Archive: 03/25/2008

Computer Games Can Make Kids More Social, Not Less

Contrary to common education wisdom, computer games and other technologies can foster community-building, a strong sense of identity and higher-level planning even in very young students, UC Davis researchers report.

Mar 25, 2008
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New Parasite Discovered; Infects Waterfowl, Other Species

Microbiologists at Oregon State University have discovered a new species of “myxozoan” parasite that has been found for the first time to infect a warm blooded animal – in this case, ducks - after evolving ...

Mar 25, 2008
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Preterm birth linked to lifelong health issues

The healthcare implications of being born premature are much broader and reach further into adulthood than previously thought, according to a long-term study of more than a million men and women by Duke University and Norwegian ...

Mar 25, 2008
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Ant guts could pave the way for better drugs

Scientists have discovered two key proteins that guide one of the two groups of pathogenic bacteria to make their hardy outer shells -- their defense against the world.

Mar 25, 2008
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Are organic crops as productive as conventional?

Can organic cropping systems be as productive as conventional systems" The answer is an unqualified, “Yes” for alfalfa or wheat and a qualified “Yes most of the time” for corn and soybeans according to research reported ...

Mar 25, 2008
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