Archive: 19/11/2010

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 eye. The only ...

dateNov 19, 2010 in Neuroscience
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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 ...

dateNov 19, 2010 in Cancer
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Probing Question: Why is it so hard to lose weight?

If you're an adult American, chances are pretty good that at one time or another you've tried to diet. Chances also are good that, despite your efforts, you've found yourself standing on a scale and looking at a certain number ...

dateNov 19, 2010 in Health
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Cleaning up slum life with sewage cycle

Pedal power may hold the answer to cheap and efficient sewage removal in some of the world’s poorest slums – if the work of a Cambridge University researcher can be taken into large-scale production.

dateNov 19, 2010 in Engineering
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