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.

Jul 30, 2007
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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.

Jul 30, 2007
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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.

Jul 30, 2007
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Washington state prepares for gray wolves

Washington officials are taking steps to ensure that the predicted resurgence of the endangered gray wolf in the state is managed correctly.

Jul 30, 2007
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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 ...

Jul 30, 2007
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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 ...

Jul 30, 2007
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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 ...

Jul 30, 2007
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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 ...

Jul 30, 2007
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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 ...

Jul 30, 2007
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