Archive: 04/14/2010

Gene links neurodegeneration and cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- In work that could lead to new insights into how neurons protect against neurodegeneration, researchers at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory report that a gene family known ...

dateApr 14, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Global 1Q PC shipments jump more than 20 percent

(AP) -- Worldwide personal computer shipments increased more than 20 percent in the first three months of 2010 from the same period a year ago, a sign the PC business is on firmer ground after one of its shakiest stretches ...

dateApr 14, 2010 in Business
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Childhood body size affects future breast cancer chances

Thinner girls may be at higher risk of breast cancer. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research found that girls who were leaner at age seven were at higher risk of cancer later in lif ...

dateApr 14, 2010 in Cancer
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Treat acne with coconut oil and nano-bombs

A natural product found in both coconut oil and human breast milk - lauric acid -- shines as a possible new acne treatment thanks to a bioengineering graduate student from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of ...

dateApr 14, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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Beetles stand out using Avatar tech

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study suggests that jewel scarab beetles find each other -- and hide from their enemies -- using the same technology that creates the 3D effects for the blockbuster movie Avatar.

dateApr 14, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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