Archive: 04/22/2008

Fat-cell hormone linked to kidney disease

Reduced levels of a hormone produced by fat cells and linked to the development of insulin resistance may also be related to a higher risk of kidney disease, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, ...

Apr 22, 2008
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Laser dissection of depression

Chinese investigators from Hefei and Dutch researchers in Amsterdam have collaborated using for the first time a combination of new elegant methodology in Depression research. They used postmortem human brain tissue that ...

Apr 22, 2008
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Companies do not always release important information

The study, led by Karen Lightstone, PhD, CA, of Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Canada, focused on companies that had received a cease-trading order (CTO), indicating that the investor could not sell shares and ...

Apr 22, 2008
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Can certain metals repel sharks from fishing gear?

Sharks in captivity avoid metals that react with seawater to produce an electric field, a behavior that may help fishery biologists develop a strategy to reduce the bycatch of sharks in longline gear. Shark bycatch is an ...

Apr 22, 2008
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Secure Communication via Space

The exchange of information between distant sources is the basis of all communications, but quantum mechanics may open up this distant exchange as never before.

Apr 22, 2008
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Photoluminescence in nano-needles

Silicon is the workhorse among semiconductors in electronics. But in opto-electronics, where light signals are processed along with electronic signals, a semiconductor that is capable of emitting light is needed, which silicon ...

Apr 22, 2008
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Scientists clarify a mechanism of epigenetic inheritance

Although letters representing the three billion pairs of molecules that form the “rungs” of the helical DNA “ladder” are routinely called the human “genetic code,” the DNA they comprise transmits traits across ...

Apr 22, 2008
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