Archive: 09/25/2007

New use for stem cells found in war on terrorism

For more than a decade, Steve Stice has dedicated his research using embryonic stem cells to improving the lives of people with degenerative diseases and debilitating injuries. His most recent discovery, which produces billions ...

Sep 25, 2007 4 / 5 (7) 0

Study shows how the zebrafish gets his stripe

Scientists have discovered how the zebrafish (Danio rerio) develops one of its four stripes. Their findings add to the growing list of tasks carried out by an important molecule that is involved in the arrangement of everything ...

Sep 25, 2007 5 / 5 (1) 0

Clever plants chat over their own network

Recent research from Vidi researcher Josef Stuefer at the Radboud University Nijmegen reveals that plants have their own chat systems that they can use to warn each other. Therefore plants are not boring and passive organisms ...

Sep 25, 2007 4.6 / 5 (83) 0

Splitting Water with Sunlight

Hydrogen is one of the most important fuels of the future, and the sun will be one of our most important sources of energy. Why not combine the two to produce hydrogen directly from solar energy without any detours involving ...

Sep 25, 2007 4.5 / 5 (157) 0

Chinese takeaway in the Wadden Sea

Shore crabs catch their food at food-rich spots and subsequently eat it elsewhere. With this takeaway strategy the crabs maximize their food uptake and keep competing crabs at a distance, says Dutch researcher Isabel Smallegange.

Sep 25, 2007 5 / 5 (1) 0

How adhesive protein causes malaria

Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI) have identified the biochemical mechanism behind the adhesive protein that give rise ...

Sep 25, 2007 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

Primate sperm competition: speed matters

Researchers at UC San Diego and UC Irvine have found evidence that supports the theory that reproductive competition during the evolution of primate species has occurred at the level of sperm cell motility. ...

Sep 25, 2007 4.1 / 5 (7) 0