Archive: 10/9/2008

Evolution of virulence regulation in Staphylococcus aureus

Scientists have gained insight into the complex mechanisms that control bacterial pathogenesis and, as a result, have developed new theories about how independent mechanisms may have become intertwined during evolution. The ...

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Promising new material that could improve gas mileage

With gasoline at high prices, it's disheartening to know that up to three-quarters of the potential energy you are paying for is wasted. A good deal of it goes right out the tailpipe instead of powering your car.

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Risk and reward compete in brain

That familiar pull between the promise of victory and the dread of defeat โ€“ whether in money, love or sport โ€“ is rooted in the brain's architecture, according to a new imaging study.

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Brainy genes, not brawn, key to success on mussel beach

It's hard being a mussel: you have to worry about hungry starfish and even hungrier humans, not to mention an environment that can change your body temperature 50 degrees Fahrenheit in just a few hours.

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