Archive: 12/05/2009

Predators ignore peculiar prey

Rare traits persist in a population because predators detect common forms of prey more easily. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Ecology found that birds will target salamanders that look like the majority ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Ecology
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NMR on a microscale

( -- The technique well known from its use in MRI scanning - actually based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) - can now also be applied to extremely small samples thanks to an ingenious combination of a compact ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Analytical Chemistry
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Scientists identify gene in breast cancer pathway

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered how a gene crucial in triggering the spread of breast cancer is turned on and off. The findings could help predict whether breast tumors ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Cancer
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