Larry Steinman

Apr. 05, 2013

Amyloid Proteins Help Paralyzed Mice Walk Again

Scientists say the proteins, once thought to be enemies of the nervous system, may actually be protective 'guardians.'

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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