Archive: 07/30/2007

U.K. child obesity rising

Childhood obesity in Great Britain is rising at such a rate that half of all boys will be obese by 2050, researchers said.

dateJul 30, 2007 in Health
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Scientists grow insulin in tobacco plants

U.S. researchers have discovered insulin grown in plants can resolve diabetes in mice -- a finding holding promise for humans afflicted with the disease.

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Video game archive is planned

The University of Texas at Austin announced a partnership with several video-game designers to help establish the UT Videogame Archive.

dateJul 30, 2007 in Other
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Caffeine and exercise can team up to prevent skin cancer

Regular exercise and little or no caffeine has become a popular lifestyle choice for many Americans. But a new Rutgers study has found that it may not be the best formula for preventing sun-induced skin damage that could ...

dateJul 30, 2007 in Cancer
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Panasonic Introduces Two New HD Camcorders

Panasonic today announced two new High Definition video camcorders. The new HDC-SD5 and HDC-SX5 camcorders employ cutting-edge imaging technology to capture video recordings that are breathtakingly clear and vibrant, especially ...

dateJul 30, 2007 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Drug improves symptoms of severe Alzheimer's disease

A drug initially used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease improved the memory and global function of people with severe Alzheimer’s disease and was safe and effective, according to a study published in the July ...

dateJul 30, 2007 in Medications
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Learning to evolve: With a little help from my ancestors

Learning to fly is easy, if you are a bird. But why is it that birds learn so easily how to fly" It is well known that birds learn through practice, and that they gradually refine their innate ability into a finely tuned ...

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Mass extinctions and the marine record

Mass extinctions have long captured the imagination of scientists and non-scientists alike. A new volume published by the Geological Society of America includes some of the best evidence of the relationship between major ...

dateJul 30, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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