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Why fireflies blink in synch

For decades, scientists and the public alike have wondered why some fireflies exhibit synchronous flashing, in which large groups produce rhythmic, repeated flashes in unison – sometimes lighting up a ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Locating patterns in human proteins

A national research team, led by University of Connecticut engineering professor Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, is developing a new generation of exact algorithms that will help biologists locate patterns in human ...

dateApr 26, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Using stem cells to regrow muscle, bone

Among the most debilitating of diseases are degenerative ones, in which a person’s health slowly declines over time. And some of the worst of these diseases involve the deterioration of muscle or bone.

dateMar 09, 2011 in Medical research
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Graphic cigarette warnings evoke important emotions

The days of the small Surgeon General’s warning on the side of cigarette packs are ending. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is mandating bolder health warnings on cigarette advertising and pa ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Health
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