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Texas Tech researcher: Bee colony collapse associated with viral, fungal infection

The sudden death of bee colonies since late 2006 across North America has stumped scientists. But today, researchers may have a greater understanding of the mysterious colony collapse disorder, said a Texas Tech University biologist. Shan Bilimori...

Study shows real partners are no match for ideal mate

Our ideal image of the perfect partner differs greatly from our real-life partner, according to new research from the University of Sheffield and the...

Computer Model Shows U.S. Vulnerable to MDR-TB Epidemic

While the U.S. has made great progress in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis, the nation has become more susceptible to potential...

Human impacts on the deep seafloor

Scientists have for the first time estimated the physical footprint of human activities on the deep seafloor of the North East Atlantic. The findings published in the journal PLoS ONE reveal that the area disturbed by bottom trawling commercial ...

What Is Best in Life? – Conan the Bacterium Reveals Its...

The discovery of long-sought chemical antioxidants in the world’s toughest microbe is reported in a breakthrough study titled “Small-Molecule Antioxidant Proteome-Shields in Deinococcus radiodurans.”...

Scientists find organic farms have higher quality fruit, better soil, lower...

Side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found the organic farms produced more flavorful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse. "Our findings have global i...

Fertilizer chemicals linked to animal developmental woes

Fertilizer chemicals may pose a bigger hazard to the environment -- specifically to creatures that live in water -- than originally foreseen, according to new research from North Carolina State University toxicologists. In a study published in ...

Ancient ‘terror bird’ used powerful beak to jab like boxer

The ancient "terror bird" Andalgalornis couldn't fly, but it used its unusually large, rigid skull--coupled with a hawk-like hooked beak--in a fighting strategy reminiscent of boxer Muhammad Ali. The agile creature repeatedly attacked and retrea...

Human neural stem cells restore motor function in mice with chronic...

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 19, 2010 -- A UC Irvine study is the first to demonstrate that human neural stem cells can restore mobility in cases of chronic spinal cord injury, suggesting the prospect of treating a much broader population of patients. P...

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