Tag: "legacy" at biology news
Taking the wrinkles out of motoneuronal disease
...r mechanism underlying neuronal communication. The legacy
of millions of years of evolution and competition between venomous species has resulted in deadly neurotoxins capable of blocking neuronal communication. I am using our knowledge of the mode of action of these neurotoxins to design a selective motone...
The dangerous legacy of lead
...erstand exactly why lead is dangerous and what its legacy
might be," said McCabe, who co-authored a recent study published in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. Our research shows there may be additional long-term health threats," McCabe said. "Lead appears to disrupt the immune system's checks and bala...
Missing fossil link 'Dallasaurus' found
... of the mosasaur puzzle. In fact, they predict the legacy
of Turner's discovery will live on. His contribution was honored by naming the species, "turneri," after his last name. "Not all major discoveries are made by highly trained paleontologists," notes Dallas Natural History Museum Curator Fiorillo. "The...
Russian 'surrogate' alcohols are a killer
...viet era," he said. "These include a totalitarian legacy
of neglect of individual values and interests, substantial poverty and underdevelopment, growing unemployment and income inequality, long-lasting underfunding of the social sector, and an insufficient health-care system. Alcohol is used as a means o...
Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic
... to gain a clear perspective on its causes, scope, legacy
and lessons. As a result, Higgins has found himself growing increasingly concerned with what he describes as a "bifurcated health care system where the best, state-of-the-art care is available to some, but not to others at the lower end of the socio...
Researchers find Amchitka seafood safe for now
...ated with the cleanup and long-term stewardship of legacy
wastes at US Department of Energy sites. Its princ...ated with the cleanup and long-term stewardship of legacy
wastes at sites involved in the nation's nuclear weapons production process that began in the 1950's...
The secret lives of whales
...erve the deep-sea, now point to another unintended legacy
of hunting whales ?the elimination of entire communities of deep-sea animals. Craig Smith, from the University of Hawaii, studies dead whales after they have sunk to the seafloor. Known as whale falls, their decomposing bodies and skeletons provide ...