Archive: 12/14/2009

Ending the cycle of poverty

(PhysOrg.com) -- While many academically talented high-school students in Providence, Rhode Island, are figuring out what outfit to wear to school on a particular day, other top grade-earners are busily getting ...

dateDec 14, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Their infinite wisdom

(PhysOrg.com) -- Hotel guests come and go. But in the first decade of the 1900s, a pair of frequent Russian visitors to the Hotel Parisiana, near the Sorbonne on Paris' Left Bank, stood out vividly. The children ...

dateDec 14, 2009 in Mathematics
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Whose Tattoo Is It Anyway?

(PhysOrg.com) -- An infra-red digital camera could be a crucial tool in the fight against crime when trying to identify suspects by their tattoos, according to new University of Derby research.

dateDec 14, 2009 in Other
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Antidepressants may increase risk of stroke and death

Postmenopausal women who take antidepressants face a small but statistically significant increased risk for stroke and death compared with those who do not take the drugs. The new findings are from the federally-funded, multi-institution, ...

dateDec 14, 2009 in Medications
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Fossils on the Edge of Forever

Astrobiologists have not yet found alien life on other planets. But the fossil record has evidence of aliens of another sort: the Ediacarans that lived on Earth millions of years ago.

dateDec 14, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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New protein key for cell proliferation identified

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at McGill University have identified a protein that plays a key role in cell proliferation and is likely to promote cancer development. The work may lead to the development of new diagnostic tools ...

dateDec 14, 2009 in Biochemistry
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