Archive: 19/02/2009

New research could help predict red tide

(PhysOrg.com) -- Not far beneath the ocean's surface, tiny phytoplankton swimming upward in a daily commute toward morning light sometimes encounter the watery equivalent of Rod Serling's Twilight Zone: a sharp variation ...

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How Volvox got its groove

Some algae have been hanging together rather than going it alone much longer than previously thought, according to new research.

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Fruit flies sick from mating

Mating can be exhausting. When fruit flies mate, the females' genes are activated to roughly the same extent as when an immune reaction starts. This is shown in a study at Uppsala University that is now appearing in the scientific ...

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Malaria parasite zeroes in on molecule to enhance its survival

A team of researchers from Princeton University and the Drexel University College of Medicine has found that the parasite that causes malaria breaks down an important amino acid in its quest to adapt and thrive within the ...

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Online collaboration identifies bacteria

A new website has been launched which allows scientists everywhere to collaborate on the identification of bacterial strains. This new resource, described in the open access journal BMC Biology, provides a portal for electronic ...

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