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Experimental Biology Day 2

Another exciting day at the Experimental Biology meeting for physiologists! Although I am a bit nervous about the session on the negative effects of sleep deprivation, “Sleepless in San Diego: Is Sleep Deprivation the New Silent Killer?” Hmmm, maybe I should have gone to bed a bit earlier last night… Dr. Karen Matthews (Univ of…

Feather pattern indicates health

A new study shows that the feather pattern on the chests of some birds (i.e. the bib) may be an outward sign of how healthy the bird is. The pattern the study refers to is called a fractal dimension, which is used to describe the complexity of the pattern (see image above). Researchers, Pérez-Rodríguez et…