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Zebrafish stripped of stripes

Within weeks of publishing surprising new insights about how zebrafish get their stripes, the same University of Washington group is now able to explain how to "erase" them.

dateNov 06, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Bonobos stay young longer

Despite the fact that chimpanzees and bonobos share similar starting conditions at birth they develop different behavioural patterns later in life. These differences might be caused by different hormone levels. ...

dateDec 16, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Contaminants also a threat to polar bears

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), one of the largest carnivorous mammals on Earth, is vulnerable to a series of dangers. An international team has established a guide to evaluate the condition of its health, ...

dateApr 07, 2015 in Ecology
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Shell, BASF offer millions in class action suit

(AP)—Shell Brasil SA and BASF SA have offered more than $20 million to settle a class-action lawsuit with former workers allegedly contaminated at a pesticide plant in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil's top labor court said ...

dateFeb 15, 2013 in Business
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Are bacteria making you hungry?

Over the last half decade, it has become increasingly clear that the normal gastrointestinal (GI) bacteria play a variety of very important roles in the biology of human and animals. Now Vic Norris of the University of Rouen, ...

dateDec 19, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Detecting thyroid disease by computer

Researchers in India have developed an improved expert system for the diagnosis of thyroid disease. They describe details of their approach to screening medical data in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of ...

dateAug 02, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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