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2010-12-10 08:12:58

A team of scientists led by Melissa Rolls, an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University, has peered inside neurons to discover an unexpected process that is required for regeneration after severe neuron injury.

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2010-12-02 09:31:19

Conservation and international aid groups may be on the wrong course to address the havoc wreaked by climate change on tropical rainforests.

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2010-11-12 08:16:40

For the first time, scientists have been able to "freeze in time" a mysterious process by which a critical enzyme metabolizes drugs and chemicals in food.

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2010-11-09 08:50:00

A team of scientists has observed the activity of nerve cells in a songbird's brain as it is singing a particular song.

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2010-11-05 12:55:00

Federal scientists have found that the oil spill caused by BP in the Gulf of Mexico may have caused damage to deep sea corals and other marine life several miles away.

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2010-10-29 08:13:44

Strong immunity may play a key role in determining long life, but may do so at the expense of reduced fertility, a Princeton University study has concluded.

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2010-10-25 06:30:29

Astronomers in Japan, using an X-ray detector on the International Space Station, and at Penn State University, using NASA's Swift space observatory, are announcing the discovery of an object newly emitting X-rays, which previously had been hidden inside our Milky Way galaxy in the constellation Centaurus.

2010-09-21 11:04:36

The scientists who put an innovative tree of life online last year now have made that same resource available -- free -- for smartphones.

2010-09-02 10:06:00

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has installed a temporary cell site--called a COW, or Cell On Wheels--near Penn State University's Beaver Stadium to provide additional network coverage and calling capacity just in time for football season.

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2010-08-03 10:41:55

New research shows that when some fence lizards are attacked by fire ants they "stress out"-- a response that actually helps the species to survive by heightening the animal's awareness of imminent danger.


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abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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