Archive: 04/14/2008

Diuretics associated with bone loss in older men

Older men who take loop diuretics, commonly prescribed drugs for heart failure and hypertension, appear to have increased rates of hip bone loss than men who are not taking this medication, according to a report in the April ...

Apr 14, 2008
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Statins shown to lower blood pressure

A large, randomized drug trial has shown for the first time that statin drugs result in a modest, but significant, reduction in blood pressure. These effects may contribute to the reduced risk of stroke and cardiovascular ...

Apr 14, 2008
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Tomato pathogen genome may offer clues about bacterial evolution

The availability of new genome sequencing technology has prompted a Virginia Tech plant scientist to test an intriguing hypothesis about how agriculture’s early beginnings may have impacted the evolution of plant pathogens.

Apr 14, 2008
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Stilgoe predicts the return of railroad

The golden age of the railroad ended in the mid-20th century, when Americans switched from Pullman cars to Chevys and eventually 747 jetliners. Yet, to John R. Stilgoe, Robert and Lois Orchard Professor in ...

Apr 14, 2008
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