Archive: 06/08/2007

Ticks challenge climate theory

As key players in the spread of disease ticks aren’t exactly man’s best friend but, according to Oxford University scientists, they may offer a vital clue that climate change is not to blame for an upsurge in many human ...

Jun 08, 2007
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Research deciphers 'déjà-vu' brain mechanics

Neuroscientists at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT report in the June 7 early online edition of Science that they have identified for the first time a neuronal mechanism that helps us rapidly distinguish simila ...

Jun 08, 2007
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Britain reports faulty pregnancy tests

Hospitals across Britain are trying to contact thousands of women who used faulty pregnancy tests and may not know they are expecting a baby.

Jun 08, 2007
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Cicada sounds could damage hearing

Experts say the piercing mating call of the 17-year cicadas, which have taken parts of the Chicago area by storm, could cause damage to the ears of humans.

Jun 08, 2007
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Now playing -- Cell migration LIVE!

Johns Hopkins researchers have found a way to directly observe cell migration -- in real time and in living tissue. In a report in the June 5 issue of Developmental Cell, the scientists say their advance could lead to str ...

Jun 08, 2007
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Alzheimer's enzyme acts as a tumor suppressor

Researchers at Burnham Institute for Medical Research have provided the first evidence that gamma-secretase, an enzyme key to the progression of Alzheimer’s, acts as a tumor suppressor by altering the pathway of epidermal ...

Jun 08, 2007
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