Archive: 09/03/2009

Hatha yoga practice and fear of falling in older adults

Indiana University researchers found promising results in an exploratory study involving yoga practice by older adults who expressed a fear of falling. After a 12-week, twice weekly hatha yoga class, taught by a professional ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Health
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Live fast, die young? Maybe not

The theory that a higher metabolism means a shorter lifespan may have reached the end of its own life, thanks to a study published in the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. The study, led by Lobke Vaanholt (University ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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The difference between eye cells is... sumo?

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine have identified a key to eye development — a protein that regulates how the light-sensing nerve cells in the retina ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Want to Count Wild Tigers? Go to YouTube

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s India Program (WCS - India) has released a unique training video on YouTube that showcases the latest scientific methods for estimating the numbers of wild tigers and their prey.

dateMar 09, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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The greenest paper of them all

Wondering which paper towel or toilet paper is the greenest? The nonprofit advocacy group Greenpeace has released a pocket guide to paper products -- an updated version of the old National Resources Defense Council guide. ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Environment
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