Archive: 01/10/2008

Autism risk higher in people with gene variant

Scientists have found a variation in a gene that may raise the risk of developing autism, especially when the variant is inherited from mothers rather than fathers. The research was funded by the National Institute of Mental ...

dateJan 10, 2008 in Genetics
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Common molecule notifies immune system of prostate cancer

In experiments with mice, researchers have found that the body’s immune system can use a surprisingly common molecule to recognize prostate tumors. The molecule comes from a protein found in all cells of the body; however, ...

dateJan 10, 2008 in Cancer
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A warming climate can support glacial ice

New research challenges the generally accepted belief that substantial ice sheets could not have existed on Earth during past super-warm climate events. The study by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography ...

dateJan 10, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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