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Organism Responsible for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning May Affect Fisheries

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The toxic dinoflagellate, Alexandrium fundyense, is a photosynthetic plankton--a microscopic organism floating in the ocean, unable to swim against a current. New research by scientists at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) suggests that ingestion of this dinoflagellate changes the energy balance and reproductive potential of a particular copepod--a small crustacean--in the North Atlantic, which is key food source for young fishes, including many commercially important species.

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Fungi -- a Promising Source of Chemical Diversity

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Moulds and plants share similar ways in alkaloid biosynthesis.

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Imaging Study Shows Promising Results for Patients with Schizophrenia

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Increase in the brain's grey matter proof that the brain has the ability to rescue itself.

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Genomic Study Tracks African-American Dispersal in the Great Migration

Data from cohort studies helps reconstruct African-American heritage from before Civil War.

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Research Reveals That Sharks Have Individual Personalities

A new study indicates that sharks of the same species can have different personalities.

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Slithery New Species

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Researchers discover Silver Boa in the Bahamas Islands.

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Remains of Bizarre Group of Extinct Snail-Eating Australian Marsupials Discovered

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Fossil remains of a previously unknown family of carnivorous Australian marsupials that lived 15 million years ago have been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in north-western Queensland by a UNSW Australia-led team of researchers.

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Migration Back to Africa Took Place During the Paleolithic

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A piece of international research led by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has retrieved the mitogenome of a fossil belonging to the first Homo sapiens population in Europe.

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The Dying Child: Room for Improvement in End-of-Life Care

Many pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists believe that their clinical care extends from treating ill children through end-of-life care. However, are pediatricians actually meeting the needs of families and their dying child? In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers surveyed bereaved parents and found that pediatric end-of-life care needs improvement.

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New Compound Switches Between Liquid and Solid States When Exposed to Light or Heat

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A research group led by Professor Mochida Tomoyuki (Kobe University Graduate School of Science) and Dr. Funasako Yusuke (Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi) has developed a metal-containing compound which transforms into a solid when exposed to light and returns to liquid form when heated.

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Why Everyone Wants to Help the Sick -- but Not the Unemployed

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New research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University explains why healthcare costs are running out of control, while costs to unemployment protection are kept in line. The answer is found deep in our psychology, where powerful intuitions lead us to view illness as the result of bad luck and worthy of help.

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Fasting-Like Diet Reduces Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Evidence is mounting that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting has health benefits beyond weight loss, with a new USC-led study indicating that it may reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

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Antarctic Fossils Reveal Creatures Weren't Safer in the South During Dinosaur Extinction

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A study of more than 6,000 marine fossils from the Antarctic shows that the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs was sudden and just as deadly to life in the polar regions.

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Why Fruit Fly Sperm Are Giant

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In the animal kingdom, sperm usually are considerably smaller than eggs, which means that males can produce far more of them. Large numbers of tiny sperm can increase the probability of successful fertilization, especially when females mate with several males.

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Malnutrition Results From More Than Just Inadequate Diet

Malnourished children are most likely to die from common infections, not starvation alone, and immune disorder may be part of the cause, according to a review led by Queen Mary University of London.

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Genes That Increase Children's Risk of Blood Infection Identified

African study finds genes that double the chance of developing bacteraemia when infected with the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria.

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Top-Down Design Brings New DNA Structures to Life

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Among the valuable holdings in London's Wellcome Library is a rough pencil sketch made in 1953 by Francis Crick. The drawing is one of the first to show the double-helix structure of DNA--Nature's blueprint for the design of sea snails, human beings, and every other living form on earth.

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Small Offshore Oil Spills Put Seabirds at Risk: Industry Self-Monitoring Failing

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Seabirds exposed to even a dime-sized amount of oil can die of hypothermia in cold-water regions, but despite repeated requests by Environment Canada, offshore oil operators are failing when it comes to self-monitoring of small oil spills, says new research out of York University.

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Astronomers Find Giant Planet Around Very Young Star

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In contradiction to the long-standing idea that larger planets take longer to form, U.S. astronomers today announced the discovery of a giant planet in close orbit around a star so young that it still retains a disk of circumstellar gas and dust.