Archive: 10/10/2006

Seals protect brain during icy dives

Norwegian scientists say they've determined seals cease shivering during long icy dives to conserve oxygen and, therefore, minimize brain damage.

Oct 10, 2006
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Jaguars seen in Southwestern U.S.

Male jaguars are reportedly crossing into the Southwestern United States from Mexico, often using the same routes as drug smugglers.

Oct 10, 2006
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High-energy clamp used in a-fib surgery

U.S. surgeons say they're helping start a new era in the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation by using a high-energy device instead of a scalpel.

Oct 10, 2006
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Teen's cancer treated after court fight

A Chincoteague, Va., teenager who won the right to choose his own cancer treatment in court is responding positively to the therapy, his doctor has said.

Oct 10, 2006
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Bacteria to run our cars, warm our homes

The United States Department of Energy has devoted $1.6 million to sequencing the DNA of six photosynthetic bacteria that Washington University in St. Louis biologists will examine for their potential as one ...

Oct 10, 2006
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Study: Dust may dampen hurricane fury

After more than a dozen hurricanes battered the Atlantic Ocean last year, scientists are wondering what — if anything — might be causing stronger and more frequent storms. Some have pointed to rising ocean ...

Oct 10, 2006
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