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'Iceman' Mummy Has No Modern Kin

Though first discovered in the Alps, DNA study finds no genetic link to modern Europeans THURSDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Sparking a new mystery about early man, Italian scientists have unraveled the DNA of the 5,300-year-old "Iceman" mummy, only to discover that he doesn't appea...

Light-Activated Therapy Seems to Rejuvenate Aging Skin

Photosensitive med plus pulsed laser boosted collagen, study says MONDAY, Oct. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Photodynamic therapy appears to cause molecular-level changes in aging skin that increase collagen production and improve skin appearance, a U.S. study finds. In photodynamic therap...

Green Tea May Brew Up Healthier Skin

In mouse study, it eased psoriasis as it lowered inflammation MONDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Green tea may hold promise as a new treatment for psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions, including dandruff and lupus-related skin lesions, according to a U.S. study Medical College of...

Plants Have the Ability to Recognize Kin

Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, have found that plants 'know' more about their environment than they are often given credit for , and that they can sense the presence of neighbouring plants through changes in water or nutrients available to them or through chemical cues in th...

Secret behind Babies soft skin

In a recent study Scientists have discovered that the substance that protects an infant's skin in the womb is a natural moisturizer, wound-healer and antiseptic. The greasy, white secretion, called vernix, develops at about 27 weeks of gestation. Babies born early at 32 to 33 weeks are covered with...

NTU and Sembcorp to jointly explore novel waste water treatment technology

...for Cleantech Goh Chee Kiong as well as Sembcorp Group President & CEO Tang kin Fei. This agreement follows from an umbrella Master Research Collaboration ... Commenting on the collaboration, Sembcorp Group President & CEO Mr Tang kin Fei said, "We are happy to take our R&D collaboration with NTU-NEWRI a step...

Beth Israel Medical Center Receives Major American Cancer Society Grant Toward Improving Pain Management in Chinese Cancer Patients

...ation. "This study will bring benefits to Chinese American cancer patients by improving pain treatment and understanding barriers to care," said kin Lam, MD, Director of Community Oncology for the Asian Services Center. "We are grateful to cancer patients in the community for supporting this work. ...

Investigation finds that cigarette smoking does not affect everyone in same way

...edisposition in COPD, would explain the progression of the disease in some smokers and the evasion in others. COPD has a family connection and next of kin of patients with COPD have a much higher chance of developing the disease, a characteristic of autoimmune diseases. Although smoking is the primar...

Family History of Asthma Boosts Odds Almost 6 Times

... U.S. researchers say assessing kin may identify those at risk for developing condition THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with a family history of asthma are up t...

Family History Plays Key Role in Blood Clot Risk

... Study finds odds more than doubled, especially if kin was diagnosed at young age MONDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- Children and siblings of people who develop blood clots in the veins may b...

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kin in Biological News

Rudolf's kin more than just Santa's ride

Better known as reindeer during the holiday season, caribou are also central to the health and vitality of the Far North. Revered by many cultures, the caribou could soon become endangered by threats such as oil exploration and climate change, according to a new book by authors from the Wildlife ...

Perceived facial similarity in children is an estimate of kin recognition

Perceived facial similarity of children is effectively an estimate of the probability that two children are close genetic relatives according to a new study recently published in Journal of Vision, an online, free access publication of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)...

Siberian jays use complex communication to mob predators

... predators with the help of their cognitive abilities. Lowering the risk of relative of being killed benefits the propagation of the own genes through kin selection. In contrast, animals that live in anonymous groups rather rely on the selfish notion that other group members could become the target in th...

Execretion analysis aids primate social studies

...said. Moreover, "relatively large numbers of samples are required to reveal kin relationships within a primate social group." Progress was made in the e... Primates "live in matrilineal societies where females remain with their kin while males disburse," Alberts said. "If offspring have a high ranking moth...

Singapore research team first place in Brain-Computer Interface contest

...ent. This simply proves that our in-house developed technologies are able to compete with the global offerings on a level playing field," said Dr. Lye kin Mun, Deputy Executive Director for research at I2R. "I see this achievement as having a stamp of recognition from fellow researchers over the world fo...

Endangered sawfish focus of national collection and recovery efforts

...aah's because humans tend to gravitate to the more charismatic megafauna, as it is characterized," he said. "We place more values on whales than their kin the field mice or the brown-eyed seal more than we do some wood rat." Part of the sawfish's appeal may also be its increasing rarity, said Burgess,...

Making the ultimate family sacrifice

...gists and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) geneticists is helping narrow the search for genes that drive single-celled amoebae to stick close to their kin before altruistically giving their all. The study, which appears this week in PLoS Biology , focuses on the soil-dwelling amoeba Dictyostelium di...

'Fish technology' draws renewable energy from slow water currents

... generation of Bernitsas' machine looks nothing like a fish, though he says future versions will have the equivalent of a tail and surface roughness a kin to scales. The working prototype in his lab is just one sleek cylinder attached to springs. The cylinder hangs horizontally across the flow of water i...

Academy publishes first biography of artist-naturalist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

...l history museums that people take them for granted. But until Hawkins created such things in the second half of the 19th century, dinosaurs and their kin were little known, poorly understood, and of little interest to all but a handful of professional paleontologists. Through a series of public displays...

Insects' 'giant leap' reconstructed by founder of sociobiology

...ole colonies, explains eusociality in Hymenoptera. kin selection is thought to be especially powerful in ...e explanation for eusocialitys rare instances than kin selection. kin selection is, he writes, not wrong but incomplete....

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kin in Biological Definition

Charles Darwin

...ly affect these traits in a negative fashion. He also clearly had a certain disdain for "savages," and professed in Descent of Man that he felt more kin to certain altruistic tendencies in monkeys than he did "from a savage who delights to torture his enemies." He further agreed with Galton and Herber...

Ploidy

...ploidy is found in many species of insects from the family Hymenoptera , particularly ants , bees , and wasps . It increases the significance of kin selection , which may explain the eusociality of these sorts of insects. Haploidisation Haploidisation (from the Greek απλ...

Ploidy

...ploidy is found in many species of insects from the family Hymenoptera , particularly ants , bees , and wasps . It increases the significance of kin selection , which may explain the eusociality of these sorts of insects. Haploidisation Haploidisation (from the Greek απλ...

Life

...hese exceptions can be accounted for by applying the definition of life on the level of entire species or of individual genes . (For example, see kin selection for information about one way by which non-reproducing individuals can still enhance the spread of their genes and the survival of their s...

Modern evolutionary synthesis

...iscoveries and concepts unknown to Darwin such as DNA and genetics that allow rigorous, in many cases mathematical, analyses of phenomena such as kin selection , altruism , and speciation . A particular interpretation of neo-Darwinism most commonly associated with Richard Dawkins asserts tha...
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