Archive: 05/27/2008

Dual functions of gene revealed, for better and for worse

Researchers at WEHI have pinpointed the function of a potent cancer gene. The gene, known as “ERG”, has long been associated with a range of human malignancies, including leukemia and sarcoma. American scientists showed ...

May 27, 2008
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The behemoth has a thick belt

Talk about a diet! By resolving, for the first time, features of an individual star in a neighbouring galaxy, ESO's VLT has allowed astronomers to determine that it weighs almost half of what was previously ...

May 27, 2008
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Scientists produce the first smell map

Is the smell of almonds closer to that of roses or bananas? Weizmann Institute scientists have now answered that question (roses) by showing for the first time that smells can be mapped and the relative distance between various ...

May 27, 2008
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UK's organic cows are cream of the crop

A new study by Newcastle University proves that organic farmers who let their cows graze as nature intended are producing better quality milk. The Nafferton Ecological Farming Group study found that grazing cows on organic ...

May 27, 2008
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Hormone may hold key to helping elderly men live longer

Elderly men with higher activity of the hormone IGF-1—or insulin-growth factor 1—appear to have greater life expectancy and reduced cardiovascular risk, according to a new study accepted for publication in the Journal of ...

May 27, 2008
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New method identifies rat poison in humans

Researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) have developed a method to identify bromadiolone poisoning in humans. Bromadiolone is a rat poison that can be purchased freely in shops. A number of cases have ...

May 27, 2008
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