Archive: 05/14/2008

First electrophysical recording of sleep in a wild animal

In the first experiment to record the electrophysiology of sleep in a wild animal, three-toed sloths carrying miniature electroencephalogram recorders slept 9.63 hours per day—6 hours less than captive sloths ...

May 14, 2008
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Study says death gap increasing in US

A new study finds a gap in overall death rates between Americans with less than high school education and college graduates increased rapidly from 1993 to 2001. The study, which appears in the May 14 issue of PLoS ONE, says t ...

May 14, 2008
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Sticky gecko feet: The role of temperature and humidity

A team of five University of Akron researchers has published the paper, “Sticky gecko feet: the role of temperature and humidity” in PLoS ONE, an open-access, online journal for peer-reviewed scientific and medical research.

May 14, 2008
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Genetic variation linked to sugary food

A new study released today in the online edition of Physiological Genomics finds that individuals with a specific genetic variation consistently consume more sugary foods. The study offers the first evidence of the role that ...

May 14, 2008
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Recipe for energy saving unravelled in migratory birds

Pointed wings together with carrying less weight per wing area and avoidance of high winds and atmospheric turbulence save a bird loads of energy during migration. This has been shown for the first time in free-flying wild ...

May 14, 2008
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