Archive: 05/14/2009

Folic acid to prevent congenital heart defects

The Canadian policy of fortifying grain products with folic acid has already proved to be effective in preventing neural tube defects. The latest article published in the British Medical Journal by a group of researchers from t ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Medical research
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Allergy season: Cigarettes to the rescue?

Everyone knows that smoking can kill you, but did you know that it may help with your allergies? A new study shows that cigarette smoke can prevent allergies by decreasing the reaction of immune cells to allergens.

dateMay 14, 2009 in Medical research
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More support needed for families adopting from foster care

A new University of Illinois study of families adopting from foster care revealed significant declines in professional services and social support over the first three years of adoptive family life, even though parents indicated ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Health
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Rambus says FTC has dropped antitrust claims

(AP) -- Rambus Inc. said Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission has dropped its claim that the memory chip company violated antitrust laws in patenting technologies that were eventually incorporated into industry standards.

dateMay 14, 2009 in Business
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DNA gripped in nanopores

Molecular biologists, including the cool dudes from CSI, use gel electrophoresis to separate DNA fragments from each other in order to analyze the DNA. A team of researchers under the leadership of Vici winner Serge Lemay, ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Can happiness be inherited?

A new article published in Elsevier's journal Bioscience Hypotheses suggests that our feelings in our lifetime can affect our children.

dateMay 14, 2009 in Other
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