Archive: 07/17/2007

Universal flu vaccine being tested on humans

A universal influenza vaccine that has been pioneered by researchers from VIB and Ghent University (Belgium) is being tested for the first time on humans by the British-American biotech company Acambis. This vaccine is intended ...

Jul 17, 2007
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Metabolic syndrome -- don't blame the belly fat

Abdominal fat, the spare tire that many of us carry, has long been implicated as a primary suspect in causing the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that includes the most dangerous heart attack risk factors: prediabetes, ...

Jul 17, 2007
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Evidence found for novel brain cell communication

An article published today, July 16, 2007, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides strong evidence for a novel type of communication between nerve cells in the brain. The findings may have relevance for th ...

Jul 17, 2007
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What determines the speed at which birds fly?

Aerodynamic scaling rules that explain how flight varies according to weight and wing loading have been used to compare general speeds of a wide range of flyers, from the smallest insects to the largest aircraft. ...

Jul 17, 2007
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SMS your ECG to ER

A Bluetooth heart monitor could text your local hospital if you are about to have a heart attack, according to research published today in Inderscience's International Journal of Electronic Healthcare. The ...

Jul 17, 2007
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