Archive: 11/02/2010

Drug decreases alcohol cravings

Rapamycin, an FDA-approved drug prescribed to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs, has been shown for the first time to decrease excessive alcohol consumption, binge drinking, and alcohol-seeking behavior in rodents. ...

Nov 02, 2010
5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Pain is common in the last two years of life, study finds

In the first study to look at the prevalence of pain experienced among older people during the last two years of life, researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center found that 46 percent of study participants suffered ...

Nov 02, 2010
5 / 5 (5) 0

One step closer to green catalysis

Mirror image catalysis with water in water is finally possible. Mirror image catalysis in water with water is effective and produces no waste. Researchers have now succeeded in imitating this marvelous trick of nature. NWO ...

Nov 02, 2010
5 / 5 (1) 0

Comprehensive nutrition services vital to children's health

School meal programs play a significant role in keeping children healthy and are "the anchor" of comprehensive school nutrition services that improve children's nutritional status, health and academic performance, according ...

Nov 02, 2010
not rated yet 0

Syr Darya River Floodplain captured

Central Asia’s most important cotton-growing region is concentrated in the floodplain of the Syr Darya. The river was one of the farthest points reached by the ancient Greek leader Alexander of Macedon ...

Nov 02, 2010
5 / 5 (2) 0

Image: Face-Off

Robonaut 2, a dexterous, humanoid astronaut helper, will fly to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery on the STS-133 mission.

Nov 02, 2010
4 / 5 (3) 1

Marvelous light from conductor paths

Organic light-emitting diodes are seen as the basis for a new generation of lamps: Large-area lamps that can be randomly shaped and fl exibly integrated into interior design. But the "illuminated glass" is ...

Nov 02, 2010
4.7 / 5 (3) 0

Lead-free technology on its way

The change-over to lead-free products is in full progress. The problem is however that the environmentally friendly alternatives have to be as effi cient as the lead-containing variants. One example is the ...

Nov 02, 2010
2 / 5 (1) 0

Aging process revealed by lactate in the brain

Swedish researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown that they may be able to monitor the aging process in the brain, by using MRI technique to measure the brain lactic acid levels. Their findings suggest that the lactate ...

Nov 02, 2010
4.3 / 5 (13) 6 | with audio podcast