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Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics

...imilar developments lack, and he has a rare mix of skill sets." The Prize winner also works on making desktop software tools into web-based tools that can be shared across the Internet. Sharing analytical software in this way promotes collaboration and cooperation among scientists and between scientists ...

Scientists seek useful traits in wild cottons

...ses seed stocks from planting through harvest. His skill in making difficult cross pollinations is critical in developing new cotton lines, Gannaway said. "Many of the cottons we grow for more seed are photoperiodic," Gannaway said. "They will only produce fruit and seed during the short days of t...

Man's best friend lends insight into human evolution

... chimp) helpfully points to hidden food. This is a skill that humans already display in infancy, and according to Hare it seems to have evolved since the human lineage split from that of chimps a few million years ago. For Hare, who has worked with a number of different animal species, to understand the...

Study finds surfing safer than soccer

...r of surfers in the water during each heat and the skill level is very high. On the other hand, recreational surfers are often trying to catch waves in a dense crowd of surfers of varying abilities," says Nathanson. The authors note that although age and gender had no bearing on the injury rate, wave s...

Surgeons with video game skill appear to perform better in simulated surgery skills course

... 12 surgeons and 21 surgical residents, video game skill was correlated with laparoscopic surgery skill as assessed during a simulated surgery skills course, according to a report in the February issue of...

New evidence of 'human' culture among primates

...gesting that the younger monkeys were learning the skill from their more experienced elders. Captive monkey...kills by social learning, or whether the different skill sets exhibited by different groups of the same species are a result of environmental influences. ...

Single molecule extends fat mice lives by reversing gene pathways associated with disease in obese

...ty of life, outperforming the HC fed mice on motor skill tests. "The mice on resveratrol have not been just living longer," says Sinclair. "They are also living more active, better lives. Their motor skills actually show improvement as they grow older. " Reversing Genetic Pathways Triggered by High Ca...

Mayo researchers discover HIV dependence on a human protein

...rippled version of HIV itself, a virus with proven skill in accessing the human genome, to deliver the RNA interference. As a result, human T cells, HIV's main target, became resistant to HIV. Adding back p75 made them vulnerable again. And adding a "dominant-negative" piece of p75 to the mix, a sort of mo...

Mice learn tasks that may help treat human psychiatric disorders

...ty to switch attention from one task to another, a skill often impaired in people with autism and similar i... Set shifting as an important neuropsychological skill applies to more human mental disorders than any other measure, Garner said. Mechanisms in the brain ...

New lab technique churns out fungus' potential cancer fighter

...ding them took five years of his team's hard work, skill and intuition. Boeckman's paper, published in the Aug. 30 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, outlines the sequence of steps showing how Boeckman's group inserted, removed, or altered the three-dimensional and chemical structure o...

New lab technique churns out fungus' potential cancer fighter

...ding them took five years of his team's hard work, skill and intuition. Boeckman's paper, published in the Aug. 30 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, outlines the sequence of steps showing how Boeckman's group inserted, removed, or altered the three-dimensional and chemical structure o...

'Word-vision' brain area confirmed

... tissue dedicated to a recently invented cognitive skill like word recognition?" wondered Alex Martin in a preview of the paper in the same issue of Neuron. Nevertheless, Martin commented, Cohen and his colleagues "report a unique set of findings in favor of the existence of the VWFA that will surely add f...

Wild Gorillas Handy with a Stick

...ted scientists to speculate that gorillas lost the skill because they didn't need it. The largest of the great apes, gorillas can gnash nuts between their teeth and simply smash termite mounds to release their denizens. But now, as part of an ongoing study of western gorillas in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Pa...

Retinal scans eyed for New Mexico show cattle

...tical on a working ranch due to cost and technical skill required. Separately, NMSU experts examined RFID tags alone on several hundred cattle on a communal grazing allotment in the Valles Caldera, an 89,000-acre area in the Jemez Mountains. Communal grazing allotments are typically seasonal, running from...

Researchers find Amchitka seafood safe for now

...d: "I continue to be in awe of the persistence and skill of the CRESP people. We sent them with every protection we could reasonably devise, but the fact that the expedition was executed safely and successfully in this forbidding environment is quite extraordinary. And then we found that the challenge of a...

U-M scientists discover identifying markers for primitive blood-forming stem cells

... but they are complex and it takes a high level of skill to obtain a pure sample of HSCs," Kiel says. "We s...he best classical markers combined. It reduces the skill and time required to pick out a hematopoietic stem cell and makes the process simpler and less labor...

'Sinkers' provide missing piece in deep-sea puzzle

... in four attempts was successful. The patience and skill of those pilots was just amazing." Back in the lab, the researchers carefully measured the amount of organic carbon in each sinker. Finally, by multiplying the number of sinkers reaching the seafloor times the average amount of carbon per sinker, th...

Cultural norms not unique to human societies

... groups were allowed to watch them perform the new skill over a seven-day period before all group members were allowed to use the tool. According to the researchers, group members gathered around the local expert, watched attentively and proved successful when allowed to try the task on their own. The thir...

More animals join the learning circle

...nstead be explained by individuals discovering the skill on their own rather than following another's lead. But because the gull-baiting behaviour is so unusual, "it would be hard to argue that it is individual learning", says ethologist Janet Mann of Georgetown University in Washington DC, one of the auth...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...ng, Witte said. UCLA researchers have proven their skill at ushering scientific discoveries from the lab to modern medicine. Several targeted therapies were developed based on UCLA research, including Gleevec and the breast cancer drug Herceptin. Additionally, UCLA scientists played key roles in testing th...

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