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Art and music for the birds

...from each station, which will repeat approximately five songs each. Birds can tune in to classics like Vivaldi’s “Concert in D Major,” Miles Davis’s “Blue and Green,” and Led Zepplin’s “Kasmir.” They may also hear songs about the winged life like “Marching Jaybird” by Etta Baker, “Birds” by Neil Young, ...

Agent slows aging in mice

... possible anti-aging agents in animals in the next five years. The other centers are the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, and the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. The scientists were surprised to find so quickly that one agent showed promise: NDGA, a compound der...

Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

...hs, the researchers tested the patients’ blood for five proteins that, in previous studies, had been found to occur at heightened levels in head and neck cancer patients. These include two cytokines known as Interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8, and three growth factors known as growth-related oncogene (GRO)-1, va...

Soils offer new hope as carbon sink

...ing pyrolysis-based technologies" fourth among his five steps for saving the planet, because they convert crop waste into fuel and agrichar which can be used to enhance soil fertility and store carbon long-term. NSW DPI senior research scientist Dr Lukas Van Zwieten said soils naturally emit about 10 t...

Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease

...of life and/or who had asthma and/or eczema at age five years were more likely to snore. Breastfeeding,...ion and house dust mite avoidance during the first five years of life. 219 children within the original study group had rhinitis and of these, 213 could ...

Studies to find better ways to preserve human eggs, ovarian tissue under way

...ed a solution where we can warm up tissue in under five minutes and still get no ice formation,” says Dr. Song, adding that ice formation aside, it is difficult to thaw rock-solid tissue at room temperature in a matter of seconds, meaning the current approach could have extremely limited use. A study h...

In mice, drug protects against diabetes and atherosclerosis

...et of mice was put on a high-fat "western" diet at five weeks of age; half received the inhibitor drug. A second group of animals ate the western diet for eight weeks, at which time they developed severe atherosclerosis. Then they were started on the drug to determine whether the drug could halt or revers...

Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications

...span the width of a single human hair. In the last five years, scientists have discovered that some indivi...d this approach to boost the quantum efficiency by five to ten times. The fact that the improvement was considerably larger – 20 to 100 times – came as a pl...

New collaborative research reveals chimpanzees can sustain multiple-tradition cultures

...ce chimpanzees and humans shared a common ancestor five to six million years ago who had a similar level o...cely summarizes our collaborative work of the last five years, showing we can artificially introduce cultures in chimpanzees, which supports the idea cultur...

Dual-imaging technique useful before -- and during -- brain surgery

...dard practice across the United States in the next five years, there are still limitations. For example, explains Leach, patients with limited vision may not demonstrate as much activity in the brain in areas linked to vision during functional MRI testing. “That doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s n...

Risk of stroke doubles if diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

...sk of a stroke is considered high within the first five years of treatment for Type 2 diabetes and more th...e 2 diabetes and had a mean age of 64 years. After five years of monitoring, stroke incidence rates were compared between the cohort and the general populat...

Potent possibilities for parasite attack

...st Sanger Institute. The researchers found only five genes in the L. major genome for which no trace could be found in the other two species. By contrast, in Plasmodium, which causes malaria, about 20% of genes differ between related species. "Clearly there must have been considerable evolutionary p...

Clot-dissolving agent may be beneficial in treatment of severe frostbite

...group underwent 14 proximal amputations, including five below the knee. The preservation of limbs, which maximizes patient functional outcome, is perhaps the greatest benefit conferred by use of tPA in frostbite injury.” The researchers suspect tPA helps reduce the injury caused when frozen skin is war...

Researchers demonstrate way to control tree height

...rily would grow to 100 feet or more – that is only five feet tall at maturity, a charming addition that would fit nicely on a backyard deck. Or a 30-foot version that might be a better fit on urban streets. Or, in fact, just about any height in between. Other changes can also affect foliage shapes or colo...

UI anthropologist, colleagues discover remains of earliest giant panda

...he modern giant panda, which averages in excess of five feet in length. Also, like it's modern counterpart, it lived on bamboo shoots, as indicated by wear patterns recorded on teeth and specialized muscle markings, indicating heavy chewing, on the skull. The new find, made about 18 months ago in a sou...

Prey not hard-wired to fear predators

...ist alongside tigers, wolves and bears-- responded five times faster to the recordings than did elk in Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado) where major predators have been absent for some 90 years....

Male circumcision overstated as prevention tool against AIDS

...se 7% of infected prostitutes in Africa sleep with five men in a week that means they are subjecting 35% of the country’s male population to the virus weekly. The virus is not easy to transmit heterosexually, b ut over time with multiple exposures, infection is inevitable. These men then act as a conduit ...

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

...ne of the 12 patients showed an average of 37% and five of these patients had substantial improvement of between 40% and 65%. Clinical improvement also correlated well to metabolic changes in glucose utilization as measured by PET scan. The PET scan data revealed a significant improvement (p<0.001) in...

Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City

...e lowest on record (17.5%), and lower than all but five U.S. states (California, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Connecticut). Over the past year, smoking decreased among men (from 22.5% to 19.9%) and among Hispanics (from 20.2% to 17.1%). These large declines followed a year-long ad campaign aimed at prompti...

Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life

...e icebergs and continued out to a distance of some five miles, where the icebergs’ influence was no longer detectable. “Phytoplankton around the icebergs was enriched with large diatom cells, known for their role in productive systems such as upwelling areas of the west coast of the U.S. or ice-edge c...

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