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March 24, 2015

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3:41 PM | Tuesday Shoesday
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3:35 PM | Working life: Professor Stefan Neubauer
Cardiologist Professor Stefan Neubauer has invented a test for chronic liver disease which could cut diagnosis time from weeks to a single day. Here he tells us about his working […]
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3:33 PM | From Branch to Bedside – standing up to inherited bowel cancer
We take a look at a Stand Up To Cancer-funded bowel cancer clinical trial testing the potential to prevent the disease in people with Lynch Syndrome.
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3:24 PM | Maybe a Little Later?
#Anana #polarbear's outdoor exhibit @NCZoo lookin' good. Many visitors. But Anana's not coming out on either side. pic.twitter.com/AlH55x3NDZ— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) March 24, 2015
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3:04 PM | Hongerig? Ga niet winkelen
Ga niet naar de supermarkt terwijl je honger hebt. Die geldbesparende vuistregel werkt niet alleen in supermarkten, maar ook in het algemeen, blijkt uit vijf net gepubliceerde studies. Een lege maag maakt ons hebberig. Het zorgt ervoor dat we meer moeite doen en meer geld overhebben voor voedsel. Bij mannen leidt dat er zelfs toe dat ze op dikkere vrouwen vallen. Daarbij is een verband met... Lees meer op www.sciencepalooza.nl
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2:20 PM | Giant Rats Sniff Out TB in Mozambique
The animals have undergone six months of training in Tanzania.
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2:18 PM | L’erbicida glifosato è probabilmente cancerogeno
Lo ha stabilito l’International Agency for Research on Cancer, inserendo il diserbante sviluppato dalla Monsanto tra le sostanze classificate come probabilmente cancerogene
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2:00 PM | Science, Gaudí, Barcelona
In the basement of the Sagrada Família is a model of a church that Gaudí designed – upside down! The model of the unfinished church at Colonia Güell is made out of strings and little weights. The weights pull the … Continue reading →
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1:52 PM | Ahoy! Thar Be a New Seadragon in the Briny Deep
As fabulous, fantastical gems of evolution go, seadragons are hard to beat. The weedy seadgragon: “Weedy seadragon-Phyllopteryx taeniolatus” by Sylke Rohrlach –... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:15 PM | New Snakebite Antidote Borrows from Opossum's Immunity
The humble marsupial's immunity to snake venom underpins a new potential antidote.
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1:01 PM | Lemon-Scented Malaria
Parasites are life’s great success story, abundant in both species and sheer numbers. One secret to their success …
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1:01 PM | Our Milestones: A recipe for success – the birth of combination chemotherapy
In the latest Our Milestones series post, we look at the role we played in the advent of a 1970s cancer treatment revolution: combination chemotherapy.
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12:30 PM | Perfecting the Garden: From the Rise of Agriculture to Genetic Modification
Today, commercial agriculture is a multi-trillion dollar global industry, while the global gardening industry, which has maintained an annual market growth of 3% since 2007, is predicted to be worth $220 billion globally by 2016. From the corporate executive looking for ways to maximize profit, to the home gardener toiling to grow the best garden in the neighborhood, the quest to achieve the "perfect" garden or the idealized crop is a passionate, laborious, and indeed ancient pursuit. But […]
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12:24 PM | Zoo School is 20 Years Old
"Apple Valley's 'Zoo School' marks 20 years of keeping it real" - http://t.co/Zshnn5c0ip (via @PioneerPress @chris_magan) #education— Minnesota Zoo (@mnzoo) March 23, 2015
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12:16 PM | Question Of The Month- developmental biology funding
In our recent survey many of you told us that you like the Node to be even more a place where the community can discuss and share ideas. We totally agree, but to make this happen we need your help and participation! To encourage more discussions we decided to launch a new feature called Question of the […]
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11:34 AM | ‘Open Source, Open Science’ meeting report – March 2015
On March 19th and 20th, the Center for Open Science hosted a small meeting in Charlottesville, VA, convened by COS and co-organized by Kaitlin Thaney (Mozilla Science Lab) and Titus Brown (UC Davis). People working across the open science ecosystem attended, including publishers, infrastructure non-profits, public policy experts, community builders, and academics. The post ‘Open Source, Open Science’ meeting report – March 2015 appeared first on GigaBlog.
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11:23 AM | Angelina Jolie, perché si è fatta rimuovere le ovaie
Dopo la mastectomia preventiva, l’attrice ha scelto di rimuovere anche ovaie e tube di Falloppio. Qual era il rischio per lei di ammalarsi di cancro?
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11:19 AM | In Development this week (Vol. 142, Issue 7)
Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   ActivinA-ting spiny neuron production from hPSCs The medium-sized spiny neurons, the main projection neurons of the striatum, are generated in the lateral ganglionic eminence (LGE) and degenerate in the early stages of Huntington’s disease (HD) – for which no pharmacological treatment is yet available. […]
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11:10 AM | Help Identify a Large Costa Rican Anole
I was just curious if any one could help me identify an anole I found in central Costa rica, near San Ramon in the Alberto Manuel Brenese Biological Reserve. It appears to be a male, and I’m assuming in the Dactyloa genus. My guess would be the Dactyloa casildae, but I am family uncertain. It […]
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10:37 AM | World TB Day: what next for prevention and treatment?
TB remains a global problem with 1.5 million deaths and 9 million cases per year. On World TB Day, Wellcome Trust Senior Science Portfolio Developer Marta Tufet looks back at the history of TB prevention and treatment, explains what the Wellcome Trust is doing to support research in this area, and asks what more needs […]
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10:00 AM | Royal honours for Canadian student!
Eloise Rowland, graduate of the Gries Lab of Simon Fraser University was recently recognized by the Royal Entomological Society for the best paper published in the journal Physiological Entomology in 2013 and 2014. This paper, part of Eloise’s MSc work, examines the role of sound in the sexual communication of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar. […]
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9:52 AM | Infarto: il cuore si rigenera in sette giorni
Una ricerca americana ha indotto la rigenerazione del tessuto muscolare cardiaco in alcune cavie attraverso la somministrazione di microRna sintetico
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9:00 AM | Bordello U's
It is no secret that universities are now operating on the 'business' model.  This self-flattering term applies to all of their operations, not just their research component which has by now long been in bed with private interests and empire-building in regard to public funding sources.  It also applies to athletics, which is nothing new, though seemingly more out of control than ever.  Finally, it's swept like a pandemic across the academic sides of things as well.A good […]
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8:37 AM | Antibiotici, quanti se ne usano negli allevamenti?
L’aumento del consumo di carne comporterà un incremento degli allevamenti, e dell’uso di antibiotici, e di qui il rischio delle antibiotico-resistenze. Combatterle significa prima capire quanti di questi medicinali si usano
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8:09 AM | Vuelta a la casilla de salida / Back to square one
Este post está dedicado a @DiabeticFury   Debo confesar que mi entrada anterior, Cargo cult science, surgió por casualidad. En realidad, lo que pretendía era hacer un seguimiento de uno de los prometedores avances que se han producido en el … Sigue leyendo →
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8:03 AM | John Urschel Does Math
My main line of research is in algebraic graph theory. In particular I am interested in the eigenvalue spectra of Laplacians on graphs. Those don’t often get mentioned over at HuffPo, so I raised an eyebrow when I saw this: A mathematician by the name of John Urschel recently published a complex paper in the…
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7:00 AM | Argentina’s Completely Bogus Attempt At Nuclear Power
Following World War II, prosperous Argentina wanted a top nuclear physics program that would rival the superpowers and provide cheap, unlimited energy for the nation. Having hired Dr. Ronald Richter, an unknown Austrian/German national and nuclear physicist, they instead achieved international embarrassment, mounting debt, and a military junta replacing Juan Peron, whom Richter (a total fraud) had misled. Only in recent decades has Argentina salvaged its reputation in nuclear physics. The […]
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7:00 AM | Photo 422 : Une salamandre qui hésite sur les couleurs
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5:23 AM | Prehistory | An introduction
This week I’ll be covering some of the weirder animals of prehistory, most of which are relatively unknown (sorry, no T-rex’s here!) but just as awesome. **Prehistory will be a three-part […]
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3:45 AM | A detailed update on readership for the first 200 posts
It is time — this is the 201st article on TheEGG — to get an update on readership since our 151st post and lament on why academics should blog. I apologize for this naval-gazing post, and it is probably of no interest to you unless you are really excited about blog statistics. I am writing […]
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