Archive: 01/16/2008

Ice clouds put Mars in the shade

Until now, Mars has generally been regarded as a desert world, where a visiting astronaut would be surprised to see clouds scudding across the orange sky. However, new results show that the arid planet possesses ...

Jan 16, 2008
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Weight gain induced by antipsychotic drugs can be avoided

A research team from Université Laval’s Faculty of Medicine and Robert-Giffard Hospital has demonstrated that weight gain induced by the use of antipsychotic drugs—which in extreme cases can be as high as 30 kilos in ...

Jan 16, 2008
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Scientists discover a new player in innate immune response

All multicellular animals have an innate immune system: When bacteria, parasites or fungi invade the organism, small protein molecules are released that eliminate the attackers. Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center ...

Jan 16, 2008
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How does insulin influence resistin?

Obesity is a worldwide health problem directly linked to several diseases such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Resistin is a cysteine-rich hormone mainly secreted by adipose tissues and may form a biochemical link between ...

Jan 16, 2008
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Starfish strike at coral kingdom

Outbreaks of the notorious crown of thorns starfish now threaten the “coral triangle” – the richest center of coral reef biodiversity on Earth. That’s the finding of recent scientific surveys by the ARC Centre of ...

Jan 16, 2008
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Pioneer cancer researcher Folkman dies

Dr. Judah Folkman, the Boston researcher who discovered that the growth of tumors could be halted by cutting off their blood supply, has died at the age of 74.

Jan 16, 2008
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Hormone therapy raises cancer risk

Menopausal women who take hormone combinations for their symptoms are more likely to get an uncommon type of breast cancer much earlier than experts believed.

Jan 16, 2008
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