45 years on: How serotonin makes schistosome parasites move Posted By News On January 16, 2014 - 10:30pm Schistosoma mansoni and its close relatives are parasitic flatworms that affect millions worldwide and kill an estimated 250,000 people a year. A study published on January 16 in PLOS Pathogens identifies a new part of the molecular pathway that controls parasite movement. And because coordinated movement is essential for the schistosome life cycle in its human host, this protein is a promising new drug target.
The latest wave of the UT Energy Poll just came out (full disclosure: I am the director) and results highlight the large disconnect between energy and the American public. The poll is a nonpartisan, objective, and comprehensive nationwide survey covering topics from efficiency and voting behavior to climate change and hydraulic fracturing*. This time we included a few energy literacy questions to gauge where Americans are on important energy topics related to policy and the economy. When asked, “Which country do you believe is the largest foreign supplier of oil for the U.S.?” 58 percent of respondents chose Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, just 13 percent chose the correct answer, Canada. Culture of Science | From climate, energy, & oceans to economics, health, & policy ~ everything is connected.
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Megafloods: What They Leave Behind South-central Idaho and the surface of Mars have an interesting geological feature in common: amphitheater-headed canyons. Researchers offer a plausible account that all these canyons were created by enormous floods. ... > full story Image Perception in the Blink of an Eye Imagine seeing a dozen pictures flash by in a fraction of a second. You might think it would be impossible to identify any images you see for such a short time.
The Most Exciting Science to Happen at National Laboratories in 2014 Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Laboratories across the country stand at the forefront of scientific research in fields that include nuclear fusion, neutrino oscillation and the search for traces of dark energy as well as advances in biology, chemistry, medicine, geophysics, material s... more Theoretical Time Machine Could Also Clone Objects Monday, January 13, 2014 Originally published: Jan 13 2014 - 2:45pm, Inside Science News ServiceBy: Charles Q. Choi, ISNS Contributor(ISNS) -- Time travel is often a way to change history in science fiction such as "Back to the Future" and "Looper." Now researchers suggest a cer... more
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