Archive: 24/04/2007

Parental link to obesity

Women who begin their menstrual periods before they are 11 years old are more likely to have children who also start puberty early and are more overweight than the children of mums who mature later. The finding is from a ...

dateApr 24, 2007 in Medical research
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Sea snails break the law

Lizards gave rise to legless snakes. Cave fishes don’t have eyeballs. In evolution, complicated structures often get lost. Dollo’s Law states that complicated structures can't be re-evolved because the genes that code ...

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Humans aren't the only ones with obesity problems

Horses are inheritably couch potatoes. An overeating, slothful horse leads to an obese horse. Unlike humans, however, horse owners often don’t see the dangers of an obese horse. Caretakers may see no harm in giving their ...

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Reasonably priced and battery-driven: a pocket PCR device

A huge number of diagnostic techniques are based on PCR (the polymerase chain reaction): the use of PCR allows even the tiniest amounts of genetic material to be duplicated so that it can be analyzed. This should make things ...

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Key found to kill cystic fibrosis superbug

Researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario , working with a group from Edinburgh, have discovered a way to kill the cystic fibrosis superbug, Burkholderia cenocepacia.

dateApr 24, 2007 in Medical research
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