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November 23, 2014
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Lack of oxygen delayed the appearance of animals on Earth

Geologists are letting the air out of a nagging mystery about the development of animal life on Earth. Scientists have long speculated as to why animal species didn’t flourish sooner, once sufficient oxygen covered the Earth’s surface. Animals began to … Continue reading

February 20, 2013
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Unchecked Antibiotic Use in Animals May Affect Global Human Health

The increasing production and use of antibiotics, about half of which is used in animal production, is mirrored by the growing number of antibiotic resistance genes, or ARGs, effectively reducing antibiotics’ ability to fend off diseases – in animals and … Continue reading

January 26, 2013
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UCLA Professor Leads Effort to Protect Africa’s Rainforests from Ravages of Climate Change

UCLA professor Thomas B. Smith will head an international research project investigating the effects of climate change on biodiversity in Central Africa’s rainforests, under a $4.95 million grant from the National Science Foundation. UCLA will receive $3 million through the … Continue reading

January 1, 2013
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Targeted Micro-Bubbles Detect Artery Inflammation, MU Study Finds

Procedure done in pigs could potentially detect heart disease early in humans COLUMBIA, Mo. — Heart disease is a leading cause of death throughout the world. Doctors say that it is important to detect heart disease early before it becomes … Continue reading

May 14, 2012
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Five-Limbed Brittle Stars Move Bilaterally, Like People

Brittle stars and people have something in common: They move in fundamentally similar ways. Though not bilaterally symmetrical like humans and many other animals, brittle stars have come up with a mechanism to choose any of its five limbs to … Continue reading

March 14, 2012
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Another World, Magnified

UA undergraduate researcher Ersilia Anghel has been collecting artistic photographs of minerals, plants, animals and humans, illustrating the intersections between the arts and sciences. Scientists and artists have long collaborated to produce illustrative images and paintings of medical procedures, human … Continue reading

December 9, 2011
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Helping Your Fellow Rat: Rodents Show Empathy-Driven Behavior

*Rats free trapped companions, even when given choice of chocolate instead* The first evidence of empathy-driven helping behavior in rodents has been observed in laboratory rats that repeatedly free companions from a restraint, according to a new study by University … Continue reading