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September

  • Two Centuries of Shells image

    Two Centuries of Shells

    September 19, 2016

    Scientists and naturalists have spent more than 200 years building the Malacology Collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences, making it one of the richest and largest collections in the country, and even the world. It’s no wonder, then, that researchers from across the globe are regularly knocking on the Academy’s door, asking for access to it.

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  • Early Movent and Modern Apes: Dance Lessons with David Parsons

    Early Movement and Modern Apes: Dance Lessons with David Parsons

    September 16, 2016

    Earlier this summer, recent alumnus B. Douglas Whitmire, BA anthropology '16, was working on an independent study project with Professor Wes Shumar, PhD, when Shumar received a call from the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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  • Don Charles

    Breathing Life Back Into Brooktrout Lake

    September 12, 2016

    Brooktrout lake was once teeming with the speckled fish after which it is named, but by the 1980s, it had become one of hundreds of lakes and ponds in the Adirondacks of upstate New York that were devoid of fish. The culprit: acid rain from the burning of fossil fuels.

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  • Image of macropinosome fusion by Lee Dolat and Elias Spiliotis

    PhD Candidate Lee Dolat and Biology Professor Elias Spiliotis Published in Journal of Cell Biology

    September 08, 2016

    Cancers are hungry beasts, which in part sustain their uncontrolled proliferation by eating amino acids and other compounds from the interstitial fluid that bathes their surrounding tissues. Cancer cells gobble up fluid and particles by a process termed macropinocytosis, which is the internalization of extracellular material by cell membrane ruffles that close into organelles known as macropinosomes.

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  • An artist's depiction of what the Strud nursery ecosystem may have looked like, including the three different placoderm species discovered at the site and the likely plant-life there. Image by Justine Jacquot-Hameon/PLOS-One.

    ‘Nursery’ Discovered in Belgium Provides Insight into Prehistoric Fish Life

    September 02, 2016

    The discovery of a group of young, prehistoric fish fossils provides some insights into the extinct creatures’ lives — and how fish today might be similar to them.

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