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Using computers and DNA to count bacteria

...ties and lifesaving medicines being extracted from jungle plants, we still don't know what's under our feet. The bacterial communities of every day soil are intensely complex, so diverse and densely populated, that normal measurement methods are overwhelmed. "With improved analytical methods, we show tha...

Comparison of Cocaine, Methamphetamine ‘Highs?Finds Differences

...ties and lifesaving medicines being extracted from jungle plants, we still don't know what's under our feet. The bacterial communities of every day soil are intensely complex, so diverse and densely populated, that normal measurement methods are overwhelmed. "With improved analytical methods, we show tha...

Ants, not evil spirits, create devil's gardens in the Amazon rainforest, study finds

...aduate student Megan E. Frederickson in the Amazon jungle of western Peru. The research focused on devil's gardens, mysterious tracts of vegetation that randomly appear in the Amazonian rainforest. "Devil's gardens are large stands of trees in the Amazonian rainforest that consist almost entirely of a sin...

Scientists discover dozens of new species in 'Lost World' of western New Guinea

...es and naturalists on the expedition into the vast jungle tract. These people told the team that game was hunted in abundance within an hour's walk of the village. Such abundance of food and other resources means the mountain range's interior ?more than 300,000 hectares of old growth tropical forest ?rema...

Major obesity gene is 'lost in the shuffle'

...ly small body mass, enabling them to thrive in the jungle canopy." Ishida points out that future studies of gibbons and other primates will enable scientists to examine the physiological effects of the ASIP deletion. "This will allow us to identify the specific metabolic roles of ASIP in vivo by compari...

UAB researchers confirm HIV-1 originated in wild chimpanzees

...lected by trackers from the forest floor in remote jungle regions of Cameroon, Hahn and her colleagues were able to detect SIVcpz-specific antibodies and nucleic acids (viral genetic information) in as many as 35 percent of chimpanzees in some ape communities. The UAB investigators went on to molecularly ...

WWF captures first-ever photo of wild rhino on Borneo

... A motion-triggered camera trap set up in a remote jungle has captured the first-ever photo of a rhino in th..." The rhinos in Sabah spend their lives in dense jungle where they are rarely seen, which accounts for the lack of any previous photographs of them in the w...

3-D model reveals secrets of metastasis

...exas at Austin. "In 3D, cells move through a thick jungle of fibers, or "vines" TM , that hinder forward pro...ncer drugs, the cells moving across the top of the jungle canopy (in two dimensions) needed a greater number of vines to keep up their pace, while cells plowi...

World's largest flower evolved from family of much tinier blooms

...d by conventional methods." Found growing on the jungle floor in parts of southeastern Asia, rafflesia is unusual in more than just its flower's size. A parasite, it derives its nutrients from a plant in the grapevine family and lacks leaves, stems, or roots. Even more shocking is the plant's carcass-like...

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