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Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success

...iped back pattern (suitable for an aggressive male spending lots of time in the open). Stripes were also induced in non-orange daughters. Both of these effects were inhibited by yellow genes. "This is a classic example of an interaction between genes and environmental influences on traits," Lancaster said....

Why do oysters choose to live where they could be eaten?

...dult oysters to cash in on the benefits accrued by spending the remainder of their lives among a large number of their species." Tamburri worked with UCLA researcher Drs. Richard K. Zimmer and Cheryl Ann Zimmer to examine this apparent paradox. The group set out to find: (1) if oyster larvae are attracted ...

In young mice, gregariousness seems to reside in the genes

...ptitudes. Young mice from one strain are amicable, spending much more time seeking out and interacting with other mice introduced into their environment. By controlling for a host of behavioral variables during the course of adolescent development, the researchers demonstrated specific differences in social m...

Imaging pinpoints brain regions that 'see the future'

...ith a series of memory cues, such as getting lost, spending time with a friend or attending a birthday party, participants were asked to recall a related event from their own past; to envision themselves experiencing such an event in their future life; or, to picture a famous celebrity -- specifically former ...

Tracking sperm whales and jumbo squid

...don’t have to worry about hypoxia at depth." By spending most of their time in cold, deep waters, he noted, sperm whales can take advantage of a vulnerable squid, whether it’s slowed down by hypoxia at depth during the daytime, or at night after it has made a deep dive to escape the warm, stressful conditi...

Old dinosaur research leads to new honor

...d 1970s, culminating in a doctorate in 1975. After spending a year at UCLA, he began research at the University of Toronto under an NSERC grant. He has remained at the university, continually funded by NSERC, ever since. His research has spanned several countries, including Russia, Germany, the United Stat...

Fishy cooperation

... that the two predators seek each other's company, spending more time together than expected by chance. They also found that groupers actively recruit moray eels through a curious head shake made close to the moray eel's head to which the eel responds by leaving its crevice and joining the grouper. Groupers s...

Replacing insulin is top-ranked breakthrough foreseen for health in developing world

...ments devote a portion of research and development spending to challenges facing developing countries. Such a commitment would provide the means to pursue the proposed Grand Challenges in Non-communicable Diseases initiative and provide incentives to develop regenerative medicine therapies that are relevant,...

Mars mission Risk 29: Scientists research ways to reduce radiation-induced brain damage

...ward Mars. That means flying closer to the sun and spending months on the opposite side. "The sun is basically a big nuclear reactor," said Britten. The scientists hope to determine how much shielding the spacecrafts and astronauts will need, and also develop other countermeasures that to help reduce radi...

Asia's odd-ball antelope gets collared

...e conditions and resources of park rangers who are spending their valuable time to protect this unique species," said Lhagva Lkhagvasuren of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences "Otherwise, we will have only an empty steppe and deserts with no any saiga. Future generations will never forgive us for our careless...

Singing for survival

...ers also observed the singing behaviour of gibbons spending time away from their home group. They noted that during predator songs within the group setting, the absent individual responded with his own song, before reappearing to join the group again. Because gibbons are unusually monogamous, it is though...

How satellite tracking revealed the migratory mysteries of endangered Atlantic loggerhead turtles

... able to determine how much time these animals are spending within the sovereign boundaries of each country in the region. This research highlights how complicated the migration of marine vertebrates really is and how sophisticated our conservation efforts must be to safeguard these animals. Given the range t...

Creating a window on 'oceans in motion'

... array technology would potentially leverage total spending by all partners estimated at US $150 million in such areas as ship time, tagging, data harvesting and interpretation. "Contrary to 19th-century views that the oceans were essentially infinite, the 20th century showed us that human activities can tra...

Psychotropic drug prescriptions for teens surge 250 percent over 7 year period

... overall, pharmaceutical companies increased their spending on television advertising six fold, to $1.5 billion, between 1996 and 2000, with the trend accelerating after 1997, when the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act was passed. However, at the same time teenagers were being prescribed more ps...

Man's best friend: Study shows lonely seniors prefer playtime with pooch over human interaction

...Nursing home residents felt much less lonely after spending time alone with a dog than they did when they visi...ttle quiet time with the pooch is a lot nicer than spending time with a dog and other people," he said. Thirty-seven nursing home residents who scored high on ...

It's in the genes: Study opens door to new treatment of the blues

...d, the defeated mice avoided any social contact by spending most of their time in the corner of their cages opposite other mice, including those that had not been aggressive toward them. The defeated mice also displayed little interest in sexual interaction and showed decreased preference for palatable sugar...

Multi-million pound UK Biobank underway

...e." Taking part will involve the first volunteers spending about an hour at an assessment centre in Altrincham, Cheshire, answering some questions, having some standard measurements taken and giving small blood and urine samples. They will also be asked to agree to allow their health to be followed by UK Bio...

World's pledge to halve hunger by 2015 looks like empty promise

...gricultural output on research when they should be spending 2 percent. By comparison, the United States spends 5 percent. Since 70 to 75 percent of the world's poor and hungry live in rural areas in developing countries, Pinstrup-Andersen urges the adoption of policies that promote economic growth and povert...

Access to existing medical treatments could save more lives than spending to improve the treatments

More lives could be saved in the United States by spending less money on making medical treatments better and...th, economic and moral arguments make the case for spending less on technological advances and more on improving systems for delivering care," he said. ...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

.... Chernobyl benefits deprive other areas of public spending of resources, but scaling down benefits or targeting only high-risk groups is unpopular and presents political problems. Given significant reduction of radiation levels during past twenty years, governments need to revisit the classification of cont...

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