Archive: 08/16/2006

Scientists study fighting flies

U.S. researchers say they have conducted the first comprehensive molecular analysis of aggressive behavior in a laboratory species.

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Study: Autism affects all brain functions

A U.S. study has provided evidence that autism affects the functioning of the entire brain, not just communication, social behavior and reasoning.

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Breaks in hibernation help fight bugs

U.S. scientists say a habit in some animals to periodically awake during hibernation might be an evolutionary mechanism to fight bacterial infection.

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Coffee may cause a heart attack danger

U.S. scientists say they've determined a single cup of coffee might cause a heart attack in some people within an hour of drinking it.

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Circumcision to fight AIDS is debated

Delegates to the 16th International AIDS Conference meeting in Toronto are debating whether to endorse circumcision as a method to fight AIDS.

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Study shows long-term West Nile effects

U.S. medical experts say half of those infected with West Nile virus have ongoing health concerns more than a year later, including fatigue and tremors.

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S.Korea Wants People in 'Smart' Clothes

(AP) -- Technology-savvy South Korea isn't happy making only MP3 players and the memory chips that go inside many of the more popular models. It also wants people wearing South Korean "smart" clothes with built-in digital ...

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Voyager 1 Hits New Milestone

Voyager 1, already the most distant human-made object in the cosmos, reaches 100 astronomical units from the sun on Tuesday, August 15 at 5:13 p.m. Eastern time (2:13 p.m. Pacific time). That means the spacecraft, ...

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Anthrax Detector Developed

Spores of the dreaded Bacillus anthracis have already been used as a bioweapon against the civilian population. Once inhaled, the anthrax pathogen almost always leads to death if the victims are not treated within 24 to 48 ...

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