Archive: 04/15/2008

Beyond the terminal: Palliative care

Palliative care was once reserved for patients when all curative options had been exhausted and death was imminent, but now it is considered an integral part of the care that should be available to patients with serious respiratory ...

Apr 15, 2008
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First functional insulin-binding protein in invertebrates

Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signaling that helps to regulate mammals’ growth, metabolism, reproduction and longevity is well documented. Now research published in the open access journal Journal of Biology describes the ge ...

Apr 15, 2008
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Flu vaccines can reduce respiratory problems by up to 3/4

Annual flu vaccinations are highly effective at preventing acute respiratory illness and making sure that existing breathing problems don’t get any worse, according to research published in the April issue of IJCP, the ...

Apr 15, 2008
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What Aristotle could teach your business

Public scandals, such as the Enron affair, the sub-prime mortgage problem, and the ensuing global credit crunch have led to dwindling confidence in the business world. A transatlantic study to be published in the International Jo ...

Apr 15, 2008
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Are sacrificial bacteria altruistic or just unlucky?

An investigation of the genes that govern spore formation in the bacteria B. subtilis shows that chance plays a significant role in determining which of the microbes sacrifice themselves for the colony and which go on to ...

Apr 15, 2008
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Bikini corals recover from atomic blast

Half a century after the last earth-shattering atomic blast shook the Pacific atoll of Bikini, the corals are flourishing again. Some coral species, however, appear to be locally extinct.

Apr 15, 2008
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Forests' long-term potential for carbon offsetting

As well as cutting our fossil fuel emissions, planting new forests, or managing existing forests or agricultural land more effectively can capitalise on nature’s ability to act as a carbon sink. Research published online ...

Apr 15, 2008
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