News tagged with death

Long-lived mice are less active

Female mice with a high life expectancy are less active and less explorative. They also eat less than their fellow females with a lower life expectancy. Behavioral biologists from the University of Zurich reveal that there ...

dateJul 04, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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A tale of two cities

Yifang Zhu, an associate professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and her colleagues are drawing on lessons from Los Angeles and teaming with Peking University scientists to guide policy makers as Beijing grapples ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Environment
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How birds lost their penises

In animals that reproduce by internal fertilization, as humans do, you'd think a penis would be an organ you couldn't really do without, evolutionarily speaking. Surprisingly, though, most birds do exactly that, and now researchers ...

dateJun 06, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Molecular VELCRO for chromosome stability

(Phys.org) —A team of scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research and the University of Geneva has functionally dissected the molecular processes that ensure the stability of chromosomes. They ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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