Daily Archives: November 23, 2015

Which regions of the skull contain the most information about genetic relatedness in monkeys?

The primate fossil record is plagued by issues with assessing phylogeny (genetic relationships among species) due to the fact that fossilized specimens are composed entirely of rock and contain no DNA. Paleontologists studying the primate fossil record

Silver clusters change form and color with each atom

Metal clusters are particles consisting of a few (usually between 2 and 100) metal atoms. Very often, metal clusters possess properties that differ markedly from both the constituting atoms and the bulk. Furthermore, they show nonscalable size

Bush-cricket males use genital titillators to stimulate females during mating

Mating and the transfer of the sperm from the males to the females are crucial for siring offspring. If a male is unable to attract a female for mating he cannot spread his genes to the next

Evaluation of a new test for the diagnosis of Amebiasis

Amebiasis is a parasitic infection caused by Entamoeba histolytica and one of the most common parasitic infections world-wide, infecting about 50 million people and resulting in 10,000 to 40,000 deaths per annum. The diagnosis of E. histolytica

New generation Opto-Electronic Patch Sensor (OEPS): CareLight

In recent decades, the number of people suffering from chronic diseases has increased dramatically. Referring to the report of British Heart Foundation (BHF), almost 2.6 million people in the UK are living with heart and circulatory disease.

Pass the salt, please! Understanding how cells deal with high salt

Table salt, a molecule made up of the charged ions sodium and chloride, is an essential nutrient fundamental to life and once worth its weight in gold. Historically a precious commodity, salt also helped civilizations develop because

The drug that can inhibit infection by reovirus

Cellular diversity is, to some extent, determined by the molecules present within specific cells. For example, cells that make up the endothelium, the part of blood vessels that come in contact with blood, make specific proteins that