Archive: 06/14/2010

Turning a painkiller into a cancer killer

Without knowing exactly why, scientists have long observed that people who regularly take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin have lower incidences of certain types of cancer. Now, in a study appearing ...

Jun 14, 2010
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Use of paramilitary emblems 'flagging' in Northern Ireland

New research from Queen's University Belfast shows the number of paramilitary flags now flown on arterial routes in Northern Ireland during July has more than halved. The figure is down from 161 flags in 2006 to 73 in 2009. ...

Jun 14, 2010
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Flower power: Marking winners and losers

A new study reveals how conflict resolution works on the microscopic scale - a protein called Flower marks the weaker cells for elimination in favor of their fitter neighbors. The research, published by Cell Press in the ...

Jun 14, 2010
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Report: Employers to see 2011 medical costs jump

(AP) -- Companies that offer employee health insurance expect another steep jump in medical costs next year, and more will ask workers to share a bigger chunk of the expense, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report.

Jun 14, 2010
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What do we really know about the crucifixion of Jesus?

The many different accounts of the crucifixion of Jesus find little support in historical sources. The reason is that antique sources generally lack descriptions of crucifixions, says Gunnar Samuelsson, University of Gothenburg, ...

Jun 14, 2010
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Astrocytes affect brain's information signaling

Astrocytes are the most common type of cell in the brain and play an important role in the function of neurons - nerve cells. New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that they are also directly involved ...

Jun 14, 2010
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