Archive: 11/29/2006

Protein shown to rally biological clock

A biologist at Washington University in St. Louis and his collaborators have identified the factor in mammalian brain cells that keeps cells in synchrony so that functions like the wake-sleep cycle, hormone secretion and ...

Nov 29, 2006
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Go to church and breathe easier

Going to church might help you breathe easier. A new study by Temple University's Joanna Maselko, Sc.D., found that religious activity may protect and maintain pulmonary health in the elderly.

Nov 29, 2006
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Rosetta warms up for Mars swing-by

This month the team working on ESA's Rosetta mission have been particularly busy. Activities are underway to set the spacecraft's trajectory and prepare the on-board instruments ready for the next major mission ...

Nov 29, 2006
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Researchers discover hummingbird secret

University of Alberta researchers have pinpointed a section in the tiny hummingbird's brain that may be responsible for its unique ability to stay stationary mid-air and hover.

Nov 29, 2006
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Protective garment

Military personnel, chemical workers, and others could benefit from a new synthetic rubber material tailored with liquid crystals. The material might be used to make body suits to protect chemical-industry employees from ...

Nov 29, 2006
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What cures your aches might prevent cancer

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has begun three clinical studies looking at the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to prevent cancer -- colon, esophageal or lung. These studies are part of the ongoing Cancer Center ...

Nov 29, 2006
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Parental genes do what's best for baby

A molecular "battle of the sexes" long considered the major driving force in a baby's development is being challenged by a new genetic theory of parental teamwork.

Nov 29, 2006
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Breast cancer treatment procedure gives women more options

A new minimally invasive approach to partial breast irradiation provides another treatment option for women with breast cancer. The researchers presented their findings today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society ...

Nov 29, 2006
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