Archive: 02/17/2009

Tumor suppressor may attenuate fibrotic disease

New research reveals a critical cellular signaling pathway that is responsible for generating excess connective tissue in multiple organs, similar to what is seen in human patients with scleroderma. The study, published by ...

Feb 17, 2009
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Scientists develop resource to study animal aging

A database detailing the life history of more than 4,000 animal species has been developed by scientists at the University of Liverpool for study in areas such as ageing, evolution and conservation.

Feb 17, 2009
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Protecting wine grapes from heat and drought

Deficit irrigation is an agricultural technique used to achieve a variety of results depending on the crop. For white wine grapes, it balances the crop load by limiting the canopy size so there aren't too ...

Feb 17, 2009
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Enzyme weakens the heart

An enzyme makes the mouse heart prone to chronic cardiac insufficiency - if it is suppressed, the heart remains strong despite increased stress. Cardiologists at the Internal Medicine Clinic at Heidelberg University Hospital ...

Feb 17, 2009
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