Archive: 08/17/2010

Cloned beef traced to Wisconsin cow

Mark Rueth's Holstein cow Paradise had just been crowned supreme champion of the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., in 2000 when a biotechnology company salesman approached him ringside and offered a cut-rate deal to clone ...

Aug 17, 2010
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Novel diabetes hope comes from Chinese herbs

Emodin, a natural product that can be extracted from various Chinese herbs including Rheum palmatum and Polygonum cuspidatum, shows promise as an agent that could reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes. Findings published in ...

Aug 17, 2010
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Astronaut muscles waste in space

Astronaut muscles waste away on long space flights reducing their capacity for physical work by more than 40%, according to research published online in the Journal of Physiology.

Aug 17, 2010
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Can clonal plants live forever?

Despite the many cosmetic products, surgical treatments, food supplements, and drugs designed specifically to reverse the biological effects of aging in humans, long-lived aspen clones aren't so lucky. Researchers at the ...

Aug 17, 2010
4.4 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast