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A Week In Science – 14 June 2013



Media coverage of this week’s stories

A cheetah’s hunting success is due to their agility and acceleration, not just top speed – Article from National Geographic

Modern humans migrated to Asia 50 to 60,000 years ago – Article from Nature World News

Mum’s blood test for baby’s Down Syndrome – Article from Daily Mail

Obesity during pregnancy increases risk of preterm birth – Article from Reuters

Loggerhead turtles use sight to find food – Article from Discovery News

Stem cells which can regrow digits are found near the nails – Article from EurekAlert

Babies develop feelings of sympathy at 10 months – Article from The Australian

Academic papers featured

Wilson A et al., Locomotion dynamics of hunting in wild cheetahs, Nature 2013; 498: 185-189

Mellars P et al., Genetic and archaeological perspectives on the initial modern human colonization of southern Asia, PNAS Early Edition 2013; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1306043110

Gil MM et al., Implementation of maternal blood cell-free DNA testing in early screening for aneuploidies, Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013; doi:10.1002/uog.12504

Cnattingius S et al., Maternal Obesity and Risk of Preterm Delivery, JAMA; 2013; 309(22):2362-2370

Narazaki T et al., Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta) Use Vision to Forage on Gelatinous Prey in Mid-Water, PLOS ONE 2013; 8(6): e66043.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066043

Takeo M et al., Wnt activation in nail epithelium couples nail growth to digit regeneration, Nature 201; doi:10.1038/nature12214

Kanakogi Y et al., Rudimentary Sympathy in Preverbal Infants: Preference for Others in Distress, PLoSONE 2013; 8(6): e65292.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065292

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  1. Nice, that the cheetah has been evaluated right.
    So much depends on mums.
    Also sympathy. And we want to obey our mums, until we are ready to clarify many things by ourselves.
    Loggerhead turtles.
    Why mums don’t allow to listen to dads?

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