Archive: 12/01/2008

Towards improved immunotherapy

A study published by Elsevier this month in Clinical Immunology, the official journal of the Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), describes a new method that facilitates the induction of a specific type of immune suppressive cells, ...

dateDec 01, 2008 in Medical research
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Pseudoephedrine use common among young children

Researchers from Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center have found that exposure to pseudoephedrine, a decongestant found in many cough-and-cold and allergy medications, has been common among U.S. children, especially ...

dateDec 01, 2008 in Health
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New model predicts hot spots for mercury in fish

Mercury levels in fish are prompting widespread consumption advisories and uncertainty among consumers over which species are safe to eat. Now researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a model that will ...

dateDec 01, 2008 in Environment
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First comprehensive 'inventory' of life in Antarctica

The first comprehensive "inventory" of sea and land animals around a group of Antarctic islands reveals a region that is rich in biodiversity and has more species than the Galapagos. The study provides an important benchmark ...

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Claudin 11 stops the leaks in neuronal myelin sheaths

Devaux and Gow demonstrate how a tight junction protein called claudin 11 makes the neuronal myelin sheath a snug fit. The study will be published in the December 1, 2008 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology.

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Oetzi's last supper

What we eat can say a lot about us – where we live, how we live and eventually even when we lived. From the analysis of the intestinal contents of the 5,200-year-old Iceman from the Eastern Alps, Professor James Dickson ...

dateDec 01, 2008 in Archaeology & Fossils
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