Archive: 09/1/2008

Neighbour's aid for jobless nerve cells

( -- One of the laws of nature states that empty spaces don’t stay empty for long. Be it the flowerbed, which is overgrown with weeds in no time, or the gap in your appointment calendar, which ...

dateSep 01, 2008 in Medical research
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Electrons discover their individuality

( -- Electrons have something in common with people: the more information they acquire about their setting, the more they become aware of their individuality and the more belonging to a group loses ...

dateSep 01, 2008 in General Physics
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Dashing computer interface to control your car

( -- European researchers have developed a special dashboard computer to act as a single conduit for all devices emerging in modern cars – GPS, mobile, PDAs, intelligent car technologies. It ...

dateSep 01, 2008 in Engineering
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The first autism disease genes

The autistic disorder was first described, more than sixty years ago, by Dr. Leo Kanner of the Johns Hopkins Hospital (USA), who created the new label 'early infantile autism'. At the same time an Austrian scientist, Dr. ...

dateSep 01, 2008 in Genetics
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Thawing permafrost likely to boost global warming

The thawing of permafrost in northern latitudes, which greatly increases microbial decomposition of carbon compounds in soil, will dominate other effects of warming in the region and could become a major force promoting the ...

dateSep 01, 2008 in
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Sex hormones link to heart risk

Men are more prone to – and likely to die of - heart disease compared with women of a similar age – and sex hormones are to blame, according to a new University of Leicester led study.

dateSep 01, 2008 in Medical research
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Bowling alone because the team got downsized

The pain of downsizing extends far beyond laid off workers and the people who depend on their paychecks, according to a new UCLA-University of Michigan, Ann Arbor study. Even a single involuntary displacement has a lasting ...

dateSep 01, 2008 in Other
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