Archive: 01/26/2009

Cell phones dangerous for child pedestrians, study finds

Children who talk on cell phones while crossing streets are at a higher risk for injuries or death in a pedestrian accident, said psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in a new study that will appear ...

dateJan 26, 2009 in Health
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'Birth control' for centrioles

Like DNA, centrioles need to duplicate only once per cell cycle. Rogers et al. uncover a long-sought mechanism that limits centriole copying, showing that it depends on the timely demolition of a protein that ...

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Climate change enhances grassland productivity

More frequent freeze-thaw cycles in winter can increase biomass production according to the results of a recent study conducted by the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), the University of Bayreuth ...

dateJan 26, 2009 in Environment
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Unmasked and vulnerable

Donning a face mask is an easy way to boost protection from severe respiratory illnesses such as influenza and SARS, new research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has found, but convincing a reluctant public ...

dateJan 26, 2009 in Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes
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Scientists Identify Bacteria That Increase Plant Growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Through work originally designed to remove contaminants from soil, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and their Belgium colleagues at Hasselt University ...

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