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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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2010-08-02 08:08:01

New research points to a genetic route to understanding and treating epilepsy.

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2010-06-24 09:30:00

Discoveries about tropical coral reefs are expected to be invaluable in efforts to restore the corals, which are succumbing to bleaching and other diseases at an unprecedented rate as ocean temperatures rise worldwide.

2010-05-25 10:22:00

WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Background: America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) President and CEO Regina Hopper issued the following statement on a report released today by Penn State University showing jobs and economic growth as a result of natural gas development in Pennsylvania.

2010-05-20 12:30:00

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Pistachio nuts, eaten as part of a healthy diet, can increase the levels of antioxidants in the blood of adults with high cholesterol, according to an international team of nutritional scientists. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100520/CG08300) "Our previous study showed the benefits of pistachios in lowering lipids and lipoproteins, which are a risk factor for heart disease," said Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of...

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2010-04-06 09:15:00

As our telescopes grow more powerful, astronomers are uncovering objects that defy conventional wisdom.

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2010-03-31 08:36:48

A team of scientists discovered that blindsnakes are one of the few groups of organisms that inhabited Madagascar when it broke from India about 100 million years ago and are still living today.

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2010-03-08 15:35:39

A team of scientists has discovered that the drastic decline in Arctic musk ox populations that began roughly 12,000 years ago was due to a warming climate rather than to human hunting.

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2010-02-17 14:38:33

Human genomes from Southern African Bushmen and Bantu individuals have been sequenced by a team of scientists seeking a greater understanding of human genetic variation and its effect on human health.

2009-12-06 13:51:03

Studies with fruit flies have shown that the specialized nerve cells called neurons can rebuild themselves after injury.


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