Archive: 12/21/2008

Snails and humans use same genes to tell right from left

(PhysOrg.com) -- Biologists have tracked down genes that control the handedness of snail shells, and they turn out to be similar to the genes used by humans to set up the left and right sides of the body.

Dec 21, 2008
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Two cardiovascular proteins pose a double whammy in Alzheimer's

Researchers have found that two proteins which work in tandem in the brain's blood vessels present a double whammy in Alzheimer's disease. Not only do the proteins lessen blood flow in the brain, but they also reduce the ...

Dec 21, 2008
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New 'smart' materials for the brain

Research done by scientists in Italy and Switzerland has shown that carbon nanotubes may be the ideal "smart" brain material. Their results, published December 21 in the advance online edition of the journal Nature Nanotechnology, are a ...

Dec 21, 2008
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