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New collaborative research reveals chimpanzees can sustain multiple-tradition cultures

...ificially introduce cultures in chimpanzees, which supports the idea cultural variation observed in the wild is learned,” says Dr. de Waal. “We are the first to show cultures potentially can jump from group to group if you offer chimpanzees the opportunity to watch other groups. It’s a bit like Westerners lea...

Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics

...d accessible biodiversity data infrastructure that supports visualization and analysis for use in conservation planning and natural resource decision-making." Further, the Committee said, "As a software developer, Flemons is particularly attuned to user needs. His work includes innovations that similar ...

Genetic factors are linked to fever following smallpox vaccination

New evidence supports the link between genetic factors and certain adverse events related to smallpox vaccination. The study, published in the July 15th issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online, may have implications for predicting adverse events...

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

...ction of the living brain in these patients, which supports a normalization of brain activity specific to the treated hemisphere.” The study used an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector to deliver an inhibitory gene (glutamic acid decarboxylase or “GAD”) to the subthalmic nucleus (STN) of the brain. In Park...

AAAS decries latest stem cell veto

... of Americans spanning all parties and faiths that supports this bill. The scientific consensus is that embry... of Americans spanning all parties and faiths that supports this bill. "The scientific consensus is that embryonic stem cell research is an extremely promisi...

Targeting sugar on blood vessels may inhibit cancer growth

...CSD) School of Medicine have targeted a sugar that supports blood vessel growth in the tumor. Their findings will be published in the May 7 on-line issue of Journal of Cell Biology. Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death and an area where novel therapies to block metastasis are desperately n...

Study of protein folds offers insight into metabolic evolution

...and new domains working together." This finding supports the hypothesis that protein architectures that per...se the core of the RNA molecule. This discovery supports the hypothesis of an RNA world in which RNA molecules were among the earliest catalysts of life. Thi...

Out-of-body experiences may be caused by arousal system disturbances in brain

...dental or mystical elements. This investigation supports the notion of out-of-body experiences as an expression of arousal in near death experiences and sleep paralysis. Almost all of the near death subjects having sleep paralysis, 96 percent, also had an out-of-body experience either during sleep transiti...

Transfusion expert urges wider use of filtered blood

...g said. "But despite much scientific evidence that supports this notion, millions of people today are still receiving transfusions that might needlessly be harmful to them. The single most effective and overdue safety measure the FDA could take at this time is to mandate leukoreduction of all transfusions thr...

Study shows isolation of stem cells may lead to a treatment for hearing loss

...cells. Our work in collaboration with Miller’s lab supports our hypothesis?Dr. Alagramam said. They say that in early life, these precursor cells may be able to regenerate hair cells, but their capacity to do so becomes limited as the ear develops and ages. The team's research is a major step in devising a th...

Vitamins: Science doesn't always match policy

...and private sectors in a regulatory framework that supports and rewards investment in good science." ...

Tracking sperm whales and jumbo squid

...stern Pacific, it reaches from Alaska to Chile and supports the largest cephalopod fishery in the world," said Gilly, an authority on squid who is based at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station. "It’s very rare to find a place like the Gulf of California where you can actually see sperm whales together with th...

In-shell vaccine for chick disease

...BV is one of the severe animal diseases that BBSRC supports research into, and the work at the Institute for Animal Health shows real promise in delivering tangible improvements on the farm." ...

Indicators for risk of heart disease are higher in passive smokers

...and smoke may be at increased risk. "This study supports existing evidence that exposure to second-hand smoke is an important avoidable cause of cardiovascular disease. It also highlights the importance of implementing measures to protect the public from second-hand smoke such as banning smoking in enclose...

Yale biologists 'trick' viruses into extinction

...a cells it infects." In ecology, a habitat that supports population growth is termed a "source," whereas a non-supportive habitat is a "sink." This study reported on the success of phi-6 virus populations in environments containing different mixtures of ordinary "source" bacteria and mutant trap cells that...

Global 'sunscreen' has likely thinned, report NASA scientists

...ve not been ruled out ?another new research result supports that conclusion In a paper published March 8 in the American Geophysical Union's Geophysical Research Letters, a research team led by Anastasia Romanou of Columbia University's Department of Applied Physics and Mathematics, New York, also showed tha...

Scientists discover a new risk factor for Alzheimer's

... its international research scholars program, HHMI supports leading scientists in 28 countries outside the United States. The researchers studied several groups of Caucasians, one group of African Americans, one group of Hispanics from the Dominican Republic, and a group of Israeli Arabs. They tracked the S...

Prehistoric mystery organism verified as giant fungus

...colleagues have produced independent evidence that supports Hueber’s case. The team did so by analyzing two varieties—isotopes—of carbon contained in Prototaxites and the plants that lived in the same environment approximately 400 million years ago. The metabolism of plants is limited by photosynthesis. De...

Chimpanzees found to use tools to hunt mammalian prey

...e relatively ignored by males, an observation that supports a previous hypothesis that female hominids played a role in the evolution of the earliest tool technology and suggests that this technology may have included tools for hunting. ...

Morphine makes lasting -- and surprising -- change in the brain

...igins of addiction in the brain. The research also supports a provocative new theory of addiction as a disease of learning and memory. "We’ve added a new piece to the puzzle of how addictive drugs affect the brain," Kauer said. "We’ve shown here that morphine makes lasting changes in the brain by blocking ...

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