Archive: 04/06/2008

Wee genes make tall story

Scientists are beginning to develop a clearer picture of what makes some people stand head and shoulders above the rest. The team of Exeter researchers who last year identified the first common version of a gene influencing ...

dateApr 06, 2008 in Medical research
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Subordinate monkeys more likely to choose cocaine over food

Having a lower social standing increases the likelihood that a monkey faced with a stressful situation will choose cocaine over food, according to a study at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. More dominant monkeys ...

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Meteorites delivered the 'seeds' of Earth's left-hand life

Flash back three or four billion years — Earth is a hot, dry and lifeless place. All is still. Without warning, a meteor slams into the desert plains at over ten thousand miles per hour. With it, this violent ...

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