Archive: 08/14/2007

University’s aerial survey finds sharks in Cornwall's waters

Recent surveys around Cornwall’s coast have revealed the presence of large numbers of giant basking sharks. Scientists from the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) spotted ...

Aug 14, 2007
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Team finds way to create cancer stem cells

MIT scientists and colleagues have found a way to create in the lab large amounts of cancer stem cells, or cells that can initiate tumors. The work, reported in the August 13 issue of Cancer Cell, could be a b ...

Aug 14, 2007
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Interaction of just 2 genes governs coloration patterns in mice

Biologists at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego, have found that a simple interaction between just two genes determines the patterns of fur coloration that camouflage mice against their background, ...

Aug 14, 2007
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Clones on task serve greater good, evolutionary study shows

“Don’t ever change” isn’t just a romantic platitude. It’s a solid evolutionary strategy. At least if you’re among the creatures that produce scads of genetically identical offspring – like microbes, plants or ...

Aug 14, 2007
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