Archive: 05/26/2010

First radio tracking of tropical orchid bees

Blue-green orchid bees zip through increasingly scarce patches of tropical forest pollinating rare flowers. For the first time, researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute track unique signals ...

May 26, 2010
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Yahoo paints brightening picture through 2013

(AP) -- Yahoo expects to make more money than management previously pledged as the slumping Internet company attracts more online advertisers and reaps savings from an upcoming search partnership with Microsoft.

May 26, 2010
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First common gene found for congenital heart disease

Although congenital heart disease represents the most common major birth defect, scientists have not previously identified the common variation in the genes that give rise to it. Now genetics and cardiology researchers, two ...

May 26, 2010
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Distressed damsels stress coral reefs

Damselfish are killing head corals and adding stress to Caribbean coral reefs, which are already in desperately poor condition from global climate change, coral diseases, hurricanes, pollution, and overfishing. Restoring ...

May 26, 2010
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Genome-wide association studies need larger sample sizes

While genome-wide association (GWA) studies have identified several genetic risk factors for common cancers, their predictive power is limited by their small effect sizes, according to a new study published online May 26 ...

May 26, 2010
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