Archive: 14/03/2008

'Mind Gaming' Could Enter Market This Year

In an adapted version of the Harry Potter video game, players lift boulders and throw lightning bolts using only their minds. Just as physical movement changed the interface of gaming with Nintendo's Wii, the power of the ...

dateMar 14, 2008 in Other weblog
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Royal jelly makes bee queens, boosts nurture case

New Australian National University research may explain why eating royal jelly destines honeybee larvae to become queens instead of workers – and in the process adds new weight to the role of environmental factors in the ...

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Gene variant increases breast cancer risk

In roughly five to ten percent of breast cancer cases there is a family history of breast cancer– i.e., hereditary and, thus, genetic factors play a role here. Alterations in the genes known as BRCAI and BRCAII are a major ...

dateMar 14, 2008 in Cancer
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Potential Alzheimer's disease drug target identified

In findings with the potential to provide a therapy for Alzheimer’s disease patients where none now exist, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego and colleagues have demonstrated in mice a way to reduce ...

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Meditation impacts blood pressure, study shows

Transcendental Meditation is an effective treatment for controlling high blood pressure with the added benefit of bypassing possible side effects and hazards of anti-hypertension drugs, according to a new meta-analysis conducted ...

dateMar 14, 2008 in Health
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