Archive: 07/1/2008

Taking action against hospital acquired infection

Patients enter hospitals every day for a variety of reasons but usually without the thought of developing a new health problem. Yet every year thousands of hospitalized Americans acquire infections during hospital stays, ...

Jul 01, 2008
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Shrinking carbon footprints

Would shrinking your carbon footprint, recycling more, and going green be easier if you could monitor your household's environmental impact? That's the question a team of Canadian industry consultants set out to answer. They ...

Jul 01, 2008
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A mammalian clock protein responds directly to light

We all know that light effects the growth and development of plants, but what effect does light have on humans and animals? A new paper by Nathalie Hoang et al., published in PLoS Biology this week, explores this question by exa ...

Jul 01, 2008
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Bacterial resistance is futile against wound-cleaning laser

A laser-activated antimicrobial offers hope for new treatments of bacterial infections, even those that are resistant to current drugs. Research published today in the open access journal BMC Microbiology describes the us ...

Jul 01, 2008
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Eating junk while pregnant can harm your baby

We all know that smoking and drinking when pregnant can harm the baby, but new research published in The Journal of Physiology suggests that poor diet may also cause long-lasting, irreversible damage in offspring from heart ...

Jul 01, 2008
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Molecular basis and regulation of circadian rhythms in plants

Dr. C. Robertson McClung and his colleagues are investigating the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms of circadian cycling and regulation in plants. Dr. McClung, of the Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, ...

Jul 01, 2008
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New map IDs the core of the human brain

An international team of researchers has created the first complete high-resolution map of how millions of neural fibers in the human cerebral cortex -- the outer layer of the brain responsible for higher ...

Jul 01, 2008
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