Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Winners, Losers Among Fish When Landscape Undergoes Change

A new study by the University of Washington and Simon Fraser University finds that some fish lose out while others benefit as urban and...

What’s Really in the Water

U.S. beaches and waterways are often closed to human contact when tests indicate an increase in E. coli, usually after heavy rains overwhelm sewage systems. However, the concentration of these common bacteria is not a reliable indicator of viruses in the water, which present a greater danger of causing illness in humans.

Whole-Body Vibration as Good as Regular Exercise?

A less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration (WBV) can mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice, according to a new study. WBV consists of a person sitting, standing or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform. When the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to the body, and muscles contract and relax multiple times during each second.

Head Injuries Can Alter Hundreds of Genes and Lead to Serious...

Head injuries can adversely affect hundreds of genes in the brain that put people at high risk for diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, post-traumatic stress disorder, stroke, ADHD, autism, depression and schizophrenia, life scientists report. The researchers have identified for the first time potential master genes which they believe control hundreds of other genes that are linked to many neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Hammerhead Shark Migration Gives New Hope for Conservation

New information on the migration patterns of the Great Hammerhead shark, Sphyrna mokarran, will help to protect this endangered species, scientists suggest.

How Sperm Swim Revealed in Mathematical Formula

Researchers have developed a mathematical formula based on the rhythmic movement of a sperm's head and tail, which significantly reduces the complexities of understanding and predicting how sperm make the difficult journey towards fertilizing an egg.

STAY CONNECTED

765FansLike
1,133FollowersFollow
865FollowersFollow
1,038FollowersFollow

Your Weather

Houston, TX
clear sky
76.2 ° F
80.6 °
71.6 °
100%
0.8mph
1%
Thu
93 °
Fri
91 °
Sat
84 °
Sun
84 °
Mon
85 °