Archive: 05/9/2012

Keeping immune cells alive and kicking

New results from research on the International Space Station are offering clues on why astronauts’ immune systems don’t work as well in space. The findings may benefit the elderly on Earth.

May 09, 2012
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New tool for tracking a voracious pest

Since it first appeared in Texas in 1986, the Russian wheat aphid has cost U.S. wheat growers an estimated $200 million each year. But U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a new ...

May 09, 2012
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VISTA views a vast ball of stars

(Phys.org) -- A new image of Messier 55 from ESO's VISTA infrared survey telescope shows tens of thousands of stars crowded together like a swarm of bees. Besides being packed into a relatively small space, ...

May 09, 2012
3.7 / 5 (6) 15 | with audio podcast

Female bugs overcome cost of traumatic sex

(Phys.org) -- The study of “sexual conflict” between males and females helps us to understand why sexual reproduction persists given that it can be costly, especially to females. One aspect of ...

May 09, 2012
2.5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast