Archive: 10/1/2008

Viking mice tell tales of British Isles

( -- The humble house mouse can tell us a lot about the history of colonisation on the British Isles according to research published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological ...

Oct 01, 2008
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Genes influence effectiveness of weight-loss drug

Obese patients with a specific genetic make-up lose more weight when taking the weight loss drug sibutramine and undergoing behavioral therapy compared to those without this genetic make-up, reports a new study in Gastroenterology, the of ...

Oct 01, 2008
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Learning to shape your brain activity

A study in the Oct. 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that the successful manipulation of sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) amplitude by instrumental SMR conditioning (ISC) improved sleep quality as well as declarative learning. ISC mi ...

Oct 01, 2008
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Green coffee-growing practices buffer climate-change impacts

Chalk up another environmental benefit for shade-grown Latin American coffee: University of Michigan researchers say the technique will provide a buffer against the ravages of climate change in the coming decades.

Oct 01, 2008
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New genes linked to gout

Researchers have identified two new genes – and confirmed the role of a third gene – associated with increased risk of higher levels of uric acid in the blood, which can lead to gout, a common, painful form of arthritis. ...

Oct 01, 2008
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Disease diagnosis in just 15 minutes

Testing for diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis could soon be as simple as using a pregnancy testing kit.

Oct 01, 2008
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