Archive: 03/23/2010

Probing the secrets of sharp memory in old age

A study of the brains of people who stayed mentally sharp into their 80s and beyond challenges the notion that brain changes linked to mental decline and Alzheimer's disease are a normal, inevitable part of ...

Mar 23, 2010
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Indian spice may delay liver damage and cirrhosis

Curcumin, one of the principal components of the Indian spice turmeric, seems to delay the liver damage that eventually causes cirrhosis, suggests preliminary experimental research in the journal Gut.

Mar 23, 2010
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New dinosaur from Utah's red rocks

(PhysOrg.com) -- Utah's red rocks - world-famous attractions at numerous national parks, monuments and state parks - have yielded a rare skeleton of a new species of plant-eating dinosaur that lived 185 million ...

Mar 23, 2010
4.6 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

Cell execs say more steps needed to meet demand

(AP) -- Cell phone company executives support a proposal by federal regulators to find more wireless spectrum for mobile broadband services, but say the industry needs to do more to help networks keep up with the demand ...

Mar 23, 2010
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Increased population is leading to sick turtles

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Queensland researchers have discovered that one of the effects of inceased human population is stress being placed on the environment leading to sick turtles.

Mar 23, 2010
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The world's smallest microlaser

ETH-Zurich physicists (Switzerland) have developed a new kind of laser that shatters the boundaries of possibility: it is by far the smallest electrically pumped laser in the world and one day could revolutionize ...

Mar 23, 2010
4.6 / 5 (27) 5 | with audio podcast

Dietary supplement speeds silver cyclists

Taking arginine supplements can improve the cycling ability of over-50s. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition tested a combination of the amino acid and an antiox ...

Mar 23, 2010
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Global warming threatens plant diversity

In the coming decades, climate change is set to produce worldwide changes in the living conditions for plants, whereby major regional differences may be expected to occur.

Mar 23, 2010
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