Archive: 10/27/2008

Effects of climate change vary greatly across plant families

Drawing on records dating back to the journals of Henry David Thoreau, scientists at Harvard University have found that different plant families near Walden Pond have borne the effects of climate change in strikingly different ...

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In mice, anxiety is linked to immune system

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the first study ever to genetically link the immune system to normal behavior, scientists at Rockefeller and Columbia universities show that mast cells, known as the pharmacologic bombshells of the immune ...

dateOct 27, 2008 in Medical research
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Cost of diabetes treatment nearly doubled since 2001

Because of the increased number of patients, growing reliance on multiple medications and the shift toward more expensive new medicines, the annual cost of diabetes drugs nearly doubled in only six years, rising from $6.7 ...

dateOct 27, 2008 in Health
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First images of barnacle larva's footprint

(PhysOrg.com) -- The fouling or growth of sea organisms, such as barnacles, on ships’ hulls causes damage costing many billions of euros annually. In order to prevent this fouling, In Yee Phang of the University ...

dateOct 27, 2008 in Bio & Medicine
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Does religion make a difference in politics?

From Barack Obama's controversial pastor to Sarah Palin's "secret religion", religious values have continued to play a dominant role in the presidential election since John F. Kennedy became the first Catholic elected to ...

dateOct 27, 2008 in Other
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