Archive: 07/12/2010

Breaking biomass better

One of the challenges in making cellulosic biofuels commercially viable is to cost-effectively deconstruct plant material to liberate fermentable energy-rich sugars. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is ...

dateJul 12, 2010 in Biotechnology
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1 in 4 not covering coughs, sneezes

Approximately 1 out of every 4 people observed in a public setting failed to cover their mouth when they coughed or sneezed according to research presented today at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. ...

dateJul 12, 2010 in Health
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New vitamin D guidelines from Osteoporosis Canada

Comprehensive updated guidelines for vitamin D supplementation from Osteoporosis Canada provide physicians with the latest information, including new safe dose levels, in the latest online issue of CMAJ (Canadian Medical A ...

dateJul 12, 2010 in Health
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Colorectal cancer screening in Canada is cost-effective

Colorectal cancer screening is cost-effective and offers the best value for provincial health ministries in Canada, states an article in CMAJ. A high sensitivity fecal test, such as the fecal immunochemical test, or colono ...

dateJul 12, 2010 in Cancer
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The hormone IGF-1: A trigger of puberty

Puberty is triggered by pulsatile release of GnRH from specific nerve cells in the the brain. What signals tell these nerve cells to release GnRH in this manner has not been determined, although it has been suggested that ...

dateJul 12, 2010 in Medical research
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