Archive: 04/2/2009

Bird can 'read' human gaze

We all know that people sometimes change their behavior when someone is looking their way. Now, a new study reported online on April 2nd in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, shows that jackdaws—birds related to cro ...

Apr 02, 2009
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Early family ties: No sponge in the human family tree

Since the days of Charles Darwin, researchers are interested in reconstructing the "Tree of Life", and in understanding the development of animal and plant species during their evolutionary history. In the case of vertebrates, ...

Apr 02, 2009
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Cancer stem cells generated by cancer outgrowth

Scientists have discovered that growing mouse skin cells in spheres can lead to generation of cells with properties of cancer stem cells, even without genetic manipulation of stem cell genes. This unexpected finding, published ...

Apr 02, 2009
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Gene discovery could lead to male contraceptive

A newly discovered genetic abnormality that appears to prevent some men from conceiving children could be the key for developing a male contraceptive, according to University of Iowa researchers reporting ...

Apr 02, 2009
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Novel needle could cut medical complications

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people suffer medical complications from hypodermic needles that penetrate too far under their skin. A new device developed by MIT engineers and colleagues aims to prevent this from happening ...

Apr 02, 2009
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