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  • 'Assisted migration' may save some species from climate change doom

    Most people have never seen a pika. The small mammals with oversized, round ears and stubby legs live at high elevation, on rocky slopes in the mountains of western North America and Asia. But there's a reason we need to be talking about them, and the...
  • New species of frog found in New York City -- first time since 1882

    New species of frog found in New York City -- first time since 1882
    Some people might travel to tropical islands to discover new species. Not Jeremy Feinberg. The Brooklyn-based ecologist found a species of frog that was brand-new to science right in New York City.  The recently discovered frog is known colloquially...
  • Infant's Death Leads To Discovery Of Mystery Family Illness By Yale Researchers

    For more than 40 years, Erik Drewniak has been plagued by high fevers and chills and never knew why. Whenever he got a 104 or 105-degree fever that would linger for a day or two, he and his family always figured that was just "how he got sick." He...
  • A new way to help meth addicts stay clean: antibodies

    A new way to help meth addicts stay clean: antibodies
    Designing medications and immune therapies that blunt a drug addict's high and help him kick his habit is a promising idea. And someday soon it is expected to yield actual medications for addiction. But there's a fundamental problem with prescribing an...
  • Feeble Fido: Scientists dig into key to extend dogs' lives

    Feeble Fido: Scientists dig into key to extend dogs' lives
    When Daniel Promislow jogs with his Weimaraner, Silver, it pains him to see age creeping up on the 11-year-old canine. "Month by month, he gets slower and slower," said Promislow, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Washington. His other dog,...
  • Study: Parent-infant communication differs by gender shortly after birth

    Study: Parent-infant communication differs by gender shortly after birth
    Mothers are more likely to respond to their infant's vocal cues than fathers, and infants respond preferentially to mother's voice, according to a new study. Researchers also found that mothers may be more likely to vocalize back and forth with female...
  • Liberal or conservative? Brain's 'disgust' reaction holds the answer

    Liberal or conservative? Brain's 'disgust' reaction holds the answer
    Think your political beliefs arise from logic and reason? Think again. A team of scientists who studied the brains of liberal, moderate and conservative people found that they could tell who leaned left and who leaned right based on how their brains...
  • Colombia condor conservation program lacks hard numbers

    Colombia condor conservation program lacks hard numbers
    Their wings spanning 10 feet or more as they glide serenely above Colombia's Andes, condors are majestic physical specimens. They have been important symbols here since pre-colonial times, when indigenous tribes saw them as messengers of the gods and...
  • Thomas A. Cebula, microbiologist and JHU professor

    Thomas A. Cebula, microbiologist and JHU professor
    Thomas A. Cebula, a lauded microbiologist who helped develop ways to speed up the identification of dangerous pathogens and taught as a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University, died Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital following a heart attack....
  • Native lizard hangs tight with rapid evolution

    Native lizard hangs tight with rapid evolution
    Anybody who has lived or played in Florida likely has been called out by a finger-long lizard that taunts people with bold stares, push-ups and throat flexing. Aggressive, tough and foreign, those Cuban brown anoles also throw attitude at their close...
  • Individual genetic differences may affect Ebola survival: study

    Scientists have been puzzling for years over why some people survive Ebola while many others perish. A new study provides strong evidence that individual genetic differences play a major role in whether people die from the disease. Researchers at the...