Archive: 04/29/2010

Catching multiple sclerosis before it strikes

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an equal opportunity destroyer. It attacks the central nervous system and eventually renders most patients disabled. Among its high-profile victims are celebrated cellist Jacqueline du Pre, whose ...

Apr 29, 2010
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Our genes can be set on pause

New evidence in embryonic stem cells shows that mammalian genes may all have a layer of control that acts essentially like the pause button on your DVR. The researchers say the results show that the pausing phenomenon, previously ...

Apr 29, 2010
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M82: 'Survivor' Black Holes May Be Mid-Sized

(PhysOrg.com) -- New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton strengthens the case that two mid-sized black holes exist close to the center of a nearby starburst galaxy. These "survivor" ...

Apr 29, 2010
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Hormone spray improves male sensitivity

Many women have no doubt been waiting a long time for this: the neuropeptide oytocin enhances male empathy. This substance also increases sensitivity to so-called "social multipliers", such as approving or disapproving looks. ...

Apr 29, 2010
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Survey reports latest honey bee losses

Losses of managed honey bee colonies nationwide totaled 33.8 percent from all causes from October 2009 to April 2010, according to a survey conducted by the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) and the Agricultural Research ...

Apr 29, 2010
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Insurers agree to limit health care cancelations

(AP) -- Several health insurers said Wednesday they plan an early start on a slice of health care reform by pledging to limit the circumstances in which they cancel coverage when a customer gets sick.

Apr 29, 2010
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