Archive: 01/15/2007

Extreme Weather Leaves Flamingos Hungry

Lesser flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor) at Lake Bogoria, Kenya, are suffering from malnutrition, report Earthwatch-supported scientists working there. The scientists are investigating the causes of recent large-scale ...

Jan 15, 2007
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Zooming in on a Molecular Relay

In the cellular milieu, a protein is only as good as the tags it wears. If a protein is flashing a specific type of tag, it is marked for destruction, whereas another tag might signal a green-light for cell division.

Jan 15, 2007
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Draper prize to go to MIT researcher

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher credited with inventing the World Wide Web is the winner of the 2007 Charles Stark Draper Prize.

Jan 15, 2007
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Researchers: big families carry risks

Researchers at the University of Utah and the Austrian Academy of Sciences say having a large number of children can be hazardous to the health of parents.

Jan 15, 2007
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Lake Vostok life to be studied

U.S. researchers say they will analyze microorganisms from a vast Antarctic lake to determine how life adapts to extremely harsh environments.

Jan 15, 2007
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Natural gut hormone offers hope for new obesity drug

A hormone found naturally in the gut is the basis of a new drug to tackle obesity, one of three inaugural awards under the Wellcome Trust's Seeding Drug Discovery initiative. The drug is being developed by one of the world's ...

Jan 15, 2007
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Closing a loophole in the RNA World Hypothesis

New scientific research may close a major loophole in the RNA world hypothesis, the idea that ribonucleic acid -- not the fabled DNA that makes up genes in people and other animals -- was the key to life's emergence on Earth ...

Jan 15, 2007
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Mixing it up with E. coli

Poetry in motion may seem like an odd way to describe swimming bacteria, but that's what researchers at Drexel University got when they enlisted Escherichia coli (E. coli) in an effort to tackle a major problem in developing ...

Jan 15, 2007
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