Archive: 24/07/2008

Older people may need less sleep, study finds

Along with all the other changes that come with age, healthy older people also lose some capacity for sleep, according to a new report published online on July 24th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. When asked ...

dateJul 24, 2008 in Health
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Nursing homes a popular option in Taiwan

Dr Szu-Yao (Zoe) Wang, who recently completed her PhD with UQ's School of Nursing, found that in Taiwan, where the culture dictates that children should care for their parents, aged-care facilities are becoming more popular.

dateJul 24, 2008 in Other
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GOCE prepares for shipment to Russia

Launching in just two months' time, GOCE – now fully reconfigured for launch in September, is currently being prepared for shipment on 29 July 2008 from ESA's test facilities in the Netherlands to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome ...

dateJul 24, 2008 in Space Exploration
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A new cellular pathway linked to cancer is identified

In the life of a cell, the response to DNA damage determines whether the cell is fated to pause and repair itself, commit suicide, or grow uncontrollably, a route leading to cancer. In a new study, published in the July 25th ...

dateJul 24, 2008 in Cancer
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Circadian rhythm-metabolism link discovered

UC Irvine researchers have found a molecular link between circadian rhythms – our own body clock – and metabolism. The discovery reveals new possibilities for the treatment of diabetes, obesity and other related diseases.

dateJul 24, 2008 in Medical research
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