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Snakes Evolve Along Similar Path Of Poison Resistance Say Biologists
2012-03-06 04:57:40

Utah State University biologists have long studied varied species of North American garter snakes that have evolved an amazing resistance to a deadly neurotoxin found in innocuous-looking newts, a favorite food of the snakes. The researchers have now discovered that snakes of different types in Central and South America and Asia have evolved the same resistance in a strikingly similar way. The findings, by USU alum Chris Feldman, PhD´08, now a faculty member at the University of...

Shedding Light on How, Why Climate Change Effects Animals
2011-12-02 06:31:10

An international team of scientists say that they have discovered a way to predict how environmental changes will affect gray wolves living in Yellowstone National Park. The study, which is part of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, was published in the December 2 issue of the journal Science. The work was led by researchers at Imperial College London and also involved experts from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Utah State University and the University of California, according to a press...

2011-07-23 00:00:42

Can water-based exercises and protocols make a serious dent in osteoarthritis sufferers' pain levels? According to results from a recent Utah State University study, they can by up to 24%. Middletown, PA (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Can water-based exercises and protocols make a serious dent in osteoarthritis sufferers' pain levels? According to results from a recent Utah State University study, they can by up to 24%. Conducted by the University's John Worley Sports Medicine Research Center, the...

2011-05-27 19:50:53

Zhi-Yong Yang, Lance Seefeldt featured in Journal of Biological Chemistry Stinging from humiliating defeat in World War I, Germany's Nazi regime seized on technology developed by chemists Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch that enabled the coal-rich, petroleum-poor country to produce synthetic fuels for its military machine. Research in Fischer-Tropsch or "FT" synthesis waned in the latter half of the 20th century but, like "a bubblin' crude," has resurfaced in recent years with growing interest...

2011-05-09 19:06:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced the appointment of Mary C. Beckerle, Ph.D. as a new independent director to its Board of Directors effective May 5, 2011. Dr. Beckerle, age 56, serves as chief executive officer and director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute located at the University of Utah (HCI). Dr. Beckerle is an internationally recognized scientist who has served on the Advisory Committee of the National Institute of...

2011-04-14 06:17:00

SALT LAKE CITY, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Richter7, a Salt Lake City-based advertising and public relations agency, awarded Natalie Curtis, a Utah State University senior, the Richter7 public relations Student of the Year award. In its eighth year, this annual scholarship competition recognizes one Utah university student who demonstrates superior skills in communication and public relations. "Providing Utah students with an iPad 2 and a $400 cash award will offer tools to help...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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