Archive: 05/23/2007

Quasicrystals: Somewhere between order and disorder

Professionally speaking, things in David Damanik's world don't line up – and he can prove it. In new research that's available online and slated for publication in July's issue of the Journal of the American Mathematical So ...

May 23, 2007
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Adult brain cells rediscover their inner child

You may not be able to relive your youth, but part of your brain can. Johns Hopkins researchers have found that newly made nerves in an adult brain's learning center experience a one-month period when they are just as active ...

May 23, 2007
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Tiny genes may increase cancer susceptibility

New evidence indicates that small pieces of noncoding genetic material known as microRNAs (miRNAs) might influence cancer susceptibility. Differences in certain miRNAs may predispose some individuals to develop cancer, say ...

May 23, 2007
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Moderate drinking lowers women's risk of heart attack

Women who regularly enjoy an alcoholic drink or two have a significantly lower risk of having a non-fatal heart attack than women who are life-time abstainers, epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo have shown.

May 23, 2007
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How young adults cope with employment uncertainty

Young adults don’t necessarily have ‘identity crises’ when it comes to flexible labour markets and job insecurity, concludes a new study published by Bristol University. The study, Constructing coherence: young adu ...

May 23, 2007
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Stem cells may look malignant, not act it

Call it the cellular equivalent of big glasses, a funny nose and a fake mustache. Bone marrow stem cells attracted to the site of a cancerous growth frequently take on the outward appearance of the malignant cells around ...

May 23, 2007
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FDA wants MRI contrast agent warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants a warning printed on the labels of all gadolinium-based magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents.

May 23, 2007
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Japanese scientists explore pluripotency

Japanese scientists have discovered how pluripotency -- the ability of stem cells to differentiate into other cell types -- is regulated.

May 23, 2007
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