Incredible footage of Green Humphead Parrotfish males aggressive competition
Research published in the journal PLoS ONE outlines the violent headbutting driven competition within males of the species B.Muricatum which was observed by chance by researchers observing large schools of the fish. Incredible.
Novel classification of molecular subtypes of lung cancers
Has implications in diagnosis and personalised treatments for lung cancer patients
Research published in the journal PLoS ONE has today demonstrated a way to overcome a major stumbling block in the dissemination of cancer research to the public. The research characterised lung cancer into subtypes based upon their molecular basis and therefore their possible therapies highlighting the heterogeneous (Wikipedia) nature of the disease.
Amongst the molecular defects characterised where drug-resistant and drug sensitised mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) pathway (Wikipedia) which when overactive can cause uncontrolled cell proliferation.
This is yet another example of how the “one size fits all” approach is inappropriate, in the research, diagnoses and reporting of cancers as diverse and complex as lung cancer.
Could Dinosaur flatulence have warmed prehistoric earth?
Well according to new research the answer is yes! We have all been there, the curry from last night has come back to haunt you and you end up warming the Mesozoic climate for good. According to research published in Current Biology today, the gaseous emission from sauropods produced by microbes present in their gut flora lead to a significant climate change.
This research strikes me as somewhat sceptical, perhaps summed up by the researchers own words…”Clearly, trying to estimate this for animals that are unlike anything living has to be a bit of an educated guess”. But hey it’s still some great light-hearted science.