Thursday, December 05, 2013
Cheetah cubs in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park were seven times more likely to survive than in Serengeti and lions were not the main threat...
No lion threat to cheetah cubs?
Why are we advised not to breathe through our mouth?CHANDHINI M.K.
Two important functions of the nose a...
A technological feat so far achieved only by the Soviet Union and the U.S. »
Prof. Peter R. Donald , Emeritus Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University, South A... »
If liver has the capacity to regenerate then why does one need to have liver transplantation?Gouthami Reddy,
This week’s question
“The ultimate goal of evidence-based drug treatment is to produce a desired pharmacological response in a predictable manner and also to minimise adverse effects,” notes a June 2013 paper published... »
There is a popular perception that women are better listeners than men. A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania has found why this belief could well be tr... »
The success rate of treating children with MDR-TB has been excellent compared with adults »
Researchers have shown that they can grow unlimited quantities of intestinal stem cells, then stimulate them to develop into nearly pure populations of different types of mature intestinal cells.»
Researchers are investigating the implementation of signals in the auditory nerve and the subsequent neuronal processing in the brain. Using computer models, better cochlear implants may be man... »
Using the powerful eye of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, two teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets. The strengths of their water signat... »
The Burmese python's ability to ramp up its metabolism and enlarge its organs to swallow and digest prey whole can be traced to unusually rapid evolution and specialized adaptations of its genes an... »
Introducing new genetic material via a viral vector into the sperm of mice leads to the presence and activity of those genes in the resulting embryos. If successful in humans this discovery cou... »
When a mouse learns to become afraid of a certain odor, his or her pups will be more sensitive to that odor, even though the pups have never encountered it.... »