Archive: 08/26/2008

Exploring the function of sleep

Is sleep essential? Ask that question to a sleep-deprived new parent or a student who has just pulled an "all-nighter," and the answer will be a grouchy, "Of course!"

Aug 26, 2008
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How does bluetongue virus survive through the winter?

In 2006, Bluetongue virus – which infects livestock – reached Northern Europe for the first time. Some people thought that the outbreak would be limited to that particular year, as winter was expected to kill off the ...

Aug 26, 2008
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Explaining a genetic disorder's unique shift

Findings reported in this week's PLoS Biology give insight into the unique characteristics of the birth defect known as Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), and at the same time, may help explain the way that a certain type of gen ...

Aug 26, 2008
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