Archive: 02/11/2009

Innovative method to starve tumors

The development of cancerous tumours is highly dependent on the nutrients the tumours receive through the blood. The team of Dr. Janusz Rak, of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) at the Montreal ...

Feb 11, 2009 4 / 5 (1) 1

Cropland diversity reduces nitrogen pollution

LSU researchers have identified a link between the diversity of crops grown in farmlands and the pollution they create in lakes and rivers. In a Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment e-View paper, these ecologists show t ...

Feb 11, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 1

Y chromosome and surname study challenges infidelity 'myth'

Our surnames and genetic information are often strongly connected, according to a study funded by the Wellcome Trust. The research, published this week in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, may help genealogists create ...

Feb 11, 2009 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

Putting a name to the fluke

(Physorg.com) -- In a world first, a UQ researcher has developed a non-invasive screening method for potentially fatal liver and intestinal flukes plaguing the lives of an estimated 9 million people throughout southeast Asia.

Feb 11, 2009 4 / 5 (1) 0

Pubic hair provides evolutionary home for gorilla lice

There are two species of lice that infest humans: pubic lice, Pthirus pubis, and human head and body lice, Pediculus humanus. A new article in BioMed Central's open access Journal of Biology suggests one explanation for ...

Feb 11, 2009 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Avoiding the hothouse and the icehouse

By controlling emissions of fossil fuels we may be able to greatly delay the start of the next ice age, new research from the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen concludes. The results have been ...

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