Archive: 05/24/2007

Essential tones of music rooted in human speech

The use of 12 tone intervals in the music of many human cultures is rooted in the physics of how our vocal anatomy produces speech, according to researchers at the Duke University Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.

dateMay 24, 2007 in Other
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Possible new breast cancer gene

Researchers at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute of the University of Pennsylvania and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute describe in this week’s issue of Science a new candidate breast-cancer suscep ...

dateMay 24, 2007 in Cancer
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Flexible genes allow ants to change destiny

The discovery of a flexible genetic coding in leaf-cutting ants sheds new light on how one of nature's ultimate self-organising species breeds optimum numbers of each worker type to ensure the smooth running ...

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Analysis reveals extent of DNA repair army

Cells have the remarkable ability to keep track of their genetic contents and -- when things go wrong – to step in and repair the damage before cancer or another life-threatening condition develops.

dateMay 24, 2007 in Genetics
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Study finds billions contributed by older people

The largest study of ageing and retirement ever undertaken, conducted for HSBC by the University’s Institute of Ageing, has found that far from being a drain on society, older people are huge contributors to their nation’s ...

dateMay 24, 2007 in Other
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