University of Massachusetts Amherst

Why Female Water Buffalo Have Horns but Impala Do Not?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The reason some female hoofed animals have horns while others do not has long puzzled evolutionary biologists, even the great Charles Darwin. But now a survey of 117 bovid species led by Ted Stankowich, professor ...

Sep 17, 2009
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How a Cell's Mitotic Motors Direct Key Life Processes

University of Massachusetts Amherst biologists have discovered a secret of how cells organize chromosomes to prepare for dividing. Their unexpected finding is reported in this week’s issue of the journal, Current Biology.

Feb 02, 2009
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How Bed Bugs Outsmart the Chemicals Designed to Control Them

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bed bugs, once nearly eradicated in the built environment, have made a big comeback recently, especially in urban centers such as New York City. In the first study to explain the failure to control certain ...

Jan 08, 2009
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