Science News Archive - June 15, 2009
Scientists have recently discovered a surge in malnourished sea lions along the Northern California coast and are working hard to discover the cause.
A single bobcat hide can now command a market price of up to $550, a reward that has ushered in a tripling in less than five years of the number of cats trapped each year in the US.
Faced with daily headlines warning of the dire repercussions of global warming, it may seem like something of an anomaly that Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier has continued to flourish in the face of such ostensible environmental calamity.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Caldolor, the first injectable form of ibuprofen, to treat pain and fever in hospitals. Injectable ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are promising pain management options, said Dr.
Stalled microtubules might be responsible for some cases of the neurological disorder Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, Tanabe and Takei report in the June 15, 2009 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology
Scientists have identified a protein in the brain that plays a key role in the function of mitochondria â€“ the part of the cell that supplies energy, supports cellular activity, and potentially wards off threats from disease.
Scientists from A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) and the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, have discovered another signaling pathway for the activation and apoptosis, or programmed cell death, of dendritic cell
In the future, will wind power tapped by high-flying kites light up New York? A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution and California State University identifies New York as a prime location for exploiting high-altitude winds, which globally contain enough energy to meet world demand 100 times over.
One of the mechanisms governing how our physical features and behavioural traits have evolved over centuries has been discovered by researchers at the University of Leeds.
The economic importance of rural and cultural tourism in countries such as Spain, France, the United Kingdom and Portugal stems from their particular sites, which have maintained their architectural style and rich heritage.
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.