Archive: 07/24/2008

Adult stem cells activated in mammalian brain

(PhysOrg.com) -- Adult stem cells originate in a different part of the brain than is commonly believed, and with proper stimulation they can produce new brain cells to replace those lost to disease or injury, ...

Jul 24, 2008
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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 ...

Jul 24, 2008
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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.

Jul 24, 2008
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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 ...

Jul 24, 2008
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Landscape study may offer solutions for fire managers

A fire is currently burning through a study area where projections were made about fire behavior about 2 years ago. Managers used data and analysis from the Gotchen Late-Successional Reserve (LSR) study in the planning, analysis, ...

Jul 24, 2008
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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 ...

Jul 24, 2008
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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 ...

Jul 24, 2008
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Study: Typhoons bury tons of carbon in the oceans

A single typhoon in Taiwan buries as much carbon in the ocean -- in the form of sediment -- as all the other rains in that country all year long combined. That's the finding of an Ohio State University study published in ...

Jul 24, 2008
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