Archive: 08/1/2007

Scientists find why red beans and rice can be nauseating

People cry foul when fowl is undercooked, but what about red beans and rice? Scientists have discovered how lectins, a family of proteins believed to be a natural insecticide that is abundant in undercooked legumes and grains, ...

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Coelacanth fossil sheds light on fin-to-limb evolution

A 400 million-year-old fossil of a coelacanth fin, the first finding of its kind, fills a shrinking evolutionary gap between fins and limbs. University of Chicago scientists describe the finding in a paper ...

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Shining light on pancreatic cancer

Using novel light-scattering techniques, researchers have found the first evidence that early stage pancreatic cancer causes subtle changes in part of the small intestine. The easily monitored marker may ultimately ...

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