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February 10, 2014
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Best Acne Eluding Diet

Think pimples are something just teenagers get?  If you say yes, then you are incorrect. More than 20 percent of women/men suffer from acne late into their twenties and thirties. Acne is an inflammatory skin condition, caused by the production … Continue reading

July 17, 2013
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From flounders to seahorses: Evolutionary success of spiny-rayed fishes detailed

Even as the dinosaurs were becoming extinct 66 million years ago, the ancient ancestor of spiny-rayed fishes flourished, eventually giving rise to tens of thousands of species that can now be found in home aquariums or on dinner plates. Using … Continue reading

March 10, 2013
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Tracking Sediments’ Fate in Largest-Ever Dam Removal

Salmon are beginning to swim up the Elwha River for the first time in more than a century. But University of Washington marine geologists are watching what’s beginning to flow downstream — sediments from the largest dam-removal project ever undertaken. … Continue reading

March 6, 2013
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Ancient Lamprey DNA Decoded

When it comes to evolution, humans can learn a thing or two from primeval sea lampreys. In the current issue of Nature Genetics, a team of scientists has presented an assembly of the sea lamprey genome – the first time … Continue reading

August 7, 2012
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Yale Study Reveals New Family Tree for Ray-Finned Fish

The most common lineages of fish found today in oceans, lakes, and rivers evolved about the same time as mammals and birds, a new Yale University-led study shows. The comparative genetic analysis of more than 200 fish species, reported the … Continue reading

June 7, 2012
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Too Few Salmon is Far Worse Than Too Many Boats for Killer Whales

Not having enough Chinook salmon to eat stresses out southern resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest more than having boatloads of whale watchers nearby, according to hormone levels of whales summering in the Salish Sea. In lean times, however, … Continue reading

May 4, 2012
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Researchers Determine Vitamin D Blood Level for Reducing Major Medical Risks in Older Adults

In testing older patients’ blood vitamin D levels, there’s uncertainty about where the dividing line falls between enough and not enough. The threshold amount has become controversial as several scientific societies set different targets. To help resolve this debate, University … Continue reading

March 2, 2012
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Oceans Acidifying Faster Today Than in Past 300 Million Years

*Few parallels for today’s rapid ocean changes in geologic record* The oceans may be acidifying faster today than they did in the last 300 million years, according to scientists publishing a paper this week in the journal Science. “What we’re … Continue reading