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Ultrasound Waves Aid In Rapid Treatment Of Deep Vein Thrombosis

11 years ago from Science Daily

The use of ultrasound waves for deep vein thrombosis may help dissolve blood clots in less time than using clot-busting drugs alone, according to researchers.

Fluorescence Used To Develop Method For Detecting Mercury In Fish

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a simple and quick method for detecting mercury in fish and dental samples, two substances at the center of public concern about mercury contamination. The technique involves...

Corals reveal Australia's parched future

11 years ago from Science Alert

Coral records of past weather patterns have revealed that Australia and Indonesia are in for harsher and more frequent droughts, while Africa will get wetter.

Endangered penguins are newcomers

11 years ago from Science Alert

Research has discovered that an endangered penguin population in New Zealand moved in relatively recently, when another species went extinct.

VIDEO: Stem Cell Transplant a Success

11 years ago from National Geographic

Doctors in Spain successfully transplanted a windpipe into a woman using tissue grown from her own stem cells.

Rainforests may survive warming

11 years ago from Science Alert

The genes of Australia's dwindling rainforests have revealed that they may be better equipped to handle climate change than previously thought.

On Web, social sites can sometimes bite

11 years ago from Physorg

It has never been easier to get in trouble while catching up with friends. Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace are great ways to reconnect with old acquaintances...

Primate disease field guide covers critical gap in global health

11 years ago from

Why are so many infectious diseases jumping from animals to humans? Why do we have so little capacity to predict epidemics, or avoid them? Some answers, and possible solutions, can...

Scientists identify 13 new tumour-suppressor genes in liver cancer

11 years ago from

Over the years, hunting for cancer-related genes and understanding how they work has been an important, although time-consuming, exercise. At Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), five different research groups have...

New national survey says public reveres bison

11 years ago from

Americans are woefully out of touch with the fact that the American bison, or buffalo, is in trouble as a wild, iconic species, but they do love them as an...

US biologists: 3 common pesticides harm salmon

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Farms and orchards that continue to use three pesticides that harm salmon will have to greatly expand buffer zones around their fields so the chemicals don't reach...

Cell Phone Recycler Lists Most Commonly Recycled Models

11 years ago from Live Science

The average American replaces their cell phone every 18 months.

For Tasmanian Devils, Hope Against a Wily Cancer

11 years ago from NY Times Science

A deadly cancer has preyed on the Tasmanian devil, causing it to be listed as endangered, and scientists have begun an experimental inoculation program.

Pollinator Decline Not Reducing Crop Yields Just Yet

11 years ago from Science Daily

The well-documented worldwide decline in the number of bees and other pollinators is not, at this stage, limiting global crop yields, according to an article in Current Biology.

Step Toward Disease-resistant Crops, Sustainability

11 years ago from Science Daily

A five-year study that could help increase disease resistance, stress tolerance and plant yields is under way. The $4 million project uses a new technique called "mutant-assisted gene identification and...

What Makes An Axon An Axon?

11 years ago from Science Daily

Inside every axon is a dendrite waiting to get out. Scientists converted mature axons into dendrites by banishing a protein crucial for neuron development. The results suggest that this transformation...

What The Social Lives Of Brewer’s Yeast Say About Evolution

11 years ago from Science Daily

An ingenious social behavior that mobilizes yeast cells to cooperate in protecting each other from stress, antibiotics and other dangers is driven by the activity of a single gene, scientists...

Stem cells restore hearing, vision in animals

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stem cells from tiny embryos can be used to restore lost hearing and vision in animals, researchers said Tuesday in what they believe is a first step...

Scientist Unlocking the Secrets of Sea Slug that Lives Like a Plant

11 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Photosynthesis generates the oxygen needed for life on earth as well as the biomass for food and biofuel production. The process is driven by the absorption of the...

Scientists fight stem rust UG99 before it becomes a threat

11 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Wheat breeders and plant pathologists at Montana State University are part of a global effort to develop varieties of wheat resistant to a new fungus. UG99, a stem...

Researchers Shed Light on Evolution of Gene Regulation

11 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Penn State have shed light on some of the processes that regulate genes -- such as the processes that ensure that proteins are produced at the...

Nanotube 'shortcut ' boosts brain signals

11 years ago from News @ Nature

But a second study finds that solutions of the tiny tubes may block neuronal activity.

Favorite Thanksgiving dish gets 'upscale' breeding

11 years ago from Physorg

Families gathering around the Thanksgiving table this year will enjoy a traditional side dish that's been given some "upscale" breeding - cranberries.

900 Oven-Ready Owls, 7,000 Live Lizards Seized in Asia

11 years ago from National Geographic

Seized during a Malaysian raid, the owls shocked wildlife-trade monitors. The sizes of this and another November seizure point to organized crime, experts say.

Real-life Furbys rediscovered

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

A primate species that looks like a living, breathing version of the Furby electronic toy has been found alive in the forested highlands of an Indonesian island for the first...

Color perception shifts from right brain to left

11 years ago from AP Science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Learning the name of a color changes the part of the brain that handles color perception....

Male Bats Blast Rivals with Deep Calls

11 years ago from National Geographic

Greater sac-winged bats turn up the bass to intimidate rivals and attract females, a new study shows. With audio.

Forensics’ next tool: Hair-collecting caterpillars

11 years ago from Sciencenews.org

Clothes moth larvae pick up tresses, even from human corpses, to make shelters