Archive: 18/04/2011

Big personality birds find the best homes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Birds willing to move around and take risks are better at finding the best places to live, researchers have found. Those with ‘fast-exploring’ personalities – birds tending to be hyperactive ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Genetic mutation linked to lethal disease

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation found in the Ohio Amish population as the cause of a fatal developmental disease in fetuses and infants, according to research published in the April 8, 2011, issue of Science.

dateApr 18, 2011 in Genetics
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Plant hormone auxin triggers a genetic switch

(PhysOrg.com) -- During the development of organisms, a particular event repeatedly occurs: a signal appears temporarily, but the processes it triggers must be maintained – for example, when the fate of cells in the ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Ferromagnetism plus superconductivity

It seems impossible: Scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and the TU Dresden (Germany) were able to verify with an intermetallic compound of bismuth and nickel that certain materials actually exhibit the ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Superconductivity
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New pollutants detected in peregrine falcon eggs

Flame retardants are chemical compounds added to fabrics and plastics to keep them from burning easily, but these can be toxic. Now a team of researchers from Spain and Canada has detected some of these emerging pollutants ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Environment
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