Science News Archive - January 19, 2009
According to researchers, Europeâ€™s temperatures have risen over the past 30 years due to fewer misty, hazy, and foggy days.
A scientific voyage off Australiaâ€™s southern coast has found new species of animals and more evidence of the destructive impact of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide on deep-sea corals.
Warm, snow-free airstrips in Antarctica have attracted some unwelcome visitors, a group of birds that are now a dangerous threat to planes.
The study, by Brunel University, the Universities of Exeter and Reading and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, shows for the first time how a group of testosterone-blocking chemicals is finding its way into UK rivers, affecting wildlife and potentially humans.
Richard Dawkins' Extended Phenotype (EP) concept is as relevant now as when it was first proposed 26 years ago and is not at odds with other evolutionary explanations.
Researchers in Alabama say electronic deep brain stimulation is effective in both older and younger people who have Parkinson's disease. Researchers at the University of Alabama in Birmingham spent six years studying 255 Parkinson's patients, including older patients who had previously been excluded from such research, The Birmingham (Ala.) News reported Monday. Implanting electrodes to stimulate the brain proved significant for a wide range of patients who no longer responded well to medication, said Dr.
Scientists in Britain say images of bleeding taken from inside the heart could improve treatment for victims of heart attacks. Scientists at Imperial College have produced the first images of a heart attack shown from within the heart by using a Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine, or MRI, the Daily Mail reported Monday. The images show how much internal bleeding is occurring, which gives better insight into tissue damage and subsequent means of treatment, said Dr.
A British biotech company says it will use stem cells from an aborted fetus to test the regeneration of nerve cells in stroke victims. ReNeuron, located in Surrey, has received permission from national health officials to inject millions of cells from a 12-week-old aborted fetus into the brains of stroke
A Swedish scientist has reported the finding of a fossilized specimen that may provide new insight into how jawed vertebrates evolved.
Scientists say satellite imagery from the European Space Agency is helping find water in Nigeria's arid Sahel region. The Water Resources Assessment program identifies underground water sources that could be tapped to help local farmers collect, store and improve water capacity for livestock and crops,