Archive: 12/3/2009

Tadpoles Used to Rapidly Detect Water Pollution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research conducted by University of Wyoming Professor Paul Johnson and others demonstrates that genetically modified tadpoles work well as sensitive monitors for rapidly detecting water pollution.

dateDec 03, 2009 in Environment
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Turning genetic trash to treasure

(PhysOrg.com) -- John Rinn, a researcher at Harvard Medical School, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Broad Institute, overcame a rocky start in life through a passion for biology and discovered ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Medical research
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Why Some Monkeys Don't Get AIDS

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two studies published this month in the Journal of Clinical Investigation provide a significant advance in understanding how some species of monkeys such as sooty mangabeys and African green ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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Probing Question: Is forensic science on TV accurate?

Turn on the television any evening and you're apt to see a scene such as this: Five crime scene investigators, or CSIs, return to the crime scene at night to follow up on some leads. CSI Kathryn Willows looks ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Other
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Murders, Traffic Deaths Connected

If you want to know how many people are killed in car accidents in a particular U.S. state, look to its prisons. Regions with higher murder rates also tend to have a greater number of traffic fatalities, according to a new ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Other
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Understanding DNA Repair and Cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- A protein that plays a key role in copying DNA also plays a vital role in repairing breaks in it, UC Davis scientists have found. The work is helping researchers understand how cancer cells can resist radiation ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Birds Call to Warn Friends and Enemies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Birds' alarm calls serve both to alert other birds to danger and to warn off predators. And some birds can pull a ventriloquist's trick, singing from the side of their mouths, according to a UC Davis study.

dateDec 03, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Honda's 'Personal-Neo Urban Transport' Concept

The Honda Personal-Neo Urban Transport (P-NUT) design study model demonstrates a futuristic concept for an ultra-compact and sophisticated city coupe, American Honda Motor announced at the 2009 Los Angeles ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Engineering
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