Archive: 02/1/2008

Ecological genetics of freshwater bacteria surveyed

Novel molecular techniques have been responsible for major strides in microbial ecology and are addressing broadly important scientific questions about the variety and distribution of microbial life, according to an article ...

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Is the obesity epidemic exaggerated?

Last week, the UK health secretary declared that we are in a grip of an obesity epidemic, but does the evidence stack up? Researchers in this week’s BMJ debate the issue.

dateFeb 01, 2008 in Health
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Prostate cancer: Watchful wait or vaccinate?

Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a prostate cancer vaccine that prevented the development of cancer in 90 percent of young mice genetically predestined to develop the disease. In the February ...

dateFeb 01, 2008 in Cancer
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