Archive: 01/30/2008

Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye colour ...

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Brits rescue 88 research monkeys

Dozens of research monkeys used by a Chilean medical laboratory were sent to England following threats by an animal rights group.

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Britain cites important algae locations

Fifteen locations in the United Kingdom are being labeled internationally important because they contain rare and diverse forms of algae.

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Michigan wants hunters to shoot feral pigs

Feral pigs have become such a problem in Michigan that the state Department of Natural Resources has asked deer hunters in 51 counties to shoot any they see.

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Revolution in understanding of ion channel regulation

A study at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago published this week in the online version of Biophysical Journal proposes that bubbles may control the opening and closing of ion channels. This new understanding of the ...

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