Archive: 05/28/2008

Mind over matter: Monkey feeds itself using its brain

A monkey has successfully fed itself with fluid, well-controlled movements of a human-like robotic arm by using only signals from its brain, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report in the journal ...

May 28, 2008
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Protein plays key role in transmitting deadly malaria parasite

The protein MAEBL is critical for completing the life cycle of malaria parasites in mosquitoes, allowing the insects to transmit the potentially deadly infection to humans, a University of South Florida study has shown. The ...

May 28, 2008
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New vegetarian food with several benefits

A new vegetarian food that boosts the uptake of iron and offers a good set of proteins. This could be the result of a doctoral dissertation by Charlotte Eklund-Jonsson at the Department of Food Science, Chalmers University ...

May 28, 2008
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Organic corn: Increasing rotation complexity increases yields

While demand for organic meat and milk is increasing by about 20% per year in the United States, almost all organic grain and forage to support these industries in the mid-Atlantic region is imported from other regions. To ...

May 28, 2008
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Life, but not as we know it?

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have taken some important first steps to creating a synthetic copycat of a living cell, a leading science journal reports.

May 28, 2008
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