Archive: 11/13/2008

Cigarette smoke could alter shape of heart

Prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke can increase levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine and enzymes in the heart that have the potential to reshape the left ventricle, according to new research at the University of ...

Nov 13, 2008
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Marine plankton found in amber

(PhysOrg.com) -- Marine microorganisms have been found in amber dating from the middle of the Cretaceous period. The fossils were collected in Charente, in France. This completely unexpected discovery will ...

Nov 13, 2008
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Researchers Studying Little-Known Genetic Sequences

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Arizona researchers are among a group of scientists who have discovered a source of previously scarce small RNA molecules. Their finding, which was recently published in the Proceedings of th ...

Nov 13, 2008
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Mysterious Microbe Plays Important Role in Ocean Ecology

(PhysOrg.com) -- An unusual microorganism discovered in the open ocean may force scientists to rethink their understanding of how carbon and nitrogen cycle through ocean ecosystems. A paper describing the ...

Nov 13, 2008
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Physicists testing Nobel-winning theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- Soeren Prell and a team of Iowa State University researchers are part of an international research team testing a theory that led to a share of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics for Japanese researchers Makoto ...

Nov 13, 2008
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