Archive: 08/06/2009

Planning strategies needed to protect food sources

(PhysOrg.com) -- Climate change and urban expansion could threaten the sustainability of horticultural industries in the Adelaide Hills unless a long-term strategy is employed, according to a senior geographer at the University ...

dateAug 06, 2009 in Environment
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Live recordings of cell communication

Neurons communicate with each other with the help of nano-sized vesicles. Disruption of this communication process is responsible for many diseases and mental disorders like e.g. depression. Nerve signals travel from one ...

dateAug 06, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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'Green' energy from algae

In view of the shortage of petrochemical resources and climate change, development of CO2-neutral sustainable fuels is one of the most urgent challenges of our times. Energy plants like rape or oil palm a ...

dateAug 06, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Unstable proteins can cause premature ageing

(PhysOrg.com) -- The normal ageing process has long been linked to problems with cell respiration, the process through which the cells extract energy from nutrients. Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska ...

dateAug 06, 2009 in Medical research
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Spike in suicide calls due to economy

(AP) -- Economic woes are weighing heavily on some Americans - so much so that the federal government is boosting financial support for suicide prevention centers around the nation.

dateAug 06, 2009 in Health
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