Archive: 12/20/2010

Interim protections sought for little brown bats

Scientists and conservation groups filed a formal request today asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine if little brown bats, once the most common bat species in the Northeast, need protection under the Endangered ...

Dec 20, 2010
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How the eye builds circuits to detect motion

In a competitive scientific race, scientists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) have been among the first to explain how the eye creates circuits to analyze motion. The detection ...

Dec 20, 2010
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Red shrimp, unique habitats disappearing

"As a child in Hawaii, I grew up exploring. Those experiences shaped my direction and interest in science," recalls molecular biologist Scott Santos. He remembers playing along the shore and swimming in the ponds imbedded ...

Dec 20, 2010
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Electronic nose detects cancer

Gyorgy Horvath from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and researchers from the University of Gavle and KTH Royal Institute of Technology have been able to confirm in tests that ovarian cancer tissue and healthy tissue ...

Dec 20, 2010
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Ohio face transplant patient meets donor's family

(AP) -- The nation's first face transplant patient has said a donor saved her from a life of eating and breathing through a tube, but until this weekend she knew her only as a woman who died in 2008.

Dec 20, 2010
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