Archive: 01/10/2008

Extreme obesity affects chances of kidney transplantation

For patients on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, severe and morbid obesity are associated with a lower chance of receiving an organ, reports a study in the February Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Jan 10, 2008
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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 ...

Jan 10, 2008
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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, ...

Jan 10, 2008
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Tata Motors unveils the $2,500 'People's Car'

At the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi today, Indian company Tata Motors has unveiled a tiny vehicle that is also affordable, safe, and fuel-efficient. While the official name for the vehicle is "the People's Car," ...

Jan 10, 2008 weblog
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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 ...

Jan 10, 2008
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