Archive: 07/16/2008

Can you be born a couch potato?

The key to good health is to be physically active. The key to being active is… to be born that way? The well-documented importance of exercise in maintaining fitness has created the idea that individuals can manage their ...

dateJul 16, 2008 in Genetics
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Balance problems? Step into the iShoe

( -- Your grandmother might have little in common with an astronaut, but both could benefit from a new device an MIT graduate student is designing to test balancing ability.

dateJul 16, 2008 in Engineering
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Genetic cause of innate resistance to HIV/AIDS

Some people may be naturally resistant to infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The results of a study conducted by Dr. Nicole Bernard of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) bring ...

dateJul 16, 2008 in HIV & AIDS
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Psychological and social issues associated with tooth loss

Are feelings of depression overwhelming you? Is your self-esteem an issue? Having problems advancing in life or your career? Maybe you feel nervous or self conscious in social settings? Do you avoid social settings all together? ...

dateJul 16, 2008 in Health
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A new way to weigh giant black holes

How do you weigh the biggest black holes in the universe? One answer now comes from a completely new and independent technique that astronomers have developed using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

dateJul 16, 2008 in Astronomy
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Do birds have a good sense of smell?

The sense of smell might indeed be as important to birds as it is to fish or even mammals. This is the main conclusion of a study by Silke Steiger (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology) and her colleagues. ...

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Ouch! Taking a shot at plague

Endangered black-footed ferrets, like children, aren't exactly lining up to be stuck with a vaccine, but in an effort to help control an extensive outbreak of plague in South Dakota, some of the ferrets are getting dosed ...

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People only eat 1 when the chips are brown

Dr. Don Henne isn't wasting his degree when he's standing by the deep fryer waiting for potato slices to turn brown. He's conducting research that will help the potato industry and consumers.

dateJul 16, 2008 in Other
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