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US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

...chers say, that may be an important and previously overlooked causal factor in driving influenza epidemiology. "Including cognitive and personality factors into epidemic models can dramatically change our understanding of why flu epidemics occur." said Vardavas. ...

City ants take the heat

...he effects of global climate change, that they had overlooked the effects of urban warming. Now, an international team of biologists, led by Michael Angilletta of Indiana State University, has shown that city animals have been affected by urban heat islands. These researchers discovered that ants within South ...

Smithsonian scientists discover new marine species in eastern Pacific

...nt pests of commercial species, but they are often overlooked because they are smaller than the eggs themselves. "All the tedious dissections and microscope preparations done on a rolling, vibrating ship have really paid off," Norenburg said. One of the unique features of the islands off the coast of Panama i...

Synthetic peptide targets latent papilloma virus infections

...nis, warts in the cervix are often flat and easily overlooked unless laboratory staining is used to find signs of pathology, as in Pap screening. If untreated or left to flare up repeatedly, the warts can progress to cancer. Earlier work by Botchan and numerous other researchers on the human and cow (bovine) ...

UF scientists discover new genus of frogmouth bird in Solomon Islands

... the help of local hunters, we probably would have overlooked the frogmouth." Originally, the bird was misclassified as a subspecies of the Australian Marbled Frogmouth, Podargus ocellatus. The blunder went undetected for decades, until a collecting trip led by Kratter in 1998 turned up a specimen on Isabel,...

A first glimpse of the influenza replication machine

...ructure of the protein and discovered a previously overlooked signal that labels it for transport to the human nucleus where the genetic material of the virus is replicated. Cell microscopy studies at EMBL Heidelberg revealed that the human nuclear transport protein, importin alpha, recognises this signal and s...

Public Library of Science to launch new, open access journal on neglected tropical diseases

...al Diseases ( www.plosntds.org ) will focus on the overlooked diseases that strike millions of people every year in poor countries, including elephantiasis, river blindness, leprosy, hookworm, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness. The journal, supported by a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Mel...

Ancient birds flew on all-fours

...body knows that birds don't have four wings, so we overlooked them even when they were right under our noses." Under the supervision of professor Anthony Russell, Longrich examined Archaeopteryx fossils and determined that the dinosaur's leg feathers have an aerodynamic structure that imply its rear limbs like...

All the eggs in one basket

...on many historically important nesting beaches are overlooked by conservation assessments that focus instead on the few large nesting sites that remain. The study, "Conservation implications of historic sea turtle nesting beach loss," appears in the August issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. T...

Team led by Carnegie Mellon University scientist finds first evidence of a living memory trace

...along the lines of our study may reveal previously overlooked memory traces in many other neural systems," said C. Giovanni Galizia, Galán's primary collaborator, who is now a professor at Konstanz Universität in Konstanz, Germany. Galán performed the work as part of his dissertation research while in the rese...

Wright bros. upstaged! Dinos invented biplanes

... move its hindlimbs ? something that was initially overlooked by Chinese researchers who found the fossil. Chatterjee and Templin studied its anatomy and found that like any dinosaurs, Microraptor held their hindlimbs in erect, vertical plane, permitting forward and backward motion. "The problem we faced is t...

Shade trees getting 'scorched' by plant disease

...al stresses. Because of this, the disease is often overlooked or misdiagnosed. On oak trees, BLS symptoms include scorching in late summer or early fall on leaves of all ages at about the same time. On sycamores and elms, symptoms progress from older to younger leaves. Affected leaves may curl and drop prematu...

The evolutionary triumph of flower power

...and people," McGuire says. "Perhaps they have been overlooked because their nature and beauty is so obvious. It is hard to imagine that we might have been responsible at least in part for their appearance. With the proposed model of evolution and adaptation to a human emotional niche, perhaps we have a clearer ...

Light therapy may combat fungal infections, new evidence suggests

... the human body may be an important and previously overlooked cue that sparks infection, the researchers said. The discovery in the human pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans further suggests that light therapy, in combination with anti-fungal drug treatments, might offer an effective method to combat a variety of...

Placenta Is A Rich Source Of Blood Stem Cells

...urprising that this role for the placenta has been overlooked for so many years.'' The study, published in the March issue of the journal Developmental Cell, found that blood stem cells appeared in the placenta early, with numbers peaking mid-gestation. Only the fetal liver, where blood stem cells are known to...

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