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Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

... undergraduate. “It was a very good work and an impressive achievement for a student researcher – he got a publication as an undergraduate,” Schneider noted. “I really like working with our undergraduate honors students – they are so bright.” Pierce, age 22, has been working as a researcher in Schneider...

New findings challenge established views on human genome

... genome crucial for biological function. “This impressive effort has uncovered many exciting surprises and blazed the way for future efforts to explore the functional landscape of the entire human genome,” said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. “Because of the hard work and keen insights of the...

Misclassified for centuries, medicinal leeches found to be 3 distinct species

...ed animals, in a way that takes into account their impressive diversity." While Hirudo medicinalis was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004, for use as a prescription medical device that helps restore blood flow following cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Hirudo verbana has not ...

Cocoa 'vitamin' health benefits could outshine penicillin

...llenberg’s results, although observational, are so impressive that they may even warrant a rethink of how vitamins are defined. Epicatechin does not currently meet the criteria. Vitamins are defined as essential to the normal functioning, metabolism, regulation and growth of cells and deficiency is usually link...

Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest

...d, some of the world's poorest countries have made impressive strides toward the targets, she said. In Myanmar, for example, where the 2005 per capita gross domestic product was only about $1,700, the sanitation target has already been met. According to Davis, political commitment has been a crucial factor in M...

Researchers create artificial enzyme that mimics the body's internal engine

...inery that generates energy in our body. With such impressive credentials, you might expect that scientists would have a clear understanding of how CcO works. But they don't, according to James P. Collman, professor emeritus of chemistry at Stanford University. To help scientists achieve a better understanding...

Carnegie Mellon University research shows how sensory-deprived brain compensates

...on. This latest study is the first to show such an impressive enhancement of brain activity in an animal with sensory loss. Losing sight, hearing, taste, smell or touch are common disabling side effects of traumatic brain injury and stroke. In her study, Barth recorded brain activity in mice with various deg...

Stem cells decrease ischemic injury and restore brain function

This is the impressive result of a study carried out by a group of researchers coordinated by Dr. Maria Grazia De Simoni of the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, Italy in cooperation with the Istituto Neurologico Besta (Milan) and the University of Lausanne. The study appear...

Flavanols in cocoa may offer benefits to the brain

...ons for learning and memory. “This research is impressive in that multiple laboratories are coming to the same conclusion about this flavanol-rich cocoa, and the findings give us completely new insights into how this flavanol-rich cocoa may impact health in a variety of ways not previously known,?said sympo...

How fish mend a broken heart

...rative spectrum, with many more tissues capable of impressive regeneration," they said. For instance, certain newts or salamanders can regenerate limbs, spinal cord, retina, brain, and heart tissue. While progenitor cell populations have been identified within most mammalian organs, including skin, skeletal m...

Newts which regrow their hearts

... started to decode the cellular mechanisms in this impressive ability to regenerate and have discovered the remarkable plasticity of newt heart cells. As mammals, and therefore also humans, do not have this ability, the findings could contribute to new cell therapies for patients with damaged organs (Journal of...

Archerfish tune their shots to universal properties of prey adhesion

...ish's hunting strategy that shed light on how this impressive predatory behavior has evolved. The findings are reported by Thomas Schlegel, Christine Schmid, and Stefan Schuster of the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen, Germany, and appear in the October 10th issue of the journal Current Biology, publis...

Supercomputing equipment to advance the frontiers of computational biology

...world. The center is designed to help continue the impressive advances in shrinking device dimensions seen by electronics manufacturers, and to enable key nanotechnology innovations in the fields of energy, biotechnology, arts, and medicine. Learn more at the CCNI Web site: http://rpi.edu/research/ccni/index.h...

PLoS ONE is launched by the Public Library of Science

... The work published at the launch of PLoS ONE is impressive in its own right, but the power of this project really lies in what happens after publication. In almost all other journals, publication of a research paper is a full stop. The next significant step forward will be the publication of another paper fo...

Singing for survival

...wned amongst non-human primates for their loud and impressive songs that transmit over long distances and are commonly used in their daily routine when mating pairs 'duet' every morning. Songs in response to predators ?mostly large cats, snakes and birds of prey ?have been previously noted, but no extensive re...

Copying nature could save us energy, study shows

...dibly efficient machines that carry out a range of impressive engineering feats," said Professor Vincent, Director of the Centre. "From the way desert cockroaches gather water to the way wasps bore a hole into a tree, nature has developed a myriad of ways of solving difficult problems. "By better understandin...

Pathway toward gene silencing described in plants

...e RNA-directed DNA methylation pathway. Using an impressive toolkit of sophisticated techniques, Pikaard and his collaborators not only have described the locations of the eight proteins in the pathway but also have provided the sequence of events that leads to methylation. It is a twisted, and ultimately ci...

Impressive new Impact Factors for BioMed Central's open-access journals

...d Central's Publisher, comments, "Genome Biology's impressive Impact Factor is evidence of BioMed Central's comm...roenterology 1.46. Dr Cockerill continues, "These impressive rankings demonstrate that the BMC-series is publishing solid research that is being widely cited, ac...

What's shaped like a pear and has 2 genomes? Check the pond

...of Science (PLoS) Biology, explains the organism's impressive versatility. Rather than dividing labor into several types of cells, as humans and other multicellular organisms do, T. thermophila divides its activities, either into different places inside a cell or by changing the cell over time. It is a master...

Scientists elucidate the kinome of key model organism

...ore that of the fungi. "Our findings document the impressive evolutionary creativity of the Dictyostelium kinome- a large portion of the kinases are unique to Dictyostelium, and are probably involved in unique aspects of this organism's biology," said Dr. Smith. But conservation is also a major theme. By com...

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