Archive: 11/13/2006

Geneticists Aim to Unravel Where Chimp and Human Brains Diverge

Six million years ago, chimpanzees and humans diverged from a common ancestor and evolved into unique species. Now UCLA scientists have identified a new way to pinpoint the genes that separate us from our closest living relative ...

Nov 13, 2006
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Scientists Explore Function of 'Junk DNA'

University of Iowa scientists have made a discovery that broadens understanding of a rapidly developing area of biology known as functional genomics and sheds more light on the mysterious, so-called "junk DNA" that makes ...

Nov 13, 2006
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High Resolution 4Pi Microscopy Reaches the Nucleus

Confocal light microscopy has been an important tool for biomedical scientists as they work to unravel molecular events occurring within human cells. Less than two decades ago, an important advance in microscopy ...

Nov 13, 2006
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Middle age no picnic for women

Surveys by Washington researchers indicate there are good reasons middle-aged women in the United States are not as happy as the rest of the population.

Nov 13, 2006
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Teaching captive gorillas the ropes

The Columbus Zoo in Ohio uses humans as surrogate mothers to baby gorillas so the babies can learn nurturing and become caring parents themselves.

Nov 13, 2006
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Cows may come home to Calif. preserves

Open-space preserves in the San Francisco Bay Area may soon be populated with cows as a way to reduce wildfires and fend off an encroaching forest.

Nov 13, 2006
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Harvard seeks to tap soul of leadership

A "cutting-edge" psychological program is helping Harvard fellows tap into and cultivate their natural leadership capabilities, the Massachusetts school says.

Nov 13, 2006
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