Archive: 11/15/2007

Gene in male fish lures females into sex

A gene has been found in male cichlid fish that evolved to lure female fish so that male cichlids can deposit sperm in the females mouths. A study in the online open access journal BMC Biology reveals that ...

Nov 15, 2007
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Left brain helps hear through the noise

Our brain is very good at picking up speech even in a noisy room, an adaptation essential for holding a conversation at a cocktail party, and now we are beginning to understand the neural interactions that underlie this ability. ...

Nov 15, 2007
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Predicting the future in ovarian cancer

Kisspeptin and its receptor GPR54 predict a favourable clinical outcome in women with ovarian carcinoma, and are specific for the clear cell carcinoma subtype, research published this week in the online open access journal, ...

Nov 15, 2007
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Chemical combo linked to cat deaths

U.S. researchers say it appears it was the combination of two chemicals found in pet food recalled this year that caused animals to die.

Nov 15, 2007
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New European loess map

A new map showing the distribution of loess sediments in Europe has been published for the first time in 75 years, in digital format. With this map, Dagmar Haase, a geographer at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental ...

Nov 15, 2007
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Hubble zooms in on heart of mystery comet

Astronomers have used Hubble’s powerful resolution to study Comet Holmes’ core for clues about how the comet brightened. The orbiting observatory’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) monitored the ...

Nov 15, 2007
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Girls will be girls longer when home life is stable

For many young girls, a stable family life is one key factor to avoiding a number of serious health problems. New research by researchers at The University of Arizona and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, indicates that ...

Nov 15, 2007
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