Archive: 03/09/2011

Battling the bedbug epidemic

"Sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite" -- is becoming an impossible dream for millions of people as the world experiences a resurgence of an ancient scourge that is fostering human misery, financial burdens and the risk ...

Mar 09, 2011
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Gene variant influences chronic kidney disease risk

A team of researchers from the United States and Europe has identified a single genetic mutation in the CUBN gene that is associated with albuminuria both with and without diabetes. Albuminuria is a condition caused by the ...

Mar 09, 2011
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How do we combine faces and voices?

Human social interactions are shaped by our ability to recognise people. Faces and voices are known to be some of the key features that enable us to identify individual people, and they are rich in information such as gender, ...

Mar 09, 2011
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Trees pay us back: Urban trees make a good investment

As California celebrates Arbor Day this week (March 7), let's pause to ask ourselves: What is the true value of a tree? It may be priceless in the beauty it brings to a street, city park or backyard, but can an actual dollar ...

Mar 09, 2011
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