Archive: 12/29/2008

Can't chalk it up to 'baby fat'

Despite recent widespread media attention given to studies that have indicated one-third of American children have a weight problem, a new study shows just one-third of children who are overweight or obese actually receive ...

Dec 29, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0

Matrix fragments trigger fatal excitement

Shredded extracellular matrix (ECM) is toxic to neurons. Chen et al. reveal a new mechanism for how ECM demolition causes brain damage. The study will appear in the December 29, 2008 issue of The Journal of ...

Dec 29, 2008 5 / 5 (4) 0

New use for human hair

Agricultural crop production relies on composted waste materials and byproducts, such as animal manure, municipal solid waste composts, and sewage sludge, as a necessary nutrient source. Studies have shown that human hair, ...

Dec 29, 2008 1 / 5 (3) 1

4 years after tsunami: Corals stage comeback

A team of scientists from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has reported a rapid recovery of coral reefs in areas of Indonesia, following the tsunami that devastated coastal regions throughout ...

Dec 29, 2008 4.2 / 5 (9) 7