Thursday, April 1, 2010
Find information about recent journal articles from researchers in the College of Natural Sciences in the latest Raw Science.
The papers include:
By the Light of the Moon
Marine scientists review the various mechanisms by which fish are able to align their reproductive cycles with phases of the moon.
“External and internal controls of lunar-related reproductive rhythms in ﬁshes,” Journal of Fish Biology (2010) 76, 7 – 26. A. Takemura, M. S. Rahman and Y. J. Park.
Human ecologists develop a simple, portable system for creating three-dimensional scans of the body.
“A portable stereo vision system for whole body surface imaging,” Image and Vision Computing 28 (2010) 605–613. Wurong Yu, Bugao Xu.
Leave Those Kids Alone
Biologists and public health scientists explore why the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza (“swine flu”) struck school-age children more often than adults.
“The Shifting Demographic Landscape of Pandemic Influenza,” PLoS one 5(2): e9360. Shweta Bansal, Babak Pourbohloul, Nathaniel Hupert, Bryan Grenfell, Lauren Ancel Meyers.