Archive: 02/14/2008

New cataract gene discovered

The international team of researchers was able to identify the location and defect in the coding region of the gene through analysis of genetic material (DNA) from members of a large Swiss family, the majority ...

Feb 14, 2008 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Worker or queen? Harvester ant moms set daughters' fates

When it comes to deciding what harvester ant daughters will be when they grow up, mother queens hold considerable sway, according to a new study published online on February 14th in Current Biology, a publication of Cell ...

Feb 14, 2008 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Active seniors curb health care costs

Group Health seniors are not only sweating to the oldies in local health clubs. They are also keeping health care costs down, according to a study by researchers at Group Health and the University of Washington (UW). The ...

Feb 14, 2008 4.4 / 5 (5) 0

Heavy rainfall on the increase

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have found that winter precipitation – such as rain and snow - became more intense in the UK during the last 100 years.

Feb 14, 2008 3.8 / 5 (5) 0