Archive: 12/03/2008

Baby seals dying in Baltic Sea

German conservationists said a warm winter has left hundreds of baby seals dying of cold and starvation in the Baltic Sea.

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Gene hunters fine-tune marker for common obesity gene

Genomics researchers, seeking to replicate another group’s discovery of an important gene associated with obesity, have further refined the signal to a particular variant in DNA that may be more helpful in identifying this ...

dateMar 12, 2008 in Genetics
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How the brain copes in language-impaired kids

Researchers at UCL (University College London) have discovered that a system in the brain for processing grammar is impaired in some children with specific language impairment (SLI), but that these children compensate with ...

dateMar 12, 2008 in Medical research
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Obesity chokes up the cellular power plant

The machinery responsible for energy production in fat cells is working poorly as a result of obesity. Finnish research done at the University of Helsinki and the National Public Health Institute shows that this may aggravate ...

dateMar 12, 2008 in Medical research
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Early bird doesn't always get worm, researcher finds

Competing against older brothers and sisters can be tough work, as any youngest child will tell you. But new research from a biologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that when it comes to some birds, ...

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