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Scientists find new recipe for stem cells

German developmental biologists say they have found a simpler
recipe for creating safer stem cells to be used on people with
genetic diseases. The new method of creating induced pluripotent
stem cells, called iPS cells, makes the technology safer for
clinical treatments by making it less likely the cells could
cause complications such as cancer, the researchers write in
this week's issue of Nature. Led by Hans Scholer, the
researchers report that a particular adult cell type in mice,
called neural stem cells, can be converted to iPS cells by
using just two developmental factors instead of the previous
four. It also can be done without the need for c-Myc viral
gene insertion, which carries the risk of causing tumors to

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Songbirds suffer from competing with noise

Songbirds trying to compete with city noise are damaging
themselves and possibly leaving their offspring a poorer
genetic inheritance, European researchers say. Sue Anne
Zollinger of the University of St. Andrew's said the effect
of traffic and other noise is so great that birds living in
the city and their country cousins may no longer be able to
use their songs to communicate with each other, The Observer
reported. That reduces the potential gene pool for both birds.
Urban birds tend to increase their volume and use higher
frequencies. One study found nightingales in Berlin sing 14
decibels louder than those in rural areas. "All this effort
puts the same strain on a bird's vocal cords as when a human
tries to shout to be heard in a noisy pub -- except the birds
are doing it all day, every day," she said. Henrik Brumm of
the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology in Germany said rural
and urban populations may evolve into separate species. He
said some existing species appear to lack the flexibility to
adapt, so overall population numbers drop.

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Study: Shark species face extinction

The Mediterranean Sea shark population fell 97 percent in the
past two centuries and 19 shark species face extinction,
researchers have concluded. Graduate student Francesco Ferretti,
two colleagues at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and an
Italian researcher collected data from university and other
archival sources, as well as from fish markets, recreational
fishing clubs and local accounts of shark sightings, The
Washington Post reported Monday. In a paper published in the
current issue of the journal Conservation Biology -- co-authored
with the late Dalhousie marine biologist Ransom A. Myers and
others -- the researchers reported that the shark population
has been dropping drastically and that the trend is having a
broader effect on marine life in general. Another research
team recently concluded that 19 of 21 open-ocean shark species,
along with their cousins, the ray, face the risk of extinction,
the Post said. Yet another team reported that the diminishing
number of sharks at the top of the food chain is having a
disruptive effect on marine ecosystems worldwide. "Sharks are
just one part of the ocean's web of life," said Margaret Bowman,
director of the non-profit Lenfest Ocean Program, which helped
fund the studies. "But these studies show if you pull out that
one thread, the whole web suffers."

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