Archive: 12/11/2008

Boy or girl? It's in the father's genes

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters.

Dec 11, 2008 4 / 5 (25) 14

The profound effects of numbing agents

A large proteomics study on the brains of newborn mice provides more evidence that numbing drugs often used in obstetric or pediatric medicine can have profound and long-term negative effects, even after minimal exposure.

Dec 11, 2008 3.7 / 5 (3) 0

Scientists watch membrane fission in real time

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have solved one of biology's neatest little tricks: they have discovered how a cell's outer membrane pinches a little pouch from itself to bring molecules outside the cell inside—without ...

Dec 11, 2008 4.8 / 5 (9) 1