Archive: 10/29/2008

Methane gas levels begin to increase again

The amount of methane in Earth's atmosphere shot up in 2007, bringing to an end a period of about a decade in which atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas were essentially stable, according to a team led by MIT researchers.

dateOct 29, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Predatory bacterial swarm uses rippling motion to reach prey

Like something from a horror movie, the swarm of bacteria ripples purposefully toward their prey, devours it and moves on. Researchers at the University of Iowa are studying this behavior in Myxococcus xanthus (M. xanthus), a bact ...

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Gender affects perceptions of infidelity

A new study in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy explored how men and women perceive online and offline sexual and emotional infidelity. Results show that men felt sexual infidelity was more upsetting and women felt e ...

dateOct 29, 2008 in Other
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Candidate markers for gastric cancer

The sequencing of the human genome has opened the door for proteomics by providing a sequence-based framework for mining proteomes. As a result, there is intense interest in applying proteomics to foster a better understanding ...

dateOct 29, 2008 in Cancer
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