Archive: 04/04/2011

New models may reduce seabird bycatch

Tens of thousands of albatrosses and other far-ranging seabirds are killed each year after they become caught in longline fishing gear. Innovative new models developed by a Duke University-led research team may help reduce ...

Apr 04, 2011
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Scientists find gene linked to alcohol consumption

Scientists have identified a gene that appears to play a role in regulating how much alcohol people drink, in a study of over 47,000 people published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Apr 04, 2011
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Genetic changes behind sweet tooth

The substance ghrelin plays an important role in various addictions, such as alcoholism and binge-eating. It also impacts on sugar consumption, which is due, in part, to genetic factors, reveals new research from the University ...

Apr 04, 2011
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How to separate a sheep from its flock

(PhysOrg.com) -- When the signaling proteins known as kinases stop working, the results can be dramatic. Glitches in the enzymes can trigger diabetes, impair immune function, or drive the spread of cancers, ...

Apr 04, 2011
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Mountain pine beetle marching east from Alberta

A University of Alberta-led research team has determined that the mountain pine beetle has invaded jack pine forests in Alberta, opening up the possibility for an infestation that could stretch across the Prairies and keep ...

Apr 04, 2011
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