Earth's original ancestor was LUCA, not Adam nor Eve
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Montreal, December 17, 2008 Here's another argument against intelligent design. An evolutionary geneticist from the Universit de Montral, together with researchers from the French cities of Lyon and Montpellier, have published a ground-breaking study ...
Snakes and how they helped our big brains evolve
... From the temptation of eve
to the venomous murder of the mighty Thor, the serpent appears throughout time and cultures as a figure of mischief and misery.
The worldwide prom...
Trees won't stop tsunamis, scientists warn
...e many reasons for preserving the world's dwindling stocks of mangroves, but protecting people from tsunamis is not one of them, they say.
On the eve
of the anniversary of the devastating 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, which claimed nearly a quarter of a million lives around the eastern Indian Ocean, rese...
December 2008 Geology and GSA Today media highlights
... trigger for the strengthening of the Atlantic circulation and the abrupt warming in the Northern Hemisphere high latitudes 14,700 years ago.
of biomineralization: Controls on skeletal mineralogy
Andrey Yu. Zhuravlev and Rachel A. Wood, Area y Museo de Paleontologia, Departamento de Cien...
Long lost sisters
...ndrial Eve, the most recent common female ancestor of everyone alive today. This work has since been extended to show unequivocally that Mitochondrial eve
was an African woman who lived sometime during the past 200,000 years.
Recent data suggests that Eastern Africa went through a series of massive d...
It's official: The carbon crisis is lethal for coral reefs
...d the coastal communities dependent upon them for the inevitable impact of rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in the Earths atmosphere.
On the eve
of the International Year of the Reef 2008 the scientists, from seven countries, have warned that most coral reefs will not survive the rapid increase...
NARSAD presents 2007 prizes for outstanding achievement in neuroscience and psychiatric research
...many mental illnesses.
The 2007 NARSAD prizes and their recipients are:
Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research: eve
C. Johnstone, M.D., is professor of psychiatry and head of the Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In over 30 years of clinical...
New, more direct pathways from outside the cell-to-cell nuclei discovered
...ded for extracellular material to get into the nucleus, and so it is far easier than previously thought for this material to get into the nucleus."
Barak, an NSF program director, describes Gavin's discovery as "an amazing and potentially paradigm-changing observation," and predicts that it "will ...
'Nurse cells' make life and death decisions for infection-fighting cells
...pt to eliminate disease-infected cells.
"In early studies, it was suggested that thymic nurse cells only removed non-functional thymocytes," said eve
Barak, program director in NSF's Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology. "This research shows that nurse cells are performing a much bigger role i...
BioMed Central launches Biology Direct
...ent of PubMed, GenBank and PubMed Central, the NLM's open access repository for literature in the life sciences.
Lipman and Koonin, speaking on the eve
of the journal's launch, explain the motivation for establishing Biology Direct:
"We were compelled to launch this experiment because, while scient...
First big influenza genome study reveals flu evolution
... Which flu did you get? TIGR scientists survey five New York flu seasons
On the eve
of the 2005-06 flu season, scientists at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) have captured influenza evolution in action. In a study published i...
Vaginal gel may provide a new approach to HIV prevention
...up a royalty-free license to develop, manufacture and distribute their compounds for use as microbicides in resource-poor countries. Announced on the eve
of the TIME Global Health Summit, this agreement marks the first time any pharmaceutical company has licensed an anti-HIV compound for development as ...
A gene's first 'kiss' sets off that affair known as puberty
...eby a signal literally gets turned on by a molecule that is produced by a gene aptly named KiSS-1.
The couple ?a biochemical equivalent to Adam and eve
?makes its sudden appearance in a region of the brain called the hypothalamus just as puberty begins, according to a study published in this week's on...