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Octopus-like Microorganisms Named After Science Fiction Monsters
2013-04-03 14:41:35

University of British Columbia [ Watch the Video Live Cthulhu Macrofasciculumque ] University of British Columbia researchers have discovered two new symbionts living in the gut of termites, and taken the unusual step of naming them after fictional monsters created by American horror author HP Lovecraft. The single-cell protists, Cthulhu macrofasciculumque and Cthylla microfasciculumque, help termites digest wood. The researchers decided to name them after monstrous cosmic entities...

Hypothermia Victims Transported To Advanced Heart And Lung Care Facilities Is Worth The Trip
2012-11-15 13:43:19

Hypothermia victims whose hearts have stopped functioning should be transported to a medical facility with advanced heart and lung support equipment, even if that means longer travel time

Most CEOs Were Not Summer Babies
2012-10-24 10:29:01

The question of nature versus nature has long plagued scientists. While individuals can be affected by their genetic background, they can also be influenced by their day-to-day environment.

2012-10-18 12:57:05

A University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress as an adult, and demographics such as age, sex and ethnicity, all leave an imprint on a person’s genes.

2012-10-09 10:38:31

Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies.


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Davidsonia, Journal
2012-04-25 14:26:44

Davidsonia is a scientific journal published by the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden. It specializes in the botanical natural history of the pacific northwest and horticultural and plant conservation issues. The print edition of Davidsonia existed from 1970 to 1981. It was revived in 2002 as an online journal. The journal provides full open-access to content on its website www.davidsonia.org . The journal is named after British Columbia botanical pioneer John Davidson. It...

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