Archive: 29/10/2007

Social standing influences elephant movement

When resources are scarce, who you know and where you're positioned on the social totem pole affects how far you'll go to search for food. At least that's the case with African elephants, according to a study led by ecologists ...

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Scientist exposes threat to backyard bird diversity

A leading environmental scientist from the University of Western Sydney has revealed that parrots commonly thought of as native to Sydney, are in fact invaders from inland areas of Australia, and their growing presence is ...

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The Watchdogs of chromosome-segregation

Chromosomes are duplicated before they are segregated in equal parts to daughter-cells during cell division. An important regulator of this chromosome-separation is the "chromosomal passenger complex", a protein complex which ...

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A Hairpin To Fight HIV

When a host cell is infected with HIV, the virus brings its own genetic material into the host cell. This cell then replicates, reads the viral RNA, and uses it as a blueprint to produce more viral proteins. Complete viruses ...

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