Archive: 12/26/2011

A different kind of immigrant problem

The Harlequin ladybeetle, Japanese knotweed and the American lobster – while this trio of creatures may have friendly sounding names, they are all introduced species in Norway, and may be anything but ...

Dec 26, 2011
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Mystery hummingbird's species identified

A mystery that puzzled Chicago-area birders was solved when Field Museum scientists identified the unusual hummingbird living in an Oak Park, Ill., yard as a member of the rufous species rarely seen in the Midwest.

Dec 26, 2011
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New light shed on chromosome fragility

Why are certain chromosome regions prone to breakages? The answer is crucial, as this fragility is involved in the development of tumors. A team from the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire ...

Dec 26, 2011
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GOP wins battle of the bulb

Congress has dodged a government shutdown, agreeing to a $1 trillion spending bill that features a variety of rare compromises. Both Democrats and Republicans won some concessions, and it's too early to say who came out on ...

Dec 26, 2011
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Racial identity is changing among Latinos

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a paper published in Social Science Research, USC Dornsife’s Amon Emeka and Jody Agius Vallejo look at why many people with Latin American ancestry are not identifying themselves as His ...

Dec 26, 2011
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Record reaction cascade yields cancer drug candidate

(PhysOrg.com) -- New active substances can be produced quickly and efficiently with the help of reaction cascades. Once set in motion, these processes lead to the desired end product via a series of intermediate steps which ...

Dec 26, 2011
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