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2013-06-25 08:56:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We tend to think of evolution as a very slow, crawling process. Sometimes, however, as a team of researchers led by the University of Chicago have recently discovered, evolution leaps. The new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed two key mutations that sparked a hormonal revolution about 500 million years ago. The research team, which included members from the University of Oregon, Emory...

2012-01-09 11:31:12

Scientists find that small, high-probability mutations can produce complex system Much of what living cells do is carried out by "molecular machines" — physical complexes of specialized proteins working together to carry out some biological function. How the minute steps of evolution produced these constructions has long puzzled scientists, and provided a favorite target for creationists. In a study published early online on Sunday, January 8, in Nature, a team of scientists from...

2009-09-23 14:40:08

By resurrecting ancient proteins, University of Oregon researchers find that evolution can only go forward A University of Oregon research team has found that evolution can never go backwards, because the paths to the genes once present in our ancestors are forever blocked. The findings -- the result of the first rigorous study of reverse evolution at the molecular level -- appear in the Sept. 24 issue of Nature. The team used computational reconstruction of ancestral gene sequences, DNA...

2009-03-18 00:57:27

Shane Doan's power-play goal with 27 seconds left in the game Tuesday handed Phoenix a 4-3 win over San Jose. Doan scored just 6 seconds after Jonathan Cheechoo was called for interference. After the ensuing faceoff in the Sharks' zone, Doan got the puck in the left circle and moved to the right side of the net. As he was being checked from behind, Doan slid a backhander between the pads of a sprawling Brian Boucher. Doan also assisted on all of the Coyotes' other goals. Kyle Turris got two...

2009-02-10 21:42:21

Patrick Marleau had a goal and two assists for San Jose, which scored three times in a 6-minute span of the third period Tuesday and topped Boston 5-2. Rob Blake, Milan Michalek, Joe Thornton and Mike Grier also scored for the Sharks, who ended a three-game losing streak. Milan Lucic notched both Boston goals. San Jose's Evgeni Nabokov stopped 28 shots and Boston's Tim Thomas blocked 26.

2009-01-21 01:05:36

Joe Thornton assisted on both San Jose goals Tuesday, helping the Sharks escape with a 2-1 overtime victory over the Vancouver Canucks. With the goalie pulled for an extra attacker, Thornton set up Devin Setoguchi's goal -- his 21st this season -- with 40 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. He then fed Patrick Marleau, who nailed a one-timer for his game-winner 3:08 into the extra session. Evgeni Nabokov made 13 saves in the San Jose win. Taylor Pyatt scored his sixth...

2009-01-14 00:11:33

Joe Thornton scored twice Tuesday and San Jose equaled its season-best goal output in crushing Tampa Bay 7-1. The Sharks came into the game with the largest point total in the NHL and they once again dominated an opponent at home. San Jose is 20-0-2 on its own ice this season and have recorded a point in 31 straight home games dating back to last season -- six away from equaling the NHL record. The Sharks have three games remaining on their current homestand. Thornton scored the second of San...

2008-12-24 01:04:49

Evgeni Nabokov made 33 saves Tuesday, backstopping San Jose to a 5-0 victory over Vancouver. It was Nabokov's second shutout this season and 42nd of his NHL career. The Sharks got a goal and two assists from Patrick Marleau. Their other goals were by Devin Setoguchi, Joe Thornton, Rob Blake and Tomas Plihal. San Jose is now 18-0-2 at home. All five Sharks goals came on just 15 shots against Canucks netminder Cory Schneider, who was lifted for Curtis Sanford, who stopped all 16 shots he faced...

2008-12-14 01:11:29

Patrick Marleau had two goals Saturday night, including the game winner at 14:57 of the third period, and the San Jose Sharks beat St. Louis 5-4. Marleau opened the scoring in the first quarter. Both of his goals -- his 14th and 15th of the season -- came after assists by Joe Thornton, who finished with three helpers overall. Marleau also had an assist and the Sharks got goals from Mike Grier, Devin Setoguchi and Ryane Clowe (power play). The Sharks wrapped up a five-game homestand 4-0-1 and...

2008-12-05 00:10:20

Joe Thornton, playing in a team-record 248th straight game, scored the winning goal in the third period Thursday to give San Jose a 3-2 victory over Columbus. It was the ninth straight victory for the Sharks, who in their previous outing had equaled the league record for most points achieved (43) in the first 25 games of a season. San Jose improved its record to 22-3-1 and has not suffered a regulation loss at home all season. The Sharks haven't lost since Nov. 11. Thornton broke the San Jose...


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