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Researchers identify gene involved in dog size

... length and skull shape. Three high-resolution photos depicting the wide size range among dog breeds are available at: www.genome.gov/pressDisplay.cfm?photoID=20009 ; www.genome.gov/pressDisplay.cfm?photoID=20010 ; and www.genome.gov/pressDisplay.cfm?photoID=20011 . The new finding follows on the ...

Anticipation plays a powerful role in human memory, brain study finds

...esome picture was soon to follow, such as explicit photos of bloody, mutilated bodies.Thirty minutes after the researchers had shown dozens of violent images, they quizzed study participants on how well they remembered the pictures they had just seen. "We found that the more activated the amygdala and hi...

The subtleties of tropical forest demise

...said Peres. "We rely on satellite images or aerial photos to tell us how fast tropical forests are disappearing, but many of the new and emerging threats are virtually invisible, unless you're on the ground." The editors define four categories of emerging threats to tropical forests: (1) Those that have on...

LSU professor discovers new species

... Malaysia Sarawak, will publish their findings and photos of the new species in the prestigious Journal of Herpetology. The article, which will contain the currently embargoed scientific name of the species, is slated for publication in March 2007. "We actually found four specimens at once," said Austin. ...

New book uses ABCs to teach children microbiology

...rofessor at Ohio Northern University, who presents photos he has collected of microorganisms shaped like letters of the alphabet to illustrate the significant role microbes play in our daily lives. This intriguing book contains a glossary of important terms, as well as endpapers illustrating the relativ...

Disappearing nest egg: Researcher studying declining numbers of macaws

...studying ways to make sure macaws will not just be photos in a book one day. Brightsmith says there are 17 species of macaws, and of those, 1 is extinct, another has become extinct in the wild and 7 other species are endangered. "The numbers for all macaw species are shrinking," he says. There are seve...

Trotting with emus to walk with dinosaurs

...es, which allowed detailed sub-millimeter accuracy photos to be taken. These can be computer modeled and even made into physical prototypes with rapid prototyping technology. The bigger picture is also important and telling at the Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite, said Breitaupt. For instance, it appears th...

The appearance of your hands can reveal your age, study finds

...The majority of participants felt that the altered photos of women's hands appeared younger. However, alterations to photos of very elderly hands ?characterized by thin skin, age spots, wrinkles, deformity, veins and promine...

WWF captures first-ever photo of wild rhino on Borneo

...ficer for WWF's Species Conservation Program. "The photos we get from the camera traps will eventually give us a better idea of the population structure by allowing us to identify individual rhinos: males, females and hopefully calves." The rhinos found on Borneo are regarded as a subspecies of the Sumatra...

Lost in thought: Brain research

...ood flow and oxygenation. Volunteers either viewed photos or listened to short music segments. For each stimulus, however, participants were asked to perform two different tasks. In one, "introspective" assignment, they were asked to think about themselves and how the image or musical selection made them f...

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

...t Project Institute. The team captured the first photos ever seen of exotic birds such as a male Berlepsch's Six-Wired Bird of Paradise (Parotia berlepschi). It also found a new large mammal for Indonesia ?the Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus pulcherrimus), formerly known from only a single mount...

NHGRI announces new sequencing targets

...viewed at www.genome.gov/10002154. High-resolution photos of many of the organisms being sequenced in NHGRI's Large-Scale Sequencing Program are available at: www.genome.gov/10005141 . ...

UCLA imaging study of children with autism finds broken mirror neuron system

...en with autism while they imitated and observed 80 photos depicting different emotions such as anger, fear, happiness or sadness. In addition, the brain activity of 10 typically developing children was studied while performing the same tasks. Separately, symptom severity of each child with autism was teste...

Pretreating rogue cancer cells with aspirin cripples their resistance to targeted therapy

...ts for the Alliance's 52 member organizations, and photos of AZE sites and species for media use, can be found at: www.zeroextinction.org/press.htm . ...

New study pinpoints epicenters of Earth's imminent extinctions

...ts for the Alliance's 52 member organizations, and photos of AZE sites and species for media use, can be found at: www.zeroextinction.org/press.htm . ...

The shape of things to come: Morphology database going global

... as a way to share the more than 1,000 microscopic photos they had taken in their comprehensive study of a group of parasitic wasps. The name of the database refers to the term morphology, which is the study of the shape and structure of plants and animals. Ronquist brought the project to FSU in 2003 when ...

Student scientists create living bacterial photographs

...n Austin. The students produced ghostlike, living photos of many things, including themselves, their advise...and The University of Texas Tower. The bacterial photos were created by projecting light on "biological film"--billions of genetically engineered E. coli gr...

Virtual animal shelters ?How the Internet is transforming the experience of pet adoptions

... Garcia says. "Because potential adopters can view photos and descriptions of dogs over the Internet, they can pre-screen them and decide which specific dogs they want to visit in person. The Internet thus has had a profound effect on the process of dog adoption." Garcia finds that the descriptive online a...

Possible treatment found for 'chemobrain'

...gov/Sequencing/OrganismSelection. High-resolution photos of the gibbon, bushbaby, 13-lined ground squirrel and other organisms in the Large-Scale Sequencing Program are available at: www.genome.gov/10005141. ...

NHGRI Selects 13 More Organisms for Genome Sequencing

...gov/Sequencing/OrganismSelection. High-resolution photos of the gibbon, bushbaby, 13-lined ground squirrel and other organisms in the Large-Scale Sequencing Program are available at: www.genome.gov/10005141. ...

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