Archive: 11/19/2010

It's a boy, US zoo says of baby panda

It's a boy! The giant panda cub born earlier this month at the Atlanta Zoo is a little fellow with a big belly who is already showing his black and white markings, a zoo spokeswoman said Friday.

Nov 19, 2010
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Designing more effective anti-HIV antibodies

Although people infected with HIV produce many antibodies against the protein encapsulating the virus, most of these antibodies are strangely ineffective at fighting the disease. A new study suggests why some of the most ...

Nov 19, 2010
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Gene links to anorexia found

Scientists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. In the largest genetic study of this psychiatric disorder, the ...

Nov 19, 2010
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New path for colon cancer drug discovery

An old pinworm medicine is a new lead in the search for compounds that block a signaling pathway implicated in colon cancer. The findings, reported by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers in the ...

Nov 19, 2010
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The incredible impact of stars on culture

For Hawaiian navigators, the star Sirius was "Hokuho'okelewa'a," meaning "star to guide canoe." Traditional Aboriginal Australians looked at the Magellanic Clouds and saw distant campfires in the sky.

Nov 19, 2010
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Perceptual changes - a key to our consciousness

(PhysOrg.com) -- With his coat billowing behind him and his right eye tightly closed, Captain Blackbeard watches the endless sea with his telescope. Suddenly the sea disappears as the pirate opens his right ...

Nov 19, 2010
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Wide genetic testing for Lynch Syndrome cost effective

Widespread genetic testing for Lynch Syndrome appears to be a cost-effective strategy for identifying those at risk for colorectal and endometrial cancer, according to a report in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the ...

Nov 19, 2010
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