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2014-07-31 23:06:02

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) presents The O'Donoghue Award for the best overall research paper dealing with clinical-based research or human in-vivo research to Aspen Orthopaedic Associates surgeons. Aspen, CO (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) annually gives the The O'Donoghue Award to the best overall research paper dealing with clinical-based research or human in-vivo research. As part of a...

2012-04-04 12:14:50

Cutting-edge study shows teeth can be used to determine what has been eaten You are what you eat is truism that has been given new impetus by 'cutting edge' research led by the University of Leicester that reveals your teeth are literally shaped by your food. Indeed, evidence from teeth can be used to determine what has been eaten by an animal providing a new way of working out the diets of wild animals that doesn't involve the unpleasant task of looking at the contents of their guts....

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2010-10-13 10:45:00

How can watching primitive fish rot away reveal answers to the fundamental questions of how, when and why our earliest vertebrate ancestors evolved? An innovative experiment at the University of Leicester that involved studying rotting fish has helped to create a clearer picture of what our early ancestors would have looked like. The scientists wanted to examine the decaying process in order to understand the decomposition of soft-body parts in fish. This in turn will help them reconstruct an...

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2010-01-31 13:27:43

Revelations of rotting fish provide scientists with clearer picture of early life Decaying corpses are usually the domain of forensic scientists, but paleontologists have discovered that studying rotting fish sheds new light on our earliest ancestry. The researchers, from the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester, devised a new method for extracting information from 500 million year old fossils - they studied the way fish decompose to gain a clearer picture of how our ancient...

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2009-11-16 09:49:15

Reconstructing ancient fossils from hundreds of thousands of jumbled up pieces can prove challenging A new study pitting academic expertise against a computer in recreating a 425 million-year old jigsaw puzzle has discovered that there is no substitute for wisdom born out of experience. The research tested the reliability of expert identification versus computer analysis in reconstructing fossils. The investigation, based on fossil teeth from extinct vertebrates, found that the most...

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2009-06-30 15:10:00

A new study suggests that a hadrosaur's jaw wasn't hinged in the same way as modern people and animals, answering a question that researchers have long wondered about how these ancient animals handled food. The researchers reported in Tuesday's edition of Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences that the study focused on scratch marks on hadrosaur teeth. "For millions of years, until their extinction at the end of the Cretaceous, duckbilled dinosaurs "” or hadrosaurs "”...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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