Archive: 04/2/2007

New placenta screening for high-risk pregnancies

For the first time ever, a team of Toronto researchers are using a combination of ultrasound and blood tests to screen high-risk pregnant mothers for placental damage. By completing these non-invasive tests, most high-risk ...

Apr 02, 2007
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Right angles are all wrong for tree frog adhesion

Tree frogs have the unique ability to stick to smooth surfaces even when they are tilted well beyond the vertical - some small tree frogs can even adhere when completely upside down. Conversely when walking ...

Apr 02, 2007
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Getting dirty may lift your mood

Treatment of mice with a ‘friendly’ bacteria, normally found in the soil, altered their behavior in a way similar to that produced by antidepressant drugs, reports research published in the latest issue of Neuroscience.

Apr 02, 2007
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It's never too late to get it back! Aging interrupted

Much research has shown that reduced calorie intake can increase health and longevity. Professor Stephen Spindler (University of California) and his collaborators* have discovered that reducing calorie intake later in life ...

Apr 02, 2007
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Tsunami not yet detected: expert

Although the Bureau of Metereology had issued a tsunami warning, at this stage a tsunami had not yet been detected, a University of Queensland geophysicist said this morning.

Apr 02, 2007
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