Archive: 30/03/2010

A cup of tea to prevent stroke

( -- A cup of tea is good for you. At least three cups a day can reduce the chances of having a stroke by 20 percent.

dateMar 30, 2010 in Health
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A push makes neuron longer

Some neurons from spinal cord have quite long neurites, but the molecular mechanism of long-neurite outgrowth has been still mysterious. The research team led by Assistant Professor Koji Shibasaki in Gumma University and ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Neuroscience
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TRMM measures Cyclone Paul's rainfall from space

Having been hit by two tropical cyclones so far this season, Queensland had been the center of tropical cyclone activity, but with the recent arrival of Tropical Cyclone Paul, it is now the Northern Territory's turn to experience ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Pushy neighbour sends several messages

How does a plant ensure that one cell remains responsible for making root cells for the rest of its life? The plant embryo contains the transcription factor MONOPTEROS. This tells its neighbouring cell to become a centre ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Biotechnology
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