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Two New Lemur Species Found In Madagascar, Already Endangered
2013-03-27 11:47:01

On the African island of Madagascar, scientists recently used a DNA analysis to identify two new species of nearly identical mouse lemurs, both of which are already considered endangered.

Men Handle Lack Of Sleep Better Than Women
2013-03-13 16:03:31

Scientists from Duke University believe that women require more sleep than men. When women don’t get the amount of sleep they need, they may suffer the consequences, both mentally and physically.

2013-02-28 14:27:38

In experiments mimicking a natural environment, Duke University researchers have demonstrated that the silver nanoparticles used in many consumer products can have an adverse effect on plants and microorganisms.

2013-02-04 14:46:46

By reproducing in the laboratory the complex interactions that cause human genes to turn on inside cells, Duke University bioengineers have created a system they believe can benefit gene therapy research and the burgeoning field of synthetic biology.

2013-02-04 14:44:19

Epidermal growth factor has been found to speed the recovery of blood-making stem cells after exposure to radiation.

Lemur Parasites Could Grow Across Madagascar
2013-01-25 09:06:23

Researchers say climate change in Madagascar could cause disease-carrying lemur parasites to grow and reproduce more quickly, spreading to new areas and presenting a potential danger to the human population.

2013-01-10 11:08:01

Duke researchers are looking to genomic technologies – not the isolation of bacteria or viruses – to quickly detect and diagnose infectious diseases such as the flu and staph.

Distinctive Male Peacock Love Call Allures Females From Afar
2012-12-21 12:05:04

The distinctive sound made by male peacocks just before mating attracts female voyeurs for reasons currently unknown.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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