Archive: 10/27/2008

Effects of anesthesia on the heart

Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have created the first animal model that can reveal the side effects of anesthetic agents (the substances used to block pain during surgery) in individuals genetically predisposed to sudden ...

dateOct 27, 2008 in Medical research
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Bacteria cause old buildings to feel off-color

The assumption that time, weather, and pollution are what cause buildings to decline is only partly true. Bacteria are also responsible for the ageing of buildings and monuments – a process known as biodeterioration, where ...

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Catching quakes with laptops

Inside your laptop is a small accelerometer chip, there to protect the delicate moving parts of your hard disk from sudden jolts. It turns out that the same chip is a pretty good earthquake sensor, too -- ...

dateOct 27, 2008 in Computer Sciences
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Are you phonagnosic?

The first known case of someone born without the ability to recognise voices has been reported in a paper by UCL (University College London) researchers, in a study of a rare condition known as phonagnosia. The UCL team are ...

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The mental health dangers of birth hypoxia

Complications during pregnancy and birth, such as birth hypoxia - the shortage of oxygen in the body - are associated with an increased risk for schizophrenia. However, it is not clear why hypoxia increases the risk for ...

dateOct 27, 2008 in Medical research
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