Archive: 10/1/2007

Worm study sheds light on human aging, inherited diseases

Microscopic worms used for scientific research are living longer despite cellular defects, a discovery that is shedding light on how the human body ages and how doctors could one day limit or reverse genetic mutations that ...

Oct 01, 2007 4.6 / 5 (7) 0

How 'Mother of Thousands' Makes Plantlets

New research shows how the houseplant "mother of thousands" (Kalanchoe diagremontiana) makes the tiny plantlets that drop from the edges of its leaves. Having lost the ability to make viable seeds, the plant has shifted some ...

Oct 01, 2007 3.7 / 5 (7) 0

Researchers explain cell response to skin-damaging UV rays

It’s well known that overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause major skin problems, ranging from skin cancer to sunburns and premature wrinkles. A tan, for example, is nature’s own UV protection and an unhealthy ...

Oct 01, 2007 4.8 / 5 (6) 0

Physicists Tackle Knotty Puzzle

Electrical cables, garden hoses and strands of holiday lights seem to get themselves hopelessly tangled with no help at all. Now research initiated by an undergraduate student at the University of California, ...

Oct 01, 2007 4.5 / 5 (38) 2