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Elephantnose fish 'see' with their chin

Originating in Central Africa, Peters' elephantnose fish (Gnathonemus petersii), finds its bearings by means of weak electrical fields. Scientists from the University of Bonn have now been able to show how well this works. In complete darkness the animals can even distinguish the material of objec...

Africa to take it on chin again with climate change

A new analysis of Africa's past and future climate shows that the Sahel region, which experienced catastrophic drought until rains returned in the 1990s, could experience wetter monsoons for decades to come. However, drought across southern Africa is projected to intensify further. Oceanic warming ...

Local sources major cause of US near-ground aerosol pollution

...here from distant shores carried by the wind. chin and colleagues set out to investigate how much and...h is local and how much is from outside a region," chin says. chin and colleagues estimate that between 65-70 percent...

Computer imaging assists with facial reconstructive surgery

...s measuring the distance between the upper ear and chin in photographs could help facial plastic surgeons ...t afterward, prominent facial features such as the chin and nose are balanced in relation to the structure...o an improper decision (e.g., an excessively large chin implant).? Travis T. Tollefson, M.D., and Jona...

Speeding discovery of the 'human cancer genome'

...rences one by one takes time and money, said Lynda chin of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Me...esearchers have found more than they had expected, chin said. In human melanoma, for example, more th...sible--more likely that it is an important event," chin said. Using that strategy in the current stud...

New device could cut chemotherapy deaths

...ity's Research Innovation Services department, to develop this technology. Her students, who have made a valuable contribution to the project, include chin Chi Tai, Christopher Campbell and Ian Lee. ...

Cholesterol gets 'thumbs up' for role in digit development

... last week helps to clear up some of the conflicting data about cholesterol's controversial role in limb development, said senior author on the study, chin Chiang, Ph.D., associate professor of Cell and Developmental Biology. The developmental protein at work here, named Sonic hedgehog after the video...

Male rivalry increases when females at most fertile, say researchers

...es facial preferences begin to shift prior to ovulation. "Face shape and structure are good indicators of dominance. Men with large eyes, rounded chin and full lips, are viewed as more feminine and are chosen as long-term partners. They are not, however, seen as dominant. During the female's most f...

Asian immigrants in NYC not receiving HIV education at religious institutions

... the HIV epidemic for the communities they serve," chin said. "The conversation about HIV is often nonexis...poses only a minimal risk for the Asian community, chin and colleagues found, and most respondents said th... in "the tension between morality and compassion," chin explained. Almost all of those interviewed agreed ...

Gene therapy promising for growing tooth-supporting bone

...so needs the bone structure to anchor the new tooth in place. Such reconstructive surgery today involves either taking a bone graft from the patient's chin or jaw, which leaves a second wound needing to heal, or using donated bone from a tissue bank, which yields unpredictable results. William Giannobi...
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