Archive: 12/22/2009

New insight in nerve cell communication

Communication between nerve cells is vital for our bodies to function. Part of this communication happens through vesicles containing signalling molecules called neurotransmitters. The vesicle fuses with the ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Formation of the Gulf of Corinth rift, Greece

A study of the structure and evolution of the Gulf of Corinth rift in central Greece will increase scientific understanding of rifted margin development and the tectonic mechanisms underlying seafloor spreading ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Feds mull regulating drugs in water

(AP) -- Federal regulators under President Barack Obama have sharply shifted course on long-standing policy toward pharmaceutical residues in the nation's drinking water, taking a critical first step toward regulating some ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Environment
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Poor face greater health burden than smokers or the obese

The average low-income person loses 8.2 years of perfect health, the average high school dropout loses 5.1 years, and the obese lose 4.2 years, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Health
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