Archive: 11/26/2007

New Drought-tolerant Plants Offer Hope for Warming World

Genetically engineered crop plants that survive droughts and can grow with 70 percent less irrigation water have been developed by an international team led by researchers at the University of California, ...

Nov 26, 2007
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Lincoln may have had rare genetic disease

A California doctor who studies rare ailments said Abraham Lincoln was probably dying of cancer from a rare genetic syndrome at the time he was assassinated.

Nov 26, 2007
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Policies to Address Tardiness Will Not Work, Study Suggests

A new study by a University of Arkansas economist suggests that national campaigns against tardiness in two South American countries will not work. The findings provide insight for policymakers and business leaders who want ...

Nov 26, 2007
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The proof is in the tree bark

A study by Indiana University researchers found the chlorinated flame retardant Dechlorane Plus in the bark of trees across the northeastern US, with by far the highest concentrations measured near the Niagara Falls, N.Y., ...

Nov 26, 2007
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Depression linked to bone-thinning in premenopausal women

Premenopausal women with even mild depression have less bone mass than do their nondepressed peers, a study funded in part by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), ...

Nov 26, 2007
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New Life for Linac

After years of planning and hard work involving teams from every corner of the lab, SLAC's venerable linac has undergone the most radical set of alterations in its 40+ year career. Although a handful of minor ...

Nov 26, 2007
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Is your heart aging faster than you are?

Despite the increasing evidence that managing high cholesterol reduces cardiovascular events, many people do not achieve recommended lipid levels. This is due, in part, to patients’ lack of understanding about their risk ...

Nov 26, 2007
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