to finding life in outer space

...m of Natural Science (HMNS) on a film project that explores the possibilities of life on other planets. Partia...netarium at HMNS until December. "Fantasy Worlds" explores extreme environments of Earth for a rare glimpse at microbes known as extremophiles that thrive in e...

Drugs from the deep blue

...s. Chemical ecology is the field of research that explores how natural products serve the organisms that produce or harbor them. The compounds could be chemical defenses to deter predators. For example, some fish "taste" food items before swallowing them, sometimes spitting the item out and sucking it back i...

Scientists and engineers apply nature's design to human problems

...ork of citizens, scientists and entrepreneurs that explores practical solutions adapted from natural systems and native cultures and then applies these solutions to fundamental environmental, economic and social challenges. Its long-term goal is to engage leaders in various fields in a conversation and learni...

Fish evolve a longer lifespan by evolving a longer reproductive period, researchers find

...id Reznick , professor of biology. "Our new study explores how and why this happens. We found that fish from populations enjoying longer lifespans live longer because there is a selective increase in their reproductive lifespan. Indeed, theory predicts this result because only reproductive lifespan determine...

2005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS

... estimates on the epidemic’s scope and human toll, explores new trends in the epidemic’s evolution, and features a special section on HIV prevention. ...

Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe

... estimates on the epidemic’s scope and human toll, explores new trends in the epidemic’s evolution, and features a special section on HIV prevention. ...

Oceans are 70 percent shark free

...e world's oceans and it had been hoped that as man explores deeper into the abyss and beyond throughout the largest environment on the planet - new species would be discovered. However, 20 years of exploration, combined with analysis of records over the past 150 years, has convinced the team of scientists...

Next good dinosaur news likely to come from small packages

...r the Advancement of Science annual meeting Friday explores cutting edge technology used to divine new information from ancient bits of bone and tissue. One of the field's hottest topics is whether proteins and DNA survive the test of time. Ostrom is putting her bet on proteins and is working with an inter...

Botox could help target resistant tumors for treatment

...to test the idea of using Botox against cancer and explores the possibility of its use as an adjuvant, assisting the effective delivery of chemotherapies and radiation. The findings mark a relatively new area of cancer research, which focuses on briefly opening blood vessels that feed tumor cells in order to...

UC Riverside psychologist explores human perception, finds 'wow factor'

...re on campus -- blindfolded. Rosenblum's research explores speech, faces and hearing from an ecological perspective. Ecological psychologists study the ways humans perceive and act in natural environments. The emphasis is on identifying the information available to people's senses, rather than the mental pro...

New McGill research shows mice capable of empathy

...s and females respond to pain. Dr. Mogil generally explores the genetic and environmental influences that combine to govern reactions to pain. He holds the Canada Research Chair in the Genetics of Pain (Tier 1). ...

Patients and their doctors have different perceptions about HIV and its treatment

...ng Physicians in the United States." The article explores the research findings about the attitudes of more than 500 HIV-positive patients and HIV-treating physicians regarding satisfaction with current treatment options, treatment side effects, patient-physician relationships, the importance of looking hea...

Mussels evolve quickly to defend against invasive crabs

...ter of Freeman's doctoral dissertation, which also explores how mussels respond to sea stars and to multiple predators. He anticipates completing his doctoral work by October 2006, when he will begin a post-doctoral position with UNH research associate professor Fred Short. Freeman notes that there's one p...

UNH researcher restoring oyster reefs to Great Bay

...oing to work hard to do it," he says. His research explores which are the best reef restoration techniques for the Great Bay estuarine system (www.oysters.unh.edu). Oyster reef restoration involves providing sufficient hard substrate ?typically oyster shells on which young oysters settle and grow ?and seedin...

Mayo Clinic study suggests that a central nervous system viral infection can lead to memory deficits

In one of the first known laboratory studies that explores memory deficits associated with a viral infection of the central nervous system, Mayo Clinic researchers have evidence that this infection can lead to memory loss late in life. The study, which was conducted in animal models, suggests that over the l...

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