Archive: 03/24/2008

Scientists reveal ants as fungus farmers

It turns out ants, like humans, are true farmers. The difference is that ants are farming fungus. Entomologists Ted Schultz and Seán Brady at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History have published ...

Mar 24, 2008
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Model offers new understanding of cell signaling

Looking for answers in the bright light of day, rather than the confined beam of a street light at night. That’s how University of Michigan researcher Sofia Merajver, M.D., Ph.D., describes the power of a new mathematical ...

Mar 24, 2008
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Baby boys are more likely to die than baby girls

Male infants in developed nations are more likely to die than female infants, a fact that is partially responsible for men’s shorter lifespans, reveals a new study by researchers from University of Pennsylvania and University ...

Mar 24, 2008
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Corn's roots dig deeper into South America

Corn has long been known as the primary food crop in prehistoric North and Central America. Now it appears it may have been an important part of the South American diet for much longer than previously thought, according to ...

Mar 24, 2008
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A fly's tiny brain may hold huge human benefits

Before swatting at one of those pesky flies that come out as the days lengthen and the temperature rises, one should probably think twice. A University of Missouri researcher has found, through the study of ...

Mar 24, 2008
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