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Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society. “We are happy to be welcomed back like old friends by the Government of Southern Sudan, and we look forward to working together to safeguard this amazing wildlife treasure.” Fay and his colleagues believe that follow-up aerial surveys and tracking will revea...

An 'elegant' idea proves its worth 25 years later

...e higher the risk for brain damage." "This is a happy story," says Brusilow. "It isn’t too often in genetic medicine that we can intuitively develop a treatment with already available chemicals and save lives."...

A frown or a smile? Children with autism can't discern

... shown a series of faces depicting angry, fearful, happy and neutral expressions. In half the faces, the eyes were averted; with the other half, the faces stared back at the children. With the typically developing group, the researchers found significant differences in activity in a part of the brain ca...

Birth rate, competition are major players in hominid extinctions

Modern human mothers are probably happy that they typically have one, maybe two babies at a time, but for early hominids, low birth numbers combined with competition often spelled extinction. "The lineages of primates have some traits that make it hard for them to respond to rapid perturb...

Army research mission focused on autism

...ter infection. He stopped eating and was no longer happy and playful. By 17 months he had stopped talking, interacting, or even looking at us anymore; he was in his own little world. At four years old, he had no language, was not potty trained, and was smearing (feces) on the walls. My baby had been stolen...

Emotional control circuit of brain's fear response discovered

...eveloped an emotional Stroop test with fearful and happy faces, with FEAR or HAPPY written across the image...response. For example, if FEAR was shown across a happy face, the amygdala would light up and then the rACC would quickly turn it off when the happy face re...

How many genes does it take to learn? Lessons from sea slugs

...n Aplysia for experimental manipulation, I am very happy to see this paper come out."...

Do angry men get noticed?

...n find socially relevant expressions (for example, happy or sad) more rapidly. The work suggests that although males are biased toward detecting threatening faces, and females are more attuned to socially relevant expressions, both sexes prioritize the detection of angry male faces; in short, angry men get...

Robots manipulating animal behaviour

...lso looked at sheep and chickens, animals that are happy to follow their 'leaders' ?unlike the cockroaches, whose collective behaviour is essentially 'democratic'. The researchers collected data and developed mathematical models describing the collective behaviour of sheep, such as clustering together in a...

Hope I die before I get old?

...likely to be true: Older people "mis-remember" how happy they were as youths, just as youths "mis-predict" how happy (or unhappy) they will be as they age. The study, performed by VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and U...

US woman gives birth to baby from world's first frozen donor egg bank

... the pregnancy and birth of her baby. "We're very happy this technology was available," Wendy Kennedy said Sunday morning, a day after the birth of their daughter. "If it weren't for this, we wouldn't have Avery. She's beautiful." The first frozen donor egg bank was formed based on new egg freezing techn...

Basic research leads to a novel cancer therapy

...the Accelerated Approval Process. Naturally, we're happy that our research led so quickly to application in cancer therapy. Each year, 390,000 people in Germany alone, and several million worldwide, become ill with cancer. Every fourth death is related to a tumour. We can improve the length and quality of ...

Nano machine switches between biological and silicon worlds

... research. This is almost a 'bonus' application, a happy side effect of the actuator's operation. ...

Liquid ventilation

...ore easily. However, this story does not have a happy ending. The respirator, for the moment, is no more than a prototype. In the experiments carried out at the Cruces hospital in Bilbao with artificial lungs and with animals, the results have been very good. It has even been applied successfully in mor...

Study shows AIDS drugs cost-effective, care underfunded

... long as a patient sticks to HAART treatment, "the happy paradox is that paying high costs for antiretrovirals decreases overall cost of care," said senior author Michael Saag, MD. The HAART costs were about the same for patients who were sicker ?that is, who had lower CD4 cell counts ?as for healthier pat...

New technique helps researchers determine amino-acid charge

...e-amino-acid level, in real time. Chemists will be happy to see this." In addition to providing an extensive set of proton-affinity values for basic residues, which differed greatly from those found in a "glass beaker," the findings also discounted a long-held theory that the rotation of the pore-lining h...

One small step means giant leap for spinal cord research

...erapy. "It's truly rewarding when the patients are happy and they write you a little card saying, Without you, I could not walk," Popovic says. "In the next couple of years, I believe someone is going to develop a functional electrical stimulator that is suitable for this type of therapy and get it on the ...

Recreating 'Flowers for Algernon' with a happy ending

...he film classic "Flowers for Algernon," but adds a happy ending, UCLA scientists used statins, a popular class of cholesterol drugs, to reverse the attention deficits linked to the leading genetic cause of learning disabilities. The Nov. 8 issue of Current Biology reports the findings, which were studied ...

Scientists discover new way to look at how molecules twist and turn on water

...ations." "With the head groups of these molecules happy to be surrounded by water molecules at the water surface and their tails preferring to stick up out of the water, extending into the air or an adjacent oily layer in the case of an oil slick," Richmond explained, "such molecules known as surfactants ...

Hunt for human genes involved in cell division under way

..., leading to high efficacy of the siRNAs. "We are happy to work with Ambion and Cenix BioScience on this ambitious project. This represents the first use of a genome-wide library of chemically synthesized siRNAs in academic research and these partners have provided us with the tools to carry out this sear...

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