Archive: 03/07/2007

Study focuses on bats' hibernation periods

A U.S. researcher is questioning the conventional theory that bats should maximize their hibernation periods when no insects are available to eat.

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Domestic cat's 'five lives' could help save wild relatives

All domestic cats are descended from at least five common ancestors from the Near East, Oxford University scientists and their collaborators have discovered. The new research, published in this week’s Science, also suggests ...

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Fat kills cancer

Researchers in Slovakia have been able to derive mesenchymal stem cells from human adipose, or fat, tissue and engineer them into “suicide genes” that seek out and destroy tumors like tiny homing missiles. This gene ...

dateJul 03, 2007 in Cancer
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Damping the odds that fireworks will spark seizures

Bright light that flickers frequently or rapidly, like a strobe light, can trigger seizures in some people – a phenomenon documented in nearly 700 children who were hospitalized in Japan 10 years ago after watching a Pokemon ...

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Periodontal bacteria found in amniotic fluid

A study appearing in the July issue of the Journal of Periodontology found bacteria commonly found in the mouth and associated with periodontal diseases in the amniotic fluid of some pregnant women.

dateJul 03, 2007 in Health
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