Archive: 20/06/2007

Invasive plant potential threat to Canadian landscape

It might sound like something out of a 1950s B-movie but the potential proliferation of the native Asian tropical plant kudzu here in Canada is no imaginary threat, warns Professor Rowan Sage of ecology and evolutionary biology. ...

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Breast cancer study halted

The U.S. National Cancer Institute halted a $100 million study of drugs designed to prevent breast cancer in women at risk for the disease.

dateJun 20, 2007 in Cancer
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Surprising origin of cell's internal highways

Scientists have long thought that microtubules, part of the microscopic scaffolding that the cell uses to move things around in order to hold its shape and divide, originated from a tiny structure near the nucleus, called ...

dateJun 20, 2007 in Medical research
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Zeroing in on the brain's speech 'receiver'

A particular resonance pattern in the brain’s auditory processing region appears to be key to its ability to discriminate speech, researchers have found. They found that the inherent rhythm of neural activity called “theta ...

dateJun 20, 2007 in Medical research
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