Archive: 10/26/2010

Habit formation fine-tuned by experience

Most people have habits that guide them through daily life -- for example, their path to work in the morning, or their bedtime routine. The brain patterns that drive this behavior are not well-understood, but a new study ...

Oct 26, 2010
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Toward a better understanding of bilayer graphene

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Graphene is a very exciting material with a number of interesting possibilities, including for use in electronic devices," Pablo Jarillo-Herrero tells PhysOrg.com. "However, all graphene system ...

Oct 26, 2010 feature
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Dormant ancient chimp virus revived

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in New York have identified the receptor of an ancient chimpanzee retrovirus that has been dormant for at least a million years. Now the scientists have resurrected a key part of the virus to ...

Oct 26, 2010 report
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Blood group may affect woman's fertility

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists in the US have for the first time demonstrated that having type O blood may have a negative effect on fertility through a lower egg count and poor egg quality. Women with type A blood appeared ...

Oct 26, 2010 report
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Cardiac wakeup call for Canadian kids

Poor sleep patterns and lack of proper sleep could be threatening thousands of Canadian adolescents with premature heart disease and stroke, warns Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher Dr. Brian McCrindle, a pediatric cardiologist ...

Oct 26, 2010
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