Archive: 06/29/2006

Novel connection found between biological clock and cancer

Dartmouth Medical School geneticists have discovered that DNA damage resets the cellular circadian clock, suggesting links among circadian timing, the cycle of cell division, and the propensity for cancer.

Jun 29, 2006
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Study detects prejudice in the brain

U.S. scientists say they've found people view members of social out-groups, such as homeless people, with disgust and not a feeling of fellow humanity.

Jun 29, 2006
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Scientists Uncover Rules for Gene Amplification

Gene amplification plays an important role in causing cancers via activation of oncogenes. If scientists can determine the rules as to which segments of genetic material become amplified and how, oncologists and drug researchers ...

Jun 29, 2006
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Women's Online Skills Far Better than They Think

Fourteen years after a talking Barbie doll chirped “math class is tough” and a barrage of criticism from women's groups forced the doll off toy store shelves, it is hard to imagine Barbie announcing, “my Internet skills ...

Jun 29, 2006
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Italy reports stem-cell achievement

Italian scientists say the stem cells they extracted from "virgin birth" embryos are capable of turning into neurons.

Jun 29, 2006
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Scientists puzzled by sand bacteria

U.S. scientists say bacteria forcing the closure of many beaches may not be coming from people, animals, or sewage -- but might be produced in the sand.

Jun 29, 2006
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