Archive: 07/30/2007

Researchers find pathway that controls cell size and division

Organisms precisely regulate cell size to ensure that daughter cells have sufficient cellular material to thrive or to create specific cell types: a tiny sperm versus a gargantuan egg for example. In single-celled organisms ...

Jul 30, 2007
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Review finds potential flaws in voting systems

Flaws that leave electronic voting machines vulnerable to security attacks were discovered by University of California researchers as part of an unprecedented "Top-to-Bottom Review" of the systems commissioned by California ...

Jul 30, 2007
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Rare Example of Darwinism Seen in Action

A research team of biologists has found experimental evidence that supports a controversial theory of genetic conflict in the reproduction of those animals that support their developing offspring through a ...

Jul 30, 2007
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Trials begin for 'essential' new TB vaccine

Clinical trials are underway with the first new vaccine against TB in over 80 years. If successful, the tests will have major implications for TB control and could lead to the development of a new vaccine ...

Jul 30, 2007
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Fruit bats discovered to have menstrual cycles

They say their findings – published in this month's issue of key journal Biology of Reproduction - could lead to bats being studied by researchers trying to understand human menstrual problems and other reproductive disord ...

Jul 30, 2007
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Wider buffers are better

Excess nitrogen caused by fertilizers, animal waste, leaf litter, sewer lines, and highways is responsible for contaminating groundwater. It can also cause human health risks when found in drinking water and oxygen depleted ...

Jul 30, 2007
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