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Papers of DNA Pioneer and Nobel Laureate Francis Crick Added to National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Science Web Site

...sitors to the site can view, for example, an early photo of Watson and Crick as research students at the Cavendish Laboratory, drafts of articles on the structure of DNA, and Crick’s unpublished note predicting the existence of transfer ribonucleic acid. Profiles in Science was launched September 1998 by ...

Camera Traps Catch Eye of the Tiger

...iger habitat, WWF scientists got their first tiger photo within 10 days of setting the traps. The survey portion of the project will likely last between two and three years, and could lead to opportunities for radio collaring and tracking tigers in order to better establish the size and shape of their ran...

Love's all in the brain: fMRI study shows strong, lateralized reward, not sex, drive

... the brain areas activated when someone looks at a photo of their beloved only partially overlap with the b...commenting that "when our participants looked at a photo of his/her beloved, specific activation occurred in the right ventral tegmental area (VTA) and dorsa...

UCLA researchers identify key enzyme linked to childhood blindness

...ion to all trans retinaldehyde in a process called photo bleaching. This conversion is the first step in visual perception. Photo bleaching leaves the rhodopsin insensitive to light until the all trans retinaldehyde is converted, or "isomerized," back into 11 cis retinaldehyde, which completes the visual ...

Student scientists create living bacterial photographs

... full of genetically engineered E. coli instead of photo paper, students at The University of Texas at Austin and UCSF successfully created the first-ever bacterial photographs. Their work is published in this week's issue of Nature (Nov. 24, 2005), which is devoted entirely to the emerging field of synt...

The shape of things to come: Morphology database going global

...ank." In the future, it may be possible to take a photo of a plant or an animal, send the image to the database and get back a reliable species identification, Gaitros said. Ronquist was working in Sweden in 1998 when he and insect specialists from the United States and Spain started MorphBank as a way t...

WWF captures first-ever photo of wild rhino on Borneo

... up in a remote jungle has captured the first-ever photo of a rhino in the wild on the island of Borneo, Wo... we do know there are very, very few. To capture a photo of one just a few months after placing camera traps in the area is extraordinary." The rhinos in S...

Fire ants: Their true story told by the scientist who loves them

...ess in mid-April, "The Fire Ants" features a cover photo of a magnified S. invicta that only a mother or myrmecologist could love, though Tschinkel hopes readers will eventually succumb to its charms. His opening chapter explains that the book was written in part for those "still open-minded enough to be i...

Post oak grasshoppers emerging

...e helpful. If possible, they should send a digital photo of the grasshopper so he can positively identify it. Behmer wants to use this information to begin mapping their location throughout the state and to create a database. He's also raising the grasshoppers in his lab, with Junek supplying nymphs sh...

Horse genome assembled

... the animal's blood. To download a high-resolution photo of Twilight, go to http://www.genome.gov/pressDisplay.cfm?photoID=20008 . Twilight is stabled at the McConville Barn, Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, at Cornell University, with a small herd of horses that have be...

Mutating the entire genome

...ant mice with abnormally short limbs and tail (see photo with this news release)....

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