Archive: 10/26/2009

Slipper-shaped blood cells

Red blood cells, which make up 45 percent of blood, normally take the shape of circular cushions with a dimple on either side. But they can sometimes deform into an asymmetrical slipper shape. A team of physicists ...

Oct 26, 2009
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For big athletes: Possible future risk

New primary research comparing the signs of metabolic syndrome in professional baseball and football players, reveals that the larger professional athletes -- football linemen in particular -- may encounter future health ...

Oct 26, 2009
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Music makes you smarter

Regularly playing a musical instrument changes the anatomy and function of the brain and may be used in therapy to improve cognitive skills.

Oct 26, 2009
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Sperm may play leading role in spreading HIV

Sperm, and not just the fluid it bathes in, can transmit HIV to macrophages, T cells, and dendritic cells (DCs), report a team led by Ana Ceballos at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. By infecting ...

Oct 26, 2009
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