Archive: 03/02/2009

Researchers discover new schizophrenia gene

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are one gene closer to understanding schizophrenia and related disorders. Reporting in the Jan. 9 issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, the team describes ...

dateFeb 03, 2009 in Genetics
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Preventing prostate cancer the complex way

(PhysOrg.com) -- Blocking a specific protein complex prevents the formation of tumors in mice genetically predisposed to develop prostate cancer, researchers at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have found. ...

dateFeb 03, 2009 in Cancer
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Road-worthy plane? Or sky-worthy car?

(PhysOrg.com) -- What began as an MIT student project has evolved into a working prototype of a two-seater airplane that can be quickly converted into a road-worthy car. The car-plane has begun test flights and is expected ...

dateFeb 03, 2009 in Engineering
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Sun in pregnancy builds stronger bones for baby

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from ALSPAC (Children of the 90s) indicates that children born in late summer and early autumn are slightly taller and have wider bones than those born in winter and spring.

dateFeb 03, 2009 in Health
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Does hotter mean healthier?

Phytophthora blight, caused by Phytophthora capsici, is a major plant disease that affects many crop species worldwide, including chile peppers in New Mexico. Farmers' observations suggested that Phytophthora capsici caused ...

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