Archive: 03/20/2007

New saliva test may help dentists test for breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the United States. In 2006, the American Cancer Society estimated that there would be 212,920 new cases of invasive breast cancer, and in that year, 40,970 ...

Mar 20, 2007
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Educational video increases knowledge but not behavior

An educational and motivational video, designed to increase emotional well-being and use of adaptive devices in low vision patients increased knowledge but did not change behavior or emotions, says Schepens Eye Research Institute ...

Mar 20, 2007
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Suicide: unexpected coral killer

A mysterious disease is causing the corals of the Great Barrier Reef to kill themselves - and scientists are battling to find out why.

Mar 20, 2007
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Unsafe sex: Do feelings matter?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adolescents and young adults currently account for fifty percent of new HIV infections on an annual basis. As a result, ongoing research and information on HIV prevention ...

Mar 20, 2007
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Root beer may be 'safest' soft drink for teeth

Exposing teeth to soft drinks, even for a short period of time, causes dental erosion—and prolonged exposure can lead to significant enamel loss. Root beer products, however, are non-carbonated and do not contain the acids ...

Mar 20, 2007
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New research reveals subtlety of superconductivity

Argonne scientists helped lead the superconducting revolution 20 years ago this month with their landmark solution of the structure of the most widely known high-temperature superconductor YBa2Cu3O7. Now, they have solved another ta ...

Mar 20, 2007
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Brain fends off distractions

Dutch researcher Harm Veling has demonstrated that our brains fend off distractions. If we are busy with something we suppress disrupting external influences. If we are tired, we can no longer do this.

Mar 20, 2007
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Mobile phones can soon survive being dropped

Dutch researcher Paulette Prins has demonstrated that plastic does not have to be a poorer conductor than present-day semiconductors. This opens up the way for a revolution in consumer electronics: mobile phones ...

Mar 20, 2007
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