Archive: 06/23/2009

Marking anorexia with a brain protein

Eating disorders are frequently seen as psychological or societal diseases, but do they have an underlying biological cause? A new study shows that the levels of a brain protein differ between healthy and anorexic women.

Jun 23, 2009
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Magnetic field on bright star Vega

Astronomy & Astrophysics journal publishes the first detection of a magnetic field on the bright star Vega. Using the NARVAL spectropolarimeter of the Bernard-Lyot telescope on top of the Pic du Midi (Franc ...

Jun 23, 2009
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Coral face 'a stormy future'

As global warming whips up more powerful and frequent hurricanes and storms, the world's coral reefs face increased disruption to their ability to breed and recover from damage.

Jun 23, 2009
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New mafia game hits up Twitter players for money

(AP) -- Twitter Inc.'s founders still haven't decided how to cash in on their popular Internet messaging service - to the delight of a rapidly growing audience. But the deliberate approach may not prevent a gold rush among ...

Jun 23, 2009
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Accused spam scammer pleads guilty in Detroit

(AP) -- A Michigan man described as one of the world's most prolific senders of spam e-mail has pleaded guilty to charges accusing him of defrauding people by manipulating Chinese stock prices.

Jun 23, 2009
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