Archive: 10/25/2007

Hubble spies shells of sparkling stars around quasar

New images taken with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope – part of a research project led by UC Riverside’s Gabriela Canalizo – have revealed the wild side of an elliptical galaxy, nearly two billion light-years ...

Oct 25, 2007
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Obesity risks increase after menopause

Postmenopausal women are at an age when the incidence and exacerbation of the chronic health conditions associated with obesity become more prevalent. A new article published in Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nu ...

Oct 25, 2007
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Drugstore in the dirt

French clay that kills several kinds of disease-causing bacteria is at the forefront of new research into age-old, nearly forgotten, but surprisingly potent cures. Among the malevolent bacteria that a French clay has been ...

Oct 25, 2007
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Why do autumn leaves bother to turn red?

Soils may dictate the array of fall colors as much as the trees rooted in them, according to a forest survey out of North Carolina.

Oct 25, 2007
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The new source of islet cells

The shortage of islet cells limits the development of islet transplantation. One new approach was reported in the October 21 issue of the World Journal of Gastroenterology because of its great significance in enhancing the ou ...

Oct 25, 2007
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Scientists alter sexual orientation in worms

University of Utah biologists genetically manipulated nematode worms so the animals were attracted to worms of the same sex – part of a study that shows sexual orientation is wired in the creatures’ brains.

Oct 25, 2007
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Frog study takes leaf out of nature's book

A brightly coloured tropical frog under threat of extinction is the focus of a new research project hoping to better understand how environment and diet influence its development and behaviour.

Oct 25, 2007
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