Archive: 04/24/2007

Sea snails break the law

Lizards gave rise to legless snakes. Cave fishes don’t have eyeballs. In evolution, complicated structures often get lost. Dollo’s Law states that complicated structures can't be re-evolved because the ...

Apr 24, 2007
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Humans aren't the only ones with obesity problems

Horses are inheritably couch potatoes. An overeating, slothful horse leads to an obese horse. Unlike humans, however, horse owners often don’t see the dangers of an obese horse. Caretakers may see no harm ...

Apr 24, 2007
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Reasonably priced and battery-driven: a pocket PCR device

A huge number of diagnostic techniques are based on PCR (the polymerase chain reaction): the use of PCR allows even the tiniest amounts of genetic material to be duplicated so that it can be analyzed. This should make things ...

Apr 24, 2007
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Study of Planarians Offers Insight into Germ Cell Development

The planarian is not as well known as other, more widely used subjects of scientific study – model creatures such as the fruit fly, nematode or mouse. But University of Illinois cell and developmental biology ...

Apr 24, 2007
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Key found to kill cystic fibrosis superbug

Researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario , working with a group from Edinburgh, have discovered a way to kill the cystic fibrosis superbug, Burkholderia cenocepacia.

Apr 24, 2007
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Scientists make major breakthrough in regenerative medicine

Findings described in a new study by Stanford scientists may be the first step toward a major revolution in human regenerative medicine—a future where advanced organ damage can be repaired by the body itself. In the May ...

Apr 24, 2007
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