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Dolphins Use Complex Coordination During Predation, High-tech Acoustics Study Finds

10 years ago from Science Daily

Spinner dolphins have long been known for their teamwork in capturing prey, but a new study using high-tech acoustics has found that their synchronization is even more complex than scientists...

Stem Cell Research To Benefit Horse Owners And Trainers

10 years ago from Science Daily

In a potential breakthrough for the performance horse industry (such as racing and polo), scientists are aiming to harness stem cells to repair tendon, ligament, cartilage and bone damage in...

Evolution Of Genes That Trigger The Body's Immune Response To Viral Infection

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have traced the evolutionary origin of two genes that serve as primary cellular sensors of infection with RNA viruses, such as influenza, polio virus, West Nile virus, and HIV,...

New Genes Linked To Lung Cancer In Large-scale Genetic Study

10 years ago from Science Daily

A multi-institution team reports results of the largest effort to date to chart the genetic changes involved in the most common form of lung cancer, lung adenocarcinoma. The findings should...

Rust resistant gene found in grass

10 years ago from Science Alert

Researchers have found a wild grass gene that is resistant to stem and leaf rust - pathogens that kill wheat - and are hoping it will help them protect crops.

Corals have sex to survive

10 years ago from Science Alert

Rare corals faced with a dire shortage of mates may in fact cross-breed with other species in order to survive, research has found.

There's Spies In Them There Keyboards

10 years ago from PopSci

Hackers may be one step ahead of you once again. Sure, you can follow all the steps to protect your private data, like creating a password that's hard to guess...

Unique Properties Of Boron Harnessed To Develop New Drugs And Diagnostics

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers are on the verge of unleashing the power of the element boron in a new generation of drugs and therapies, as decades of research begins to bear fruit. Boron...

New Candidate Genes For Schizophrenia Identified

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified three new candidate genes for schizophrenia that may contribute to a better understanding of how the disease evolves.

Belugas dying in Alaska's Cook Inlet

10 years ago from UPI

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Federal researchers said they're trying to figure out why beluga whales are dying in Alaska's Cook Inlet.

Diversity lowers parasitic disease chances

10 years ago from UPI

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. study of amphibians suggests diversity itself might lower the chances of developing parasitic infections.

Man's Best Friend Recruited In Hunt For Disease Genes

10 years ago from Science Daily

For centuries man has had a uniquely close relationship with dogs -- as a working animal, for security and, perhaps most importantly, for companionship. Now, dogs are taking on a...

New Hope For The Red Squirrel

10 years ago from Science Daily

Study says free-living red squirrels are mounting an immune response to the squirrelpox viral disease.

Ebay Bans Ivory Sales Amid Conservation Concerns

10 years ago from National Geographic

The online auction house announced the ban a day before a report by an animal welfare group revealed the site to be a major driver in illegal trade of wildlife...

Robotic Ants Building Homes On Mars?

10 years ago from Science Daily

Recent discoveries of water and Earth-like soil on Mars have set imaginations running wild that human beings may one day colonize the Red Planet. However, the first inhabitants might not...

Study finds all sea turtles are related

10 years ago from UPI

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Genetic tests conducted by U.S. and Australian scientists have found all sea turtles are related, even carnivorous and herbivorous turtles.

Modified receptor boosts dopamine release

10 years ago from UPI

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've genetically modified a brain receptor in mice, causing neurons to increase the release of dopamine, making the mice...

New type of seed bank is proposed

10 years ago from UPI

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A group of U.S. scientists is proposing the creation of a new type of seed bank that would capture evolution in...

New ALS research findings are reported

10 years ago from UPI

BALTIMORE, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've found transplanting a new line of stem cell-like cells in rat models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis can help sustain...

Caste in the colony: How fate is determined between workers and queens

10 years ago from Physorg

"The history of all past society has consisted in the development of class antagonisms…the exploitation of one part of society by the other". - Karl Marx and Frederick Engels,...

Ten innovations inspired by nature

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Gravity-defying geckos. Heavily armored fish. Toxin-spraying beetles. The wild kingdom is inspiring some wild ideas and inventions.

Police seek venomous snake that bit Winnipeg man

10 years ago from CBC: Health

A Winnipeg man is receiving medical treatment after being bitten by an African snake early Sunday evening.

Scientist turns to ink-jet printer for a new heart

10 years ago from Physorg

The technology is the same as that of the simple inkjet printer found in homes and offices, but Japanese scientist Makoto Nakamura is on a mission to see if it...

Bacterium 'to blame for Crohn's'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Researchers believe the lack of a specific bacterium in the gut may be a cause of Crohn's disease.

Science minister urges investment

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Science is vital to the economy, the UK science minister says as he signs a stem cell funding agreement with California.

The DNA Age: Taking a Peek at the Experts’ Genetic Secrets

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Ten volunteers are putting their genomes online, hoping to aid research.

Basics: The Wonders of Blood

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Even the most extravagant blood lore pales in comparison to the biochemical, evolutionary and engineering marvels of the genuine article.

A Taste for Blood

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Across the evolutionary tree, nature’s born phlebotomists have a difficult, dangerous meal plan.