Archive: 26/05/2010

'Thriving infant' genes increase risk of obesity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists using data from the University of Bristol's ALSPAC study have discovered a genetic link between obesity and rapid weight gain in babies as young as six weeks old. The research is published in ...

dateMay 26, 2010 in Genetics
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Moth larvae saliva boosts yield of Colombian spud

(PhysOrg.com) -- When a major South American pest infests potato tubers, the plant produces bigger spuds, reports a study by Cornell, University of Goettingen and National University of Colombia researchers.

dateMay 26, 2010 in Ecology
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Hedgehogs adapt to life in the city

(PhysOrg.com) -- More hedgehogs may now be living in towns and cities than in the countryside but how they trade off the risks and benefits of an urban environment has been little known -- until now. New research from the ...

dateMay 26, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Astronomers discover 'defiant' new supernova

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of astronomers has uncovered a supernova whose origin cannot be explained by any previously known mechanism and which promises exciting new insights into stellar explosions.

dateMay 26, 2010 in Astronomy
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