Archive: 10/15/2007

Garlic boosts hydrogen sulfide to relax arteries

Eating garlic is one of the best ways to lower high blood pressure and protect yourself from cardiovascular disease. A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) shows this protective effect is closely linked ...

Oct 15, 2007
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After drought, ponds keep up with the Joneses

An ecologist at Washington University in St. Louis has discovered that after ponds dry up through drought in a region, when they revive, the community of species in each pond tends to be very similar to one another, like ...

Oct 15, 2007
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Blood may help us think

MIT scientists propose that blood may help us think, in addition to its well-known role as the conveyor of fuel and oxygen to brain cells.

Oct 15, 2007
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What chimpanzees can teach us about economics

In a long-standing enigma of economics and psychology, humans tend to immediately value an item they've just been given more highly than the maximum amount they would have paid if they had acquired it themselves. ...

Oct 15, 2007
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Good vibrations in nanotube research

IBM scientists have measured distribution of electrical charges in tubes of carbon that measure less than 2 nanometers in diameter, 50,000 times thinner than a strand of human hair. The technique provides ...

Oct 15, 2007
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