Archive: 25/04/2008

Probing question: Why do whales beach themselves?

Whales are the largest marine mammals in the world — the smallest species weigh in at several tons. When whales beach themselves, they can die simply from the crushing weight of their own bodies or from overheating due ...

dateApr 25, 2008 in
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Opening a channel for salt retention

A research team has developed the first small molecule that can reversibly activate a key protein involved in balancing sodium levels, paving the way for drugs that can treat low blood pressure and related conditions.

dateApr 25, 2008 in Medical research
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Good nutrition starts early

You are what you eat, as the old saying goes. Maybe so, but increasingly researchers are finding that you are also what your mother ate – maternal nutrition has profound consequences on the health of offspring.

dateApr 25, 2008 in Health
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Integrating embedded systems

Embedded digital control systems are powerful and ubiquitous in the technologies we use, but getting them to cooperate is difficult. That situation is changing.

dateApr 25, 2008 in Engineering
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