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2008-07-14 15:00:14

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Ginger Plumbo of Mayo Clinic, +1-507-284-5005 (days), +1- 507-284-2511, eveningnewsbureau@mayo.edu ROCHESTER, Minn., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the July issue of Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSourceattribution is required.Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit...

2008-05-01 15:20:53

A report published online on May 1st in the journal Current Biology, a publication of Cell Press, provides the first evidence of an animal using ultraviolet B (UVB) rays to communicate with other members of its species.In a series of mate choice experiments with the Chinese jumping spider (Phintella vittata), the researchers found that female spiders would rather mate with males that reflect UVB than those that do not."It has long been recognized that solar UVB has direct deleterious effects...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.