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WiSci is a blog that aims to provide interesting, informative posts about discoveries, debates, and dilemmas within the life sciences. This blog, formerly known as Beyond the Bench, attempts to reach any reader who has an interest in science and provide him or her with an accessible gateway into professionally published science content, whether by analyzing a journal article, interviewing a book author, or pointing out pieces written on other blogs.
Turning on the hypoxic response in worms increases longevity!... Read more »
Mehta, R., Steinkraus, K., Sutphin, G., Ramos, F., Shamieh, L., Huh, A., Davis, C., Chandler-Brown, D., & Kaeberlein, M. (2009) Proteasomal Regulation of the Hypoxic Response Modulates Aging in C. elegans. Science, 324(5931), 1196-1198. DOI: 10.1126/science.1173507
Advertisers research our auditory capacity to be influenced.... Read more »
Plassmann, H., O'Doherty, J., Shiv, B., & Rangel, A. (2008) Marketing actions can modulate neural representations of experienced pleasantness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105(3), 1050-1054. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0706929105
Gills may not have originated for breathing purposes, as has been assumed.... Read more »
Fu, C., Wilson, J., Rombough, P., & Brauner, C. (2010) Ions first: Na uptake shifts from the skin to the gills before O2 uptake in developing rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1545
Kirk, R., & Lewis, J. (1993) An evaluation of pollutant induced changes in the gills of rainbow trout using scanning electron microscopy. Environmental Technology, 14(6), 577-585. DOI: 10.1080/09593339309385326
Health benefits of beer discovered!... Read more »
Mayer Jr, O., Šimon, J., & Rosolová, H. (2001) A population study of the influence of beer consumption on folate and homocysteine concentrations. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 55(7), 605-609. DOI: 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601191
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