Archive: 02/14/2011

Watching out for hidden sodium

It is well documented that, over time, a diet high in sodium can lead to many ill health effects, especially on the cardiovascular system. A high-sodium diet can also negate the effects of diuretics, an important ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Health
shares0 comments 10

Vitamin D levels, prostate cancer not linked

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a detailed review, funded by Cancer Research UK, scientists looked at all the available evidence and found there was no link between the amount of vitamin D in men’s blood and the ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Cancer
shares0 comments 1

Researchers discover potential cancer therapy target

One of the most important genes in the human genome is called p53 and its function is to suppress tumours, according to Roger Leng, a researcher in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Leng has discovered the mechanism by ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Cancer
shares0 comments 1

Tracking neural stem cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- Magnetic nanoparticles could be used to track neural stem cells after a transplant in order to monitor how the cells heal spinal injuries, say UCL scientsts.

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
shares0 comments 0

The heaviest known antimatter

When an international team of scientists working at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) announced the discovery of the most massive antinucleus to date — and the first containing an anti-strange ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in General Physics
shares0 comments 14

Artificial retina helps some blind people

For two decades, Eric Selby had been completely blind and dependent on a guide dog to get around. But after having an artificial retina put into his right eye, he can detect ordinary things like the curb and ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Medical research
shares0 comments 4