Archive: 11/22/2010

High alpha-carotene levels associated with longer life

High blood levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene appear to be associated with a reduced risk of dying over a 14-year period, according to a report posted online today that will be published in the March 28 print issue ...

Nov 22, 2010
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Number of doctorates awarded continued to grow in 2009

U.S. academic institutions awarded 49,562 research doctorate degrees in 2009, the highest number ever reported by the National Science Foundation's Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), and a 1.6 percent increase over 2008's ...

Nov 22, 2010
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A divide and conquer strategy for childhood brain cancer

Medulloblastomas are the most common malignant brain tumors of childhood, with 40 to 50 percent overall mortality. One of the greatest challenges in treating them is that they vary substantially from patient to patient. In ...

Nov 22, 2010
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