Archive: 06/03/2010

CDC: American cigarettes contain more carcinogens

Cigarette-smoking Americans receive higher doses of the most potent carcinogens than do smokers in many foreign countries because of variations in the way tobacco is processed for cigarettes, researchers from the Centers ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Health
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Good grades? It's all in who you know

(PhysOrg.com) -- Enrichment classes, after-school activities, tutoring, not to mention the gentle prodding of parents — all may count in giving a child that extra academic edge. But parents still puzzle over what the right ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Zinc switches found in plants

Geneticists have discovered two gene switches in plants which enable better zinc intake. This paves the way for plant breeders to reduce malnutrition.

dateJun 03, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Novel technique informs drug delivery research

University College Dublin researchers led by Conway Fellow, Professor David Brayden have shown that a candidate drug delivery polymer may have potential for oral or topical use. These findings were recently ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Polymers
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How does the human brain memorize a sound?

Sound repetition allows us to memorize complex sounds in a very quick, effective and durable way. This form of auditory learning, which was evidenced for the first time by French researchers from CNRS, ENS Paris, and Paris ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Mice Show How a Human Height Gene Works

(PhysOrg.com) -- A gene linked to greater height and later puberty in large population studies shows a true biological effect, according to a new study from Children's Hospital Boston that finds mice with this variant are ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Genetics
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