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2014-06-05 12:30:50

LONDON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Bioinformatics: Technologies and Global Marketshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/biotechnology/bioinformatics_technologies_global_markets.html STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVESBCC Research's goal for this study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the bioinformatic market by reviewing the recent advances in high-throughput 'omic technologies and computer-enabled technologies that have...

2014-01-13 08:26:03

BISHOP'S STORTFORD, England, January 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Translational Drug Discovery Group at the University of Sussex enhance their use of the Dotmatics Platform with the addition of Dotmatics' ELN, Studies Notebook Dotmatics [http://www.dotmatics.com ], a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, is pleased to announce today that the Translational Drug Discovery Group at the...

2011-11-15 06:35:04

Research from the University of East Anglia and University of Sussex calls for a major shake-up of carbon markets A panel of experts will meet ahead of the Durban climate summit to discuss a new report from the University of East Anglia and University of Sussex which calls for an overhaul of how markets in carbon emissions are governed. Environmental, economic and development experts will debate whether the commitment to carbon markets is the right approach to tackle climate change at...

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2011-03-16 12:10:00

Elephants pay close attention to their elders, especially when they hear the sound of an approaching predator, researchers report in the Royal Society journal Proceedings B. Researchers already knew that elephant social groups were organized around older female elephants. This study however, led by Karen McComb and Graeme Shannon from the University of Sussex, UK, allowed scientists to test their theory inside the Amboseli National Park in Kenya, a natural setting for the wild elephants, BBC...

2010-06-15 15:20:14

Billions spent yet millions live in poverty: Radical change needed in science, technology and innovation Out-of-date innovation policy is undermining unprecedented opportunities for development aid to improve the environment and combat global poverty, according to a new Manifesto published today. We live in an era of rapid scientific advance yet poverty is deepening, the environment is in crisis and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals has stalled. In the report, Innovation,...

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2010-01-01 08:35:00

Researchers have new insight into the sex lives of the much-maligned mosquitoes that are responsible for the vast majority of malaria deaths, according to a report published online on December 31st in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. In finding a partner of the right species type, male and female mosquitoes depend on their ability to "sing" in perfect harmony. Those tones are produced and varied based on the frequency of their wing beats in flight. "Everyone must be familiar with...

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2009-07-13 14:40:00

Researchers recently reported that felines have found a way to manipulate humans through vocalizations. A team at the University of Sussex discovered that cats use a "soliciting purr" to overpower their owners and garner attention and food by producing a sound that incorporates a "cry" with a similar frequency to a human baby's. Cats have tapped into a human bias by producing a sound that humans find very difficult to ignore, the researchers wrote in the journal Current Biology. Lead author...

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2007-08-25 06:30:00

By Jane Bussey, The Miami Herald SIERRA NEGRA, Mexico -- On this windswept peak where visitors gasp in the thin air, Mexico is building the world's largest telescope of its kind, an instrument primed to be powerful enough for scientists to look back at the dawn of the universe. The Large Millimeter Telescope, located on the summit of the dormant volcano Sierra Negra, is considered Mexico's most ambitious scientific project ever. It is also currently the biggest scientific collaboration...

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2005-06-15 07:05:00

'Glamorous' lifestyles offer kids a warped reality, experts say HealthDay News -- Desperate Housewives and other TV soap operas may help make adolescent girls desperate for a thinness few can healthily achieve, new Australian research suggests. The study of nearly 1,500 8th-to-11th graders also found that boys who watched music videos were at higher risk of developing the emerging male version of body-obsession -- a drive toward lean, hyper-muscular physiques. The findings break new ground...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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