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Key mechanism regulating the development of stem cells into neurones identified

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Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a novel mechanism in the regulation and differentiation of neural stem cells...

How Evolution Learns From Past Environments To Adapt To New Environments

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The evolution of novel characteristics within organisms can be enhanced when environments change in a systematic manner, according to a new study. Researchers suggest that in environments that vary over...

Researcher reveals how we see things

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An Australian scientist has found out how the mammalian brain really processes visual information and has furthered our understanding of human sight.

Genetic testing under the microscope

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Angela Trepanier, president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, says the future of the industry contains risks and rewards. ...

Without Glial Cells, Animals Lose Their Senses

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Scientists show that while neurons play the lead role in detecting sensory information, a second type of cell, the glial cell, pulls the strings behind the scenes. The findings, point...

Key To Sonic Hedgehog Control Of Brain Development Found

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Researchers have discovered how the expression of the Sonic hedgehog gene is regulated during brain development and how mutations that alter this process cause brain malformations.

Drivers Beware: Wildlife Specialist Offers Hints For Avoiding Deer-vehicle Crashes

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In November, when it comes to avoiding deer collisions, it's not the one you see crossing the road that's likely to get you, according to a wildlife expert. "It's the...

Unraveling Lion's Natural History Using Host And Virus Population Genomics

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The lion is one of the world's most charismatic carnivores. In a new study, researchers provide insights into the genetic structure and history of lion populations. Their work refutes the...

Robots Show That Brain Activity Is Linked To Time As Well As Space

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Humanoid robots have been used to show that that functional hierarchy in the brain is linked to time as well as space. Researchers in Japan have created a new type...

Even plants benefit from outsourcing

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The answer to successful revegetation of native flora is in sourcing genetically diverse seed not necessarily relying on remnant local native vegetation to provide seed...

Could Vitamin D Save Us From Radiation?

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A form of vitamin D could protect us against damage from low levels of radiation according to new research in the International Journal of Low Radiation.

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Pig-to-human transplants in development ... Bone-marrow transplant promising for AIDS ... Report: Overdose kills 1 European an hour ... Ancient yew DNA preserved in hedge project ... Health/Science news from...

Pig-to-human transplants in development

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LONDON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Pig organs genetically altered for use as transplant organs in humans could be ready in three years, British researchers said.

Killer whales are discriminating diners

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A killer whale's favorite meal is king salmon, according to a new study that found these sophisticated predators scan wide ocean regions listening for their favorite fish.

Researchers find new path to antibiotics in dirt

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( -- A teaspoon of dirt contains an estimated 10,000 species of bacteria, but it`s only one percent of these microbial bugs — the ones that can be grown easily...

In India, traditional farming method helps sustain bird diversity

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( -- An agricultural method dating back millennia could be the key to species conservation. For the past 2,000 years, farming practices of the areca nut palm in southwestern India...

Report: Overdose kills 1 European an hour

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LISBON, Spain, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- One person every hour died of a drug overdose last year in Europe, a monitoring organization said in its annual report.

Researchers seek to understand and improve virus that infects lung cancer cells

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( -- Using data collected at Advanced Photon Source at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif., have for the...

Cloning, DNA researcher Robert Foote dies

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ITHACA, N.Y., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Robert H. Foote, the Cornell University researcher who laid the groundwork for animal cloning, died of lung failure in Ithaca, N.Y. He...

Reasons to eat fiber

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It's not in meat. Or milk. Or fish. It is only found in things that grow in the ground, such as vegetables, grains, fruit and nuts. No, we are not...

Ice, Ice, No Baby

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Which would you rather carry with you -- a live, rabid fox, or a little projector? Both are options. Plus, hating holograms, and more. read more

Advancements in the use of adult, embryonic stem cells for tissue regeneration

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A major issue in the development of regenerative medicine is the cell sources used to rebuild damaged tissues. In a review of the issue published in Developmental Dynamics, researchers state...

Turtles alter nesting dates due to temperature change

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Turtles nesting along the Mississippi River and other areas are altering their nesting dates in response to rising temperatures, says a researcher from Iowa State University...

First Large Scale Screening To Identify Host Genes Involved In Malaria Infection

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Researchers screened more that 700 molecules by RNAi to identify host factors involved in malaria infection.

The tale of the snail

10 years ago from Chemistry World

Gender-switching in mud snails has decreased following a European Union ban on tributyltin

Coaxing Injured Nerves to Regrow

10 years ago from Science NOW

Deleting a signaling molecule spurs crushed mouse nerves to regenerate

Following the leader can be a drag, research shows

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( -- From the Tour de France to NASCAR, competitors and fans know that speed is only part of the equation. Strategy -- and the ability to use elements like...

Morse Toad: When amphibians tap their toes

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Toe wiggling creates motions, vibrations that get potential prey moving