Archive: 07/09/2008

Depression after stroke: A neglected problem

People who have had a stroke and the people who are close to them need more support in order to manage the consequences of stroke. As well as the physical disabilities, the psychological burden is difficult to cope with. ...

dateJul 09, 2008 in Health
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Big brains arose twice in higher primates

After taking a fresh look at an old fossil, John Flynn, Frick Curator of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, and colleagues determined that the brains of the ancestors of modern Neotropical ...

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NOAA takes first broad look at soot from ships

Tugboats puff out more soot for the amount of fuel used than other commercial vessels, and large cargo ships emit more than twice as much soot as previously estimated, according to the first extensive study of commercial ...

dateJul 09, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Avatars as communicators of emotions

Current interactive systems enable users to communicate with computers in many ways, but not taking into account emotional communication. A PhD thesis presented at the University of the Basque Country puts ...

dateJul 09, 2008 in Other
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Biofuels and biodiversity don't mix, ecologists warn

Rising demand for palm oil will decimate biodiversity unless producers and politicians can work together to preserve as much remaining natural forest as possible, ecologists have warned. A new study of the potential ecological ...

dateJul 09, 2008 in Environment
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Herceptin targets breast cancer stem cells

A gene that is overexpressed in 20 percent of breast cancers increases the number of cancer stem cells, the cells that fuel a tumor's growth and spread, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive ...

dateJul 09, 2008 in Genetics
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Male kidneys for men only?

The gender of donor and recipient plays a larger role in kidney transplants than previously assumed. Female donor kidneys do not function as well in men – due to their smaller size. Women have a higher risk of rejecting ...

dateJul 09, 2008 in Other
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