Archive: 12/19/2007

The appeal of the underdog

In a series of studies, researchers Joseph A. Vandello, Nadav P. Goldschmied, and David A. R. Richards (of the University of South Florida) tested the scope of people’s support for those who are expected to lose, seeking ...

dateDec 19, 2007 in Other
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High-Fat, High-Carb Meal More Destructive to the Obese

Eating a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal causes oxidative stress and release of proinflammatory factors into the blood stream, resulting in damage the blood-vessel lining, which sets the stage for plaque formation and vessel ...

dateDec 19, 2007 in Health
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Heart attack risk from smoking due to genetics

Heart attacks among cigarette smokers may have less to do with tobacco than genetics. A common defect in a gene controlling cholesterol metabolism boosts smokers’ risk of an early heart attack, according to a new study ...

dateDec 19, 2007 in Medical research
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Nylon reveals its antibiotic powers

Nylon, we know, is incredibly versatile, strong and resilient. Now, it may be possible to add antibiotic powers to the list of qualities for the wonder synthetic material.

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Size doesn't matter to fighting fiddler crabs

A person’s home may be their castle and in the world of the fiddler crabs having the home advantage makes it a near certainty that you’ll win a battle against an intruder – regardless of your opponent’s size.

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