Wild chimpanzees have been considered an endangered species since 1990, but their captive counterparts never had the same legal protections. That will change with a new rule announced today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which animal rights groups say could bring huge changes to chimps used in performing and in scientific experiments.
If you want to know who is ready to perform at the highest level, look them in the eyes — or more specifically, look at the diameter of their pupils, researchers report.
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WITec’s fully automated, easy-to-use Raman imaging system, apyron, features enhanced spectral resolution in 3-D confocal Raman imaging, and extremely sensitive laser power determination with a mouse click. The automated Raman microscope system includes laser wavelength selection with subsequent adjustment of all associated spectrometer and microscope components to ensure optimized system performance.
Knowing how environmental signals modulate bacterial behavior could help combat biofouling and antibiotic resistance.
Scientists used a genome-wide approach to studying drought tolerance in plants and identified regulatory pathway that can be used to increase drought tolerance.
Current drugs block the actions of only about a quarter of known disease-causing proteins, but researchers have developed a technology capable of not just inhibiting, but destroying every protein it targets.
Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited intellectual disability and the greatest single genetic contributor to autism. Unlocking the mechanisms behind fragile X could make important revelations about the brain.
According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving – often referred to as executive functions – related to menopause may find improvement with a drug already being used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Authorities in South Korea temporarily closed two hospitals amid persistent fears over the MERS virus outbreak, which killed an 11th person Friday, though health officials said they are seeing fewer new infections.
A research group developed an assay whereby cultured human breast epithelial cells rebuild the three-dimensional tissue architecture of the mammary gland.
The Solaris quantitative optical molecular imaging system from PerkinElmer Inc. is a preclinical solution for use in small and large animal studies.
Brain-eating cannibals from Papua New Guinea who survived a scourge of brain-eating disease decades ago are now providing some genetic clues about beating as-yet-incurable afflictions, according to a new study.
Scientists have characterized a small heat shock protein responsible for embryonic development in the Caenorhabditis elegans nematode. Presumably, a similar protein exists also in humans.
Umbilical cord stem cells offer clues to mechanism by which obesity and diabetes are passed to next generation.