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 ...

Feb 01, 2008
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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.

Feb 01, 2008
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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 ...

Feb 01, 2008
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Malaria vaccine trials begin using 'chimpanzee virus'

Trials are underway, funded by the Wellcome Trust, for a new vaccine to combat the most deadly form of malaria. For the first time ever, researchers will use a virus found in chimpanzees to boost the efficacy of the vaccine. ...

Feb 01, 2008
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