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Nanotubes inspire new technique for healing broken bones

... "Researchers today are realizing that mechanical mimicry of any material alone cannot succeed in duplicating the intricacies of the human body," Haddon says. "Interactions of these artificial materials with the systems of the human body are very important factors in determining clinical use." The research...

Bird song changes sound alarm over habitat fragmentation

... differences between non-neighbours and increasing mimicry between neighbours. This suggests that males from fragmented habitats perceived as rivals only the close neighbours with which they engaged in counter-singing." "Communication systems of habitat-sensitive species might be used as a behavioural indic...

Pregnancy drugs can affect grandkids

... differences between non-neighbours and increasing mimicry between neighbours. This suggests that males from fragmented habitats perceived as rivals only the close neighbours with which they engaged in counter-singing." "Communication systems of habitat-sensitive species might be used as a behavioural indic...

Poison dart frog mimics gain when birds learn to stay away

...from predators. The result is surprising, because mimicry theory predicts that when all three frogs occur in...ies. "We've uncovered a new mechanism involved in mimicry processes," says Cummings, assistant professor of integrative biology. "A mimic species can actually...

A case of mistaken molecular identity

...y" as the cause of the misguided attack. Molecular mimicry occurs when a molecule that is part of an infectio...tain heart problems. Now, it turns out, molecular mimicry can also upset the delicate machinery inside retinal cells. Levin and his team found that antibodies...

PLoS ONE is launched by the Public Library of Science

...he evolution of language1, the control of rabies2, mimicry of jumping spiders3, and Alzheimer's disease4. And because the articles are published under an open access license, these scientific riches are free for everyone to read, reuse, and build upon. The work published at the launch of PLoS ONE is impr...

Study illuminates how the plague bacteria causes disease

...l pathogens to manipulate host cell biology is the mimicry of their own biochemical processes," Stebbins said. ...

Moths mimic sounds to survive

...initively show how an animal species uses acoustic mimicry as a defensive strategy. The research was conducted by Jesse Barber, a doctoral student in biology at Wake Forest. William E. Conner, professor of biology at Wake Forest, co-authored the study. In response to the sonar that bats use to locate ...

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