Archive: 12/5/2006

Reef sharks threatened by overfishing

A study by Australian scientists has warned that coral reef shark populations on the Great Barrier Reef are in the midst of a catastrophic collapse.

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The power of one: A simpler, cheaper method for cell fusion

It's not easy to make one plus one equal one. But biological engineer Chang Lu has done just that with a new and cheaper method to electrically fuse cells - a vital technology for studying stem cells, creating ...

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How movement lubricates bone joints

Taking a cue from machines that gently flex patients’ knees to help them recover faster from joint surgery, bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego have shown that sliding forces applied to cartilage surfaces ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Medical research
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Newts which Regrow their Hearts

When a newt loses a limb, the limb regrows. What is more, a newt can also completely repair damage to its heart. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim have now started ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Medical research
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Professional Fasters Deep Under the Sea Floor

An international team of researchers from the USA and Germany has published an explanation for life in the Deep Biosphere in the magazine Science. Using a bunch of the latest technologies from biogeochemistry, molecu ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Earth Sciences
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Learning During Sleep?

If I can’t remember this morning where I put my car keys last night, it’s due to my memory failing me again. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany, have been ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Medical research
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