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3D Movie From Inside Live Flying Insects
2014-03-31 09:11:47

[ Watch The Video: Three-Dimensional Visualization of the Insect Thorax ] University of Oxford The flight muscles moving inside flies have been filmed for the first time using a new 3D X-ray scanning technique. 3D movies of the muscles were created by a team from Oxford University, Imperial College London, and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), using the PSI's Swiss Light Source, a powerful X-ray source. The movies offer a glimpse into the inner workings of one of nature's most...

artist impression of debris around a white dwarf star
2014-03-27 08:16:01

University of Leicester and The Royal Astronomical Society New theory advanced for how collapsed stars become polluted -- pointing to ominous fate that awaits planet Earth A decades old space mystery has been solved by an international team of astronomers led by Professor Martin Barstow of the University of Leicester and President-elect of the Royal Astronomical Society. Scientists from the University of Leicester and University of Arizona investigated hot, young, white dwarfs —...

2014-02-13 00:20:53

Brand USA Marketing Efforts Generated Over 1 Million Incremental Visitors to the United States in FY2013 WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brand USA today announced that its marketing is having a significant and positive impact on U.S. international arrivals and the U.S. economy, as reported in a study conducted by Oxford Economics. As detailed in the report, for the year-ended September 30, 2013, Brand USA's marketing campaigns generated 1.1 million incremental visitors to...

Largest Study Yet Of Diabetes Genetics Brings In Data From Different Ethnic Groups
2014-02-10 10:49:21

University of Oxford Seven new genetic regions associated with type 2 diabetes have been identified in the largest study to date of the genetic basis of the disease. DNA data was brought together from more than 48,000 patients and 139,000 healthy controls from four different ethnic groups. The research was conducted by an international consortium of investigators from 20 countries on four continents, co-led by investigators from Oxford University's Wellcome Trust Centre for Human...

How Do Pigeons Learn Their Way Around?
2014-01-22 11:54:29

University of Oxford A study has found that homing pigeons' ability to remember routes depends on the complexity of the landscape below, with hedges and boundaries between urban and rural areas providing ideal landmarks for navigation. Researchers from Oxford University, the Zoological Society of London and Uppsala University, Sweden released 31 pigeons from four sites around Oxford for an average of 20 flights each. The study, published in Biology Letters this week, found that pigeons...

Endangered Iguanas Health Compromised By Being Fed By Tourists
2013-12-06 05:54:37

Oxford University Press Feeding wildlife is an increasingly common tourist activity, but a new study published online today by the journal Conservation Physiology shows that already-imperilled iguanas are suffering further physiological problems as a result of being fed by tourists. Charles Knapp, PhD, of the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and colleagues compared the differences in physiological values and endoparasitic infection rates between northern Bahamian rock iguanas...

2013-07-01 08:29:21

Stat Ab of the World to debut, plus collaboration with DataMarket and Oxford Economics creates mammoth resource ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of its acclaimed resurrection of the Statistical Abstract of the United States, ProQuest will debut two major data resources in 2013. ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the World, which takes the classic U.S. reference to a global level, will be released in early August. Additionally, a new collaboration between...

2013-06-27 12:24:58

"Artist of the Month" coincides with July 30 release of Harry Nilsson's The RCA Albums Collection 17-CD box set, as well as the July 18 publication of 'Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter,' the artist's first full-length biography published by Oxford University Press NEW YORK, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The profound musical gifts of singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson, an artist whose fans ranged from all four Beatles to the Monkees, Randy Newman, Keith Moon, Jimmy...

2013-05-29 23:19:07

Experts agree that ParentMagic´s 1-2-3 Magic Program is effective for parents and professionals when dealing with child discipline. Findings published in “Self-Help That Works” printed by Oxford University Press. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 ParentMagic is proud to be recognized by thousands of mental health professionals for 1-2-3 Magic Parenting. Printed by Oxford University Press, “Self-Help That Works” acknowledges books which professionals have found to...

Phantom Pain In Amputees Linked To The Brain
2013-03-06 05:38:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new brain imaging study from Oxford University reveals that the phantom pain many amputees feel in the missing limb is linked to changes in the brain that occur following amputation. Arm amputees who maintained strong representations of the missing hand in their brains — to the point where it was indistinguishable from persons with both hands — experienced the most phantom limb pain. The research team hopes that...