Archive: 04/13/2010

Blinded by jealousy?

Jealousy really is "blinding," according to a new study by two University of Delaware psychology professors. They found that women who were made to feel jealous were so distracted by unpleasant emotional images they became ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Capturing More Gamma Rays

Stefan Funk wants to improve ground-based gamma ray imaging systems. Today's best instruments have their limits, Funk noted, and newer, more sensitive equipment is required to enter the next stage of astrophysical research. ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in General Physics
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Heart protects itself from fat

When you eat a fatty meal, a certain mechanism is activated in the heart, which prevents dangerous substances from being deposited in the heart muscle. This is one of the findings of research carried out at Wageningen University, ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Medical research
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High-performance computing reveals missing genes

Scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) and the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech have used high-performance computing to locate small genes that have been missed by scientists in their quest ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Why are allergies increasing?

Allergies have become a widespread in developed countries: hay fever, eczema, hives and asthma are all increasingly prevalent. The reason? Excessive cleanliness is to blame according to Dr. Guy Delespesse, a professor at ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Medical research
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Doctor shortage? 28 states may expand nurses' role

(AP) -- A nurse may soon be your doctor. With a looming shortage of primary care doctors, 28 states are considering expanding the authority of nurse practitioners. These nurses with advanced degrees want ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Health
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DNA and its complexes

Throughout life, DNA repair mechanisms go to work during exposure (UV radiation, etc.) in order to protect the human genetic code. This role is assured by the NER complex.

dateApr 13, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Study tracks 'traffic jams' on brain-cell highways

(PhysOrg.com) -- The highways that Simon Fraser University biologist Michael Silverman studies aren't found on any Google map. They're the microscopic transport pathways that allow 'goods and services" to travel inside brain ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Neuroscience
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